Typically the cable company will not encrypt what is available for free over the air. Since it is not encrypted your TV's integrated QAM tuner can receive them without any kind of Conditional Access Module (aka CableCARD). Most of the large properties in town have bulk basic/expanded basic contracts with either D&E or Comcast. Adding digital is something like $15/mo in many cases so if you wanted access to the rest of D&E's HD package it can be had pretty cheap, in your case.
8/15/08 at 7:36am