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LibertyMO

join:2005-02-05
Liberty, MO

Being able to buy a cable box

What I am irritated about, and I know there is a lawsuit or two out there that have been mentioned is that you cannot buy a standalone cable box (w/o DVR). I have two TWC DVR boxes (1 SD/1 HD), and a couple of other TVs hooked up to standard cable. Why can't I buy a cable box for $50 or whatever it costs, plug in a cable card? I don't want to spend the money on a media PC, and I don't want to pay TiVO, either.

I think that is a significant reason why cable cards are not tht successful is either a) you have a TV that supports it, b) TiVO or other DVR, or c) a PC. Allow us to buy a cable box, and I'll be buy to start paying for cable cards. I just can't justify the exorbitant prices TWC charges for non-DVR boxes.



rv65
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join:2008-08-02
USA!!!!
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The retail STB spec hasn't been finalized yet. An HD non DVR box would cost around 150 to 300 USD while a DVR would cost about 400 to 800. Then you'd have to rent a cablecard plus some other BS fee.