This is very sad. I have Comcast cable and I get HDTV set. I was disappointed when Comcast say I need cable box to receive HD programs , even local stations ( NBC ,CBS,ABC etc). Wat happen to cable cards? None of TV sets manufacturers making any more TV with cable card slot. I would like to have HDTV set in kitchen just to watch news and some other events. Consider 26" screen size because limited space , but where I will position cable box which is size almost same like TV?
Is any way to force cable companies to not encrypt local programing in HD? Subscribers paying already for service , why pay extra for box and have problem to setting in tide spaces?
RCN is encypting its signal in the Washington, DC area as of Oct 1, 2008. Apparently all the people who bought a TV with a QAM tuner are going to be really dissapointed. I am looking for a cablecard compatible set to avoid renting a box. Are they still being made? There is no mention on the Sony site.