Anyone else get a postcard saying that effective Jan 20th, Digital Starter and above now include up to 2 DTA boxs at no charge. After the first 3 outlets(1 box, 2 DTAs), they are $1.99/mo each.
If they are introducing DTA boxes into our area, then I'm guessing they plan to move the B2 tier(expanded basic) of channels to digital only, consistant with other areas of the nation: Chicago, Portland OR immediatly come to mind. I think they announced this in Seattle as well.
Not sure of timeline, but probably within a few months I would guess...
great news for future HD channels.
This also means that all of the B2 channels now being sent in-the-clear/unencrypted probably isn't a test, for now anyway DTAs will be deployed with privacy mode off, and any TV with a QAM tuner can get B2 cable channels. They have not physically moved those channels to frequencies filtered out by limited basic traps yet... assuming that will happen in the months to come.