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Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL
reply to DrDrew

Re: Charter is forcing everyone to have cable tv boxes

if they are requiring a box and are encrypting all channels they should let you buy the box and not pay the high rent fee and or a high outlet fee.



DrDrew
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join:2009-01-28
SoCal
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said by Joe12345678:

if they are requiring a box and are encrypting all channels they should let you buy the box and not pay the high rent fee and or a high outlet fee.

Like Dish, DirecTV, FIOS, and AT&T do?
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Couriant

join:2012-10-29
Peoria, AZ

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reply to Joe12345678

It's unfortunate that they are charging for the boxes. Some providers give at least 2 free to compensate for the change.

As to buying a box, the downfall is the high cost (if you can buy one that is) and that you are bound to the manufacturer of the box. Once that box is out of warranty, you will have a high cost to repair/replace. Renting equipment helps you with that.

Besides, $5 is high for a box? If you have a DVR box then that would drive the cost up Add HD to that then it would be more.