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Comcast Question

wdr61
04-30-2010, 08:11 PM
Hello,
I live in a 2 family home. I want to split comcast with the other tenant. We both have 2 HDTV's. Is it possible to get 4 hd receivers from comcast on one account? Does each receiver only need one coax cable to run it? I never had HD hooked up before and never had Comcast before either. I have been a satellite subscriber for many years. Do you forsee any problems from comcast when I place the order? Do I need to get the receivers from comcast or can I buy them?
Thank you

HiDefRev
04-30-2010, 10:46 PM
I'm not sure what you mean by a 2 family home. If it is indeed a single home, with 2 families, not separated by anything, yet under one roof, Comcast may set it up for you. However, if it is actually 2 separate homes, even if under the same roof, like a duplex, it's very doubtful. Comcast can make twice the profit this way. And yes, there is only one cable running to each box. Also, in the US, cable companies DO NOT sell cable boxes. If you see one for sale, it is stolen property and will not be activated.

wdr61
05-03-2010, 06:53 AM
I was more curious about having 4 HD receivers. Do you think that Comcast has many installations where all the televisions are HD?
Thank you,
Bill

OCgamer
05-03-2010, 07:47 AM
If its two address they wont do it. Comcrap wont do anything that will help you and cost them money. But what you could do is have one family order 4 (free) receivers and just give two to the person next door and run the cable over the rafters or out one window and into the 2nd house. This probably isnt koshier but it would get what you want done. I suggest going through the rafters as comcrap drives around the neighborhood trying to find wires going out windows and into others. I used to do this in college. In those days you just gave the comcrap tech beer or other things and he didnt care.

OCgamer
05-03-2010, 07:49 AM
I'm not sure what you mean by a 2 family home. If it is indeed a single home, with 2 families, not separated by anything, yet under one roof, Comcast may set it up for you. However, if it is actually 2 separate homes, even if under the same roof, like a duplex, it's very doubtful. Comcast can make twice the profit this way. And yes, there is only one cable running to each box. Also, in the US, cable companies DO NOT sell cable boxes. If you see one for sale, it is stolen property and will not be activated.

Its possible to get a box a couple of different ways. But in this case when you sign up for service they will give you a couple of boxes free somewhere I saw up to 4 although that might have been a sat service. Either way thats your best bet for free and working 100%

Loves2Watch
05-03-2010, 10:31 AM
If its two address they wont do it. Comcrap wont do anything that will help you and cost them money. But what you could do is have one family order 4 (free) receivers and just give two to the person next door and run the cable over the rafters or out one window and into the 2nd house. This probably isnt koshier but it would get what you want done. I suggest going through the rafters as comcrap drives around the neighborhood trying to find wires going out windows and into others. I used to do this in college. In those days you just gave the comcrap tech beer or other things and he didnt care.

That would be, in fact illegal. The forum rules state that we are not allowed to discuss illegal activities here...

chadb97
05-03-2010, 01:49 PM
As long as you both live under the same address there won't be a problem getting 4 hd receivers. You'll just have to pay the applicable monthly charges for the hd boxes. Now, each receiver will have to physically be at a cable plug at the home, but each box will only need one cable going into it. It's not like the satellite boxes where you have sat. 1 and sat. 2 connections on the back of the receiver. Back to your questions though, if you live at the same address you'll be fine, but if there are two addresses then each of you will have to get separate cable service.

Loves2Watch
05-03-2010, 04:22 PM
As long as you both live under the same address there won't be a problem getting 4 hd receivers. You'll just have to pay the applicable monthly charges for the hd boxes. Now, each receiver will have to physically be at a cable plug at the home, but each box will only need one cable going into it. It's not like the satellite boxes where you have sat. 1 and sat. 2 connections on the back of the receiver. Back to your questions though, if you live at the same address you'll be fine, but if there are two addresses then each of you will have to get separate cable service.

Exactly, no sharing allowed between addresses.