My free adapter arrived in the mail yesterday. It's just a small digital receiver, the size of a book. I can't plug it in just yet, but I was surprised to read that not only is there no On-Demand, but there's also not even an electronic program guide (EPG). So they've made it as basic as possible, to make people want to get a regular receiver.
asif9t9, im guessing the part about it being "Free" has something to do with why its stripped down to the barebones with no IPG or ROD menus.
It might very well be what elderly people who are hesitant to switch to digital are looking for also.
let us know more about it when you have some more time