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Visitor
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Registered: ‎07-22-2008
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Premium Channels cost per cable box?

I have had the Digital 5 Pay Package with the Sports Entertainment Package, and Major League Baseball.I have 3 TV's [1 HDTV, 2 standard def] and was getting all the channels on each of the cable boxes. Life was good.

I just moved 2 miles down the street yesterday. The comcast guy showed up and hooked everything up last night but now I can only get the premium channels on the HDTV. I called customer service twice thinking this was an easy fix. The first guy I talked to said the smaller boxes I have don't support premium channels [then he put me on hold before hanging up on me].These are the same boxes I was watching HBO on 48 hours earlier.

I called back and spoke with another agent and she assured me that to have the premium channels [and MLB] on each TV would require individual subscriptions for each channel for each TV. She quoted HBO at around $18/month. Does that mean I have to spend $54/month just so I can see HBO in each room of the house? Not to mention Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, and MLB.

I tried finding solutions on earlier posts and those that had resolution seemed to find it through calling customer service which is why I tried them first. Any other ideas?

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WarEagle57
Posts: 10,676
Registered: ‎12-31-2004

Re: Premium Channels cost per cable box?

I will ask the Comcast forum administrator to resolve this for you.  There is no reason for you to have to pay for premium subscriptions for each cable box.

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ComcastLarry
Posts: 2,031
Registered: ‎05-04-2011

Re: Premium Channels cost per cable box?

Someone will be contacting you about this matter.

Thank You


-ComcastLarry-
Visitor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-22-2008

Re: Premium Channels cost per cable box?

Problem solved!

I assumed it would be an easy fix - it just needed to get to the right person.

My thanks to the manager that called a left the polite and helpful message.

Additional thanks to the forum and WarEagle57.

 

New Visitor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-10-2010

Re: Premium Channels cost per cable box?

I read the previous postings and noticed there was a solution to the issue, but could not see what the solution was.  I am having the same problem now with my HBO.  I just got off the phone with customer service and was told that I would have to get 2 more mid to large size boxes to watch any premium channels, he stated I could then watch HBO on the other TV's but it would cost an extra 3.50-5.00 per box per month. Please help.

 

Thanks

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JayInAlg
Posts: 11,205
Registered: ‎03-02-2007

Re: Premium Channels cost per cable box?

Premiums are only received on a full cable box or DVR.  If you have the new small DTA digital adapters, they do not tune in premiums, digital prefered, sports & entertainment or music choice. 

 

If you have the DTA's and want to watch premiums, you must replace that equipment with a full cable box at additional monthly fee, usually 7.95 to 9.25 a month depending on market area.

Visitor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-22-2008

Re: Premium Channels cost per cable box?

I'm sorry I wasn;t more clear in my response.

After the postings I was contacted by a manager at comcast. I cant remember his name but everything was resolved immediately via phone and no problems since then. I am still grateful to comcast for their efficient response and for the help from WarEagle57.

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Registered: ‎01-10-2010

Re: Premium Channels cost per cable box?

Thanks for responding. So did you have to get new boxes for your other TV's?

Visitor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-22-2008

Re: Premium Channels cost per cable box?

No new cable boxes were needed. Just a conversation with the right person.