You can spend a lot of time researching antennas and cord cutting. Frankly, its a hot confusing mess so we have put this blog post together with quotes from reliable sources about cord cutting.
Our goal is to give you the information we trust from reliable sources. From Consumer Reports to AARP: The Magazine you can get all the information you need below.
Consumer Reports on HDTV Antenna Signal Clarity
“As a bonus, the picture quality you get from your HDTV antenna might be better than what you get from cable. “The signals may be less compressed,” says Claudio Ciacci, lead television tester for Consumer Reports.
freeTVee Note: We would rather watch TV on an antenna than any other source. Its crystal clear 100% of the time for our cord cutting customers.
Antennas Direct on Indoor vs. Outdoor Antennas
“Getting the same reception from an indoor antenna is even harder because it must contend with building materials, lower elevation, and possibly more obstructions outside the house. Indoor antennas also tend to be smaller, so they have less room for additional antenna arrays, reflectors, and other signal-improving features.” – Richard Schneider, Founder and President Antennas Direct.
freeTVee Note: We only install outdoor antennas. We do not make exceptions because we guarantee signal.
Techhive on False Advertising for HD Antennas
“Searching for “antenna” on Amazon.com revealed listing upon listing for products with dubious performance claims. In Amazon’s most popular and sponsored results, antenna makers were advertising unrealistic reception ranges, nonexistent over-the-air channels, and picture quality that current U.S. broadcast standards don’t support.” – Jared Newman, Techhive’s Cord Cutter Confidential
freeTVee Note: With a properly installed outdoor antenna you will get local channels only, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS and the CW all in HD. If you integrate antenna and HD streaming then you can get national cable channels like ESPN, Fox NEWS, CNN, HGTV and many more. And CBS won’t ever be blacked out for you.
Fierce Video on Rising Prices for Those Who Don’t Own Antennas
“FuboTV is not the only virtual MVPD to increase its prices in 2019. In January, Hulu announced a $5 price increase for its live TV product, taking it from $39.99 per month to $44.99. That change coincided with the company lowering the cost of its ad-supported streaming tier to $5.99 per month.” – Ben Munson, Editor of Fierce Video
AARP: The Magazine on Savings Potential
“Today the cable-cutting trend has revived the antenna industry. The new designs aren’t like the rabbit ears you may remember from your childhood (though if you still have a 1960s aerial on your roof, that will work, too). Daniel bought a thin 13- by-12-inch antenna for about $50. She stuck it on her wall, plugged it into her TV and connected it with her DVR. Daniel had been paying more than $200 a month for cable plus internet. Her total bill for Netflix and internet service now? $73 a month.” – Risha Gotlieb and Lexi Pandel, AARP: The Magazine