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New Visitor
Member Since: ‎03-30-2009
Posts: 3

Buying your Own Cable Box

Has anyone being able to buy their own cable box and have it provisionby comcast. I bought a Motorola DCH 3416 after Comcast indicated that they will provision it but now they are saying that they will not set it up unless is from them. any suggestions on how to overcome this situation is greatly appreciated.
Posted by
Cable Expert
Member Since: ‎12-31-2004
Posts: 10,676

Re: Buying your Own Cable Box

Don't do it.
Posted by
New Visitor
Member Since: ‎03-30-2009
Posts: 3

Re: Buying your Own Cable Box

You mean buy the cable box?

Posted by
Regular Problem Solver
Member Since: ‎10-08-2003
Posts: 470

Re: Buying your Own Cable Box

Comcast will not provision hardware that they don't own.  Even the HD TiVo has to have a Comcast owned cablecard installed in it.  Your only option with that box is to sell it to someone who lives in Canada since they are permitted to own their cable box.

 

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New Visitor
Member Since: ‎03-30-2009
Posts: 3

Re: Buying your Own Cable Box

thank you.