I've almost finished collecting parts for my HTPC, and all I have left to purchase is a TV-Tuner!
Now, I've read the stickies in this forum, and researched it online. From what I understand, I cannot receive all the HD programming available through the cable (I am not talking about OTA channels) without paying some type of fee.
From here, I have concluded that the best solution is a Win 7 PC-compatible cable box, such as the Hauppauge WinTV-DCR-2650.
I am correct in this assumption? I am aware that my cable provider (Cox Communications) will charge a fee.
My questions are:
-How much is this fee (if no one knows I guess I could just call them)?
-Is my selection for the cable box the best one under ~$150? (I can extend my budget if need be)
-Is there actually a [reliable] way to receive HD programming through the cable without this cable box so I only have to use a standard tuner?
Edited by karmuhhhh - 10/22/11 at 1:47am