In the Seattle area, Comcast will rent this box to Limited Cable customers for $1/month. In addition to capturing a few of the Limited channels that have been bumped to digital, standard-def PQ is a LOT better than what Comcast supplies in analog. Of course, the DCT700 is VERY stripped: no HDMI or S-video connectivity, it's strictly designed for 480p output.
Using this box with Limited Cable, you get the fancy Comcast remote, and the full TV Guide display, but no Video On Demand. No complaints, though, since it's worth the extra $1 a month for the vastly improved picture on a 15-year-old Sony Trinitron 27" display.
One question though: do these units tend to run hot? Compared to the Zenith CECB's I've used for OTA reception on my other TVs, the DCT700 seems to get very warm after couple of hours of use.
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