[mythtv-users] My falling out with comcast: they're "banning" direct connections

Tom Bongiorno two.bits.11 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 20:57:54 UTC 2012

On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 4:00 PM, Ben Kamen <bkamen at benjammin.net> wrote:

> On 2012-09-13 2:56 PM, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 6:40 PM, Wes Hardaker <wjhns176 at hardakers.net>
>> wrote:
>> ......
>>> So, I turned on both TVs with the same result: one could,
>>> one couldn't.
>>>    "Ok sir, please unplug the cable from your box".
>>> To which I replied:
>>>    "I don't have a box.  There are only basic local channels, so the
>>>    cable goes directly into the TVs"
>>> Pause...
>>>    "Oh, that has been banned and you are no longer authorized to do that.
>>>    You need converters or set-top boxes.  We can send you D2A converters
>>>    if you like, or you can rent set-top boxes".
>> I suspect this lack of CSR training has lost Comcast a customer
>> which they did not have to loose.  Some re-training may be in order.
>> On the other hand, not being tied to the cable can have advantages.
> Absolutely. You should be contacting the office manager and informing them
> of this horridly combative and offensive language.
> It was an example of CSR at its worst.
>  -Ben
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I agree that the CSR was both wrong and confused.  The amount of
misinformation given by a Comcast CSR is astounding.

That said, this part of your story confuses me:

"Then, about 2 weeks ago all my records of local channels 3 and 10 stopped
recording.  And the main TV also couldn't show them, but a
secondary (older but still digital) could."

Did you rescan for channels?

What is the difference in the type and connection of the main and secondary

If one digital tuner can get it, then they all can get it.  I apologize if
I missed something.

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