Is a TV Antenna a Good Investment?

Short answer: absolutely, and I should know. When I was young, I never cared about the future. Because of this, I never invested in anything that could have benefitted me, including myself. Now, as an older man, I understand the importance of making good investments. I don’t have time or money to waste on anything that won’t offer some substantial benefits. I know judge everything by the return on investment, or ROI, it offers. After looking it up one side and down the other, I wish all my investments offered as many returns as the TV antenna atop my roof.

If you’re talking about ROI, few things give as much as a TV antenna for such as small investment. TV antennas are not very expensive and you purchase your antenna, mount, and receiver one time. It gives you a wide variety of free local TV for many years after that. And, unlike cable TV, there are no monthly membership fees. You also don’t have to upgrade your investment in equipment on a regular basis. Can say the same about those fancy-dancy cable TV boxes and remote controls? I don’t think so!

My intrepid colleague Stuart Sweet discussed this very thing in a Solid Signal podcast. In it, he referred to a TV antenna as a “one-time investment.” Granted, he focused on getting TV antennas for businesses. (It’s a great treat for employees and customers.) I’m not here to steal Stuart’s thunder, if such a thing even possible. All I’ll say is that if you’re a business owner who’d like to offer something extra to your employees and clients, you should consider a TV antenna.

Antennas are a great source of home entertainment. I should know because I have one. Before joining the Solid Signal team, I thought these things were outdated technology. I was shocked to learn that antennas are still a thing. In a rare moment of kindness, Stuart gave me a small, outdoor antenna to get started in the cord-cutting life. After hooking it up and running a channel scan, I received 15 of the 29 high-powered TV stations in our TV market.

While I didn’t keep that antenna for long, I didn’t give up on cord-cutting. Since we live out “in the sticks,” for lack of a better term, I asked Stuart to recommend something with more range. He suggested I try a large outdoor antenna and it gives us nearly all the high-powered TV channels and sub-channels. (We even get a few from a neighboring TV market.) That’s a lot of free TV that my family keeps getting from something I paid for once.

If you’re a cost-conscious person, you can’t help but get excited about the ROI of TV antennas. You buy it once and get many years of free TV. You can also kiss those expensive cable TV bills goodbye. Not a TV antenna expert? No problem. You can get all the help you need from Solid Signal. Our reps will answer your questions and recommend the best antenna for your market. To get started, just give them a call at 888-233-7563. Enjoy your investment!

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.