I own a few similar things.

by R. Proffitt Moderator - 7/11/13 5:19 PM

In Reply to: Thanks Bob by stevemservia

None require HDMI from the cable co and today, right now I have my TV with this.

OTA Coax -> TV Coax input.
Smart box thing like this Sony -> HDMI

You may be getting ahead of yourself here and thinking there is some interaction of the HDMI with this smart box Sony thing but there was none here.
Bob