Self install for Digital Basic? Upgrading from the formerly Analog Basic to the fancier one with actual interactive boxes - curious as to whether or not I can just put the receivers in myself.
Nothing besides the basic package and receivers necessary, no new wiring, etc. Specifically, no cablecard stuff, at least.
But, is my understanding a tech will be coming out nonetheless. Hoping I don't get a $50 service call charge. Not a huge fan of anyone going around my house to plug in and screw down coax connectors.
I did a self-install of basically the same thing when I got Comcast in an apartment...can anyone let me know what to expect? Think I recall just having to call and activate the boxes.
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If you have a WOW office nearby, you should be able to go and pick up whatever converter boxes you want and plug them in yourself. It's not rocket science.
Probably the only reason a truck is rolling is to deliver said cable boxes. But if you get them yourself, he doesn't have to come out.
But did you know that if you have a decently modern TV with a digital cable tuner, you can simply plug the cable from the wall into the TV and now you get the exact same channels that they used to deliver that way via analog signal?
Yeah, WOW really did the digital conversion right. A good tuner will even see the virtual channel numbers, which are exactly the same as the old analog channel numbers.
Try it. You may not even want to bother with the boxes, if the basic tier is all you want.
Talked to them; full install. Luckily, free.
Not having any issues with the digital adapters; just tired of either TNT marathons or USA marathons or Food Channel reruns; so upgrading to the digital boxes and plan with extra channels and on demand and whatnot.
HDTV downstairs has a QAM tuner or whatever it's called, but rest are SDTV and necessitate the adapters.
Me - I want the Science channel and stuff. I can't takes it no more!
We do offer self installs on most equipment picked up from the local offices (Ultra TV being the exception). If they're giving you a free install, I would recommend taking that instead of doing it yourself, in case there's any issues. Having a tech on site will make sure it works right away, and you don't run into any issues you wouldn't be able to fix yourself.
I did. Really nice guy, tried to help as much as I could. Only disappointment so far is that even w/Signature package, no free On Demand movies that I could find.
Edit: Found at least Starz and Encore. (Just got a chance to play with this thing, and used to Comcast having it all in one place.)
Just gotta figure out if there's others.