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09-24-2010, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Stugots View Post
I have Cablevision. I don't know if this applies to anyone because most of you have digital boxes, but in my house we had 5 tv's, only one in my den and one in my living room had digital boxes. The other 3 just went straight from the wall to the back of the TV without box.

Over the months of the last few years, Cablevision slowly cut out the amount of channels you can have without a box, until this month when they require you to have a digital box or you don't get their cable.

My point is: I don't watch TV a lot, but I do enjoy the basic channels like USA, AMC, FX, ESPN, etc. I don't need a box in every single room of my house and don't want to have to pay the extra $ for them. Why can't I just get the basic channels, why the hell do I need a box in every room with a tv?

This has nothing to do with MSGHD, I just thought I'd mention it here because I hate Cablevision so very much and will be switching soon.
Its probably due in part to a few things like no more analog broadcasts and all digital transmissions that may require format conversions, but I'd guess most of all it probably provides descrambling for the companies to better regulate what channels your getting. Any older tv without a digital tuner would need it anyway nowadays.

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