If you’re a proud cordcutter, chances are you already know about HDTV antennas. In fact, we’ve already talked about the importance of using HDTV antennas to capture OTA (over the air) channels in our cordcutting guide to 2016. But now we’ve come across an even better HDTV antenna that we feel we should share with our readers: the 1byone Amplified HDTV antenna.
This amplified HDTV antenna is capable of capturing broadcast TV channels in 1080p from up to 50 miles away. That means if there’s a channel broadcasting within that range, you’re going to pick it up and be able to watch it on your television without having to pay a monthly fee of any kind. All you need is the amplified 1byOne antenna, which comes in at less than half the price of the Mohu Leaf 50 (its closest competition), and you’ll be able to get channels for free for life.
I’ll also note that the device is smaller than the Mohu Leaf, and its slightly smaller size is noteworthy because it still picks up the same number of channels. When you pair its smaller size with the fact that it comes in at a significantly lower price point than its closest competitor, it’s easy to recommend the 1byone HDTV Antenna.
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What’s more, the antenna is easy to setup and use. Simply hang the antenna on the wall (or on a stand on your entertainment center), attach the antenna to your TV, and plug the antenna into the wall (or the USB port on the back of your TV). You can use the amplifier as well for a boost, if necessary. Once you scan for channels using your television’s internal scanner, you’ll be able to get broadcast channels on your TV in 1080p (as long as the channels are broadcasting in HD). Of course, it’s also worth noting that there are different antenna strengths available, so if you live in a bigger city that is closer to many TV stations, you can buy one of 1byOne’s less expensive antennas and still get all of the channels available. So what broadcast channels can you get? NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, TBN, the CW, and more. For a full list of what’s available in your area, check out the TabloTV tool. Many of those channels aren’t available on paid services like Sling or PlayStation Vue, so if you plan to ditch your cable sub, the 1byOne Amplified HDTV Antenna is essential.
Price: $29.99Buy it here.
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