Senior HTF Member
- Mar 4, 2001
- Catfisch Cinema
- Real Name
Back around 2010 there was a "lifeline" cable subscription option that was just OTA channels via analog cable for $10/mo. It was a thing. But it wasn't advertised. You had to call and ask for it, IIRC. I learned about it from a popular HT forum (HTF or AVS, I forget). I think it was meant as a cheap "essential service" for people who couldn't afford cable and couldn't get OTA. I had mediocre standard OTA reception that a storm would clobber. So when I learned about the service, I signed up. Worked with my analog TiVo Series 2.When was cable ever $10/month?
Later, when digital OTA rolled out, I switched back and upgarded to a TiVo HD because, surprisingly, while my analog OTA was meh, my HD OTA was excellent.