Watching TV on a tunerless TV
I'm trying to figure out my options on how my girlfriends parents can watch TV on an old LCD TV that they purchased a while back that is tunerless.
Previously, they used a VCR that had a built in tuner to watch TV. However, a few months back, it stopped accepting commands from the remote which I have determined is a hardware issue with the VCR. I thought it would be as simple as buying a VCR, but they pretty much not being made anymore.
So what options do they have?
They have TV service through Shaw, so obviously digital cable is one option, however I'm not too sure that they would be in favor of paying the extra as they don't watch all that much TV.
I'd prefer to go the new route (over the used route). I had an old VCR that stopped reading tapes but had a working tuner in my garage, however when I went to move, a crapload of spiders crawled out from it.... I'd hate to buy a used VCR and bring it to their house only to see baby spiders crawling out from it.
I know that the USA had there digital transition switchover, I know that those boxes are for OTA sets, but I noticed int he description that they have "analog-pass through". Would that part with the set?