Hypothetical Installtion Of A 2nd Digital Cable Box

Hypothetical Situation:
Let's say a digital cable customer is having problems with her cable service. Let's say her cable box freezes up and reboots itself intermittently. Let's say having the cable box replaced by a cable company technician does not solve the problem.
Hypothetical Next Step:
Let's say Level 3 support at the cable company decides to replace her standard digital box with an HD box since the HD boxes have more memory. Perhaps this HD box was mailed to her house and installed by the customer. Perhaps the HD box came with a return-mail address label, but without any instructions stating that the standard box had to be returned.
Hypothetical Questions:
If this hypothetical customer installs the standard box on another TV, will the cable company know about it? Will it get the nightly updates from the cable company? Hypothetically speaking, would this be considered cable theft?
Hypothetically, thanks!
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Hypotheticaly, of course.
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I recently established new cable service. I told my cable company that I didn't want or want to pay for digital cable. They supplied me with three digital cable boxes for free with no monthly charges. There website said $1.98 per box per month. They did charge me $3 for each remote control as a one time charge. Maybe I just have a decent cable company that wants my business?
When I picked up the cable boxes they recorded the media address on each of the boxes. They put the media addresses in their system and the boxes won't function if they are not put into their system.
Maybe the cable company won't take your old media address out of their system and your old box will function indefinitely? Maybe they will remember to take your old box out of their system and it will stop functioning?
I am paying $78/month for extended cable programming and Internet service. I pay AT&T $29/mo for unlimited local and long distant Internet phone service.
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Oughtsix wrote:
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Interesting. Where are you located and which company is your cable provider?
Its a lot more expensive here in Portland, OR from Comcast.
$98.56 for high speed internet and 70 channel extended cable (non digital) with no premium channels.
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On Aug 24, 12:13 pm, jJim McLaughlin

I get that with 76 channels, plus phone service, for $104 from Knology. All depends on the contract between your municipality and the cable provider.
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Oughtsix wrote:

Internet you describe would be $99 and then each digital box is $4.99 + $0.50 for the remote then anywhere from $15 to ~$40 more for programming on the digital tiers.
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