I'm about to order cable TV for my house and have three TV's.
But I'm cheap because each additional box is another $7 a month!
Is there a way to share just one box?
Thnx in advance =D
I don't believe you can share one box. However, you can just run a coaxial cable into the back of 2 of the TVs. You won't get the fancy menu that you get with a box, probably won't get all the channels, and almost certainly won't get the same picture quality you would with a box. But hey, $14/mo in your pocket.
would you could do is split the signal after the cable box and run that to the other 2 tvs. there are wireless transmitters. also, you could use one of the wireless RF remote extenders to change channels at the cable box. all 3 tvs would show the same channel though.
My cablebox doesn't have an RF out. It is connected to the TV with component or HDMI cables. My cable company moved away from providing an analog signal. I can get a few of my local channels via the QAM digital tuner in my tv though.
Not sure what a QAM tuner is but I ordered 2 extra boxes just to get the cables and will return them if successful with connecting wires without the boxes.
By boxes I mean the cable boxes from the cable company.
I'm ordering from Time Warner. Also it turns out each box is 14.25 per month! not 7 =(
QAM is a type of signal. Usually, only the local channels are carried "in the clear" via QAM, so you'd most likely only be able to get ABC, NBC, etc.
You have two other options. Many cable companies have "miniboxes" or digital adapters. They don't have features like menus or on demand, but you'll get all of the (non-premium) channels you subscribe to. Otherwise, if you can rent cablecards from the company if you have cablecard ready devices like some tvs and tivos.
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