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Old 09-13-2013, 10:54 PM   #1
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Did I get trolled?

Not really sure what to make of what happened in this thread

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=508967


and it looks like the OP isn't coming back to say.

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Old 09-14-2013, 01:54 AM   #2
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Not really sure what to make of what happened in this thread

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=508967


and it looks like the OP isn't coming back to say.

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I didn't see the OP but to a degree you called them a thief. I may be a thief but I don't like being called one. First step in the alcoholic in denial handbook...
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:40 AM   #3
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Some people can't handle the truth. OTOH, if the OP canceled his cable and it was still active, I don't see that as theft of service but rather ineptitude on the part of the cable company. If the signal is still being transmitted over the cable then I see it as a freebie and not theft of service. It's on the cable company to make sure the signal is no longer active.

Since the OP scrubbed his initial post I don't have all of the details, but I assume he simply left the cable connected and discovered he was still getting reception. Theft of service would imply that he went out of his way to receive cable that he wasn't paying for, which may or may not be the case.

Frankly, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:57 AM   #4
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The OP in the quoted thread was asking why his Tivo was not picking up a signal when his TV could. Your first response was to call him a thief when that had nothing to do with the OP's question. You weren't trolled. You were called out for unnecessary and unsolicited commentary.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:22 AM   #5
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You were called out for unnecessary and unsolicited commentary.
Unsolicited, maybe, but unnecessary? Really?

If the OP had been asking for himself, that's one thing, but the guy was allegedly asking on behalf of his parents. I might have answered the technical question first and then asked if his parents understood that the cable company would see this as theft of service, because it's their TiVo.

If the parents want to take the risk, that's their problem. But I wouldn't want to put my parents in the situation where they'd call the cable company to complain about a lost signal, only to get in trouble for ripping off the cable company. There are cheap tiers of service for channels that low in the lineup, so if the cable was necessary, and it were my parents, I would find some way to pay for it.

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Old 09-14-2013, 11:05 AM   #6
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Not really sure what to make of what happened in this thread

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=508967


and it looks like the OP isn't coming back to say.

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Who cares? Get over yourself.
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:30 PM   #7
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:31 PM   #8
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Since the OP scrubbed his initial post I don't have all of the details,
The entirety of the OP was quote by unitron in his response.
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:16 PM   #9
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They guy didn't understand the futility of trying to pick up a channel with a decimal in the number on a Series 2, so I figured he probably didn't have a lot of knowledge in the area in general, including the laws involved, which aren't really widely publicized or discussed in general society.

It was also so he'd understand why I wasn't going to tell him how to get an unpaid for cable channel on the TiVo.

And if it's a local chanel for them, they can get it off the air with a converter and feed it to the TiVo a lot more easily than getting it from the cable anyway, I would think.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:07 PM   #10
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S if the OP canceled his cable and it was still active, I don't see that as theft of service but rather ineptitude on the part of the cable company. If the signal is still being transmitted over the cable then I see it as a freebie and not theft of service. It's on the cable company to make sure the signal is no longer active.

Since the OP scrubbed his initial post I don't have all of the details, but I assume he simply left the cable connected and discovered he was still getting reception. Theft of service would imply that he went out of his way to receive cable that he wasn't paying for, which may or may not be the case.
In most states the law for Cable TV states roughly that you have to notify the cable company that you wish to subscribe to Cable TV and then receive permission in writing from the cable company to access the service. The fact that the cable company didn't disconnect the service isn't a defense. Most of the time they will just make the person pay for the service they used for free, which could be quite a bit of money, depending on the duration of the unauthorized use and the monthly rate they will charge.
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