I watch a lot of television. If I am not binge watching something on Netflix, I am watching a regular show on digital cable. Sometimes I get into them, sometimes they are background noise. But I love having it on.
I realize that cable and streaming channels can get expensive, and while some people enjoy television, they can’t afford to pay what satellite or digital cable charges these days.
So the only other option is rabbit ears, maybe a coat hanger or some other make shift antenna. Or is that the only option? No it isn’t!
Now there is antennas that are easier to hook up and will allow you to pick up channels up to a 65 mile range. One antenna in particular is from view tv and available on Amazon for $29.99. It is the: Flat HD Digital Indoor Amplified tv Antenna.
Here is more about it from the company:
In The Box:
>Antenna with 10′ coaxial cable
110V Power Adapter
- Always try antenna with and without amplifier attached. Depending on how close/far you are, the amplifier can help or hurt the signal going into your television or converter box.
- It is recommended to keep your antenna high up on your window for best results.
- Go to antennaweb.org and type in your zip code. This will show you where the broadcast towers near you are located.
- Move your antenna around to see where you obtain the best signal. Once you find a good spot, it is recommended to do another automatic channel scan.
If you use a flat HDTV, please go through your TV manual to make sure your TV is with built-in tuner.
- Make sure your tuner is HD tuner, otherwise you can’t watch HD channels.
- ***Attaching the antenna to your television or digital converter box is only part of the process to pull in channels from your antenna. You need to perform an “automatic channel search”. This is a feature that can be used by accessing the menu on your television or digital converter box. Please refer to the manual for your television or digital converter box for information on how to perform this action.***
There is no manual in the box, but it is fairly easy to get going. The thing about it is, you are going to have to really work with it at first to find out where it will work best for you. The company shipped one out to be reviewed. I made sure the major tech guy in the family was the one that hooked it up. I didn’t trust myself to do it right. His first try at it he picked up one channel. I think once the proper place is found it will do a great job.
I have also talked to other people that has tried out one of these and they all say it is worth the purchase once you find out the best spot in your house.
For $30.00 it would be worth taking the chance in my opinion. It just depends on how much you like television. If you have tried one of these before or buy one later on, I would love to know how yours worked for you. Feel free to share the good, the bad and the ugly in the comment section below.
Disclaimer: I was sent the item discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my unbiased opinion of it. All opinions are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.
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