Originally Posted by Ratman
IMO... call Comcast. Get your digital upgrade. Have them address/resolve all issues and concerns with cabling and/or hookups.
If necessary, contact the HOA to work with you and Comcast to get the installation performed properly and any retrofitting back to code... and your satisfaction.
I'd also take a guess that your neighbor has been getting "free" cable on your dime.
Heh, our previous mayor that lives in a condo here got in trouble for stealing cable once, so who knows. The thing is, the owners don't live in the unit next door, only renters, so with people coming and going, you'd think a new renter would wonder what's going on if the cable was working for free, unless the owners said they are paying for it.
When I moved in, the renters next door continued to live there for 6 years or so. A nice quiet family lived, no noise, arguing, zero problems, but they left to buy a home. Nice people that would say hi, even helped when I dropped something when caring things to a dumpster.
Slightly off topic,
but a nightmare starts after they left. The new neighbors moved in, dirt bags, they lied to the owners. A neighbor heard the owner banging on the door calling them that, that they did not pay the PG&E gas bill, and they'd come back to take the fridge away. Eventually they had no gas, no power, fridge, all you saw at night were candles, which freaked me out, a fire could start, and I have a hole in the firewall. A small child lived there. They smoked too, which had a strong smell enter my bedroom, making me wonder about that hole in the attic. Then they started to run a gas generator in the patio, putting a fumy gas smell in the air if my window was open, running all day with constant noise. Then they were caught running an extension cord to the other neighbors outlet. Supposedly at a final court hearing the renter showed up with crutches, but stormed out fast when she was told by the judge that their time was up there. Don't think they even had power to run a tv to watch cable.
Anyway, the next renters were two younger guys, they decided to get two little dogs, a chihuahua and pit bull. They were kept in the patio all the time, crapping there, barking too much. They smoked, but only outside and closing my window was enough to solve that. Don't think there was a decline in cable quality or HD signal then. Less than a year, they leave suddenly.
Now the new people, questionable looking, smoke way too much causing my condo to smell bad, yelling and cussing at children, which are up all night disturbing my roommate, the adults arguing often at 2 am with sudden slams against the wall that startle you. They may have running tvs, but if it were hooked to my cable, would that cause my signal to weaken to where the HD stations break up or not detected anymore?
I tell you, I don't know what to think, a lot of these characters seem like they wouldn't ask questions if they were getting free cable after moving in. I'll setup something with Comcast soon, and call the Home Owner's Association about the wall, but I fear they'll only think of their interest and say it's not their problem to fix and say goodbye with no further suggestions or answers about codes and such.