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adding extra cable to bedroom

My husband impulsively bought a TV for the master bedroom, because he's a child in a man's body. 

 

We have the digital TV and internet package.  We have a cable box and TV in the family room. 

 

There is no cable in the master bedroom.  It only has two phone jacks and two electric outlets.   The small bedroom across the hall, which is my office, has cable with a splitter for internet and TV.  There is no TV in my office.  I have extra cable, but I don't think it's long enough to connect to the TV in the Master Bedroom. 

 

Question:  What is involved in getting new/extra cable to the master bedroom TV?   I will also have to order an extra cable box.  My main concern is with no cable wall outlet, it probably will be a messy, expensive venture, right?

 

Thanks for any advice. 

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Re: adding extra cable to bedroom

you could either get comcast to do it or do it yourself.  I don't know how your physical cable comes into your house but from what you describe you can split the cable in the office and go up to attic if you have one and then drop a new cable down to the bedroom.  You can have comcast split your cable outside and then run it to the bedroom outside the house and into the bedroom.  Option A is cheapest obviously but there will be mess either way.

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Hmm ... is there anyway to do this wirelessly?   We have wireless internet. 

 

Is there wireless TV???

 

I watch a lot of shows online, but he doesn't like that. 

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Re: adding extra cable to bedroom

Unfortunately there is no wireless TV.  You need the physical cable to get comcast programming.  If you had netflix or hulu you could stream that from your pc to the tv using 3rd party hardware, but this is a cable forum so I can only comment on the cable stuff

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Re: adding extra cable to bedroom

Thanks again  ... I was being hopeful.  Smiley Happy

 

I contacted Comcast for the installation, and the person said the cost would be a mere $28 to install a new cable outlet, even after I explained there was no cable outlet in that bedroom. 

 

I don't want to get sticker shock if after the technician comes here and tells me the cost is going to be a lot more to get additional cable.

 

 

 

 

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Re: adding extra cable to bedroom

Remember with another cable box, you will also be paying for that box monthly too.  Unless your husband wants lots of channels available, you could maybe go with just a DTA instead?

Re:  The cost, if in doubt of what was quoted, call back & speak with a diffferent CSR & see if they tell you the same thing.

Yep, men and their toys....



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Re: adding extra cable to bedroom

Hi CCCarole

 

Thanks ... I was told about the extra $9.95 per month cost.  I asked that we get the identical cable box that's in our family room, and this the price she gave.  My husband is a "spendthrift" boy, and doesn't care about how much this whole thing will cost.  We're already paying $170 for just internet and TV; now it's creeping closer to $200.  We have 3 little boys!  I'm doooooooomed. 

 

Forgive my naivete, what is a DTA?  Digital TV Adapter?  We currently have the Explorer cable box with On demand, sports package, etc.  I guess the DTA is different?

 

I will ask another CSR the same question and see what response I get.

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Hi CCCarole

 

Thanks ... I was told about the extra $9.95 per month cost.  I asked that we get the identical cable box that's in our family room, and this the price she gave.  My husband is a "spendthrift" boy, and doesn't care about how much this whole thing will cost.  We're already paying $170 for just internet and TV; now it's creeping closer to $200.  We have 3 little boys!  I'm doooooooomed. 

 

Forgive my naivete, what is a DTA?  Digital TV Adapter?  We currently have the Explorer cable box with On demand, sports package, etc.  I guess the DTA is different?

 

I will ask another CSR the same question and see what response I get.


Yes, the DTA is the litttle Digital TV Adapter. (not a cable box)  I believe you can get two free with your service. I have one on my little kitchen TV so get channels 2-99 (might vary by area) on it, which is fine for me.  It sounds as tho your husband wants to real cable box tho. LOL! 

If the new TV is HD, he will probably want the HD cable box.  Verfiy pricing for adding the cable itself, and total costs of everything associated with the cable box too.

 

 



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Re: adding extra cable to bedroom

That's a lot of money.  I pay that for the triple play plus 2 dvr's.  Don't you have any competition in your area?

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Re: adding extra cable to bedroom

Hi rog286713

 

Thanks for agreeing that that is a lot for just Performance Internet and Digital Preferred.  We also have a sports package. 

 

I looked back at my 2009 bills to now, the modem price has increased substantially, more than 100% from $3.00 to $7.00 and all the other items too have increased and there's more incidental taxes etc.

 

I've been avoiding adding the voice component because our internet goes up and down, so if it's down or it's slow, I don't have phone service, right? 

 

Further, all the triple play promotions are geared (or seem to be geared) towards "new residential customers".  We're existing customers, so there doesn't seem to be much for us. 

 

Is your triple play amount a set amount or a promotional amount for 2 years or something?

 

 

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I am always in a promotion because I can get dish, or Verizon Fios in NJ.  Comcast does not want to lose customers.  If you call into them ask to be transferred to a retention specialist, they are the only ones that can give you good deals.  This might not work if you have no competition in your area though, but it costs way more to get a new customer than to keep current ones.  Hope that helps.

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Re: adding extra cable to bedroom

Thanks for the very useful tip.  I have never enjoy talking to Comcast, but I wll ask for that specialist re promotions.  We've been with Comcast long enough and we need to be treated nicely.  Smiley Happy

 

We do get Dish promotions every now and then, but it goes into recycling; I will check the Dish website to see what promotions they offer.  Maybe I'll call the specialist before I get them  to hook up the new bedroom TV.  

 

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Re: adding extra cable to bedroom

$170-$200 for cable TV (1 box) and internet? OUCH!!!  I'm paying $104/month for the Preferred Comcast TV package, high speed internet, HD, TiVo DVR service & three cable boxes (1 digital box and 2 DTAs). I don't have any movie packages so maybe that is where your cost is hitting you. Instead, I have NETFLIX that is satisfying my needs too.

 

To be honest, some days I am tempted to dump the Comcast TV and just go with NETFLIX. Only problem iis live sporting events on ESPN, SPorts South ANd Fox Sports. I know there are ways to get ANY live sporting event via the internet & I have done it, but the quality stinks so this is why I keep cablr TV. Oh well, maybe some day.

 

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