I'm sure this question gets asked frequently, but I did a quick search for it and didn't find what I was looking for.
I just moved into my new apartment this past weekend and had Comcast install cable and Internet. They brought one box and hooked it up to the TV in our living room. However, there are two more TVs in the apartment that I want hooked up to cable as well. What do I need to do to get cable to each of those TVs? I'm fairly confident that both TVs are analog and not digital.
Any help on this will be appreciated.
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08-11-2009 11:31 AM
08-11-2009 11:37 AM
I would like to be able to get the full line of channels that the Main TV gets on these other TVs as well. They are bedroom TVs for both myself and my roommate. Would the free DTA allow me to get the full line of channels on those TVs? I like watching all the non local channels such as Discovery, History, FX, TNT, etc.
Also, a quick ebay search shows that I could probably get used cable boxes at a decent price. Would buying a cable box for each TV provide the results I'm looking for? I'm thinking that probably is what I'm going to need to do, but if the DTA thing allows me to get the full service on the other TVs then I would definately go down that path.
Thanks for the response
08-11-2009 11:50 AM
You won't get anything but basic and expanded basic channels with the DTA (the ones available in analog prior to the analog/digital transition. You'll need the same type box you have for the current connection in order to get the same channels. What box and what package do you have?
Whatever you do, do not buy a used cable box on eBay. Comcast will not activate it, and it may even be stolen, since Comcast doesn't sell the boxes other than in Canada.
08-11-2009 12:15 PM
The box that they setup for me looks like the one in this link: http://www.comcast.com/MediaLibrary/1/1/About/Pres
I'm not actually at my apartment today so I can't look up the exact info on it.
As far as the package, I'm not sure what the name of the package is but I get channels within all of these:
-Limited *With Converter
-Digital Economy Video (I think)
08-11-2009 12:38 PM
08-11-2009 12:50 PM
Well, thanks for your help. I guess I'll just have to call Comcast and talk to them about it. I'll just have to talk to my roommate and figure out what we want to do. I'm sure there will be an additional cost to rent additional cable boxes. Although, it seems like we will get pretty much all the same channels with the DTA as with our cable box, just not the OnDemand stuff.
08-11-2009 04:31 PM
08-11-2009 06:42 PM
I'm sure that the price is different everywhere, but does anyone have an estimate of what an additional cable box would add to my monthly bill?
08-11-2009 08:18 PM
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