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Old 2007-10-01, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default classic cable vs HDTV

Classic cable: 53$
HDTV: 64$

Basically for just a extra 11$ you get:
-Digital TV (extra channels, time shifting (and music?))
-HD Basic and HD Plus (at least 10 HD channels)

Seems like that 11$ gives you a lot more... Am I missing something...

Also HD basic alone is 55$... so basically for 2$ more a month I could get digital and HD basic... seems like I am being ripped off....

What it comes down to: If you got the terminal, who in there right mind would go for classic cable? Is this a marketing ploy?
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Old 2007-10-02, 01:40 AM   #2
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Yeah, but you need the HD terminal at $448 for the basic unit to into the HD game.
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Old 2007-10-02, 03:47 AM   #3
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well I am looking at one of those 150$ ones on ebay :P
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Old 2007-10-02, 07:07 AM   #4
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Make sure there is no balance on the account
And that your provider will activate the receiver before you pay
You can get some great deals online, but sometimes the buyer gets screwed
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Old 2007-10-02, 05:22 PM   #5
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why no balance?

I got like 400$ balance on it because a student promotion...
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Old 2007-10-02, 05:36 PM   #6
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He means that there is no balance owing by the seller on the cable box
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Old 2007-10-02, 10:40 PM   #7
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Why? Dont I just tell shaw I purchased the terminal?

Besides, how could you check how the owenr has any balance on there account :P
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Old 2007-10-03, 07:24 AM   #8
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What they mean, is sometimes people sell boxes that they do not own...meaning they rent them from their cable co - or rent to own, and if you buy a box which has money oweing on it or not owned by that individual you will end up with the bill or have the box taken away because it wasn't physically owned. That's why they say call ahead and get the GI or M number on the bottom of the box before you buy it so you can call Shaw to check to see if they will activate it or not.

Alot of boxes coming out of the US may not be activated or you may have a very hard time getting to activate here in Canada just because that is the policy of Shaw.

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Old 2007-10-03, 09:29 AM   #9
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As far as the US boxes, ive read up on that... apparently if you get a 2005, you just tell them you got a 2000...

As for the stolen box problem... how can that possible work? Shaw doesn't rent those boxes, and even if they did, they couldn't pawn of a bill on some random person (and im sure any judge would agree :P)
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Old 2007-10-03, 10:20 AM   #10
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We already have a thread on activating outside STBs:

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