Are digital set-top cable boxes necessary?:


A digital set-top cable box (a.k.a converter) is necessary for any of the following reasons:

  • You don't have a cable-ready TV.
  • In cases where your TV, VCR or DVD cannot tune to all of the channels provided as part of your cable service.
  • You wish to subscribe to premium services, such as HBO or Showtime.
  • You wish to subscribe to Premiums On Demand, Movies On Demand and other Interactive services.

For technical information about your specific cable set-top box, refer to the Equipment and Instruction Manuals page.

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