Would you like some free TV channels
If you have an antenna on the outside of your home then you possibly could receive some free programming. If you have a new TV that has a digital receiver inside you can hook up your outside antenna and then do a channel scan to locate all the free stations. Older TV's (with Analog receivers installed) usually require a digital converter box to be installed. Once you have this converter in place then you can receive alot of these free channels, some that are local channels such as CBS, ABC,NBC and usually a PBS. Howerver there are also other free channels that have decent programming on them, here is a little Information on one of those free channels RTV (Retro Television) that is located on 14-2 (Antenna Required)
List of Free Over the Air Channels for the Piedmont of NC
Satellite TV Options (Paid)
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