Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo

DTV Locals/Adelphia


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
6 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   JAMHRR

JAMHRR

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 103 posts
Joined: Apr 12, 2002

Posted 24 June 2002 - 12:13 PM

When DTV turns on Buffalo Locals I want to cut my cable line so that the "so called" cable technician doesn't cut any of my satellite lines.
(The cable and satellite lines are close to each other)

Will the cable company "Adelphia" be upset that I cut the line that comes into my house?

Thanks.

...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#2 OFFLINE   AJ2086

AJ2086

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 360 posts
Joined: Jun 01, 2002

Posted 24 June 2002 - 06:00 PM

They shouldnt its your house and your wires. Thats like if you go and cut your power line cause you've gone solar. They shouldnt care.
AJ

XM Customer Since: 12/28/02
D* Customer Since: 2/6/03
Tivo User Since: 11/12/03

#3 OFFLINE   Snopple

Snopple

    Cool Member

  • Registered
  • 27 posts
Joined: Apr 21, 2002

Posted 25 June 2002 - 08:19 AM

I think Adelphia might be a little upset if you cut their lines. Not only are you possibly endangering yourself by cutting a live wire, you could have some legal problems. That line coming from the telephone pole to your house is property of Adelphia Communications.

Besides, if you want to end your relationship with Adelphia, you'll have to call and cancel your service. Or they'll continue to bill you. When you cancel, they'll send a tech out who'll open the sealed box on the side of your house. Any wire he cuts will be inside that box. There's virtually no chance of them cutting you satellite lines.

Anybody have a date for the Buffalo locals yet? Their press release said "midyear." Well, it's mid year. How much advance notice did the other DMA's receive before their locals were activated?

#4 OFFLINE   Neil Derryberry

Neil Derryberry

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 2,014 posts
Joined: Mar 23, 2002

Posted 25 June 2002 - 08:28 AM

I had Adelphia cable when I moved into my house 3 years ago... when I cut it off for Dish, I disconnected the cable and pulled it out of their box, and subsequently used that box for my Dish equipment. When I called them to cancel, I told them that I had disconnected the cable coming up from the street, so the tech did all his disco work at the street... didn't touch my stuff. Of course, YMMV.
Neil Derryberry, WD4NET
neil dot derryberry at gmail dot com

#5 Guest__*

Guest__*
  • Guests
Joined: --

Posted 25 June 2002 - 06:15 PM

when Adelphia came to disconnect my line after i switched to dish, they opened the box at my house, on my property and randomly cut about 6 lines (5 more that they "owned") ... essentially they were aggressive vandals who were mad that another of their golden calves had escaped ... IF YOU ALLOW THEM TO DISCONNECT YOU, DO NOT LET THEM OUT OF YOUR SIGHT.

George Wilkinson
Yorba Linda, Ca

#6 OFFLINE   Steve Mehs

Steve Mehs

    Hall Of Fame

  • Banned User
  • 11,499 posts
Joined: Mar 21, 2002

Posted 25 June 2002 - 06:59 PM

When we got canceled TW cable and got E* 4 years ago, all TW did was shut off our service, they never came to the house. Snopple, no concrete date set for Buffalo locals on D*. Adelphia may be moving out of buffalo, this moring on the radio they said that it is quite possable, and a new cable company may take over the Adelphia areas, but its doubtful Time Warner will expand. I head this info, this moring on THE EDGE, so take it FWIW.
Friends Don't Let Friends Subscribe To: Verizon Landline, Verizon DSL, Verizon Fios Phone, Verizon Fios Broadband, Verizon Fios TV, Verizon Wireless or Verizion Wireless Mobile Broadband
Keep America Beautiful, Ban Verizon From Your Home!
Down With Verizon!

#7 OFFLINE   dlsnyder

dlsnyder

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 258 posts
Joined: Apr 24, 2002

Posted 27 June 2002 - 01:56 PM

Adelphia was working on a system upgrade in my neighborhood just before all the trouble started in April. We have underground service in my area and when the contractor was upgrading the wiring on our street he hooked up my house (we had been cable-free for five years). When I found out about it I called the local office and the CR rep thanked me for being so honest. They disconnected me without incident the following Monday.

Of course when my next door neighbor was actually stealing cable service about four years ago I called about that too and they never came out. Go figure.




Protected By... spam firewall...And...