[mythtv-users] Way OT: ota signal via cable?
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Jun 7 16:06:27 UTC 2006
On 6/6/06, Jay Hutfles <jayhutfles at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is a really, REALLY newbie question, but is it common for cable
> companies to send the local OTA signals for non-subscribers? We have Cox
> Cable in our area, but I'm not a subscriber. Do I need to install an
> antenna, or can I get my free channels just by plugging into the line
> leading to my future house?
> Thanks for your patience with my way OT question and for any feedback!
Most cable companies put a device to block any signals going to
unsubscribed houses, so odds are you won't get anything.
Some will just block cable channels and leave the OTA channels
available over their lines. It may be worth calling Cox and asking
what their policy is. Some companies even have an OTA tier for
something like $5 a month where they will let you get just the OTA
channels off their line.
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