Borrowing a Comast box...

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by DeepRun™, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. DeepRun™

    DeepRun™ Guest

    My parents live down the street from me and have cable, I only have the lowest of basic cable. Like, 25 channels or something.

    Can I use one of the cable boxes from their house and just plug it into mine and get all their channels? Does the box do the decoding (since it's registered for their service), or is there a hookup outside that's done.

    Because if that's the case, then I could have them add another box to the house for like $6 and use that.
     
  2. DarqueGT

    DarqueGT New Member

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    possibly a filter on the line at the junction box or at the connection at the house....if they (cable co) did their job right.
     
  3. geekierthanyou

    geekierthanyou Crews: DSLR, Brolie, Classic Car, Gun, Zombie, Pro

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    That's what I do with Directv, but I'm not sure how it will work with cable.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    cable installs filters on their lines. They're fairly easy to remove, but it's a felony in most states to do so.
     
  5. IsayHELLA

    IsayHELLA CBS cares

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    sorry for the late reply, but if you have digital cable, no filters are used. its all controlled from the head end. if you're in the same "system," you should be able to swap boxes no problem. key word: should
     
  6. DeepRun™

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    Guess what. It worked, I'm using it now. :eek3:

    Looks like I'm getting $10 premium cable!
     
  7. Boyle

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    True story.
     

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