TV Antennas: The Wave of the Future

TV antennas aren’t a thing of the past, they’re the wave of the cord cutting future! This is one of the many things I’ve learned here at Solid Signal.

I thought TV antennas were a thing of the past. I used to think “cut the cord” was something you said to adults still living with their parents. I also didn’t realize that HDTV is free. All of these false beliefs dissipated the day I accepted a job with Solid Signal. Working here makes me want to cut the cord, and you should want to be a cord cutter, too. Let me tell you why…

My family got rid of our Yagi TV antenna sometime in the late 1970s. Because of this, I just assumed that TV antennas were one of many things that were replaced my emerging new technologies. Needless to say, Solid Signal was a huge eye-opener for me on this false notion of mine. Not only are TV antennas alive and well in 2016, they’re actually a far superior way to enjoy over-the-air HDTV and all your local news, sports, weather, and entertainment.

Honestly, I didn’t pay a lot of attention in 2009 when everyone was talking about the digital TV transition. I know there was some sort of government program, but I didn’t bother with it. I had cable and it irked me to send those guys $100 a month, but I didn’t think I had a choice. I didn’t realize that all that work done by the government meant that I could put up a paper-thin antenna and get dozens of channels for free!

I’ve learned that the reception from a TV antenna is far superior to cable TV. My intrepid colleague Stuart Sweet explained the superiority of over-the-air TV antenna reception to me. As I understand it, cable companies reprocess TV signals to fit more channels onto a single wire. This decompresses, processes, then recompresses the digital signal, putting its quality right up there with analog copies. Antennas deliver pure, unadulterated, over-the-air HDTV signals, which is far superior to cable.

Cord cutting is a movement dedicated to sticking it to cable companies. I really dig this concept! As someone who’s grown up in the shadow of cable TV’s monopoly, I know the frustrations with this service all too well. Cable goes down and leaves you in the dark but you still get that bill each month. It’s comforting to know that cord cutting represents a remedy that delivers better quality TV viewing without the bill. Yes, over-the-air HDTV is free… This is yet another thing I’ve learned here at Solid Signal.

Time to Cut the Cord!
TV antennas and cord cutting are leading the TV viewing revolution! Need more convincing? Here’s six reasons to cut the cord. If you’re ready for a TV antenna right now, Solid Signal can help. To become a cord cutter, call us at 877.312.4547.

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.