I currently only have basic-expanded cable in one room with no box, which works out perfectly for me. My HDTV's QAM tuner receives about 6-7 hi-def channels, and I supply my VCR and DVD-recorder with a cable signal with a splitter. Well, I get a letter yesterday telling me that Comcast will be requiring everyone to get a digital cable box (in order to keep receiving channels 31-78 starting July 14th) which is going to totally screw up my TV watching-recording habits. The box that we will be provided with does not provide any hi-def channels (you have to pay extra for that, of course) so I'll have to use a splitter and an A/B switch to watch any hi-def stations. Plus, I won't be able to watch one channel while recording another now, unless maybe the channel I want to watch is on channel 2-30 and the channel I want to record is on 31-78. Plus, I'll have to program the cable box to the desired channels, in addition to my DVD-recorder every time I want to record programs while I'm away. My VCR probably won't fit into the mix, so I won't be able to record 2 shows at the same time anymore. I can always bring the VCR into my bedroom where I have an antenna and a digital converter box, so I can record a broadcast station in there, but if I want to watch the tape in the den, I'll have to disconnect the VCR and move it. ...and this is assuming that the equipment and connections work as they're supposed to. Thanks a freakin' lot Comcast!!!!!!!!