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Gotta cable problem

Discussion in 'General' started by Master of Squirrel-fu, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Master of Squirrel-fu

    Master of Squirrel-fu Judging You Internally Moderator

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    Okay, first off I want to ask you to hold your judgments until you read through the whole thing.

    I gotta problem with my cable. Namely I don't have any anymore. The place I live at only has a single provider. Now normally this wouldn't be a problem, I would just pay for them to install it. Sadly this is where it gets complicated. As it turns out my cable was... hot. At first I had no idea of this, since I was not the one who paid for it in the first place, but learned later and didn't want to rock the boat. I mean what could I do, there was only one provider and if I ratted it out than I might lose all the cable permanently anyway. So we kept it on like that and just recently it went out, I figure the cable company had finally found it out.

    Right now I'm at a loss for what to do. Do I call them up and ask them to turn it on right? Will they even do that? Will they charge more? Will they get all smug and rub it in my face before calling the cops? Hell, do they even keep track of this sorta thing and if they do do they put them on the black list? I really want my cable back... :'(
     
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  2. Biigoh

    Biigoh Moderator

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    *sweatdrops* @_@

    That is a mighty conundrum....
     
  3. Fallenblades643

    Fallenblades643 Canned food pls?

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    I'd say give it a month or two, maybe three to be safe. Then, well, just purchase a plan. If they ask, well, it wasn't you Squirrel, you don't really know anything about cable and electronics.
     
  4. GoC

    GoC Know what you're doing yet?

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    What does "hot" cable mean?
     
  5. Biigoh

    Biigoh Moderator

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    Illegal Cable TV
     
  6. R.A.G.

    R.A.G. Versed in the lewd.

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    For now I would do as fallen suggested. But no need to miss all your shows, you can still watch them online on the company websites.
     
  7. croaker

    croaker Contract? I'll let you pet mah belly.

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    Waitaminute, were you getting stuff like HBO, or just your run of the mill local channels? Where do you live?
     
  8. Himura

    Himura IRL Enthusiast

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    Just average shitty cable. But it was enough.
     
  9. croaker

    croaker Contract? I'll let you pet mah belly.

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    Then, it depends on where you live, and whether your hot cable was on a descrambling box (like this)

    [​IMG]

    or not. If it was on the box, you might have some trouble, especially in Massachusetts. If it was just a cable plugged into the wall, you will be fine if you don't mention anything. If they ask? Just say you decided to switch from Netflix or something. If you are in the US or Canada.

    Hell, just get Netflix and high speed Internet if you can. At least 2.5mbps if you want to get Netflix.
     
  10. EnderofWorlds

    EnderofWorlds Versed in the lewd.

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    Wait...do you and Squirrely live together?

    Huh, learn something new everyday...
     
  11. Himura

    Himura IRL Enthusiast

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    Neighbors.
     
  12. Master of Squirrel-fu

    Master of Squirrel-fu Judging You Internally Moderator

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    Oh you~
    Himura's just being koi.
     
  13. useless101

    useless101 Doing Nothing, Nothing Doing.

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    I've actually been in this situation before.

    I just called them up to make myself their new customer, didn't mention I'd been stealing cable, and they sent out a guy to hook it up.

    After about fifteen minutes of futzing around the guy came up and told me flat out.

    "It looks like you're already wired in, but not on the books."

    "So I could of been watching cable this whole time, and for free?" I asked him. "Damn, now I feel dumb."

    "Well no, it actually wouldn't have worked."

    "Oh, well that makes me feel better about it. Thanks."

    Never heard anything else about it.

    Edit: I did unplug the cable from the TV and pull it out, and into the wall first.
     
  14. nick012000

    nick012000 Versed in the lewd.

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    Don't admit anything; anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law, if they decide to press charges. Just buy a plan, and get them to come out and install it.
     
  15. Himura

    Himura IRL Enthusiast

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    This one is most definitely not a fish.
     
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