If you’re sick and tired of those outrageous cable TV bills, maybe it’s time to join millions of others in cutting the cord. But before making the decision to do so, make sure you already know which TV antenna is right for you.
In some cases, a top-notch TV antenna will get you more channels than basic cable, with no budget-killing monthly bills to boot. Even a relatively inexpensive antenna will get you access to totally free HD TV from networks we all know quite well, such as ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. All you sports fans out there need not worry as well, as FOX and CBS carry many Sunday NFL games and ABC will handle your NBA fix.
If you live relatively nearby a larger city, you don’t have to look much further than Amazon to get an awesome, cost-effective antenna that boasts a range of about 35 miles. The AmazonBasics Indoor Flat TV Antenna is paper-like thin and mounts to your wall. No power plus is needed, so all you do is insert it directly into your TV’s coaxial input.
After completing that simple process, you can immediately start enjoying your free TV. The best part of all is that it’ll only set you back $20.
For an antenna that packs a little more punch, be sure to check out the Mohu ReLeaf HDTV Antenna. At under $40, it is also within budget for most people. The Mohu ReLeaf has a great design and can fit in perfectly in any living room, all the while giving you access to dozens of channels. It works so well that it could give some amplified antennas a run for their money.
Speaking of amplified antennas, the TERK Trinity Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna will give you that extended range of 60 miles, which will come in handy if you live in a more rural area. Aside from its excellent functionality, it has a peculiar internet router look that gives it extra points for those searching for an edgier design.
If you are nowhere close to a major broadcasting source, be sure to put the Antop HD Smart Bar AT-500SBS on your list. Beware, it is large and quite expensive. Measuring two and a half feet wide, it can be mounted on your wall to get that best reception. At $120, it is a little on the pricier side but you will have to pay up to get that extended 80-mile range.
Finally, be sure to do some research on the 1byone Amplified HDTV Antenna. It possesses a simple and professional black design and offers a 50-mile range, all with the reasonable price tag of about $20. It comes with a 10-foot coaxial cable, adhesives if you want to mount it and is able to be plugged into any USB port or wall outlet.
So if you’re ready to make that jump into the fast-growing cord-cutting world, now is your chance. Think of the immense weight off your shoulders when you eliminate those costly cable bills. You surely won’t be disappointed if you give these antennas a try.
Ethen Kim Lieser is a Tech Editor who has held posts at Google, The Korea Herald, Lincoln Journal Star, AsianWeek and Arirang TV.