I don’t know about you, but whenever I have time to watch TV I find myself watching network channels about 75% of the time! I mean who can resist The Good Wife or Parenthood! And I confess that I might on occasion sneak in an episode or two of The Bachelorette My teenage kids don’t ever even watch TV anymore. They spend their “screen time” on social media sites or streaming their favorite programs online. I have been thinking of just outright canceling my premium cable TV service because it just doesn’t make financial sense to pay so much money for something that I am under utilizing.
The other day I came across an article from The Denver Channel in which they discuss an article written by Consumer Reports. They talk about the option of owning a digital antenna for your TV instead of subscribing to a premium cable service. Their conclusion was that buying an HDTV Antenna like this $35.99 Ultra-Thin High Performance Indoor HDTV Antenna or the $35 RadioShack 15-254 a good investment. It seems that it performs very well in most locations and some households were able to pick up 20 TV channels using this item. If you want to check what networks are available in your area, you can consult http://dtv.gov/maps .
Not having cable or satellite TV isn’t for everyone. But it is a definite option if you are trying to cut back on non-essential expenses. And if going cold turkey is just not your thing, an HDTV antenna might just be a great alternative for you!