It'* actually not about making you upgrade so you have better technology. The government is shutting down the analog frequencies so that they can be used for other purposes.
The converter/tuner box is a one-time purchase, not a service.
I wish NFL Network had all widescreen format, and a decent video feed..
x2 i have to pay for nfl network now, and it even costs a bit extra for nflhd. not even worth it anymore. cbs'* coverage has been pretty good this yeah however, and what i miss i usually catch on sportscenter or espnnews.