• GE HD antennas make cord cutting easy
  • GE HD antennas make cord cutting easy
  • GE HD antennas make cord cutting easy
  • GE HD antennas make cord cutting easy
  • GE HD antennas make cord cutting easy

HD Antenna Guide: Cord Cutting 101


HD antennas are the ideal counterpart to streaming digital content on your HDTV
FIND CHANNELS IN YOUR AREA

THE #1 CABLE TV ALTERNATIVE


Ready to join the cord-cutting movement? Streaming services and digital HD antennas are great by themselves, but even better together! Make sure your TV viewing experience is everything it should be by selecting the right antenna and start enjoying your favorite shows, live sports and blockbuster movies all for free in full HD. This guide will help you make the right choice, before you buy.

WHAT IS "CORD-CUTTING"?

Cord cutting is the term used for anyone who cancels their cable or satellite subscription in favor of alternative options like streaming video services and antennas for free over-the-air (OTA) broadcasting. 

HOW DOES OTA TV WORK?

The broadcasting station transmits programming from their studio to the high power broadcasting towers generally located near most major urban areas. These towers then rebroadcast the signal to the homes and houses nearby where the signal can be picked up by the TV antenna in your home.

WHY BUY AN ANTENNA?

 You can watch your favorite shows and prime time sports in HD for FREE. HD antennas pick up TV signals like ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Fox and broadcast 96 of the top 100 most viewed shows in full HD. You will also get better HD picture quality than you can get with cable or satellite. without any monthly bills or fees! FREEDOM!

Important Things to Consider

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WHAT'S AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA

The first thing is to know what channels you'll get in your area. Use this Antenna Selector Tool, and find out exactly what channels you should expect to get from your exact location. Another helpful site is Antenna Web. It color-codes the information based on your location.

WHAT CHANNELS DO YOU WANT?

Antennas can pick up UHF (channels 14 - 51) or VHF channels (2 - 13), but not always both. When picking an antenna it usually best to find an antenna that provides reception for both channel types.

WHERE WILL YOU PUT IT?

HD antennas are available for indoor use around your TV, in the attic or outside. Clear reception is based on your distance from broadcast towers, but positioning or mounting the antenna as high as possible or near a window usually results in best performance.

 

 

CORD CUTTING 101

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Quick Facts Cord-Cutters Should Know:


  • TV RECEPTION: It’s all about location, location location! Reception depends on factors such as: the availability and strength of the original signal, the distance from the nearest the broadcast tower(s), the direction(s) from which signals are coming and the presence of obstructions between towers and antenna.

  • STORM PREPAREDNESS: HD antennas often work better than satellite based systems during storms, which can disrupt access to cable and satellite services. A back-up antenna helps you stay informed with access to important local broadcasts.

  • ANTENNA STYLES: There is a variety of form factors such as Flat antennas that are usually affixed to interior walls or windows; Table-top antennas for placing on flat surfaces indoors; Attic mount antennas that are mounted within your home’s attic; and Roof mount/outdoor antennas that mount on either the roof or structure like a pole or tower.

  • THE BEST PICTURE POSSIBLE:  With free over-the-air TV you will get better HD picture quality than you can get with cable or satellite. Digital television broadcasts are uncompressed, delivering the best picture quality offered today.
  • LIVE TV EVENTS: Streaming devices and services are great, but they don’t cover live TV events. A HD antenna completes your cord cutting experience by providing you with access to all your local news, sports, weather, sitcoms, and kids programming.

 

FIND THE RIGHT ANTENNA

GETTING THE BEST RECEPTION

What type of antenna is right for you?


ANTENNA TYPES


While an indoor antenna can do the trick for most TV viewers, there are still a good number of those who live in areas where an  outdoor HD antenna there's no alternative except is necessary, especially for those who live in mountainous or hilly terrain. While some indoor and outdoor TV antennas include built-in signal amplifiers, you can add an external amplifier to just about any passive or non-amplified antenna.

INDOOR

Rabbit ears are a thing of the past! Today's sleek, slim designed indoor antennas require little to no assembly and blend in nicely with home decor. Indoor antennas are ideal for those living in urban areas closer to towers. 

OUTDOOR

An outdoor antenna is ideal for those who live in a low signal area. An outdoor antenna can experience less interference and work better for receiving broadcast signals for the whole house with one antenna.

PASSIVE OR AMPLIFIED?

Adding an amplifier to your passive antenna or buying an amplified antenna can help bring in channels that are broadcasting from farther away. It can also increase the quality of the reception by increasing the strength of channels closer to you.

Quick Facts about HD Antennas

Did you know?


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People Everywhere are Cutting Cable

43% of Americans between 18-35 cut the cord last year.

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Year-After-Year Savings

Cutting the Cord could save you about $50-$100 each month!

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