The cable knob broke off my tv (my 3 year old, 2000$ tv) when I first tried to connect the digital adapter. Two tv repair people told me it'd cost 150$ for a 20% chance of success if they soldered the broken piece back on. Since then, I've been running my cable through a VCR and its worked fine (albeit with some missing and fuzzy channels). When I try to plug in the digital adaptor (wall to DTA, DTA to VCR, VCR to TV), a message comes up on my tv "we've detected a service interruption Please contact your cable provider to restore service". I tried calling, and they refered me back to rogers.com.
Any suggestions? (other than making Rogers buy me a new tv??)
Alas I tried again and it still didn't work (and came up with the service interruption message). I will try calling back when I have some patience saved up (last call didn't go too well, the Rogers person spoke to me like I was an idiot for thinking the box would work via a VCR, and just kept telling me to go to rogers.com..)
Hmmm. It will work, I used to do the same in the basement with my old tv and an sd digital box, in the same sort of config. Essentially as long as the VCR is set right to pass through it should be no different than the analog right from the wall into it. You just can't tune, change the channels, etc via the VCR/tv. Has to be done via the dta remote.