Don’t cut the cord. You’ll want your Internet service to
stream On Demand video. Break the chains instead.
If you’re seeking alternatives to your pay-TV
service due to any of these items, you’re probably
ready to learn more!
The thought of canceling your pay-TV service can be scary
at first. Don’t worry, we’re going to help with that.
Keep reading and we’ll explain how you can be pay-TV-free
and still have the ability to watch, record and access all of
the most popular TV programming.
Before the wide adoption of cable TV in the 1980s, people got their
TV programming from a 100% free source, over-the-air broadcast,
through the use of an aerial antenna connected to their TV.
Over-the-air broadcast has not gone away. Not only does it still exist,
delivered over free public spectrum by your local broadcast stations,
it got even better! It went digital in 2009.
This means that over-the-air broadcast TV is the highest quality HD
available, video signals that are uncompressed, unlike what you get
from a pay-TV provider.
What will I get from broadcast TV?
A lot! The majority of television programming that is watched and
recorded in North America comes from local broadcast stations.
Don’t worry. Your setup won’t look like this!
Modern antennas are just as sleek as modern TVs.
You’re going to get all of the major networks – ABC, CBS,
FOX, NBC, PBS, the CW – as well as a great deal of other
local stations that you likely never knew existed because
they’re probably not carried by your pay-TV provider. You
will be amazed at the content you’ll discover
Not only are people mostly watching and recording content
that is available from local broadcast stations for free, they
are paying for it
. That’s right. The broadcasters sell the
content to the TV providers for the right to retransmit the
signal and consumers pay for it in their bill.
The ability to record your favorite shows and watch
them at your convenience has been around since the
VCR came of age in the 1980s.
The DVR was introduced in 1999, making recording
much more convenient by eliminating the need for
those pesky video tapes!
With a VCR, the consumer simply purchased the
product and took it home to use – no monthly fees.
Today, DVR's are mainly available through pay-TV or
equipment providers that charge a monthly subscription
fee for the ability to record and play back programming.
We love recording our TV content so much that we
filled many millions of these with our favorite shows.
Channel Master offers a premium DVR that can
be purchased off-the-shelf and never requires a
for the privilege of being able to
record and play back your TV content!
Just with the purchase of a digital antenna
you have already achieved MAVERICK
TV Freedom status!
This critical element is the key to
providing you with subscription-free broadcast
network programming in crystal clear HD.
Now you’re cooking. With all of that great
free broadcast programming, you’re going
to want to be able to pause live TV and
record all of your favorite shows.
With the addition of a subscription-free
over-the-air DVR you are a TV Freedom ACE!
You may already have a connected device that
allows you to access online video streaming
services for On Demand viewing of your
favorite TV shows and movies.
If so, and you also have a digital antenna and
subscription-free DVR, you are a TV Freedom
The Channel Master DVR+ integrates
streaming video services directly into the
program guide so you don’t have to switch
between devices when you want to change
from live TV to On Demand video.
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