I would like to start a drive for all Members to go online to the FCC website and make a government complaint demanding that all Cable and Satelite providers in the USA be required to provide all programming in HD. Why should the public be foreced to pay for HD when it is the FCC that forced us all to buy HDTV's?
According to present statistics 75% of all residences now have at least one HDTV. In fact it was the FCC, a government agency, that has forced USA citizens to purchase HDTV's, and It is required that all Over the Air (OTA) providers transmit HD signals. So Why should cable and Satelite providers, be allowed to charge for HD Content? The citizens of the USA are being held hostage by a monopoly that was created by the Federal Government.
The whole point is all Television stations are forced to transmit in HD. It is also the FCC that forced them to do this. So it seems natural to demand HD Programming from all Cable and Satelite providers. Yes not all older programing AND video is actually in HD. This problem has been created by the FCC, so they should step up to the plate. Even if the FCC can not officially legislate HD for Cable or satelite programming, it does fall under the Commerce Clause to force the issue.
Actually, the only thing the FCC forces is all channels to be broadcast digitally (not necessarily in HD). If your TV does not have an HD Tuner (ATSC), then you could have opted to request an adapter certificate ($40 off of a $40 adapter) that would translate the digital (again, not HD) signal to an analog signal (compatible with your non-HD TV).
By the way, this has nothing to do with Cable/Satellite companies (who broadcast in QAM).
Looked like a good deal and had a 5 egg approval rating. Sometimes they put stuff on sale for a limited time. At any rate my new Samsung LN40D550 I purchased from VANNS is working great. I plugged in a backup hard drive my daughter had some video saved on and it played a movie right off the hard drive. Every year TV'S get better. I thought I would try an ANTENNA. I still think I am right in my way of thinking. It does not mean you are necessarily incorrect. I call it like I see it. Thanks for your replies. These days it is unclear because everyone is using cable or satelite. So also demand HD programming for free. You may not get any, but I think it is a valid complaint.
I will go back to watching my Korean movie on Crunchroll.
Here are some of my Korean Shows I like to watch:
Korean Video Series or Movies (Some Series Long-running)