Not interested in debating the details. The fact is that digital transmission of the signals (regardless of their original form) results in much better PQ compared to noisy analog transmission over the out-dated cable infrastructure. I don't care if it's analog or digital as long as it is clean and crisp when it hits my screen...and cable certainly is not.
I'm not Cox...I'm a customer that doesn't care who I get my content from as long as it's of the highest quality possible for a reasonable price. And I'll say it agian, I'd dump Cox like a steaming pile of dog poo if I had a choice.
True...there are some cheap OTA tuners coming on the market, although I wouldn't always go for the cheapest option...sometimes you get what you pay for. The point was that you need to spend additional cash out of your pocket if you want good PQ network content, or just accept marginal quality from cable.
Originally posted by lilsteveo
Umm, you are wrong here. All of directv's networks are in analog form, just broadcast to your STB and compressed digitally. If you would like more information on this, do a search.
Just curious, but if you are Cox and trying to negotiate the rights to NBC, ABC, FOX etc, why would you give people the option to get the same channels OTA? Thats exactly what the networks want. No Cable company on the planet would do that.
BTW, if you want an OTA tuner, they can be had for about $150 now. Do some smart shopping, they are everywhere.