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Can't get benefits of service because I lease TIVO thru cable co.

I lease my TIVO box thru my cable co. TIVO just came out with a new service - link your TIVO thru your PC and buy videos on demand via Amazon Unbox. I live in a small town and we don't get a lot of perks with the cable co. I bought the adapter necessary and installed it correctly. To begin using the service you have to go to TIVO and register your box, they will then give you a password. HOWEVER because I do not own the box TIVO will not give me a password. The TIVO tech and I conferenced with the cable co. and the cable co. doesn't understand. They just keep saying "You don't get VOD in your area". Because TIVO offers this service via my computer I will buy the videos from Amazon. Any suggestions on how I can tap into this service bypassing the ignorance of my cable co?

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Your cable company is telling you that you do not have enought band width to download and use (VOD) Video On Demand.  They are unwilling to sell you, or your equiptment does not support such a high speed continuous download.  No.. Their is no way around it. Nextflix or Redbox may be alternitives for you. 

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