Comcast all-digital

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by catlover0908, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. catlover0908

    catlover0908 Auditioning

    Jul 1, 2008
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    I know in the next couple of years, Comcast plans to stop most analog signals, and transmit only digital signals. When this happens, if I get a digital-ready tv, will I still need a STB or a digital-to-analog converter? Or will I still be able to receive basic cable channels 2-70something through the digital tuner?

    And if I don't need a converter or STB, will my VCR still record as it does now, including the ability to watch one show and tape another, and be able to record multiple channels while I'm away?

    I'm not technology-minded, and this stuff is giving me a major headache.
  2. Ernest

    Ernest Supporting Actor

    Dec 21, 1998
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    Only Comcast knows the answer. The new TV's include a QAM for receiving in the clear digital cable signals. In the clear is the key. If Comcast scrambles their digital signals you will need their digital converter box or a cable card. The cable card only works if the technology is built into the TV.

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