So you cut the cord and got rid of cable? Join the steadily growing club. But while you're out picking a streaming service, you might find one big blind spot: Local TV and sports, not to mention first-run programming from the big cable networks. Luckily, there's a throwback way to get it for free: The good old reliable antenna. And we're not talking about rabbit ears. Here are four examples of the new generation of HDTV antennas, ready to grab the wealth of free TV that's still on the airwaves.
The Rveal sums up what's great about the new generation of antennas: Easy setup and no monthly fees. Just plug it in and it scans for signals from broadcast antennas up to 50 miles away, bringing in images in 4K resolution. Pick up the Rveal Digital Indoor HDTV Antenna for $19.99, more than 30% off the original cost.
This is the budget antenna in ANTOP's line, and it's still impressive enough for most digital TVs. At .02 inches thick, It's nearly invisible even when fully mounted on the wall or by a window, where it picks up HD Over-The-Air signals from 30 miles away. You can get the ANTOP Paper Thin 30-Mile AT-105 Indoor HDTV Antenna for $16.99, more than half off the MSRP of $34.99.
Not only does this model boast Smartpass programming that can pick up channels from up to 70 miles away, but it can also filter unwanted 3G and 4G signals for better, more consistent reception. Plus, you can feed it into multiple TVs in the same home. Grab the ANTOP AT-402B Outdoor/Indoor Digital TV Antenna for $69.99, a 59% discount off the list price.
Mounted indoors or outdoors, this sleek, weather-resistant unit blends right in. Under the hood, it boasts multi-directional reception up to 65 miles and supports all the latest TVs – HD, 1080p or 4K Ultra. Get the ANTOP AT-400 4K/Ultra HD TV Antenna for $79.99, down 38% from the original price.