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Join Date: May 2002
Location: Collingswood, N.J.
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I think you will find that in the U.S., you have no option other than rent a cable box for "expanded basic".
Although, if your TV has a "clear QAM tuner", you may be able to receive "limited basic" (locals only) without a box, but that could vary by area. Some locations/providers encrypt all digital channels. And.... if they don't now, it may be encrypted in the near future.
You may want to look into TiVO or similar devices that use CableCard. But IMHO, you're better off renting.