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Looks like 2014 is the year of Digital Media Streaming!

Consumers now have the option of replacing their expensive cable or satellite services with relatively low cost devices to access TV, movies, music and more. This quickly expanding new trend can be a bit confusing, so we will try to make it EZ to understand.

Media Steaming in its simplest terms is being able to watch movies, TV shows, sports, YouTube Videos, or listen to music, directly from an internet connection to your TV set. No movies to rent, no CDs to buy; just turn on your TV and you are ready to go. The streaming content can be free, by subscription, or pay-per-view.

Media Streaming Devices allow you to receive streaming content. There are several options in digital media streamers: Smart TVs, Smart Blu-ray Players, TiVo, Apple TV, Roku, Google TV, and Boxee TV to name a few. Digital streaming devices connect to your existing home network and offer various Internet services such as Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, YouTube, HuluPlus, Pandora, sports, weather, stock market, photo galleries, and many more!




The Digital Transition

As of June 12, 2009, by law, Digital TV broadcasting is the only way television stations across the country are transmitting TV signals.

Digital TV Stations

DTV Coverage Maps

If you are using satellite or a telephone company provider that is already digital, you were not affected by the transition. If you are a cable subscriber, you may or may not be affected right now, but you most likely will be in the very near future. Check our Cable Information page for details.

If you receive free over-the-air TV signals from an antenna or rabbit ears, you will need a Digital TV set with a Digital (ATSC) Tuner or a digital to analog Converter Box to receive TV broadcasts.

Where can I buy a Converter Box?

Everyone can use a converter box in an emergency even if you have cable or satellite!

During a storm, when the cable or satellite goes out, (if you don't have a TV set with a digital tuner) you won't be able to hook up your rabbit ears to your TV set to get local weather and news without a converter box.

When you lose power, a portable digital TV is a great choice. Old portable TVs without digital tuners won't work. You will need a new Portable DTV.



If you're based in the UK and looking for a package or bundle from Sky TV, then try Cable.co.uk's Sky comparision. The site features an Ofcom accredited comparison calculator and a free postcode checker that lets you quickly and easily find the best Sky deals in your area.



Mobile Digital TV

Unlike current Portable Digital TVs that can only pick up the free over-the-air digital broadcasts in a stationary position, the Mobile Digital Devices can pick up the new mobile digital signals that allow you to watch TV while moving.

These devices include TVs, smart phones such as iPhones, iPads, and computers.

Mobile DTV Stations

You can receive the Mobile TV signals in a car, bus or even on a train! The best part? The new over-the-air mobile digital broadcasts are FREE. Buy a mobile device that can receive the new signals and you are good to GO!

Mobile devices that are capable of receiving Mobile DTV signals will display the MDTV logo and are capable of receiving free TV signals while traveling at speeds over 100 miles per hour!


3D TV

The 3D experience from the past has changed over the years into the amazing new 3D technology of today.

It all began with the blockbuster movie "Avatar". Other recent films have sparked enormous interest in 3D Movies prompting electronics makers to quickly satisfy consumers with 3D TV at home.

In order to enjoy the new 3D technology you will need a 3D TV Set, special 3D glasses, and a 3D Blu-ray player. Oh and don't forget your favorite 3D Movie!

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