Originally Posted by rolldog
Does anyone use an over the air antenna anymore? I thought "bunny ears" were long gone.
Due to cost at one point I considered getting rid of cable but my wife nixed that idea. It would have been easy though because my house actually has an antenna mount on the roof. I can receive OTA HD in Canada from not only Canada but also the US over Lake Ontario since I live by the lake. The main problem I ran into in terms of technology was that at the time there were no viable PVR solutions for OTA HD.
Fast forward to 2014-2016 and it has become a moot point since I can just watch those shows online (legally). Not always in HD but I don't really care. Also, in 2016 most new AV receivers support HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2, so 2016 is a perfect time to buy a new 4K-capable AV receiver and a new 4K TV... without having to spend extra money on a tuner.
BTW I seem to recall that it costs something like $5 per TV to pay for the tuner's licencing costs. Add that to the tuner hardware cost and you can see why some companies don't want to include tuners in their displays.
Westinghouse has an odd practice of shipping TVs with tuners but not activating the tuners. You can get it activated for free by them but they won't do it unless you specifically ask them to. That way they still incur the hardware costs but save on the licencing costs, since most people wouldn't bother activating the tuner and Wesringhouse only has to pay licencing costs for the activated tuners.
Vizio has gone more extreme and just removed the tuners completely in all but the D-Series I believe.
Originally Posted by Mohiuddin
Wait there will be no 43" version. Is that true?
True. There are 43" 4K and 48" 4K E-Series though.