Originally Posted by nbaj2k
I called back, got a different story. But they are saying a cable literally has to be run from the main DVR to the other box so that they can share recordings? I would have thought this could just run over the existing coax. They have to put a hole in the wall and run a wire from the main box upstairs. That just doesn't sound right. So if I wanted to share the DVR with 3 different rooms, 3 different wires would need to be run all from the main box to the different rooms?
Call again and talk to another person for better clarification per my info below:
As long as you have a cable entry point "dedicated" to your rental unit
where there is an existing splitter that feeds your living room and bedroom from there
, then you are okay. The filter trap is put just before the splitter where the existing cable enters the unit.
However, if the apartment complex is setup to feed multiple apartment units from a single common splitter (which is common in condos and apartments), then yes Comast will need to weed your system out from your neighbors by running new coax from the main DVR to your bedroom and also to any other rooms that you want on the AnyRoom service ..... Unfortunately, that's just "the way it is" (as the late Walter Cronkite used to say).
Your only other option is to move to a different complex that is wired independently for each unit or a house, etc.