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Old 14.02.2007, 08:39
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Re: Installation of Cablecom Digital (Lausanne)

Great forum-just have a quick question regards Cablecom digital installation for those who have been there and done it!

I am moving into a new apartment in Lausanne having been in temp accommodation. Have looked through the various theads-Sky looks out of the question as I don't have a balcony. So left with cablecom subscription or going through 'telereseau lausannois' and purchasing their SWISSFUN decoder to pick up som extra English channels (BBC 1, 2)

Looks like cablecom digital is the best option as it also carries ITV 1 and 2 and they are running a promotion at the minute. I was wondering if there were any specific installation procedures for digital cablecom i.e. does a guy need to come into the apartment and install the receiver and cable or is it all done remotely with the box sent through the post? If so, would be interested to know people's experience in terms of time taken to get everything up and running from the time they registered.

Any advice would be much appreciated!
IF you go on the Cablecom website you can give in the details of your apartment and it will tell you if you are connected and capable of receiving a digital quality signal. If you are then simply apply. If not then simply apply but ... In this case you will not simply receive the box, instead a process will start in the background to have your apartment block "upgraded". This will be transparent to you unless the owner of the apartment block refuses to accept the additional cost this will incur. If I am not mistaken it is something like SFr 2 per month and apartment so it is not a given although by far the majority of apartment owners see the advantage. In the latter case expect a delay of ca 2 months. Note also that in this case a dreambox will not work...
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