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With This New Antenna, You Have No Excuse Not To Try Over-The-Air TV

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    With this new $10 antenna, you have no excuse not to try over-the-air TV — Tech News and Analysis (click for full article)

    by Janko Roettgers - August 20, 2014

    SUMMARY: Want to stop paying $100 for TV a month, but still have access to live television from networks like ABC and CBS? This new antenna promises a cheap fix.

    -- Would-be cord cutters, take notice: Antenna maker ChannelMaster just introduced a new over-the-air TV indoor antenna called the Flatenna that sells for $10 with free shipping. The antenna is capable of receiving broadcast signals from up to 35 miles away, according to ChannelMaster, and can be used to receive local broadcasters like ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox as well as many other local stations in HD.

    Reception and actual channel line-up may vary based on your location, but for $10, the ChannelMaster Flatenna is definitely an easy and affordable way to try over-the-air TV. And as a bonus, you get an antenna that can be mounted to your wall or window and that beats the looks of ugly old rabbit-ear-style wire antennas. Just remember: If you do switch from cable or satellite TV to over-the-air, you may have to adjust the settings of your TV to get access to the TV signals received by your antenna. Here’s how:

     
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    Antennaweb.org is a great resource for figuring out what channels you can receive at your location and what type of antenna works best. You type in your address and then check the box for whether your antenna will be at least 30 feet above ground:

    AntennaWeb - Home

    Unfortunately for my particular location I'm about 50 miles away from most of the TV transmitter towers - so the $10 antenna mentioned in my previous post probably wouldn't work good for me. I noticed a huge increase of available channels at my location (on the antennaweb.org web site) when I checked the box that my antenna would be at least 30 feet above ground. However since I'm renting a house I don't think it's really a good idea to pay for an outdoor antenna and have it installed. If I owned the house I'd probably do it.
     

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