03-01-2012 03:14 PM
Bought a new Insignia 24" HDTV for bedroom, which is great except my cable provider scrambles the signal enough that I apparently need a set top box or some other tuner that will accept a cablecard in order to access about half of the channels. I know the simple solutions are pay the cable provider another $12/mo. on top of the $200+ I already pay them, or get a tivo. Reluctant to pay the cable company more to access what I'm already paying them for, and I don't really need another dvr at all. I can handle renting a cablecard for a couple of bucks a month. Any thoughts on decent cablecard tuner devices with remote that would help me out? I can find a lot of tuners that will allow me to watch tv on computers and smartphones, but I'm having a hard time finding devices made to use with hdtv, other than what appear to be stolen dvrs on Ebay.
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03-01-2012 03:56 PM
You will not find any cablecard devices that will de-scramble your cable providers signal for free.
Your option is to get either a STB or a cable card from your provider, and pony up the additional $12 dollars a month.
03-01-2012 06:46 PM
I'm OK with renting a cablecard for a couple of bucks a month, already figured that out, not a problem.
I seek a device for the cablecard to fit into that 1) I can purchase and 2) will not require a monthly cost like tivo's $20 a month or cable provider's monthly rent.
03-01-2012 07:29 PM