I have a few questions about Cablevision. I have them coming out to my place in Pearl River, NY in 2 weeks to setup my new hdtv digital box. I currently DO NOT have a cable box from them of any sorts. SO I have a few questions I was hoping could be answered... 1) I have my main cable line split all over the house. Some people have told me this is illegal? Is this true? Will the cable guy yell at me and try to kill me at Medevial Times? 2) How will the cable guy hook up the cable box? WIll he connect it to my TV using S-Video, Component or HDMI?(I prefer component, but do I have a choice?) 3) Will the cable box provide a 5.1 optical connection? 4) What channels does Cablevision offer with the basic subscription that come in HD? 5) Will the cable guy use quality cable to hook the box up to my TV? 6) Anything else I should know or do to assist the cable guy or make sure I am getting a good setup? And do you tip? Thanks for all the help! Hope I was clear. Oh and the TV is a Toshiba 46HM84 if that helps and I can not wait for it to get here!!!