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I had to unplug my large contour box to put in a new media cabinet. When I restarted it, my smaller "client box" in another room, stopped working. It kept telling me to tighten the connections and I've done that but I get an error message every time I reboot it. I've traded the box in for a new one and am having the same problem. I switched out the HDMI cable and the HDMI port on my television. I've done all the simple fixes but nothing is working. Can the large contour box be keeping the client box from working?
If a customer subscribes to DVR service... - Host and client could be same make and model of cable-box - Host would have DVR service - Client would not have DVR serviceThis makes sense because a host needs to provide a service to a client
If a customer doesn't subscribe to DVR service... - Any make and model of cable-box would be standalone - Mini is a make and model - Mini is a standaloneHowever, a Mini can't be a client because it's standalone? Hmm?
If this is all true (a Mini can't be a client), it's not because it's standalone...we've already established any make and model could be standalone...it's probably because a Mini can't assume a client profile.
If a Mini...with its cheaper rental fee...can't assume a client profile, yes, I smell a "business plan."
If your vintage clock radio has a boot program to manage its various modules, yes, you rebooted it. However, although both are electronic devices, a clock radio has no instruction-set other than a few manually-set gates to support a few outputs. A Mini, however, has a boot program, a microcontroller and an OS to process user inputs and manage various outputs; therefore, you can reboot it to reset its instruction-set. If you unplug a clock radio, it'll blink 12:00 AM until you manually reset its logic. Not all electronic devices are computers but all computers are electronic devices.
I'm glad you can still concentrate on your TV programs while your lights are flickering, electronics are recycling and TV is flashing. One less clock to "reboot," huh?
Ha-ha...I do only listen to Music Choice! However, now Bluesound finally supports SiriusXM, I think my Cable TV days are numbered.
Since you only listen to "Music Choice", you should swap out your Contour 2 box for a mini-box and save yourself some money. But before you do that, ask Cox if you can have your Contour 2 box be setup to host a mini-box, just to see what they say.
Should I do this via chat bot?
I said a mini-box is a stand-alone box and a mini-box can't be a client. (It would be illogical for a single cable box to be both). But I didn't say the reason a mini-box can't be a client is because it's a stand-alone box. A mini-box can't be a client because it doesn't have the capability to communicate with another cable box (Contour). That's the same reason a mini-box is always stand-alone.
Here's what Cox had to say.
Me: Can a mini-box be setup as a client to a Contour host? With your permission, I'd like to post your reply in the TV Forum.
Cox: "What we refer to as a minibox https://www.cox.com/residential/tv/learn/cox-tv-overview.html is a low-cost cable box allowing customers to receive standard Cox tv service with a simple guide. These boxes are not capable of 2-way communications. They are only able to receive signals from us they cannot send info back or communicate with our contour boxes. This prevents them from accessing on-demand content and some premium services and channels that are on contour boxes. Your welcome to share any of this information".