reply to hottboiinnc
Re: Goodbye Clear Qam Channels - FCC ruling
said by hottboiinnc:If it wasn't a money grab they would allow you to purchase the STB up front. I'm not arguing the cable theft issue but don't think this isn't also about generating an additional revenue stream. If they want to be innovative, provide a whole home STB to decrypt at the demarc and let us watch the content we subscribe to freely, just like Internet access.
its not about a money grab. It's about protecting their network from theft. Which does happen with Clear QAM. It's about time the FCC allowed cable companies to start encrypting these channels.
And BTW- comcast and others are actually giving away up to 2 STBs free. They're a no-frills box that just decode the 2-99 channels and nothing more. Anything after the 2 boxes you pay like $1.99 or 2.99