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post #7171 of 7175 Old 07-18-2017, 10:11 PM
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Usually your monthly subscription fee like Tivo pays for guide data, but Moxi rolled that fee into the purchase price.

So the question ever since Arris stopped supporting Moxi is how long Arris (or now Espial I guess?) will pay Tribune the fee so Moxi can keep sending out the guide data to customers they make no money from now.

Guide data could be switched off any minute for no reason. It's always been provided as a courtesy since Moxi ended.

Could be tomorrow or next year. It's entirely out of our control.
Note that Tribune doesn't even own the data anymore. Nielsen bought Gracenote from Tribune for $560 million. Tribune no longer has any data to sell. If guide data is still being provided, it is because Nielsen is now supplying the old contracts.
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For those of you with Comcast, Charter, etc. cable Tv service, check the back of your Moxi DVR's and you will notice a CableCard slot. A CableCard will decrypt non-QAM channels now that most cable companies have gone to a scrambled digital signal which forces you to rent their cable box. A CableCard will allow you to use your Moxi DVR as a cable box, so you no longer need the cable company's box to watch TV.

CableCards are supplied by your cable company and will usually rent from $2 to $4 per month depending on your cable company. Don't bother purchasing your own CableCard from eBay because your cable company won't activate it unless it's obtained from them. If they allowed you to own your own card they wouldn't be able to get any rental income.
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Huh?

How do you think we got this far? Outside of the USB analog dongle, which very few used, a cablecard is essential for receiving digital cable on a Moxi. Most cablecos started locking down clear QAM signals a few years ago so you couldn't even use it as a recording device without one.


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