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Comcast Cable bill item question

Old 09-13-2015, 05:44 AM
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Not my question , but I don't mind paying my power bill but the cable bill always seems not worth it.
Anyway, I get a charge for
"additional Outlet Digital Adapter $3.00 a month."

Is this the little cigarette pack sized adapter on my old style TV (that I never use?
Is it a charge for 'HAVING THAT ON MY CIRCUIT"

OR IS IT A CHARGE FOR THE RENTAL OF THE ADAPTER, AND IF THATS WHAT IT IS, (RENTAL) CAN YOU Buy these things elsewhere and not pay the rent?

I find the whole bill confusing, maybe its on purpose.
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Old 09-13-2015, 05:49 AM
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Essentially it is a charge for rental of the adapter, but IIRC it is intentionally vague due to some FCC regulations.

Found this on one of the comcast FAQs. They are encrypting the signal in most if not all areas now, as far as I know you'll have to have the box no matter what. Funny story, they sent me one and I immediately mailed it back, the next month my bill went UP $30 as apparently I had a "combo deal" of internet+TV, and by sending the box back I automatically removed the TV from my service.

Does any other Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) client retail device (for example, Apple TV) work with a Comcast DTA?
No. Currently, there are no DLNA client retail devices available for purchase that are compatible with Comcast DTAs.
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Old 09-13-2015, 06:19 AM
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You pay rental on every adapter, you can buy them yourselves. When we inquired, the lady at Comcast told us exactly what to buy. Funny about the bill going up $30, IIRC correctly the cost of buying the adapter is about $30.

Kinda like court costs, every time I have contested a ticket, haven't lost yet, they always dismiss it if I agree to pay court costs, which always seems to be the cost of the ticket.
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Old 09-13-2015, 07:54 AM
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I've always wondered what fraction of the cable bill goes to operating the cable system itself vs. paying license fees to the various program content providers, like FX, HBO, etc.

Our local (little) cable company drops and adds channels frequently, whenever the content providers want to play hardball on license fees.
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:59 AM
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As said, adapter. I kept seeing same charge for about a year and never questioned it, just too busy to screw around with those idiots so one day I called and low and behold, I turned those in and they had it documented. I got a couple of months free service which I basically paid for upfront. They are the worst.
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