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What Equipment Comes with My Cable Subscription?

Equipment Comes with My Cable Subscription

When it comes to choosing a cable service provider for yourself, you have to consider a lot of factors. From prices of the various packages to the equipment that is a part of the deal, there’s a lot to think of. Most of the companies offer the basics like the TV box, HDMI cable and remote as a part of the package. Which means that they do not charge you extra for the equipment. However, some companies might charge you an extra amount for one or the other equipment. This can get pretty annoying at some point. However, listed here are some of the top companies and the equipment included in their cable TV packages. You can thank us later!


Xfinity gives you two options to choose from. The basic TV and  X1. The latter is something the company really boasts about. This is not what we are saying but the mantra ‘X1 is how we do TV’ speaks for itself. Both services differ in the equipment that they offer. However, both of them offer self-install kits to subscribers. And there are a variety of options in these self- install kits with every option including the basic equipment that you would need to easily install and activate your services.

Xfinity TV includes;

Not only this but the kit also includes;

  • coax cable
  • HDMI cable
  • power cord

In case you have subscribed to the premium service- X1, you will get a little different self-install kit. All the things included in the kit are what forms a basic X1 kit as well. However, you will receive;

  • 2 power cords
  • HDMI cable if you have opted for HD service
  • 2 coax cables, if you have subscribed to SD service
  • X1 DVR packages include the voice remote

Like some of them do and for others, you might have to purchase it separately.

Charter Spectrum

When it comes to equipment, Charter provides the subscribers with modems without charging an extra amount. In fact, the company offers a self-install kit to the subscribers that is the part of the package. But this is valid for customers who qualify for a certain service/package. Apart from this, Spectrum offers a wide range of set-top boxes and remotes as well. You also get an option to lease CableCARDs for an additional payment per month. In case, these equipment do not satisfy your needs, you can purchase compatible modems. The company has a whole list of them.

As long as the DVR service is concerned, TWC charges an extra amount for that. This amount would depend on the number of boxes that you opt for.


Subscribing to a Cox TV package would mean that you get an option to choose between a variety of four set-top boxes. This includes the DVR boxes as well as the basic HD boxes. Any box that you opt for comes with its own remote. The receivers come at an extra amount other than the package. However, if you wish to use your own receiver, you can lease a CableCARD from the company.


All packages offered by DIRECTV include the Genie HD DVR. The Genie HDR is capable of powering your whole home. It can record up to five shows simultaneously apart from allowing you to watch shows that aired in the last 72 hours. And that too at no extra cost. Not only this, but you also get to install the DIRECTV app for free as a part of these packages. You can control this app on your DVR as well as on your TV. And the Genie remote to TV offers an ultimate experience. You do not have to point it directly to the DVR to change channels. However, it is not included as a part of any package. You will have to purchase it separately.

The standard professional installation is included as a part of any package that you subscribe to. DIRECTV’s equipment is flexible enough to free you from the worry of getting out of range in any area.

Cincinnati Bell

Cincinnati Bell has to offer fiber internet to the residents of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Offering blazing speeds without any downtimes or buffering Fioptics offers speed that can go up to 1 Gbps. The  Fioptics Internet equipment includes:

  • Zyxel 3415-  This router is equipped with 5 GHz Wireless and Ethernet Gateway. It can provide you with speeds up to 900 Mbps.
  • Zyxel 1432- This is a VDSL2 router and a Gigabit Ethernet Gateway. This allows both wireless and wired clients to access the Internet safely.
  • Zyxel 4381- This new generation home networking router is specifically designed for new entertainment. It is a dual-mode gateway that supports many other features as well. These features include USB Ports, Network Ports, and Gigabit Ethernet Technology.
  • Zyxel 660- This ADSL2+ router integrates both DSL and NAT. It is easy to install a router that offers high-speed shared Internet access.


Frontier has both TV and Internet services to offer with the name of FiOS TV and FiOS Internet respectively. As far as the TV service is concerned, the equipment that comes with is the basic remote the company calls the FiOS Remote. You should be able to control every feature of your TV with this remote. This includes parental controls, message center and even select your favorite channel and skip to it directly. Apart from that, you can also use the remote to access the set-top box. Besides the remote, you can also opt for DVR service. You can choose from multi-room, quantum or premium DVR services.

As far as the FiOS Internet is concerned, you receive a router as a part of that service. You can connect the devices to the router in a wireless or a wired manner.

With that, the list of some of the best options that you can opt for with respect to cable service providers comes to an end. Hope this blog helps you make a more informed decision. However, make sure that you don’t compromise on the quality in your quest to get a few items without any additional cost.

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