Since Comcast went totally digital, I can only receive channels 1 through channel 21 on my TV if I connect directly to the cable from the wall. I have had to change my last TV to digital by acquiring one of their desktop boxes. Now I can't use my video recorder to record my shows to watch later. Even though I routed the new box through my recorder to the TV, it will only record the channel I am watching, which defeats the purpose of the recorder if I have to watch what I am recording at the time I am recording it. My question is, can I use another box, to convert the Comcast digital signal to analog and continue to use my VHS recorder or am I stuck with a digital signal and must use DVR technology?} HELP!!!
If most of digital channels are encrypted then you have no choice but to rent from them another cable box and use a RF splitter. You would connect the RF splitter to the cable outlet on the wall. Then connect a cable box to each output of the RF splitter. Connect your VCR to one of the cable box and connect the old-style TV to the other cable box.