The confused idiot? Yeah, that'd be me.
Completely ignorant when it comes to cable TV. I hope you experts can help out. First post here, please be gentle.
I watch my TV on an old fashioned CRT, and don't want it any other way. The feed is Rogers analogue, something called "extended basic". My monthly bill is $64.79 including tax. The TV is hooked up to a TiVo Series 2 PVR. The TiVo is even better than sliced bread, and the remote will have to pried from my cold, dead hands before giving it up.
I was looking at the Rogers VIP Digital package at $64.97 plus tax and whatever other hidden rip off fees Rogers charges, so a few questions:
1. Can digital TV be viewed on more than one TV at a time, or does each TV require hardware? My analogue cable is split to various rooms around the house right now.
2. Does the monthly Rogers VIP Digital fee include hardware? Must one rent their equipment, or can equipment be purchased elsewhere?
3. The VIP package offers some channels in HD. I know the TiVo isn't compatible with HD, but can those HD channels still be viewed in, how do you say it, "regular" definition?
4. I also watch cable TV here on the PC with a Hauppauge 150 and GB-PVR. How would this be affected?
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think HD on a CRT makes a big difference, does it? At this point, I'm more interested in the VIP expanded channel line up, rather than HD.
Thanks for any help you may provide.