FlatWave digital flat TV antenna by Winegard Co.
$39.90 at flatwave.tv
Cable television costs a small fortune these days. No wonder more and more Americans are sticking with free over-the-air TV broadcasts. All you need is a TV and a good antenna, like this one.
Forget the old-school rabbit ears. The FlatWave is made of translucent plastic about a quarter-inch thick. You can tape it to a wall or window, or lay it flat on a table. Just find the spot in your room that delivers the best reception.
The FlatWave performed much better than the cheap rabbit-ear setup I have at home. It was able to pick up 29 Boston-area TV stations, many broadcasting in high-definition. And the pictures were as sharp as anything I get via cable.
Combine a good antenna like this one with a streaming Internet video service such as Netflix, and you may decide it’s time to cut the cable.
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