Used to work for Comcast. I had the Premier Package which was free. I had My Box unplugged for a while. Long story short . Plugged it back in and all my channels are open. Should be a cut I can make on the PCB to keep the TSOP's from updating the config File.?
I dont know about all that but .... it would be wise to keep the power cut / disco'd while not in use. You just happened to miss the "deactivate" hit ... But sometimes/most times "refreshes" are sent out at intervals wwhich should knock you down to what you are being billed for ... It is a cat and mouse game.