In June of 2009 all full powered TV stations in the U.S. switched from analog broadcast signals to digital broadcast signals. The new digital signals can provide high definition picture and sound quality plus more channels. The Picture quality is better than cable or satellite. To receive the new digital signals requires a TV with a built-in digital tuner or a set top digital to analog converter box for each TV that does not have a built-in digital tuner.
All TVs purchased in the the U.S. from 2008 to present will have built-in digital tuners. Some TVs prior to 2008 will have digital tuners. If you're not sure if the TV has a digital tuner I suggest you visit your favorite search engine. Search the make and model of the TV. TVs that will not receive digital signals will have only a NTSC tuner. TVs that will receive the digital signals will have a ATSC tuner. Most newer TVs will have both a NTSC and a ATSC tuner. This information is provided under the specifications for most TVs listed on line.
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