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HD Antennas: Nearly 1-in-5 Homes Get Free HD TV

27 July 2014 1,079 views No Comment

The infographic says it all — HD antenna using people are a thing. Last year, 19.3 percent or roughly one in five American households relied solely on over the air (OTA) broadcast HD for live television, up from 17.8 percent the year before.

Given a US population of 318 million, including millions of “cable never” millennials, that is a huge shift in how we watch TV.

Here at Fairer Platform headquarters on the shores of Lake Erie, we have a Winegard MS-2002 HD Antenna mounted on our roof. That delivers 14 channels year round and another seven to 10 mostly Canadian channels during the Summer.

For what it’s worth, Canada’s Global TV runs back to back Simpsons episodes for up to four hours straight on Sundays.

Total damage for an HD antenna, mounting kit and installation? A one time cost of $300 back in 2009 for the basic channel package that Time Warner, Comcast, Cox et al charge $15 to $20 a month for.

If you live in, near or, perhaps best of all worlds, among several major metros (ie New Jersey, San Jose, Chicagoland, DFW, etc), you can easily pull 50 or more channels.

More Info: Winegard Antennas

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