Ossining North: Cablevision has just bombed the analog tier. We were warned, of course, and offered "free" boxes for the first year.
The only stations "in the clear" QAM are the "must carry" local stations, in HD, a few public service channels, CSPAN, News12 Westchester, and one tier of SD stations at channel 94 QAM, with subchannels for each 2-13 "broadcast" station, so if you put in 2.1 you get CBS hd, and if you put in 94.2, you get an cropped SD feed of CBS...
Gone are all the basic cable channels, Comedy, Discovery, History, HG TV, etc, that were useful.
My two "secondary" sets are hooked back up to the OTA antenna. My junk SA 8300 box and my Sony HDD 250 with CableCard are unchanged.
I don't watch sports, but if I did, I'd miss the many sports channels that just went away.....YES, MSG, ESPN, etc.