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Any way to avoid using extra cable boxes

TATYS00 1,490 353 April 2, 2013 at 11:04 AM in Tech & Electronics (4)
Hello everyone,

I would like to know how to get rid of the extra cable boxes and still be able to view the channels I pay for in every room . I have Optimum cable service and I pay for 7 extra boxes. The bill is supposed to be around 100 but is its more like 160 - 170 for all the extra charges.

Is there a way around it?

Thanks in advance for your help Big Grin

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if you have optimum, you have to have a qam tuner to access the basic channels like CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC, etc. Basically channels 2-13 minus 6 and 12.
But you won't have other channels in addition to that.

I've tried to figure out a way to get around Cablevision's Cablebox requirement, but its very difficult.
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I do have a blu ray player, I am going to try this route. thanks Smilie
Do an appletv or wii works too? how many tv's can pick up the video?
I have not set it up yet, I should this weekend so if your willing to wait I will try it and let you know. It does streaming up to 4 devices and can stream via DLNA so as long as the devices supports that it should work. It also supports other modes but have not looked to much in to it.

If I forget to post an update just PM to remind me.

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I did try and got nothing but I didn't wait until the end of the scan, I will try again tonight as I read it needs to finish.
I would try (what does it hurt), on my LG tv the cable frequencies were the last things to be scanned and took a good 10 minus to do everything. At a minimum you should see the local channels pop up.
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Quote from IPT View Post :
if you have optimum, you have to have a qam tuner to access the basic channels like CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC, etc. Basically channels 2-13 minus 6 and 12.
But you won't have other channels in addition to that.

I've tried to figure out a way to get around Cablevision's Cablebox requirement, but its very difficult.
I am thinking on switching to Verizon Fios.
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I am thinking on switching to Verizon Fios.
thats what my dad is considering too at home
I believe he pays $160 a month for 2 Boxes (1 DVR, 1 normal HD) and his movie channels lol
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