We picked up another Standard Def receiver at Cogeco's Oakville Place storefront yesterday and moved things around last night and this morning,
Rather than get a HD PVR for our Toshiba CRT that we use to watch most of our TV, we now have two of our VCRs hooked to cable and able to record both the analogue and digital channels. (All of our tape watching is done on the CRT. Also, we can move tapes back and forth, which we can't do with one PVR and one VCR.)
Setup (times 2) is:
Cable In to 2-Way Splitter
On one side:
Splitter Coax Out to VCR In, VCR Composite Out to TV In
On the other:
Splitter Coax Out to STB In, STB Coax Out to TV In
STB Composite Out to VCR Composite In
At 9 tonight, we'll watch an analogue channel on the CRT and tape a digital channel on LINE 1 on the second VCR.
At 10, we'll catch an analogue show on the CRT, while we tape an analogue channel with its VCR and tape another analogue station on the second VCR.
The switch from the 9-10 digital channel to the 10-11 analogue channel will be pre-programmed timer events.
It'll be interesting to see if it all works. If it does, it will have only cost us 8-dollars per month for hardware in the forced move to digital, 8-bucks more than it should, or the same amount it costs to join Netflix. Hmmm.
BTW, we *do* have a life, it's just a bit more complicated now.