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schlermy

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Anyone out there know if a "box" is necessary to receive tv shows after Feb. 2009 even if you have a cable connection that is not digital nor is the tv digital?
 

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You should check with your cable provider to be sure, but I believe that cable subscribers will not need converter boxes.
 

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With cable you will be fine. it just means that TV stations will not be able to transmit analogue signals that you would receive through an antenna. they don't mean you have to have more than basic cable. All cable is a "digital" signal now.
 

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The only people who will need boxes are people who get their TV programming for FREE OTA (Over the air) with an antenna. They like cell phones are moving from analog to digital. Nobody who pays for TV needs to worry about it because the cable company will convert it back for you. Sat TV is already digital.
 

tj20

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If you are talking about over the air tv Walmart sells a digital tuner (non HD) for $50. You can't order it online you have to go to the store. You can look at in online www.walmart.com/catalog/product...

If you use the government $40 coupon program www.dtv2009.gov or 1-888-dtv2009 the converter box at walmart will cost you $10 out of pocket.
 
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