Why do I need equipment now when I haven’t needed any in the past?:


Once the Starter TV (formerly known as Basic TV) service is encrypted, a digital device will be required on every TV to view services. A digital device can be a set top box, digital adapter or CableCARD. Customers who had used digital TVs with QAM tuners to view services will now need a digital device.

Note: The encryption initiative currently only affects customers in NYC.

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