It is not true that a set top box is required to receive a digital. In order to receive a digitl signal on only needs to own a digital TV. The same is true with HD television. If your television has a QAM tuner (and most that are less than 4 years old do) you do not need a set top box to receive HD television. You need the set top box because Verizon encripts all except the local channels.
Written by HHilliard
Last updated on 10.30.08