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Caddyroger
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reply to eagz28

Re: [DVR] motorola vip1216 dvr?

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



Caddyroger
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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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DrDrew
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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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