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It's been a long time since I posted in this topic, I have been enjoying TWC, but honestly, it's for my wife and kids, I can do without cable (except internet). I can get most of my content online(legally, through netflix and other sites) I don't watch much regular "TV". I would like to applaud TWC's addition of Russian Television (RT), however. It's nice to have a different point of view that is not corporate MIC controlled. I love it. This is one of the channels that I watch on my TV computer, looks like TWC is paying attention and adding content that people like myself want. Not ready to dump TWC yet, always need the internet, and now they are adding channels I used to have to jump through hoops to get. And I love that the analog signal is still there for the 3 old TV's I have in my house.
But my question is this, and yes I searched, can I use some kind of digital tuner to tune into the unscrambled digital channels on my other TV's (need RT in the bedroom)? My cheap $50 ATSC (SDTV) tuner won't do it. Does TWC use a proprietary digital standard? If I buy a new digital TV, will it get the digital channels WITHOUT a box or cablecard? Bottom line, do I have any other options other than renting another box from TWC, my other TV's are watched too seldom to warrant the extra cost.
I assume this question also applies to a tuner card that I am looking into for one of my spare PC's that has MCE on it. If a tuner card can't tune digital cable, it's useless to me.
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