With the talk of the digital converter boxes for OTA TV being discussed, I thought of another question. Is there or will there be a reasonably priced converter box for converting digital basic cable that can be purchased rather than having to depend on getting one from the cable system?
From what I've been told by Charter in Jackson, TN extended basic cable will be all digital by the conversion deadline. I'd rather buy a converter if one can be found at a reasonable price than to pay the $5.00 per box that Charter will charge, which for me would be an extra $15 or $20 a month.
I know that HD tuners are available, but will the price come down on those, and how readily available will they be? I know another option would be to buy a DVD recorder or VCR with a digital tuner, but will a similar standalone tuner be available if someone wanted it? Also, I don't mean an HDTV tuner that can be added to a computer. Thanks in advance for any information.