Pauly, I understand your frustration, but it's not really that clear. Given that:
1. Rogers' literature only describes moving their cable service from analog to digital, and
2. The free box that Rogers is offering is only designed to allow Rogers to "transition to an all-digital network, while also providing service to customers who want to view content on analog-only cable-ready TVs", to quote the manufacturer in:
Then it's perfectly reasonable to assume that a newer digital-ready TV would work without the need for this digital-to-analog box.
Unfortunately, that's not the case and the real reason why (because Rogers will also encrypt these channels and you'll need the box the decrypt them) is buried where few can find it.
Once you have the DTA hooked up, do you still use the TV remote or do you have to use the DTA remote?
Yes, for general channel changes at min, you would need to use the dta remote.
people who are against this are probably the ones who use dollar store splitters to illegaly split cable, and do not want to pay for legitimate service
I am so fed up reading this incorrect statement. You are accusing people of doing something illegal when that is not the case. In the support section of the rogers.com website it clearly says,
"Customers are allowed to splice cable wiring within their home at their own discretion but Rogers does not support any of those outlets."
Look it up yourself before insulting innocent people.
So lets re phrase it.
While its not ILLEGAL to split it that way.. its not supported, and, and technicaly you are not paying for it.
Even prior to the digital stuff comming out.. there was a point, where they switched over to you can have, i think it was 3 outlets per household.. beyond that, you had to pay for more (for analog).
Does this mean you couldnt split it more and just do it yourself? No, and many people, incuding my parrents place did.
But one thing to remember.. you always do all this at your own risk. And it can effect your tech calls if you have someone out.
If you have someone out to the house, due to a signal issue, etc. IF the cause of the signal problem, was splitters, etc that were put in place NOT by a rogers technician, they are allowed to CHARGE you $50 for the tech call. Otherwise, its free.
So for me.. i pay for the outlets i need (luckily only 3, which is covered with the VIP), and i can get a tech out as many times as i want and let them change and fix stuff as needed.
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