Antenna

I cut the cable cord about 15 years ago. We then purchased an over-the-air (OTA) antenna to receive our basic channels and have done well enough with that and services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. OTA antennas can be a pain in the neck because you are constantly trying to find the best spot to… Read More

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The new TERK Trinity XTEND Antenna not only helps blanket your home with fast WiFi coverage by extending your router's signal, but it also offers those of you who are thinking of cutting the cord with your cable or satellite TV company an amplified indoor HD antenna in the same device enabling you to watch… Read More

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We lost our internet connection for about 24 hours recently. After each of us wandered around aimlessly wondering what to do, we finally found some other things to occupy our time - you know, fun things like cleaning the house, playing board games, and being chased by angry wasps whose nest we had just sprayed… Read More

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It's been about 12 years now since we've dropped cable TV. At the time, we were living paycheck to paycheck and decided that cable (among other things) was one of those expenses that was not necessary. We bought an antenna (rabbit ears style - they were cheap) to receive over-the-air (OTA) channels and dealt with… Read More

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We have three TVs in my house, but only two of them are connected to cable boxes.  I have the TV in my bedroom connected to a Roku 3 box (see related links for my review), so I can access the Time Warner Cable programming they make available through Roku's TWC channel.  Unfortunately, the TWC… Read More

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We've had a few articles about products that help you "cut the cable" to your satellite TV or cable TV provider.  In addition to streaming media players, we've featured antennas that bring in free, over-the-air, uncompressed HDTV signals.  We even mentioned an earlier Mohu product, the Leaf indoor antenna, in a news post.  If you… Read More

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This may look like a flat-screen TV, but it's really an indoor antenna.  The HD Digital Indoor Flat Amplified TV Antenna (ST-A1500) from Satechi can help you trim your cable bills.  The antenna receives free, over-the-air digital HD signals broadcast by local TV stations, and it "comes equipped with hardware that provides the stable reception… Read More

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The FlatWave FL5000c Translucent HDTV Antenna from Winegard is another of those flat television antennas designed to work well indoors.  This antenna is only 13" X 12" X 0.6" thick, and it's almost invisible hanging on your wall or laying on the table beside the TV.  The FlatWave uses highly-conductive, real silver elements for maximum… Read More

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I've mentioned before that I have three TVs in my house but only two cable outlets.  I want to be able to watch TV in my bedroom, but I don't want to have to pay to have a third outlet installed in my house - and then pay a monthly service charge for the outlet… Read More

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If you're looking for a way to get rid of expensive cable bills, you may have considered going to HD over-the-air programming.  Nothing's better than free TV, but do you really want to have to use an ugly rabbit ears antenna?  The Leaf Antenna™ was designed by experienced antenna engineers who have been designing antennas… Read More

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For part of the year I live in an area where the local telecom company advertises dial-up as high speed Internet access.  To keep my sanity and actually get something done, I spend a lot of time at the library using their broadband connection or war-driving looking for open hot spots.  With the Wi-Fire WiFi… Read More

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