In 2009, all TV stations that transmit their signals "over the air" converted to digital format and they shut off the the analog format.
The old analog TV format is gone forever.
If you had an old CRT TV or a big-screen TV that had a built-in tuner, that tuner was (most likely) analog only.
For those old TV, you needed converter.
But, typically, the converter did not support "HDTV". It simply converted from "DTV" to the old analog format.
All TV manufactured after 2010 have a TV tuner that is designed for digital over the air TV signals.Note:
There is a difference between a "TV" and a "Monitor".
" will need and external decoder to receive a signal and then send it to the 32" display using an (typically) HDMI connection.
The decoder would be a computer, a satellite receiver (DirecTV / Dish) or an external cable-TV set-top box.
" will have all the same features as a Monitor, but it will include a TV tuner for over the air digital TV signals and built-in speakers.
The TV may also include an operating system (like WebOS).
If it has an OS, it also has a WiFi and/or Ethernet connection. This allows it to access streaming services and run Apps (like NetFlix or Roku).
It may also have an external USB port for devices like Google Chromecast.
The 32" Monitor hooked to my PC is great for Real Flight and streaming NetFlix from my PC's browser.
But it does not have an OS or apps, built-in speakers or tuner.
My 75" TV in the family room is hooked to DirecTV, the Internet and a roof-top antenna.
I don't get all the local channels on DirecTV so I simply switch to OTA and pick up channel 8 in Salinas.
It has WebOS so it supports lot of downloaded apps (NetFlix)
And, there is no such thing as an "HD Antenna".
That is simply Marketing Bullsh!t that is a total lie and simply intended to get you to pay more money for something that was designed in 1945 and hasn't changed since.
It is similar to the "Monster Cable" hook up cables.
Believe 1/2 of what you see and none of what you hear.
Fake News will be the downfall of our Republic!