Don’t have one-time payment box?  All cable boxes require a subscription?

Yes, since Starhvb upgraded to Nagar 3 system in 2014, all boxes need to pay an annual subscription, NO one-time payment box anymore, all boxes need Internet and Starhvb cable to work.

In Starhvb Nagra 3 encryption system, the keys change every 30s, and keys are different from each channel, so now all channels require a server to synchronize the keys from Starhvb. Thus, the box needs to connect to the server via the Internet. With the key, each channel can watch like before as Nagar 2 time.