said by mj3431:
Why not give users a gateway device that has the ability to decrypt the channels at your main splitter and provide them in clear downstream (in your home). It tackles theft issues and provides users with the ability to get their subscribed channels throughout their entire home.
... because it makes too much sense, and better for profits to bend the customer over for monthly rental fees on each and every box.
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