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Hi, I tried to cancel Cox Cable today and go to Direct Tv. Cox told me they would put a filter on and I wouldn't be able to have any other TV. Is this info correct. Thanks for any input:confused:
 
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Hi, I tried to cancel Cox Cable today and go to Direct Tv. Cox told me they would put a filter on and I wouldn't be able to have any other TV. Is this info correct. Thanks for any input:confused:

They're full of crap. Tell them if they touch your DirecTV system, you'll sue them.

Oh, and :welcome to Satelliteguys.us
 
Big Dawg 23

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They're full of crap. Tell them if they touch your DirecTV system, you'll sue them.

Oh, and :welcome to Satelliteguys.us


I am assuming the filter they are referring to is a data only trap on your coaxial in from the Cox line. The filter only allows to have HSI and Phone(assuming you have that). It is the only way for Cox to prevent the basic channels from being broadcast to the home.

I moved to D* on Nov. 1. Previously to that I had Charter Triple Play. I have dropped the cable but kept Phone and HSI. I cancelled on Nov. 3 on Nov. 4 they came out and installed a data filter only trap on my line.
 
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All I can do is echo what these guys are saying. I went to satellite a year and a half ago from comcast and they put the filter on so you can't receive their service anymore. That is the only way they can stop you from taking their service, satellite service is a completely different type.
 
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Hi, I tried to cancel Cox Cable today and go to Direct Tv. Cox told me they would put a filter on and I wouldn't be able to have any other TV. Is this info correct. Thanks for any input:confused:

Like Big Dawg said, they will put a filter on your line so that you cannot get the clear qam channels for free. You will still be able to get their HSI or phone service. It will have nothing to do with Directv, who would install their own lines.
 
gadgtfreek

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All the installer has to do is tap into the line after their crap, which isnt hard. They cant control the cables inside YOUR home.
 
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When I was getting Cox installed after 12 years the contractor for Cox who runs the new lines almost got sued by Dish Network because the contractor ran the new COX line to Dish Network's Box (where everything for Dish Network comes together). This after I told Cox the day before that all this stuff goes to Dish Network.

The only reason this nearly happened was because I had an issue with Dish Network, and an installer came out, and noticed the line from Cox..

It took two weeks to get a new line dropped again by Cox even after Dish network gave Cox a buzz.
 

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