See below for the description. I bought it for 89 dollars of ebay thinking I could just plug it into the wall and it would work, but then I found out you need to install a transmitter you can buy at the hardware store. i dont have time or knowledge of electronics to do this, but if you want the box its urs for 75 bucks.

Scientific Atlanta 8600-STNN Cable Box / Descrambler Addressable converter with integrated 240 character on-screen display. This terminal provides numerous features that make it appealing to operators and subscribers. An easy-to-navigate menu system allows subscribers to easily choose options and services. * Pay-per-view event confirmation * On-screen volume display * Messaging capability * Operator defined on-screen channel names * 8-event, 14-day on-screen program timer This standard descrambler unit features selectable Channel 3 or 4. This is a used unit that can be programmed for many networks. Remote control is included. Please check with the Cable TV supplier in your area to verify compatibility with their system. It also comes with a PAN also.