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Myth busted (Cable company transitions)

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#21 OFFLINE   inkahauts


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Posted 04 June 2009 - 01:22 AM

And if a cable company caries one digital station in a market thats a local, then they have to carry all of them... I think that starts on the 12th, as I recall...

Not sure how that flows with the rest of this thread, but hey, it appears to be in the realm of this thread of facts about the changeover and digital and timelines that seem to be collecting here...... :D

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#22 OFFLINE   lostman72



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Posted 04 June 2009 - 01:45 AM

the myth is will existing cable subscribers need any extra equipent to continure reciveing cable tv services? the answer is obvisously yes if your cable service shuts down analog.

Once again this has nothing to do with TV station going digital. I think some cable companies are telling their customers they need set-top box, so they can move the process along to shut down there analog service. I would say most cable systems will have analog for many years to come.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 08:57 AM

How does FIOS deliver channels in analog?

I have been told that the old FiOS system had an analog signal that modulated multiple channels of analog TV onto the RG-6 distribution system in the house. This way cable-ready analog TV sets worked without a digital box.

I have no confirmation or first hand experience.

#24 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 09:05 AM

I'm going to close this one as the initial statement has been countered.
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