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Topic # 13027 19-Apr-2007 00:37
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I've seen a reference to getting free analog TV over the TC cable, rather than paying for the digital service. I only watch one program each week, that's Boston Legal, TV3. Anyone know if this is possible, and how to do it?




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  Reply # 67713 19-Apr-2007 13:36
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timmmay: I've seen a reference to getting free analog TV over the TC cable, rather than paying for the digital service. I only watch one program each week, that's Boston Legal, TV3. Anyone know if this is possible, and how to do it?


When you sign up for TCL TV service the entire chanel lineup will be available on the cable, both digital and analogue. Of course you won't be able to watch any digital channels without a STB and most of the analogue channels will require a STB also since they are encrypted.

But TCL do not encrypt the FTA channels over analogue and also provide Saturn Weather unencrypted. So what some folks do who have TV service is connect the cable directly to their TV's using a splitter (or for some connect the cable coming out of the digital decoder box which does not filter the signal) and tune into the free FTA channels. This means they can potentially watch an analogue FTA channel while recording an encrypted one using the signal coming from the STB.

Now if you have cable Internet service only, then the legality of otherwise of tapping into even the FTA channels is something perhaps somebody else can comment on




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  Reply # 67726 19-Apr-2007 14:25
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Thanks, i'll try to find an adapter to plug it right in :)




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  Reply # 67748 19-Apr-2007 16:11
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Looks like you have a digital cable box. Just connect the RF output from the box to your TV (presuming you use the AV connections to actually watch TV from the box) and tune into the channels. The digital STB passes the entire bandwidth of the cable through plus the one decoded channel you have selected




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  Reply # 67791 19-Apr-2007 21:28
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I do have the digital cable box, i'm going to get rid of it though because the only show I watch is on TV3, that's all the TV I watch in a week.




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