This is true... If a cable company does decide to go all digital though, they
can broadcast locals in the clear (QAM), or they can issue converter boxes at no
charge for the encrypted digital local signals. That's obviously expensive, so I
suspect most will just leave locals as analog.
Once every half hour on every Time Warner Cable channel I watch, they
put up a commercial that EXPLICITLY says you do NOT need a converter
box if you have Time Warner Cable connected to your TV. I don't know
how much clearer they need to be, or could possibly be.
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