MegaCable change...

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, March 01, 2018, 14:39 (287 days ago) @ Tere

Couldn't re-scan and no one will come out - they don't answer their phones. Well, we're retired, so I guess this is a good project for my cute husband - find out if we really need the box he spent a few hours yesterday getting! Thanks for letting me know!

While it's possible they could be installing filters to scramble signals at strategic locations instead of each individual subscriber's installation, it just seems counterproductive because if I were a hotel or inn I sure as hell wouldn't pay for all their extra boxes and I wouldn't want all those additional remote controls. Just something else to get stolen or broken and have to pay for. So it makes very little sense to require everyone have a box. Yes, the picture quality is digitalized and better with a box and you get a lot more channels, but if you have more than one TV then the addressable boxes are an additional cost that most folks here won't pay.

Without the box, did your cable run directly into the back of your TV or did you have it connected to something else first like a splitter or a DVD player? If it went to something else first then try connecting the cable directly to the TV and running the autoprogram feature of your TV. It should find all the channels from 2 to 95 or 96 (I forget how many there are). Remember to put it back on channel 2 or 3 (whichever you have it set to) to connect your new cable TV box back to your TV when you're done.

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