Originally posted by ssetta
Well, the price we're paying for AT&T Broadband is ridiculously expensive. We are paying $106 a month for the Platinum package (everything), and 3 digital boxes. Now for a couple of days, I was able to get a digital signal from channel 2 (PBS) on 877, but now it's gone. So maybe we'll need to get a new box, but here's the big question: Do you need a new HDTV, or will it work with the one I have?
It will work with the TV you have now, but you will need some way to decode the signal. The MINIMUM requirements, as of now, for a Television to recieve anything in HD from an external decoder is a Component output. Followed by RGBHV (VGA), DVI, ect. in no particular order, your current cable box probably only has composite, maybe s-video, which neither will give you HD on your TV.
Actually they don't make
you subscribe to a Digital Package. You would need a Decoder capable of decoding QAM (modulation used by Cable Co.) which there are only a few TV's that have a QAM decoder integrated into them, Mitsu is probably the most popular, and as noted earlier in this thread, FAiello, is getting all of the channels by directly connecting his cable to his integrated decoder.
"They always try to sell you more than you need and are never really up front about it."
sales person try to do this!
If you already have Digital Cable there will probably
be no extra cost for the upgrade (DCT5100), if you don't have digital cable then it will cost you at least
the price of renting the converter/decoder.
There are a couple of threads about what everyone else in the country is paying for & saying about their HDTV services from Comcast/AT&T. Please visit them as they will get you up to date on what others are saying about the service which in some areas has been up and running for over 2 years, now.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=188007http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=194404