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Re: [STB] Two STBs are Dark After Power Outage Ends
said by The Q:In saying this, it may depend on just where you connect it, assuming a Comcast connection is available. If it's nearby, like the same town, it may still work. Even other towns may work, depending on how closely it checks where it's connecting from. said by andyross: said by eschamp:
One would expect that one could watch what was stored on one's DVR without needing a signal from Comcast!!
It's probably media-company paranoia. It needs to check in occasionally to verify it's still authorized. On bootup, or after a long signal outage, it will deauthorize and not work until it can contact the server.
Basically, they don't want you taking your DVR, bringing it to a friend's house, and 'illegally' watching in an area that may not be authorized to air that material (like a blacked-out sports program.)
or to a commercial account like a restaurant, bar or business where commercial rights are usually required...