Originally Posted by ak3883
You will need a QAM tuner on every TV. Newer TVs will be able to get channels with their built in QAM tuner. That is, until Comcast gets the waiver from the FCC to turn on privacy mode on the DTAs/QAM channels. THEN you will need a DTA box on every TV.
I have a QAM tuner box, and I just watched TV with it yesterday. Comcast still doesn't map all Ltd. Basic HD channels here, and they change them sometimes. Some are correct, like 12-1, some aren't, and one has to re-scan channels, and then search for the channels. OK, so a QAM tuner isn't needed for Ltd. Basic HD or SD, but for Expd. Basic SD it could be, but it's worse, none of the channels are mapped, and even if one makes a list, again, they keep changing. So, unless they map them to the old ch. numbers (or use the old frequencies), when they drop Analog, the QAM tuner is practically useless for Expd. Basic SD.
Removing analogs only really nails people with like 12 TVs in the house hooked up to cable. For the casual viewer it isn't that big a deal, you get 2 free with each account.
Here, they said as of this past ~10 Feb., one's account included a choice of Digital Box or DTA plus two more DTAs. So, if one has no boxes, it gives them three. However, for every box one has that is considered an upgrade of each of the three included boxes. So, more than 3 TVs/components, and it is $2 each extra DTA.