Originally Posted by Persil
Quoting from the fine print at the bottom of the letter notifying about the analog shutdown:
"QAM tuner TVs will continue to receive Limited Basic channels without a digital device."
At least that's what it said on a notice in Palo Alto, where the deadline has also come and gone without a change.
That is what the promise, FOR NOW! But given time, I expect they will encrypt even limited basic. They seem to think that too many folks are subscribing to only Internet or Phone service and then hooking up their TV's to get free Limited Basic. Several years ago, they increased the price of Internet, but it was only $1 more to have limited basic TV. I don't think it is that cheap an addition anymore. Still, I wonder how many subscribers are "stealing" the limited basic signal? Is it really worth inconveincing everyone with a QAM tuner just to keep a few subscribers from getting the local stations for free????