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Are antenna TV making a comeback?

Are antenna TV making a comeback?

Elizabeth Roy opted out of her cable package years ago. But the 40-year-old can still watch the 2021 Emmy Awards on her local CBS affiliate—free of charge—with an assist from a $19 antenna she bought on Amazon. “I’m honestly surprised it’s legal,” said Ms.

How do you tell if an antenna will work in my area?

Check by providing your zip code. Then you can find out where the broadcast towers are in your local. Aiming your antenna at TV tower can improve reception. Move the antenna to a new location or height frequently, if you are using an indoor one.

Does anyone still use a TV antenna?

Yes, you heard it right, TV antennas do still exist, and if you’re located in an area with a decent signal, you can get free access to popular TV shows, specials and sports. An over-the-air, or OTA, antenna is great for live events such as sports and the evening news.

Do people use antennas anymore?

This year, 8.1 million over-the-air TV antennas will be delivered to retailers in the U.S., up 2% from last year and 8% over 2016, according to the Consumer Technology Assn. Nielsen estimates that 13.8% of U.S. homes depend on antennas to get their TV, up from 10.3% in 2014.

Do cord-cutters really need an indoor TV antenna?

This resembles the dilemma that cord-cutters face when they’re ditching their cable or satellite TV box in favor of an indoor TV antenna. Some antenna owners find that they can just position the thing anywhere, run a channel scan, and have instant access to all their favorite local stations.

What is the best indoor outdoor cable cutter antenna?

Although the HD Frequency Cable Cutter Indoor Outdoor Antenna was the top performer in tests for an earlier version of this guide, in later rounds it was outperformed by newer, and much more compact, models. The Mohu Leaf 30 is the antenna that put flat antennas on the map.

Which Flat antennas pulls in the most TV channels?

The Flex pulled in an above-average number of channels in every location we tried it, and it’s one of the few flat antennas that let you use whatever cable you want. No matter where (or in what city) we hung it, the Antennas Direct ClearStream Flex always ranked among the best in pulling in the most TV channels.

What is the best indoor TV antenna for free?

For those who still want to watch the occasional live event or local programming without adding subscription costs, a great indoor TV antenna such as the Antennas Direct ClearStream Flex is the simplest, most dependable way we’ve found to pull in dozens of TV channels for free.