I finally kicked Comcast out, and returned their cablebox with morass of cables, wires, connectors,etc. Since then I have been watching free TV shows and movies off the internet, but I want to get my previous setup working again. I have a LCD TV, VCR, DVD player, DVD recorder, and a 2/4 port video audio switch. Before I made the mistake of dealing with Comcast, I had to have a TV repairman come out to set it up (so I will again), but recall him charging me twice as much for cables, connectors, gizmos, and so on. Basically I'd like to try and make sure I have everything ready and on hand, before his house-call, so all he can bill me for is time and labor. What all sort of odds'n'ends do I need to buy? Is a TV antenna required to make any of my devices work, if I have no intention of watching 'off-air'? Thanks for any help.