There will be no more antenna TV reception. The change to HDTV was a set up as I suspected. Those who don't have cable or DTV will have to subcribe just to get the weather. The prices will be increased and eventually for the basic channels as well. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_free_broadcasters_in_peril Broadcasters' woes could spell trouble for free TV Cable TV and the Web have fractured the audience for free TV and siphoned its ad dollars. The recession has squeezed advertising further, forcing broadcasters to accelerate their push for new revenue to pay for programming. That will play out in living rooms across the country. The changes could mean higher cable or satellite TV bills, as the networks and local stations squeeze more fees from pay-TV providers such as Comcast and DirecTV for the right to show broadcast TV channels in their lineups. The networks might even ditch free broadcast signals in the next few years. Instead, they could operate as cable channels — a move that could spell the end of free TV as Americans have known it since the 1940s.