So I ask, is this still free?
No, it is not. For those people who live on a budget, the time and energy it takes to gather the necessary information regarding "how to continue to watch free television" can be costly in itself. Purchasing a HD TV antenna and getting the signal to watch the television without holding it or huddling next to it by a window can really make things difficult. Since all TV and cable stations are digital it is extremely difficult to get a picture signal without the proper antenna. So just go out and buy one and pay a lot of money! That is the difference of manual and automatic necessity. The traditional antennas or manual, usually consisted of one antenna to the left and right respectively(rabbit ears). Sure, the antennas may plug in so that one can rotate them to get a clear picture but this is often time consuming. The newer HD antennas are generally square or rectangular in shape and contain an antenna within its shaped compartment so that one can lay the antenna flat or hang it in order to watch television. These HD antennas subsequently do not require viewer participation. because, there is nothing to move or rotate in order to find a quality picture. If all of this is so good, then what seems to be the problem?
Even with the most fanciest and newer HD antennas there still arises the situation of the antenna being able to locate a signal and to transmit it to the television. Goodness, that's what an antenna is supposed to do! There are times when an HD antenna signal is not strong enough to locate a channel. It may not matter if you hold it, move it around, or just let it lay flat; the antenna still needs some assistance in getting the picture to the TV. When things started out people had analog TV's and cable television. There was a time when you didn't have to pay for the basic channels. Now all the channels work for the man. As a result, the digital signal is no longer free despite the purchase of a digital TV to obtain a digital signal. So now you have a TV that will not work without an antenna; and you have an antenna that will not work without a way to get to the TV. The problem here is that people may think it's possible to use the antenna directly with the television to obtain a stunning quality picture, but many times this is just not so. What else can be done?
Basic channels are a necessity. They are how people are able to actually watch and keep informed of the latest news and events. Yes, it's even a struggle to afford the basics. The solution here is what I call the converter box and HD accessories package. The converter box- is also a television tuner that is able to convert digital transmission to video and audio for a television. The TV tuner in the converter box allows the digital channels to be recognized, as the tuner goes through each channel looking for an acceptable signal. It is the ATSC tuner on a converter box that allows one to view digital channels, and where one would place the HD antenna. However, since NTSC tuners are known for being analog, the signal from the NTSC (you would connect your TV to this tuner) will refer to digital signals as it will recognize and show digital picture, since the output is digital once a digital picture is recognized through the ATSC tuner from the HD antenna.
The converter box and HD accessories package consists of everything you need in one package so that you can keep television free! No, you don't need to plant a pole in the ground outside your home somewhere, just so that it falls on someone else's property in the next storm or blizzard. You also don't need to punch holes in all of your ceilings even if they are there already there so that you can run cables from your attic or crawl space, because that is where you decided to put the antenna. The converter box and HD accessories package consists of a converter box, a flat amplified HD antenna, a remote, 2 AA batteries and coax cables for each. All you do is: plug in your converter box, connect your HD antenna to the ATSC tuner on the converter box and then connect your TV to the NTSC tuner on the converter box, both by using coax cables, you then turn on your TV to channel 3 or 4 and then on the converter box set the selector to 3 or 4, Turn the converter box on by using the remote, the converter box will search channels and you are ready to watch TV. Just think free TV for under $50 dollars. In the future cable companies will charge on monthly for a digital adapter and you need to be a subscriber if you don't have a cable set top box, just to get basic programming. Thus making you pay for the basics. The converter box and HD accessories package will enable you to get all the free HD channels there are without the hassle of cable subscription to worry about. Let's put discount together in one streamline and affordable product to reduce the cost of necessity. The converter box and HD accessories package. The belief is in the savings!