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DonnaW
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What are the differences between a set top box ( not HD ) and just a digital convertor?  Thank you
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CharlesH
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MRDVR will not work on the DCT's (digital converter terminal). All you get are the channels with the DCT. (every channel but the high-def ones of course)

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The QIP2500 set-top box has a program guide and supports VOD.   The digital converter does neither; it is just a tuner.
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Please forgive my ignorance. What is VOD ? Thanks again.
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Video on demand.
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Thank you again. If I have a HD Multi Room DVR on the main Tv is there any reason I need anything but a digital convertor on the other TV's if I do not care about a Program Guide or VOD on them? Thank you
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MRDVR will not work on the DCT's (digital converter terminal). All you get are the channels with the DCT. (every channel but the high-def ones of course)
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Lets be careful here; is this about the DCT-700 or the digital converter box for digital OTA reception - the one with the $40 government coupon? We have had multiple people post here thinking they could that OTA box on FiOS, which of course they cannot. From the posts so far I cannot tell, we need dedvice names and/or model numbers to be sure.

 

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Thank you. I did know this, but see how it could be confusing. to many.
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