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Can you bring your cable box to your neighbor's house to watch premium channels?

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12/14/2006

Legally, no. However, technically it will depend on the technology that your cable company is running. Larger companies send signals directly to the cable box that allow or disallow specific channels. Smaller companies may have filters installed at your (their) address that allow specific channels to come through the outlets in the home. It's worth a try - but myself and FAQFarm don't endorse any type of illegal activities. Also note that the more up-to-date cable boxes have a unique address associated with them. They use the cable outlet to communicate the box ID with cable company, so they'll know what box is trying to receive a signal at an unauthorized address once it is powered up.