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Chuck01's avatar
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Cox cable box

I am being charged $8.50 a month for a cox cable box receiver.  I live in Las Vegas and cox is switching over to digital in September and we will need to rent the cox mini box for all other TVs.  Being I don't use the features of cox cable box receiver, can I turn it into cox and just go with the cox mini box for all TVs for $2.99 each month?

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  • Karen_R's avatar
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  • Bruce's avatar
    Honored Contributor III

    You can swap boxes to control your monthly bill.  If you're currently under a contract, such as a Price Lock Guarantee, you'll incur a penalty for "lowering" your services.  I'd wait until that contract expires before swapping.

    Also, there are some limitations with the mini box, such as channels.  If you have the Advanced TV package or subscribe to a premium channel, you can't watch those with a mini box.

  • AZ_Cassidy's avatar
    New Contributor

    You can't just have the mini box.  You have to have a bigger $8/mo receiver before you can have an additional $2.99 digital receiver.  And all of those receiver renders your TV useless and makes it a monitor only.  And the COX tuners are slower than your TV tuner.

  • AllenP's avatar
    Valued Contributor

    AZ_Cassidy, what do you mean by "all of those receiver renders your TV useless and makes it a monitor only"?  How is your TV useless?  Do you mean it disables any smart tv functions?  If so, no it doesn't, any Cox box, mini or full, has no effect on the smart functions of your tv.  If you only mean two way communication with Cox head end, you are correct.  Any channel, like on demand, requiring two way will not work with the minibox and require a full digital receiver.