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Cord Cutter: Get an HD Antenna, Pay Once, Watch Forever

16 June 2014 24 views 3 Comments

Whether you just want to stop paying (so much?) for TV or aim to reduce debt, getting an outdoor HD antenna is a great place to start

Whether you just want to stop paying (so much?) for TV or aim to reduce debt, getting an outdoor HD antenna is a great place to start. Here is a quick TV news report out of Bakersfield, CA about a guy doing more with less.

“The main reason why we’re doing this is to get out of debt. This is one less bill we have to deal with it and are not sacrificing quality,” said Eric Leschinsky, who had previously traded cable for satellite and then finally digital broadcast.

From paying $200 every month to a single $200 payment for an HD antenna and then watching forever, done.

For Leschinsky, Mr Antenna handled the installation of the HD antenna, which netted him more than 20 channels — complete US channel list.

That said, Mr Antenna has locations in eight metros — DFW, TX; Bakersfield, CA; Dayton, Ohio; Cincinnati, OH; Los Angeles, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; Phoenix, AZ; and Las Vegas, NV.

To find out what channels you can get with HD antenna, check out Antenna Web will give a quick a dirty assessment of what channels you can receive using a range of standardized antennas. If you’re looking to pull in every possible or very specific channels, check out TV Fool, which offers more detailed mapping and geeky forums.

Audioholics.com offers many articles HD antennas, installation and system tweaking, as well.

Source: ABC 23, Image: Antennas Direct DB8e

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  • Michael W. said:

    http://www.antennaweb.org and http://www.tvfool.com are great resources for finding out what channels are available for your address. While Antennasdirect.com does make some great antennas, don’t buy one directly from them. It’s way cheaper to purchase one from another retailer like Amazon or eBay. Especially an older model antenna. Since its not like a computer, it doesn’t become outdated when the next model comes out and you can spend way under $200 for a antenna that will do everything you need for half the price.

  • Bob B Bob said:

    The guy I paid to install my antenna cost about $200 + antenna.

  • Avadon said:

    We have a OTA roof antenna combined with HD TV antenna amplifier and pick up all of the major networks in perfect HD, as well as a couple of local networks – this doesn’t cost us anything monthly. We get 22 channels with this set up. It may seem limited to someone who gets over a hundred channels through cable, but how many of those channels do you actually watch? If you add them up, probably not as many as you think. I can’t recommend cutting cord enough – we get the same shows we were watching on cable at a tiny fraction of the cost.

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