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I'm in Staten Island, NYC. My 12/13/2017 Spetrum bill indicates the following -

 

Digital Adapter & Remote  $4.00
Set-Top Box & Remote  $11.75

 

If Spectrum is going to elimninate the DTA the least they could do is unscramble the Starter TV channels. I have the DTA in a room where the TV isn't used that often, paying for a full-service box would be a waste of money. Enough with the nickel and diming.

 

 

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@dfc99: How’s the over-the-air reception in Staten Island? I ask because if it’s good enough, you can just put an antenna on that seldom-used TV if all you want on it is local channels, since you don’t use it enough to justify the cost of a cable box. I’m just throwing that out there.
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OTA reception is spotty. I receive quality reception on only a few channels. And I frequently watch channels on the DTA but not avaiable OTA like our local news channel NY1.

 

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In that case, you could consider switching to Spectrum pricing. Under Spectrum billing, the price to rent a set-top box is only a tiny bit more than you’re currently paying for the DTA, or about half of what you’re currently paying for your existing set-top box under legacy TWC billing; so you’ll at least be saving a little bit on equipment rental. Just check with Spectrum, either on their website or over the phone, to see what channels you get after you switch over.

Note: You cannot revert to legacy TWC pricing and packaging if you switch to that of Spectrum.

Hope this helps!
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Another option if you have Spectrum/TWC internet is to get a Roku and use the Spectrum TV app.

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Unlike the legacy DTAs, most set-top boxes also have an HDMI connection.