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Where buy a GI cable box?
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Post 1 made on Thursday February 3, 2000 at 10:21
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I want to buy a General Instruments cable box instead of paying the rent, but haven't been able to locate a dealer. Any suggestions?
OP | Post 2 made on Friday February 4, 2000 at 08:19
billy c
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heyyyyy tweakman........try looking in the back of most of the a/v magazines, that are published monthly , i.e., stereo review, video , video review,etc, etc, and u will find a classified section listing all the companies that sell cable boxes direct to consumers, i believe the 3 best are , (cant member' their exact names)the one in omaha nebraska, the one in florida , and the one from maine......the first two have been around for ages; make sure u get the all-in-one box, w/o a separate descrambler, and that the E-prom is wired wide open....for every channel.....good luck billy c
OP | Post 3 made on Friday February 4, 2000 at 16:58
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I did a search on the internet(AOL search) earlier this week and they listed quite a few places. Try "cable TV boxes" or "cable descramblers". In one of the FAQ's, they state that it is perfectly legal to own and operate a cable converter, just as it is legal to own and operate your own telephone.
OP | Post 4 made on Friday February 4, 2000 at 17:02
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Try and read the posted facts.
OP | Post 5 made on Monday February 7, 2000 at 10:03
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Thanks for the info, guys. I have called several of the mail order vendors (and the one you noted, Dennis) and they aren't able to handle a GI box on a digital cable system. I tried my cable help line (there's an oxymoron) and they didn't know if they could sell one, or even if it was legal!
OP | Post 6 made on Monday February 7, 2000 at 18:04
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You can buy the GI digital cable boxes on Ebay...I just saw several
OP | Post 7 made on Monday February 7, 2000 at 18:49
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The DCTs on Ebay are not enabled to decode. No cable system I know will authorize an alien DCT (yet)

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