I suppose I'm what the trade terms a 'slow adopter' for new technology; the TV in the sitting room is a not overlarge CRT and I'm very happy with the top-grade CRT computer monitor I bought back in 2007 - still working perfectly. I've been waiting for the new fangled LED things to come down in price, you see.
However, from time to time I flirt with cheap bits of kit; my latest is a Freeview receiver for the PC costing £12.48 from eBay that consists of a USB stick and an aerial the size and shape of a biro ink-tube. Frankly, I'm astonished - HD reception is perfect for all the Crystal Palace channels, even SD is better than the TV and the CRT monitor renders colours and blacks beautifully. Wow. It will even record onto the HD and manage 8-speaker surround sound.
Why didn't I know about this before? No wonder the licence fee is a lost cause for the BBC.