Ask a Lawyer and Get Answers to Your Legal Questions
I am sorry to learn of your loss.
You may have a claim for products liability against the manufacturer of your cable box. Given the nature of your claim (the fact that you lost a huge amount of property), I highly recommend going to a local civil litigation attorney to consult with regarding your claim.
Most attorneys will at least give you a consultation for free (or at a reduced rate), and many will prosecute a viable claim on a "contingency fee" basis - meaning they advance the costs of litigation, plus their legal services in exchange for a portion of your recovery.
You can find local attorneys using the State and local Bar Association directories, or private directories such as www.AVVO.com; www.FindLaw.com; or www.Martindale.com (I personally find www.AVVO.com to be the most user friendly).