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Is equipment (cable box) required to view local channels with the most basic tv package?

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Is equipment (cable box) required to view local channels with the most basic tv package?

I am in an apartment and have a basic cable package for receiving the local channels. Do I need any equipment from comcast to receive these channels or do they come via coax with no equipment required.  I am having a hard time getting a consistent answer from Comcast.

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Re: Is equipment (cable box) required to view local channels with the most basic tv package?

You need equipment to watch tv channels on every cable package.

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Re: Is equipment (cable box) required to view local channels with the most basic tv package?

ALL video is digital and encrypted. Some form of cable box, streaming device, or CableCard is required. The closest to a boxless solution would be if you had a Roku TV, as you could then use the Xfinity app from Roku.