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In the United States cable company equipment is only leased, never sold outright. The boxes you see for sale online may be from Canada where they do sell equipment outright, or it may stolen from another branch of Comcast or another cable company entirely, etc.

More likely than not digital cable boxes for sale on eBay or sites like Craigslist, and others, were stolen. Comcast will not activate boxes bought off the Internet.

If you have bought one, you should return it to the closest Comcast location and pick up a legal box from that center.

If you want digital cable service you should rent a cable box from Comcast or, if you'd like own your own equipment, you can purchase a TiVo HD or Premiere.

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by sansri88 See Profile edited by SpHeRe31459 See Profile
last modified: 2013-03-27 00:22:20