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post Dec 19 2012, 08:26 PM
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The RV Park I'm currently spending the winter at near Seattle just got notified by their cable company that the cable connection will no longer be "direct." Meaning, you cannot just hook up your cable cord and voila get TV. Guess what, every TV, even the digital ones, will require a "box." This basically means that the RV park will have to stock those boxes, and check one out to each customer if they want TV. And hope that the box will be returned.

Another alternative is that you have to have some type of "cable card" connect to your TV, even if you already have a digital TV.

Anyone encounter this at an RV park, where you cannot even watch cable without a "box?" I have never encountered this. Oh, and guess what, you need one "box" per TV. If you have more than one TV in the TV, you need one box per TV.

I have already seen the banners from the cable provider run across the programs while watching TV.


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post Dec 20 2012, 09:02 AM
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Comcast is "upgrading" their systems thru something they call Digital Migration. It requires a set top box for each TV. Ultimately it's to fully control and secure their cable system. Probably reduced standard programming but more HD and PPV stuff. As such I know of several campgrounds that have switched to a dish or directv system. One guy said it cost over $45,000 to install it. That type of system requires a receiver for each channel, modulators, combiners, power supplies etc. to get the signal into the park. If it's a spread out campground a utility grade infrastructure may be required. Radio shack amplifiers don't cut it.
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DXSMac   Another "fine" Enhancement By The Cable Company   Dec 19 2012, 08:26 PM
Wink   Sounds like a good time to call Dish. :( But then ...   Dec 19 2012, 08:29 PM
John Blue   This trick has been in the works for sometime now....   Dec 19 2012, 08:44 PM
jim crowl   No, and have had cable at parks across the country...   Dec 19 2012, 09:15 PM
joez   We have seen cable boxes required at a couple of r...   Dec 20 2012, 07:30 AM
popup   Comcast is "upgrading" their systems thr...   Dec 20 2012, 09:02 AM
Wink   My thoughts would be to cancel cable and pass the ...   Dec 20 2012, 09:19 AM
nedmtnman   My thoughts would be to cancel cable and pass the...   Dec 20 2012, 10:00 AM
rbrumfield   The RV Park I'm currently spending the winter...   Dec 20 2012, 10:27 AM
DXSMac   My manager says Comcast has threatened this every ...   Dec 20 2012, 12:17 PM
Dutch_12078   The bottom line is that cable companies were requi...   Dec 20 2012, 12:57 PM
DXSMac   The bottom line is that cable companies were requ...   Dec 20 2012, 06:20 PM
Dutch_12078   But WHY does it have to go through a box? Why ca...   Dec 20 2012, 06:53 PM
RanMan   I wrote about this in a thread on June 4 2010. I...   Dec 20 2012, 02:41 PM
Dutch_12078   I called a friend that owns a campground in Upstat...   Dec 20 2012, 05:40 PM
Lindsay Richards   I'll bet a lot of these boxes will drive off w...   Dec 21 2012, 09:18 AM
DXSMac   Well, now I have experienced two RV parks that req...   Jul 3 2013, 11:44 PM
Dutch_12078   Well, now I have experienced two RV parks that re...   Jul 7 2013, 07:27 AM
KFS   Oh those boxes. I don't even like them at home...   Aug 5 2013, 02:22 PM
docj   We were in a similar situation a few months ago. ...   Jul 4 2013, 10:02 AM
pianotuna   Hi, It is a cash grab in the name of "better...   Jul 6 2013, 11:03 PM
Dutch_12078   Comcast, and locally at our base cottage, Time War...   Jul 7 2013, 07:11 AM


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