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Motorola Dct700/us Digital Cable Converter

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  • * Supports services such as an EPG,IPPV and VOA
  • * Reclaims bandwidth allocated to analog channels * Combats analog piracy
  • * Compatible with Motorola's award winning secure Media Cipher conditional access technology
  • * Provides a real-time return path * MPEG-2 Digital Video Processor
  • * ATSC standard Dolby Digital (AC-3)
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Product Specifications

Brand NameMotorola

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Motorola
  • Model: DCT700/US

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • ASIN: B003AOL2QY
  • Item model number: DCT700/US
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 2, 2010

Product Description

The DCT700 is an all-digital set-top that provides operators with a quick and cost-effective means of realizing the benefits of an all-digital network. These benefits include increased bandwidth for high-definition and video-on-demand (VOD) content, on-demand information and entertainment services, as well as a reduction in theft of video services.

Customer Reviews

Most times, the original signal is already in it's best format for viewing or hearing.
Roger
Don't buy product like this before contacting your cable provider because US providers will not activate a box like this for your digital cable service.
auroden
Unfortunately, I had to return this converter box because it would not work with my cable provider service.
LaLa

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By auroden on October 17, 2012
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Don't buy product like this before contacting your cable provider because US providers will not activate a box like this for your digital cable service. It would be fair if the seller warn customers about this problem. Canadian providers will accept third party boxes but not all of them are compatible with all cable providers. Call them and ask if this product may be activated, better be safe than sorry. Good Luck!
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By LaLa on August 24, 2013
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I am rating the product very favorable but I wanted to share a tip with others to check with your cable provider before purchasing any equipment. Unfortunately, I had to return this converter box because it would not work with my cable provider service. Come to find out, I am forced to RENT this exact same box (same model and everything) from my cable provider. I was so hoping purchasing my own would do the trick. The one I purchased powered up fine, but my rating is based on the version I am renting from Verizon, which serves its purpose well.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By AMDGuyMichigan on July 4, 2014
Beware! This box will not work in the United States. None and I mean none of the cable companies allow use of third party/used boxes. You must rent/lease it from them. This box does work in other countries such as certain parts of Canada and Mexico but not the US. Although US providers have the capability to use this box the require you to pay their fees if $7.99 to 10.00 for a box that costs them between $32.00 and $45.00 new depending on how many million they order.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Noel on October 15, 2012
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This product seem like it work well. I could not use it because my cable company would not program the product for use with it mac id. So you might want to check with your provider before purchasing to see it they can accomodate this product.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Roger on September 13, 2013
This box only provides Stereo quality output, and strips the video streams of their headers giving your LCD/LED TV an idea about video size and other pixel related data.

Very likely, your over the air free broadcast digital TV is likely broadcast within a much more clearer quality (ie. AC3/Dolby) versus using this box's audio quality (using a Digital Cable TV Service signal) which is remixed into simple stereo further degrading the audio quality. Also, the video quality isn't all that great as your TV no longer has a clue about video headers (or video sizing) after this boxes processes the incoming signal.

Bottom line, just connect your antenna to your LED/LCD TV already containing a digital channel tuner!

The upper end models will provide S/PDIF or Toslink, maybe providing better quality. It's difficult to tell if these additional boxes perform any remixing of the original signal. Most times, the original signal is already in it's best format for viewing or hearing. (ie. Default Microsoft Windows O/S remixes all audio, instead of just playing the original content in order to provide simultaneous sound from multiple sources.)

As of now, I'm not sure if I'm going to keep my Cable TV service because audio is so poor, making audibility a concern while watching TV news. TV Guide using this unit is also a pain to navigate. Paying an additional $10 a month is insane for DVR service, likely providing SPDIF/Toslink. (ie. $10 times 12 months equals $120 after a year!)

I can hook my LCD/LED TV directly to my cable TV service provider's service, bypassing this awful quality cable TV box, but the channels are all mixed-up and duplicated, with some channel streams containing glitching.
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