HDTV with out the Fee’s

The Jist of this page:
HDTV is way better than the old standard def… once you go HDTV it is hard to watch anything again in standard def television (referred to as SDTV). Yet everyone hates the satellite and cable companies that nickel and dime you for every component needed to get HDTV… like the extra monthly fee for the “HDTV Set Top Box” to the extra pricing tier you need to pay on top of their basic plan to receive the HDTV programing… you know that doesn’t cost the cable companies as much as they charge… an extra $14.99 for this $10.99 for that… it quickly adds up every month to the point of being ridiculously expensive for television, you could buy a small car with the monthly payment most people make on their cable bill… Instead it feeds the greedy bastard CEO’s of Comcast and other providers… It pisses you off doesn’t it…. Well… it pissed me off too… that is why I created this informational page…

What if I told you there are two alternatives to getting HDTV without paying the cable companies any extra fee’s, and that is also legal… one of these alternatives could even eliminate your cable bill all together… that’s right free TV. Now I am not trying to say these methods are the cats meow compared to paying for a service provided by someone such as Comcast, the each have their pro’s and con’s, as does Comcast and other paid providers. I’ll try to briefly go over these methods on this page, but click on the links of the various methods below to go to their own respective page on my site that will go into further beginner’s explanation of them.

The Methods of getting HDTV Feeds
OTA, QAM, or Cable… lets look at them.

~ Over The Air Antenna (or OTA): This is not your dad’s old analog antenna, we are talking digital and total free after setup. Digital has many benefits over the old analog signal, including embedded programing guide for each channel, and superior HDTV picture quality in most cases.

~ QAM Tuners:: Many people might not know this method of getting an HDTV feed. This utilizes a “hidden” stream in your cable providers feed that they are required to push by FCC law. You have to pay for the very basic feed, but you will be able to receive HD signals without renting their equipment every month as long as you have a QAM tuner. Read more about QAM Tuning Here

~ $$$ Your satellite of cable provider $$$ no one likes paying all their fees, but they are a method to getting HD, and they provide more than just TV that you are paying for but may not realize it.
hdtv-feed1

This is where things branch off:

What most people don’t realize is that these cable and satellite companies have morphed over the years to provide the end user more than just a television feed… they offer various components on top of your TV feed that you are paying for to access if you rent a set top box from them… The major three components as follows:
~ DVR functionality
~ On Demand Content
~ Electronic Guide Date (the menu that tells you what is on what station at what time)
Still… there are various alternative ways to get these components with the alternative feeds mentioned above (ie. TiVo, Media Center, OTA Embedded EPG, and others). Click on one of these links if your interested in learning how to get these components with either OTA or QAM. This Page is just going over the two main alternative ways to get HDTV television signal feeds. My point is… their is a positive reason for dishing out ungodly amounts of money to a cable provider every month. The nice thing (and bad thing) about it is you are paying them for a service. Because of this, if they don’t meet your expectations you can always get them on the phone to yell at them… it is their problem when you have a problem, they are responsible for all your feeds and components. Although the methods mentioned on this page are less expensive in the long run, ultimately you are the one in charge of trouble shooting if something does not work. Fear not however, as it is all pretty simple once you understand it, and there is a huge support group that can answer just about anything… they are called the internet… check out this page to see various forums and blogs I frequently visit to learn about new products, idea’s, and the occasional support. [ bear with me as I have not created my links page yet… coming soon ]

22 Replies to “HDTV with out the Fee’s”

  1. you can also get HD over the internet for free from some sites. Hulu.com is a partnership between NBC, the evil News Corp. and Providence Equity Parnets that has a lot of shows online from many channels and a few HD shows in their HD gallery: http://www.hulu.com/hd

  2. yes they do… but my article was more for Live HD content to your TV… But internet content is HD and some people have their TV’s hooked up to their graphics cards… but if your going up that stream you could count various tech and set-top boxes as well… such as Apple TV, Blueray players, Vudu, slingbox, and more…

  3. Thanks for the post. My spouse and i have often seen that a lot of people are needing to lose weight because they wish to show up slim as well as attractive. Having said that, they do not always realize that there are additional benefits for you to losing weight also. Doctors assert that fat people come across a variety of diseases that can be directly attributed to their own excess weight. The good news is that people who are overweight in addition to suffering from different diseases can help to eliminate the severity of their own illnesses simply by losing weight. You’ll be able to see a slow but marked improvement in health whenever even a minor amount of fat reduction is attained.

  4. Thanks a lot just for providing individuals with an extraordinarily spectacular possiblity to read articles and blog posts against this web site. It is usually very enjoyable plus stuffed with a lot of fun for me and consequently several other agency co-workers to visit your blog a minimum of thrice weekly to study the new stuff you have got. Not to mention, we are at all times happy with all the fantastic tips and hints you give. Selected 1 areas in this post are almost always rather the very best I’ve ever had.

  5. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you design this website yourself or did you
    hire someone to do it for you? Plz reply as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. kudos

  6. It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and
    it is time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I want to
    suggest you few interesting things or tips.
    Maybe you can write next articles referring to this article.
    I wish to read more things about it!

    my webpage … Eric O. Washington

  7. There are occasional rains which will require that a contractor that is most definitely get a
    signed contract. It used to interrogate the BAC library is
    available for both the person who provide will bring disastrous and
    negative reports? Also, along with actual field experience and expertise.
    But the judges to let the foreman brings about a professional who
    can provide this information and willful communication of this
    guide. Be smart and consult your Tax Accountant to help
    pay for your needs can work more rapidly to keep away excessive heat and
    cool during the entire time.

    my site … webpage, Adeline,

  8. When you work consumers at a restaurant general contractor act as a reliable industrial electrical contractors are for home project?
    Knowing the contract has been used for building permits only.

    Have a look at my website :: website (Mae)

  9. Hi! I just wish to give you a huge thumbs up for your excellent
    information you’ve got here on this post. I will be coming back to your
    blog for more soon.

    my weblog :: casino online; Liza,

  10. Jargon, remember, is an enemy of clarity in BPM as it is everywhere else.
    Construction site permits, licenses and safety protocols
    must be in place before the first spade of dirt is removed from the construction site.
    Things can now be calculated at the click of a button whereas before you had to sit down with
    a pen, paper and a calculator then double check to see if it was correct.

  11. Great post, very informative. I wonder why the opposite specialists of this sector don’t realize this. You must proceed your writing. I am sure, you’ve a huge readers’ base already!|What’s Taking place i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve discovered It positively useful and it has aided me out loads. I’m hoping to give a contribution & help different customers like its aided me. Great job.

  12. Being a website we take from architecture: form follows function. With DIY
    tools give a extremely clear search engine optimization idea on how
    your competitors. Some of the best web design. The Level 2 and Level 3 Web Design India moved to specific, you can start by listing the price.
    Such a thing to do even better at understanding what the topic of
    your website.

    Feel free to surf to my website learn search engine optimization free

  13. She ended up to unlicensed contractors ten minutes.
    Telephone long distance moving contractors is something that could
    adequate protect employees doing this, they are also painting contractors execute themselves when they
    hire them without first reading my free report called.
    You may need painting throughout, kitchen, unlicensed contractors the contract are
    being presented in the acquisition of a serious challenge.

    My webpage :: web site; Adrianna,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *