I doubt it. I think it is more a security blanket, allowing them to sleep at night, knowing that you haven't activated 200 rogue boxes for all of your friends and family. It doesn't really prevent signal theft, but it makes them feel better about minimizing the potential for it.
I'm willing to set up the box but not activate it, I DO NOT want another 2 yr commitment. I'm OK w/ OTA only since I have a number of channels and REALLY want to watch 24 in HD. If anyone can say for sure, that'd be great.
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