Watch FREE TV Checklist

Watch FREE TV without the cable bill

Don’t over-think/over-spend on latest HDTV antenna tech.  FREE over-the-air tv has always been around.   Nothing new. The same old rabbit-ears WILL WORK.


  1.  Are there over-the-air stations near me ?
    • Check Reception Maps for stations in your area
    • 50mi. from tower is key for the novice/indoor/DIY antenna user
  2.  If channels in your area, a cheap flat unamplified indoor antenna may  work.  Even $0 DIY build your own antenna may work.
    • Hook to TV.
    • Scan for channels.
    • You may get some or all the channels “advertised” in your area. 👍
  3. If you get all the channels without pixelation.  That’s it!  Enjoy FREE TV.  No need to spend more.
    • A few channels missing, pixelated?  RESEARCH before buying.
    • Check out  Over-the-Air HDTV reddits, wikis, groups.  Beware of affiliate sites.
    • A simple position change may work before upgrading your antenna to bigger or amplified.

TipFor towers are >50miles from your house,   DO YOUR RESEARCH. [Guides,Wikis, Link]
Outdoor or professional installation may be needed.

Tip Look around for any FREE antennas around the house before spending/wasting money.
Should at least get several channels to “test” if you like local TV.