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You are confusing a DTA with a TA.. DTA's are no longer given out, they are a cheap oneway cable box. A TA is a Tuning adapter which is a simple cable modem with a USB comm port on it and what you need.
Those are still available. You can fault the cable co for coming up with DTA, as it's really a basic box not a fancy "Digital Transport Adapter"....It doesn't adapt anything
An EZ connect install kit is a DTA, splitter and 2 or 3 Ff cables to connect to your tv to get the bottom 2 tiers of cable TV, will not work with a Tivo, Ceton, Silicon digital or haupopage tuner