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Scoop TV claims to provide users with free broadcast television for life. Users can get the most popular networks such as ABC, NBC, and CBS. This device is just a satellite and nothing more. There is no monthly fee or bill, and consumers do not have to sign any kind of contract. The Digital Television Transition mandate, signed by Congress in 2009, indicates that broadcast signals have to be digital instead of analog. This made it possible for consumers to receive high-definition ( HD ) programming directly to their televisions with no need for cable. Devices just have to be plugged in to a television for it to start working. The main downside to Scoop TV is that only basic, free broadcasting channels can be received with it. Programs that are aired on cable cannot be viewed via Scoop TV.
The cost of Scoop Tv is $19.99 plus $7.99 shipping. The special TV offer allows you to receive a second Scoop Tv at the discounted price of only $9.99 for a total price of $37.97.
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After plugging the device in to a television, signal-capturing technology delivers the television stations directly to users’ TVs. Since the signals Scoop TV picks up are high-definition ( HD ), they are what is called “uncompressed,” meaning data was not taken out of the file to make it smaller. In other words, the pictures on a TV connected to the satellite are full-sized and unedited, making the picture clearer. Other services have to compress these files and the picture quality is not as good.
If users have a TV that does not have certain technology, they must buy a converter box. Most televisions these days do have the technology, so this step may be unnecessary.
Users simply have to plug it in and it’s ready to receive the “crystal-clear” signal immediately.
Scoop TV is beneficial for those who want to have TV but don’t use all of the channels that come with a cable service. Many people simply want to watch the news, so there is no real need for them to purchase a cable service if they can get these channels for free with a simple device.
Broadcast channels are now required to provide HD quality airings, so Scoop TV allows users to watch programs in HD without a cable box.
Users do not receive a monthly bill, nor do they have to sign a contract. They simply buy the product, pay for shipping, and plug it in to their televisions.
Users who have a television that was made prior to the Congressional mandate in 2009 will need to purchase a separate digital converter box in order for this device to work. These are not too pricy, but it is an additional expense.
Each television needs its own Scoop TV satellite. Most people have more than one television, therefore for most people it would be necessary to buy multiple devices.
The most prominent downside to Scoop TV is that users cannot get most of the channels that their favorite shows may be on. If a show is on a channel like HBO, Lifetime, or ESPN, users will not be able to watch it with this device. Basically, if a cable subscription is required to receive a channel, Scoop TV cannot air it.
The parent manufacturer of Scoop TV is Telebrands. Telebrands has a B- rating on the Better Business Bureau and it has received numerous complaints regarding other products they sell. Complaints include cheap products, false “life time guarantees,” high shipping prices, and poor experiences with returns.
Devices such as Clear TV Antenna, the Mohu Leaf GDTV Antenna, and Winegard FlatWave AIR, are just some more examples of devices that do the same thing that Scoop TV does. They capture a signal from the air and convert it to picture and sound on users’ televisions.
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Same old junk from the same company -- Telebrands -- redesigned and hyped beyond its ability to deliver. Looks like a dish to sucker the unwary.
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