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Can I buy my own Cable Box?

Is there a list of compatible Cable Boxes for Spectrum / Time Warner?

I found a list for compatible modems last year, but can't find the list of cable boxes..
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Re: Can I buy my own Cable Box?

You need to use the Spectrum/TWC cable box OR a cable box that accepts a CableCard, and rent the CableCard from Spectrum.  The CableCard provides the authentication that unlocks the encrypted digital signals for the non-Spectrum cable box.

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Re: Can I buy my own Cable Box?

No, most online cable boxes are stolen as well. Buy a Tivo and rent a cablecard and tuning adapter, no cost savings for years...

 

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Re: Can I buy my own Cable Box?


@MsRaye wrote:

No, most online cable boxes are stolen as well. Buy a Tivo and rent a cablecard and tuning adapter, no cost savings for years...

 


Very true that you won't break even for years, but the user experience is 10 times better than a rented box.