- Where to look
Have a look at this site as it contains many different hints and tips on how to view different channels on a decoder, some of which will be bound to suit your tastes: http://www.waleg.com/archives/000824.html .
The site also contains an up to date comment board, which not only allows you to see other people's opinions on the various channels available before you download them, but lets you ask questions too, should you find that you are struggling with the process. If this is the case, your queries will be answered by people who have gone through the same scenario as you.
- About decoders
Sometimes referred to as a digital TV tuner, digital TV decoders translates digital signals into analog ones, allowing television sets that are not digitally capable to receive information using the new digital technologies, therefore allowing them to continue to show your favorite programs.
In 1996, the US congress developed a new law that meant that extra broadcast channels could be given out to each television station, therefore allowing them to start to present their different shows in both digital and analog.
It was not until June 2009 that all TV signals where required to be digital in the US. Although this improved the quality and performance of viewing television, this move did mean that some older televisions became out of date, thus giving the need for a decoder; gathering together all of the digital signals on the airways and converting them into digital ones, the digital TV decoders allows television that were not manufactured with this technological design in mind to still work.
Nowadays, the majority of new television sets have digital TV decoders built in to them, removing the need to have an external set-top box to view programs.