As it turns out, it’s 100 percent OK to supply your OWN cable box or DVR and eliminate those expenses!
At sites like Cableboxandmodem.com, you can buy your own replacement cable box for $120, which pays for itself in 16 months.
Or a combination cable box/DVR for $200.
Can I purchase my own Comcast cable box?
Yes. You can purchase your own device or DVR available from a legitimate retailer and-or authorized reseller in the United States. Any customer owned device (above) would need to be activated via a Comcast-supplied cable card.
Can I buy my own cable box for optimum?
You can obtain a certified cable box from Optimum. You may also purchase a certified CableCARD- compatible device, such as a TiVo, available through retail stores in the United States, to receive certain of Optimum’s digital cable services.
Can you buy a cable box instead of renting?
The FCC requires that cable companies allow their customers to buy routers/modems and set-top boxes instead of renting them from the cable company, but you’ll want to take into consideration how long you plan on using the equipment and what the company’s rental fees are when deciding whether to buy or rent.
How much does a cable box cost?
Among other increases, the broadcast TV surcharge will rise to $9.95 from $8.85 a month, and the monthly fee for a set-top box will jump to $7.50 from $6.99. It was that last charge that got my attention — and got me thinking about the economics involved. How much do cable boxes actually cost?