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Old 04-25-2012, 02:21 PM   #16
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Re: Anybody know how to hook up their own cable?

i'm here to fix deine cable
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:26 PM   #17
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I've had time warner cable for 20 years. they are expensive and use ****ty DVRs, but they always show up on time and fix problems quickly, i dunno what problems people have with the service.
Depends a lot on the locality. It took them months to diagnose what was making my internet cut out, and they basically refused to put a new modem in. What do you know, it was a bad modem.

Dropped them for Uverse, now get good service.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:30 PM   #18
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I always had way more issues with Comcast than Time Warner fwiw. Makes time warner seem totally awesome by comparison. Comcast has been a nightmare in a couple of places I've lived.

I was accused of stealing cable one time. Hadn't paid my bill and they evidently intended to shut it off and somebody from their crew reported that they did. They must have done the wrong house though because I never had a problem. A month later they are calling me and accusing me of cutting whatever thing in the box outside they put on to block the cable and that they were going to file federal charges against me. I had no idea Wtf they were talking about but they were really mad at me for going into the box in the apartment complex and stealing the cable somehow. They has the logs from the guy saying it had been done but since I was still getting cable that proved messed with it.

They were pretty reluctant to believe that their own engineer could have messed up somehow. All I could say was that I had no what they were talking about.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:30 PM   #19
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Look through neighbors' windows, and see if they have cable boxes. If they do, break in when they're not home. Watch cable. Otherwise you're SOL for 12 days.

There are lots of things that need to happen for your cable to start working (mostly on their office end). It's not like a gas pump, where they leave a few drops in the pump and you can drink it. The only exception to this is if the previous tenant accidentally left the cable hooked up. To test if this is the case, grab one of the cable wires, plug it into the outlet, and plug into your TV. If it works, you hit the lottery, if it doesn't use my first or second piece of advice.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:37 PM   #20
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When I recently had my Comcast hooked up, I was slightly surprised that when I just hooked up the existing cable to my TV, I got a lot of the basic cable channels like USA, ESPN, MTV, etc. Of course, a couple days later they sent a guy to hook up my box (which looks more like a radar detector than a box), and then I got all the channels, but trying this might tide you over for those two weeks before they get to you.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:00 PM   #21
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That's the lottery method.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:08 PM   #22
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When I recently had my Comcast hooked up, I was slightly surprised that when I just hooked up the existing cable to my TV, I got a lot of the basic cable channels like USA, ESPN, MTV, etc. Of course, a couple days later they sent a guy to hook up my box (which looks more like a radar detector than a box), and then I got all the channels, but trying this might tide you over for those two weeks before they get to you.
Yeah that radar looking thing is a digital adapter. Makes it so you can get the channels without needing a "box".
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:14 PM   #23
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Re: Anybody know how to hook up their own cable?

It's my job to buzzkill here, but please nobody post openly about ways to steal cable and what not.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:43 PM   #24
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... but please nobody post openly about ways to steal cable and what not.
OP's not wanting to steal cable service. He's merely inquiring if expedited service is available.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:16 PM   #25
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It's my job to buzzkill here, but please nobody post openly about ways to steal cable and what not.
Lol, sorry wasnt trying to steal it. I called TW 3 times today because somebody told me depending on what customer service rep you talk to they can expedite connection. On the third call they said the can send someone out tomorrow so thankfully I won't have to wait.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:44 PM   #26
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I had a cable modem when I moved in an apartment once. I plugged it in to see what would happen. A cable company screen came up and told me to call them to turn on service. Called up and they instantly turned on my service. The place already had cable TV so this might not always work.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:56 PM   #27
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Lol, sorry wasnt trying to steal it. I called TW 3 times today because somebody told me depending on what customer service rep you talk to they can expedite connection. On the third call they said the can send someone out tomorrow so thankfully I won't have to wait.
I like this. Pretty sure they keep call logs and it wasn't that the third person happened to be nice, you just proved the adage that the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:06 AM   #29
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I had a cable modem when I moved in an apartment once. I plugged it in to see what would happen. A cable company screen came up and told me to call them to turn on service. Called up and they instantly turned on my service. The place already had cable TV so this might not always work.
Yeah, apartments often just keep the cable on and basically just change the name on the account, so sometimes you can still get some channels before actually signing up.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:13 AM   #30
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Re: Anybody know how to hook up their own cable?

My old house had a small locked orange box in the front yard that Cox cable used. The owner planted a palm tree to close to it and it got big and crushed open the box. To hook up cable for either me or my neighbors house all you had to do was screw in the connection. I didnt do it cuz I figured it wasnt worth the jail time since all that got you was the basic channels, since you still needed a box to get all the good channels.

At my old apartment it was the same thing, there was this huge panel box outside that the cable guy would just open, jumper a connection, then come in and talk to you like a 5 year old about how the cable box works. I told him he could just leave it and id hook it up since im not a moron and that way he wouldnt be late for his next appointment like he was for this one (not really, but thats what I should have said).
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