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guit30
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Registered: ‎11-09-2012

I have to pay 10 dollars more a month for a hd box that I have had 2 years

  I have a hd cable box that I have had for 2 years and have not had to pay any xtra fee for it. I have a 13" 10 year old tv that is an analog tv ,it works well with the Motorola HD box. Does anyone one have one of the non-HD cable boxs? I am afraid that I will get a cheap box and not have the same great picture I have been enjoying. 

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edpeters
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Registered: ‎12-13-2007

Re: I have to pay 10 dollars more a month for a hd box that I have had 2 years

I have a regular set-top box (has a program guide and Ondemand) and two DTAs (the little cheap boxes) that handle my digital starter tier of service quite nicely on a smaller TV.  You shouldn't have any difficulties.  

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guit30
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Registered: ‎11-09-2012

Re: I have to pay 10 dollars more a month for a hd box that I have had 2 years

Ed, you have to get something else besides the standard definition box, what are the 2 dtas? I don't have them with HD box, are they free like the standard box?

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rog286713
Posts: 13,999
Registered: ‎06-17-2008

Re: I have to pay 10 dollars more a month for a hd box that I have had 2 years

dta's are the digital transition boxes that are given out for older tv's to downgrade the new digital signal to analog.  They are not good for a good picture.  If you have a non hd tv the hd box is doing nothing for you so you should not be paying for it.

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commanguy
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Registered: ‎01-11-2010

Re: I have to pay 10 dollars more a month for a hd box that I have had 2 years

The OP has a analog tv. DTAs made for that. Shouldn't be a problem.