Do I really need a cable box for every single TV I have?

Episode 1104 (1:39:09)

David from Rancho Cucamonga, CA
TIVO Roamio

David's cable service went out, so he got the cable company to come out and fix it. Now they're suddenly requiring every single TV have its own set-top box, and they'll charge $7 a month for each one. Leo says that when we went digital several years ago, the federal government opened the door for this kind of shake down.

He's thinking about doing a Network based system for his TVs. Leo says he can get an Mcard from the cable company and then plug that into the TIVO Roamio. The cable company has to provide it by law. The Roamio can then push that signal out over Wi-Fi to his TVs that are enabled to receive it. Just remember though, if everyone is watching different TVs, he'll end up overloading the bandwidth and it'll slow down to a crawl. But it's a far better option than renting cable boxes for each TV.