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Cable tv digital adapter REQUIRED???

Usb Splitter 2 Male 1 Female
No, these are not the same devices the feds helped consumers purchase. Those where strictly for Over-The-Air (OTA) digital transmissions. The devices you receive from your cable company are tuned for and activated by your cable company. While you *may* be able to purchase a digital adapter, it's entirely up to your cable company to decide whether or not to activate it. If they decide they won't activate it, you just bought a new paper weight.

If you need more than the two digital adapters that your cable company provides, I'd probably start a dialog with the cable company. Let them know you are unhappy with the need to rent additional adapters and would like to instead purchase one (or more). They may work with you, they may not.

-Wolf sends


Sorry, Wolf, I meant to select your answer as best. (It was unclear exactly whether the "best answer" click referred to the answer above or below it.) Thank you for your help. It allowed me to decide to purchase my own equipment and stream thru my computer, sidestepping the monthly charges and extra equipment required by the cable company. Our house is hardwired.


Cable Matters Cable Matters 2-Pack Right Angle Toslink Male to Female Adapter
Speakers (Cable Matters)
  • 90 DEGREE TOSLINK ADAPTER connects a Toslink digital optical cable to the S/PDIF port of an HDTV, home theater system, sound bar, Blu-ray player or other device...
  • WALL MOUNT TV ACCESSORY provides a simple solution for an HDTV installed close to the wall; Low profile adapter extends only ½ inch or less from the device port
  • 360 SWIVEL DESIGN accommodates most equipment installations; Provides maximum flexibility for installing cables in tight space locations
  • PORT SAVER CONNECTER relieves stress on the S/PDIF connection of your equipment caused by heavy duty Toslink cables; Lightweight adapter weighs less than ½ ounce...
  • STURDY OPTICAL ADAPTER snaps into place with your existing Toslink SPDIF optical audio cable to deliver interference free digital audio for multi-channel sound from...
Cable Matters Cable Matters 2-Pack Right Angle Toslink Male to Female Adapter
Speakers (Cable Matters)
  • 90 DEGREE TOSLINK ADAPTER connects a Toslink digital optical cable to the S/PDIF port of an HDTV, home theater system, sound bar, Blu-ray player or other device...
  • WALL MOUNT TV ACCESSORY provides a simple solution for an HDTV installed close to the wall; Low profile adapter extends only ½ inch or less from the device port
  • 360 SWIVEL DESIGN accommodates most equipment installations; Provides maximum flexibility for installing cables in tight space locations
  • PORT SAVER CONNECTER relieves stress on the S/PDIF connection of your equipment caused by heavy duty Toslink cables; Lightweight adapter weighs less than ½ ounce...
  • STURDY OPTICAL ADAPTER snaps into place with your existing Toslink SPDIF optical audio cable to deliver interference free digital audio for multi-channel sound from...



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