How do you get free cable? If it's included in some sort of rental of a unit, that's great.
Free HD, though? Both yes and no. There's about 16 free HD stations available (OTA US networks on either the eastcoast or the westcoast and Canadian networks). You'll get some CBC Newsworkd, SportsNet, Golf, Speed, CNN and TLC HD, etc. But you have to pay for an HD package if you want A&E, Showcase, HDNet, etc. There's also a seperate Treasure, Oasis, Equator and Rush HD package. Also, you have to already receive TMN/Moviepix/HBO Canada to get their HD. If you get them free already, then an HD receiver will get you that. Otherwise, you have pay for a SD paytv movie package to get the HD versions.
This thread is now discussing account splitting which is illegal. Thread is closed. For the information of the OP, Rogers will only activate STBs purchased from them, from authorized distributors or from Rogers customers in good standing. In order to activate this STB you must be paying for cable.