Hmm

So I invested in a $7 multi-directional TV digital antenna, to see if I can cut the cable cord. It doesn’t look likely, since I couldn’t pull in two of the local stations. But I gotta say, the HD picture was so much better than it is with the cable! Anyone else ever notice this?

5 Responses to Hmm

  1. Andre December 28, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    Crutchfield has several desktop antennas they sell, along with their great info, and they say that the signal you get from antenna is pretty much the best, even better than cable. They’re the experts. I’m not but I’ve used a $ 39 dollar antenna since 2002 when I cut the cord, and the picture is just outstanding (I live about twenty miles from Boston, so I have some signals that are good) but I have to tell you that on some stormy nights the signals are crap. I don’t miss cable at all, and the best signals seem to be Latino, so I’m learning a second language, and there are four (4) PBS stations which I really like. I’m about to watch Downton Abbey Season 3 (interesting, but Season 1 was the better of the two first two).

  2. boohunney December 28, 2012 at 9:21 am #

    We cut the cable about a month ago and we just don’t miss it at all. The antenna we bought was about 39 bucks. We are about to go ahead and upgrade the antenna because it is so wooded around the house we are missing out on a few stations. There’s a lot of baby Jesus teevee, but, the retro entertainment teevee is a hoot on Sunday night. We stream the news mostly and use other internet services.
    Picture quality for us is about the same…..

  3. phydeaux December 28, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    Cut the cable cord long ago. I’ve tried a few different digital antennas before coming across the Mohu Leaf antenna. The results using it are outstanding. http://store.gomohu.com/the-leaf-indoor-hdtv-antenna.html

  4. Izquierdo December 28, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    So which channels (besides 2-13) does an antenna pick up?
    I imagine there’s a fair share of junk (religious, home shopping). Do any of the sports channels, and old movie channels, come in?
    What about MSNBC (I assume not.)

  5. susie December 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    No, but this is for my bedroom, where I typically watch only 30 Rock reruns and Letterman, so I don’t care. I got NBC and CBS, but not ABC. I got a couple of UHF channels and two or three Spanish stations, plus RTV and an international Japanese news channel for a total of 13, but from what I’m reading, I could get about 40-45 with a better antenna.

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