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eagz28

join:2011-11-08
Sewell, NJ

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[DVR] motorola vip1216 dvr?

i wanted to know if you could use a motorola vip1216 dvr
i bought online new instead of a comcast dvr.what have to be done.thanks
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andyross
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reply to eagz28

Re: [DVR] dvr

said by eagz28:

i wanted to know if you could use a motorola vip1216 dvr
i bought online new instead of a comcast dvr.what have to be done.thanks

Comcast does NOT allow owner-owned cable boxes, period. Worse, the VIP1216 is for IP networks like UVerse, not cable.

Just search this forum. It has been discussed MANY times.

The closest you can get to owner-owned is a CableCard device (the rare TV, newer Tivo's, some computer tuner cards.)

ak3883

join:2005-08-20
Portsmouth, RI
reply to eagz28

Re: [DVR] motorola vip1216 dvr?

What should you do? Hope you can get your money back. You bought a heavy expensive doorstop.

chadb97

join:2009-07-14
Osceola, IN
reply to eagz28
Sorry man your out of luck. First, that box will only work with at&t uverse, and second it's stolen. at&t like Comcast leases all it's boxes to it's customers. The only thing you can do at this point is try to get your money back.

eagz28

join:2011-11-08
Sewell, NJ
I dont understand how comcast can say u cant own ur own box.the box i got was 40 bucks,is brand new and has no markings on it except motorola.
thanks

The Q

join:2008-06-26
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I'm sure that that box has a serial number that will tell Motorola who it really belongs to.

I'm sure the company that originally bought that box might want to get it back.

Maybe that company will buy it back from you for $45.... that's a lot cheaper than them than buying a new one! Or maybe they will ask you how you came into possession of their property?

Good Luck.


Caddyroger
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reply to eagz28
said by eagz28:

I dont understand how comcast can say u cant own ur own box.the box i got was 40 bucks,is brand new and has no markings on it except motorola.
thanks

First thing is that Motorola does not sell the boxes to the public. Only the cable company's can buy them. So who ever you bought it from stole the box and sold it to you.
Second the box you bought is for UVerse. It will not work for any cable system except AT&T.
You can buy a Tivo, Moxe or a tuner card for your pc that will work.
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eagz28

join:2011-11-08
Sewell, NJ

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i bought it on ebay.
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Re: [DVR] motorola vip1216 dvr?

eagz28 See Profile, welcome to the site. Please check your instant messages.

eagz28

join:2011-11-08
Sewell, NJ
reply to Caddyroger
there are companys that sell motorola and other dvrs to
the public for use with cable. i assume they are not stolen
please correct me if im wrong.here is an example

»finallyfreetv.com/
thanks


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hahaha...

That is -not- legit.
And as already stated Motorola does not sell boxes to the public.

That site states everywhere that it is your responsibility to call your MSO to have the box activated. What you will find however is the cable company will not provision or activate the box.

There is also a disclaimer that there are no refunds as all boxes are sold at a discounted rate..
insane.
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moes

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Re: [DVR] motorola vip1216 dvr?

said by CableTool:

hahaha...

That is -not- legit.
And as already stated Motorola does not sell boxes to the public.

That site states everywhere that it is your responsibility to call your MSO to have the box activated. What you will find however is the cable company will not provision or activate the box.

There is also a disclaimer that there are no refunds as all boxes are sold at a discounted rate..
insane.

Yep, +1 because they will not activate it, no matter how much your cry or whine either.

This sounds like it was directed towards you cable, but it's not, just adding a general statement

eagz28

join:2011-11-08
Sewell, NJ
here is another site that sells motorola boxes and says released by provider they cant be all stolen
»hdtvsales.ca/home.php?cat=342
thanks

The Q

join:2008-06-26
Collegeville, PA

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that will work if you live in Canada and use the box in some locations in Canada. Not in the USA, and not with comcast


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reply to eagz28
said by eagz28:

here is another site that sells motorola boxes and says released by provider they cant be all stolen
»hdtvsales.ca/home.php?cat=342
thanks

You can keep asking, and put any spin on it you want, but the answer will always be the same. It's different in Canada where you can buy a box in Canada and have it activated in Canada. You can't buy a box from Canada, and have it activated in the U.S.

eagz28

join:2011-11-08
Sewell, NJ
im not asking.the laws are changing, cable companys will
have to supply cards for private boxes.read on

»thedigitalmediazone.com/2011/08/···ust-8th/


Caddyroger
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said by eagz28:

im not asking.the laws are changing, cable companys will
have to supply cards for private boxes.read on

»thedigitalmediazone.com/2011/08/···ust-8th/

Yes that the law if you own a Tivo Moxie or PC cable tuner a legally bought and owned boxed. A Motorola box is not a legally bought box.
Tell us where and how do these company you keep mentioning get the boxes when Motorola only sell them to the cable companies.
I guess if some one stole your car and offered to sell it back to you would pay the thief.
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eagz28

join:2011-11-08
Sewell, NJ
you would have to ask them where they get them. thats not my problem.i was just shopping .i already use my laptop to store vids and have atuner for it.moxie is probably what ill end up with.as far as someone taking my car id hunt them down.
Chris


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said by eagz28:

you would have to ask them where they get them. thats not my problem.i was just shopping .i already use my laptop to store vids and have atuner for it.moxie is probably what ill end up with.as far as someone taking my car id hunt them down.
Chris

Guess how they get them. You said when asked about, stealing your car you would hunt them but yet you want Comcast to activate a box that belongs to them for free.
If the Moxe would transfer programs to my pc I would have bought one of them instead of a Tivo.
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eagz28

join:2011-11-08
Sewell, NJ
first off i dont want comcast to do anything, besides maybe not charging me 200 a month forever.second the box i got DOES NOT belong to comcast i called.not all motorola boxes
belong to comcast!third comcast does nothing for free when i get a box im sure there will be an additional charge!
chris


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moto in the US, does not sell their boxes to the public.....period....

so either they are bringing them in to the US from canada, or they are stolen....might not be from comcast, but someone is looking for them....
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Caddyroger
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reply to eagz28
said by eagz28:

first off i dont want comcast to do anything, besides maybe not charging me 200 a month forever.
chris

I never have paid the the full price. I call retention and get the rates down for the next year.

said by eagz28:

second the box i got DOES NOT belong to comcast i called.not all motorola boxes
belong to comcast!
chris

You still have not answered my question on how do they get the boxes when they are only sold to the cable company. Only in Canada can they buy them.

said by eagz28:

third comcast does nothing for free !
chris

I meant to say you want comcast to activate a illegally gotten box and not pay a dvr fee for it.

said by eagz28:

when i get a box im sure there will be an additional charge!
chris

If you get a moxie You will need to a cable card. The moxe only use 1 card so that should be free. They may no outlet or $8.00 out fee

At one time I had 2 tivos with 2 tuners each none where Motorola or sa boxes. I am now down to 1 tivo with 4 tuners in it. like I said before if moxe could transfer programs I would bought them.
If you buy a Motorola box and Comcast will not activate {which they will not} it do not come back crying. You been warned by a lot of people here.
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reply to eagz28
said by eagz28:

first off i dont want comcast to do anything, besides maybe not charging me 200 a month forever.second the box i got DOES NOT belong to comcast i called.not all motorola boxes
belong to comcast!third comcast does nothing for free when i get a box im sure there will be an additional charge!
chris

The box you got (Moto VIP 1216) doesn't even has a QAM tuner in it as far as I can see, nor does it have a CableCARD slot, so it won't even work on Comcast or TWC, Charter, Cox, Cablevision, FIOS, etc.... no matter who's it is.

BTW, in Canada the boxes being sold retail, I believe, are actually be sold by the local cable operators through the retailers. The boxes are specifically marked which provider they are meant for, it's not like you can pick up any old box and have it work. This isn't like phone service. The boxes probably already have their private security keys registered with those specific operators and won't work with others. Take a look: »www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/category/di···d6d7en01
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Mike Wolf

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reply to eagz28
This topic has been discussed at great length, such as here »DCX3400 box for sale on craigslist

secondly I see your thinking of getting a Moxi. I say to you that you have made a very good choice as I have one as well and it really is as amazing as they say.


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said by Mike Wolf:

This topic has been discussed at great length, such as here »DCX3400 box for sale on craigslist

secondly I see your thinking of getting a Moxi. I say to you that you have made a very good choice as I have one as well and it really is as amazing as they say.

If Moxe could transfer programs to my pc I probably would have went with Moxe then tivo.
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Mike Wolf

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yeah I caught that caddy i don't do that so it was never a worry for me. a shame you wont try one regardless.


Caddyroger
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said by Mike Wolf:

yeah I caught that caddy i don't do that so it was never a worry for me. a shame you wont try one regardless.

I download the programs take out the ads, fillers and credits and then upload back to the premiere. When 24 was showed I would not watch it each week. I download edit it and save to another partitionon on my hard drive. I would edit and join the programs. Once the season was done I would watch 3 hrs a night until done.
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