|skydiver38 on 22 Jan 2009 13:50:06 -0800|
I think some of the confusion stems from the fact that while ideally you don't need to do anything if you have cable, the cable companies are using the switch-over to move their "analog" channels to digital. You need their converter box to view their digital channels (although Alex mentioning that he uses cablecards and no boxes for FIOS confuses me - I'm not aware that that's even an option in my area).
The cable companies moving their analog channels to digital has nothing to do with the federal mandate - it's just a "convenient" time for them to do it.
I'm not aware of which channels Comcast is or is not "moving", but when they move enough for me to need converters on my non-HD TVs, then the decision to switch to FIOS will be that much easier...
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