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chx1975

join:2013-04-03

Motorola DCT700 from the USA?

If I grab a Comcast Motorola DCT700 off eBay, will it work with Shaw?


kevinds
Premium
join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:3

Yes and no,

Yes it will technically work, but No, Shaw will not activate it.

Shaw will only activate hardware purchased from Shaw.
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Yes, I am not employed and looking for IT work. Have passport, will travel.



Shaw_Alex
Official Shaw Rep

join:2010-12-16
kudos:1

»www.shaw.ca/television/equipment···tal-box/

New ones are $78.

I looked on eBay and saw 2 used ones for $75 + Shipping.


kevinds
Premium
join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:3

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reply to chx1975

I looked at Calgary's Kijiji, there is a DCT700 there for $10

Overall, there are better options than eBay.
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Yes, I am not employed and looking for IT work. Have passport, will travel.



Shaw_Alex
Official Shaw Rep

join:2010-12-16
kudos:1

Before you buy used; make sure you contact Shaw with the serial number first. It could be a rental unit or something.

It's also good for seeing if it's still under warranty as well. Just use chat or twitter (@shawhelp) to check.


jarrycanada

join:2004-12-02
reply to chx1975

This is what they call being a penny wise and a pound foolish.


ilianame

join:2002-06-05
Burnaby, BC
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Shaw

Dear Shaw,

If I own a computer with an internationally regulated standard Ethernet jack, and a TV with a standard and internationally regulated coaxial connector with QAM decoders capable of 1080p digital video,

Why do I have to pay for proprietary hardware that will convert the proprietary signal from a coaxial infrastructure (which ISPs use for their convenience/preexisting reasons) to a standard internationally regulated connector that I can actually use?

Why do I have to pay for hardware that is not useable for any other purpose other than leasing services from YOU?

And by continual logic, when do start getting charged for the CMTs directly?

What would people think if BC hydro were to modulate/encrypt and patent their electric current and would require it's users to pay out of pocket for high voltage transformers that would have to be connected between each outlet in a house and a device user wishes to power?

(FYI, I already know the actual reasons, but I DISAGREE)


kevinds
Premium
join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:3
Reviews:
·Shaw

On the bright side, it isn't a proprietary conditional access system...

Just one they force you to use their hardware for, otherwise you can't get legitimate access
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Yes, I am not employed and looking for IT work. Have passport, will travel.