Compatible box/cable card and splitter questions
I want to purchase my own box. Right now all I do is watch TV or watch streaming stuff on the my smart TV. My bill is too expensive and I need reduce expenses.
I currently have a rental Cisco Explorer 4642HDC and a Samsung Smart TV.
Here are my questions,
1.) Could I purchase the same box? I see them for sale. What do I need to do to get it to work. I know I have to rent a cable card but what else? Do I need a tuner.
2.) I looked at this solution from bryaninphx
There is a fairly inexpensive alternative if all you need is an HD Set-top-box tuner. There are no associated monthly Guide fees.
Samsung GX-SM530CF Cable Box and Streaming Media Player with Built-In Wi-Fi
You would need to rent a CableCARD from Cox for $2/mo and you get the Tuning Adapter for free.
i like this solution and have thought about previously. Since I already have a splitter that my cable from the wall feeds into internet, on one side and for for cable on the other - . how do I get the above solution to work.
My last option, which I do not want to do yet, is to get rid of cable completely and just keep the internet and use Roku and Sling. I happen to have an unlimited cell data grandfathered plan and can stream to my hearts content. I have already cut the landline cord a few years and I may be more ready than I thought but I do like having cable so if I could reduce my expenses a but I could keep it.
Thanks for any help