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I have digital + HD package + DVR through Charter. I also rent the HDDVR STB for about $8/month (it's a moto DCT6412, I think).


Do I have to rent it? Between the DVR charge ($15) and the STB rental ($8) it seems like the box would quickly pay for itself. I also can't mod a box I don't own.


I see them on ebay all the time, but will Charter activate one or is it a scam?


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Originally Posted by kastnna /forum/post/12979691


I see them on ebay all the time, but will Charter activate one or is it a scam?


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No, Charter will not activate a suscriber owned box.


There was a point in time that some US cablecos required purchase of HD boxes and I believe this still occurs quite often in Canada. The ones on ebay could be from that type of situation, but are more than likely just stolen.


The box rental of $8 is not too bad when you consider the boxes may be in the $400-$500 price range. Thats 5-6 years to break even on a new one.
 
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