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Cable Alternatives

HI, What are alternatives to cable TV? I have old TV's and live in an area that even if you have an HD tv only get a handful of stations. We are considered part of the RI market,even though we live in MA. So we get RI stations, not MA. So I have Comcast, but it is so expensive. Any thoughts please?

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Older analog TV's need a convertor box to ATSC for OTA
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Install an outdoor antenna

That, IME, can make a world of difference in fringe areas regarding OTA HD reception.

With entry level HDTVs so inexpensive now, why bother keeping the older stuff and having to worry about using (often, bad) coverter boxes from amazon ,etc.(?)

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I can answer that one

My father in his last year of life had access to one of the newer TV's, and with his increasing inabilities was unable to figure how to control it. Hooked up his older analog TV and he was fine. Even without decreasing abilities, some prefer something easier, and when it comes to TV's today, that's the older analogs.

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