said by hottboiinnc:Yes they are called DTAs. And current analog customers would need them regardless of this rule once Charter went all digital. Basically all this rule does is allow Charter to encrypt local channels all the rest were going to be encrypted anyway.
its not about a money grab. It's about protecting their network from theft. Which does happen with Clear QAM. It's about time the FCC allowed cable companies to start encrypting these channels.
And BTW- comcast and others are actually giving away up to 2 STBs free. They're a no-frills box that just decode the 2-99 channels and nothing more. Anything after the 2 boxes you pay like $1.99 or 2.99