Rogers generally does not activate equipment they haven't provided on their system.
Given that Rogers is giving away DTA50's for free, why bother with the hassle?
I used to have rogers cable... now I don't. but I thought the comcast box would work regardless? Is that a fair assumption or would the comcast box be blocked or wired specifically for comcast customers (and the rogers box specifically for rogers)
If you dont have rogers cable... how would you use the box?
Pretty much, for a box to be used and to be working, it needs to be AUTHORIZED on an account. If rogers trys to send a signal to that box, and it gets an answer back, and its not authorized, it will not decode the signal and send it.
(again.. it MAY be possible to have the SN of that box added, and then authorized, etc)
When you first connect the Rogers DTA50, a phone number comes up on the screen that you have to call to authorize it. Rogers has their customers' phone numbers. I can't see how you could get any device authorized if you're not a current Rogers customer.