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Can I purchase a Comcast DVR and not rent one?

New Poster

Can I purchase a Comcast DVR and not rent one?

Is that possible rather than paying a monthly rental fee?

Regular Contributor

Re: Can I purchase a Comcast DVR and not rent one?

I've never heard of someone buying a box from Comcast, but I know if you steal their box, they charge your bill about $500-600 for the replacement cost. But it is better to just rent one as that way you can replace it if it starts having problems or if there is a new model.

New Poster

Re: Can I purchase a Comcast DVR and not rent one?

I can buy the same motorola DVR I have today and know that it would need to be activated by Comcast to work. I'd rather pay the $150 or whatever and not the monthly fee comcast charges to rent.

 

That would seem like somehting I should be able to do.

Regular Contributor

Re: Can I purchase a Comcast DVR and not rent one?

And who or where would you be buying the box from? Comcast or someone else? If the serial number for the box isn't in Comcast's system, then it might not be able to be activated. You need to ask Comcast directly about this.
New Poster

Re: Can I purchase a Comcast DVR and not rent one?

Was hoping someone here had already had the experience.

Cable Expert

Re: Can I purchase a Comcast DVR and not rent one?

Well, you can't.  You can buy a TiVo or Moxi and get a cablecard for it.  You'll need to pay a subscription fee to TiVo, but not to Moxi (which is more expensive to buy).




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Re: Can I purchase a Comcast DVR and not rent one?

Does Comcast then activate the box or does the cable card take care of that?

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Re: Can I purchase a Comcast DVR and not rent one?

Comcast provides the cable card and participates in the activation process.




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Re: Can I purchase a Comcast DVR and not rent one?

thanks,