said by dth :
Thanks for the info. I was gonna try and have them register it anyway, telling them that its a 5101 or something, and providing the mac address to my box to see if it could work.
Most likely no, but I might get lucky.
I always thought VOD stuff was still pushed through the cable line. Unless all boxes have a docsis 2 modem built into them. I know my previous ones did not or it was not mentioned that they did.
VOD is still using the same frequencies on the boxes with the modems activated just that newer boxes use the internet frequencies for two communications with the headend so your VOD request is sent over the private internet network over DOCSIS to the headend instead of the legacy out of band and return path channels.