Time Warner Cable will deliver several analog channels in a digital format only. If you have a cable line that runs directly from the wall into your TV set (or VCR, DVD player, etc.), you will lose picture on these channels, and we want to make sure this doesn't happen.
That's nice of them.
You will not be able to program your VCR/DVD player to record different channels at different times when your TV is connected to a Digital Adapter. To record different programs at different times, you will have to change the channel on your Digital Adapter.
Yep, back to the future: 1978.
What if I don't do anything?
Any TV connected directly to Time Warner Cable service without a set-top box will eventually lose picture on channels that are being delivered in digital format only.
According to the TWC CSR I spoke to;
In the WNY "divisions" (Buffalo & Rochester), this will be in stages. Only three
analog channels will be affected. CMT being the only one that anyone would care about. (C-Span & some holy roller channel being the others)
There is no limit to the number of "DTA's" you can have.
The "rental fee" will not
go into effect until 2015.
By 2015 all analog will go away.
Both outputs are not
active at the same time.Apparently
, as programming contracts expire and get renewed, additional analog channels will get dropped.
.Edited by videobruce - 9/13/12 at 8:17am