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Old 06-29-2010, 09:32 AM
grant516
 
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I'm looking at getting Time Warner, and it appears they charge $9 per standard cable box?!

Do you -need- a cable box to watch their TV, or just for it's features and extended channels?

Any better alternatives than paying $109 a month for cable & internet?.. know it includes phone but I don't need that.

Thanks for any advice. I've been spoiled with the FIOS lately, which isn't in my area.
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:54 AM
 
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If you want cable channels then yes you will need to have the cable box. Have you checked out their bundles? If thats the only one they have then that MAY be your only option.

Im hoping to move out of my parents apartment soon, and the building im hoping to get into has FiOS ! I cant wait..im sick of Time Warner
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:07 AM
 
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I'm looking at getting Time Warner, and it appears they charge $9 per standard cable box?!

Do you -need- a cable box to watch their TV, or just for it's features and extended channels?

Any better alternatives than paying $109 a month for cable & internet?.. know it includes phone but I don't need that.

Thanks for any advice. I've been spoiled with the FIOS lately, which isn't in my area.
Those monthly cable box rental fees sure add up if you have multiple boxes at home. Thing is if the box stops working,they will exchange it for free no questions asked.

You can't buy a digital cable box from somewhere else and use it for TWC. There once was a time where you could buy an analog cable box from an outside source and get all the premium channels,just have to pay for basic service. Just another way that the cable company makes money from you.
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:33 PM
 
Location: NYC & NJ
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Check if RCN is in your area. Either way, get on the phone and negotiate
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Old 06-29-2010, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Just found out today those cable boxes also suck up quite a bit of electricity. Yet another way they scr** you...
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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my time warner bill averages 170 a month for 3 HD boxes, internet and phone (which i use as a fax line) needless to say i am getting raped. just another joy for living in the greatest city in the world. BTW i have no premium channels, which would prolly push it to the $200 mark.
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:27 AM
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bah. might want to pass on the tv then.
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:27 AM
 
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my time warner bill averages 170 a month for 3 HD boxes, internet and phone (which i use as a fax line) needless to say i am getting raped. just another joy for living in the greatest city in the world. BTW i have no premium channels, which would prolly push it to the $200 mark.
$170 and no premium channels???????? That's a rip!!
Just when I thought Cablevision was a joke.....
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Old 07-02-2010, 05:03 AM
 
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All you need is a decent computer, and you have your TV, Cable, and Internet right there. Why pay them when you really don't have to?
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:35 PM
 
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Default Digital Antenna

Why even pay for cable? If you connect a digital antenna to your TV you can get more channels than you might think for FREE. Since NY is a major metropolitan area, I would guess there are 40 channels or so available. Anyone out there know if that is the case?
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