Have you found yourself wondering, "What cable providers are available in my area?" You're not alone.
There's been a lot of confusion surrounding cable TV service and the switch to digital TV (DTV). The bottom line is that all TV stations are now broadcasting 100% digital signals. While that means a better quality picture and all digital programming, the conversion has made more than a few of us stop and think about how we watch television. Read the summary below to make sure you've got the cable TV service that's right for you.
There are basically three options for watching Digital TV:
1. The Converter Box: If your television does not have a built-in digital tuner, you no longer receive TV stations using your antenna. However, you can keep using your analog TV if you've purchased a digital converter box. The digital converter box will allow you to continue using broadcast stations without a digital cable TV service or digital TV.
2. Buy a Digital TV: Rather than using a converter box, you always have the option to purchase a new, digital TV (DTV) ready television set. Most televisions produced today are actually DTV ready. However, you'd want to make sure your TV is equipped with a digital tuner. All sets are required to display their readiness, so look for labels like "Integrated Digital Tuner," "Digital Tuner Built-In," "Digital Receiver," "Digital Tuner," "DTV," "ATSC" (Advanced Television Systems Committee), or "HDTV" (High Definition television). You'll want to read our article on how to choose the best TV.
3. Cable Television Services: Of course, the easiest option is to sign up for, or upgrade to, an all DTV package from one of your local digital cable service providers. In most every case, you'll use your existing television along with a digital converter (set top box) provided by your DTV provider. You don't have to buy your own digital converter box and even with the most basic packages, you'll receive the digital broadcast stations, plus any "basic" cable channels. There are also premium cable packages with content only available through your digital cable provider.
To take advantage of all the features cable television services have to offer, simply enter your address in the "Find Savings" box at the top of the page. Our partnerships with local and national cable TV service providers allow us to offer you the best digital cable TV packages available. We also offer our Best Price Guarantee to ensure you get the features you want at the price your budget can afford. Check to see which digital cable packages are available in your neighborhood and sign up online free of charge.
With the DTV switch, many have wondered if it was time to upgrade to high definition cable TV service (HDTV). That leads to the inevitable question, "Which HD cable TV providers are in my area?"
If your television is HDTV-ready, upgrading to high definition cable and truly experiencing television is easy. Enjoy everything from news to sports, movies to concerts, with better than life-like quality thanks to Hi-Def. Enter your address in the "Find Savings" box above to see which cable providers offer HDTV packages in your area.
Once you've selected the cable TV package you like, you'll be able to make any necessary customizations. Depending on the cable provider and package, there are usually several optional features available. Look for television receiver upgrades for your HDTV or add the convenience of a DVR, so you never miss your shows. Just select the features you want, along with a connection date, and checkout. It's easy and online set up is free.
Whether you're interested in finding cable TV providers "in my area" or bringing your television to life with HDTV, we've got the right price from cable providers like Charter and Cox. Enter your address in the "Find Savings" box above. Get connected with cable TV providers in your area.
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