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Indoor or Outdoor Antenna?

2 Steps to Buying the Right Type of Antenna for your Household
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If you’re just getting started as a cord cutter, or you’re thinking about becoming one, you are probably wondering about the type of equipment you need. For the most part, picking out a streaming box is a relatively simple task; but deciding which antenna to buy is a bit more difficult. The one question I hear most from my readers is: “Should I buy an indoor or outdoor antenna?”

It’s a difficult question for some, and for many more it stops them dead in their tracks. But with a little foreknowledge, picking out the right OTA antenna can be a lot easier than you may think; and today I’ll show you how.

Let’s get started!


First we’re going to briefly examine the differences between indoor and outdoor antennas.

INDOOR ANTENNAS

Indoor antennas are typically smaller and less powerful than their outdoor cousins; with a range of about 30-50 miles. Companies like Mohu and Channel Master have been able to transform the design of the old rabbit ears of yesteryear, into sleek and inexpensive devices that resemble paper thin pieces of plastic more than a traditional antenna.

Typically an indoor antenna costs somewhere between $30 and $60. To see a list of some of the more popular indoor antennas, read “ANTENNAS, SPLITTERS, AMPLIFIERS & DVRs“. As for placement, many people hang these antennas on their walls or put them in a windowsill. 

OUTDOOR ANTENNAS

On the flip side, Outdoor Antennas are usually placed on top of roofs or garages, and are much larger and more powerful than the indoor antennas. They also cost more; usually priced somewhere north of $100. Outdoor antennas typically have a range between 60 and 100 miles; depending on the surrounding area. 

At this point, you’re probably wondering why anyone would not just go with an outdoor antenna, since it’s the most powerful right(?) Well, the problem is that for many, their home is not best suited for an outdoor antenna or it is simply not needed due to close proximity to a local TV tower. 

Deciding on an Indoor or Outdoor Antenna

  1. The first thing you need to do is evaluate your living situation. If you’re in an apartment building or have a Home Owners Association with strict rules, then odds are an indoor antenna is your only option. 
  2. The next thing you need to do is figure out how close you live to a broadcast tower.  TVFool.com and AntennaWeb both offer a free TV Signal Analysis where you can enter your address and see what direction your OTA signals are coming from, and how far away they are. If you’re less than 30 miles away from a broadcast tower, then an indoor antenna could be all you need.
    • Now if you live out in rural area, or you’re just too far from an OTA broadcast tower (30+ miles), then an outdoor antenna is your best bet.When looking up your address you may notice that that you’re getting signals from multiple directions; and if this is the case you should consider buying an omni-directional antenna

*** Like with Indoor Antennas, we have a page dedicated to the more popular Outdoor Antenna models with brief descriptions of each. Click here to learn more. 

Buying an OTA Antenna

Deciding on an OTA Antenna is easy, as long as you know what to look for. Just make sure you are aware of your living restrictions, and your proximity to a broadcast station. If you keep those two things in mind, picking the right antenna will be a breeze.

Are you having trouble picking out an OTA antenna? Sound off in the comments below, send me a tweet or e-mail and I’ll be able to help you out!

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Mohu BeBox Review: Why Cord Cutters should take a look

How a Smart Speaker could help fill the void Cable TV left behind

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When discussing ways to cut the cord and ditch cable, we most often talk about online streaming services and digital downloads. In fact, 99 percent of cord cutting coverage is dedicated to strictly visual mediums like television and film. But despite what you may hear, there’s more than one way to kill the cable bill. 

Introducing the Mohu BeBox

To emphasize this point, in today’s article I am going to be discussing Mohu’s latest device, the BeBox. I have purchased two of these speakers myself and I have been completely blown away with how much I love them. The BeBox is what you would call a smart speaker; essentially a speaker system with an Android tablet built in. This Android based interface opens you up to a word of possibilities.

4 ways a Smart Speaker like the Mohu BeBox, can act as a viable Cable TV Alternative:

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How to cut the cord with Mohu and Xbox One

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In the late 90s, Microsoft had the reputation of being an anti-competitive bully that stifled innovation. They were, in a lot of ways, just like the cable companies of today. But in the last 15 years Microsoft has turned away from monopolies and instead focused their attention innovation, many of which have helped usher in the cord cutting revolution; like the Xbox.

All-in-one Media Center

Although nothing quite compares to gaming on the PC, the Xbox One has become much more than a gaming machine. Not only can you play the latest and greatest gaming titles, but you can also watch Sling TV, Netflix, Hulu, listen to music, or purchase and download movies for later. Instead of being the gaming platform we’ve come to expect, the Xbox One has more or less become an all-in-one media center.

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All-in-one Cord Cutting Solution

In fact, with just a few modifications you can now upgrade the Xbox One from an all-in-one media center to an all-in-one cord cutting solution.

Here’s how you do it: Continue reading How to cut the cord with Mohu and Xbox One

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Sling TV vs PlayStation Vue – A Television Streaming Battle Royal

Is Sling TV or PlayStation Vue a Better Option for Cord Cutters?

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For years cable consumers have been clamoring for an ala carte style cable subscription package; and for years the cable companies have been ignoring them. The reason why is that it’s much more profitable to rope people into lengthy contracts and expensive subscriptions that it is to give the people what they want; but that’s slowly changing.


*** New Sling vs Vue Review Article published Oct. 2016. For the latest pricing details see our latest content. 


The cord cutting revolution has left people looking for a proper cable TV alternative, and consequently many services have sprouted up to meet that demand. Aside from Netflix, the one of the most notable contenders in the cord cutting market these days is the Dish Network-owned Sling TV; which offers live streaming of over 20 television channels for $20 a month.

SlingTVNot familiar with Sling TV? Read “WHAT IS SLING TV? Flexibility, Premium Content, Live TV at a Price we Can Afford. 

Introducing PlayStation Vue

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Can I Watch NASCAR Online?

How to Watch NASCAR Without Cable

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If there is one group of sports fan that gets often overlooked, it’s NASCAR fans. There are a few, sometimes difficult but available, ways to watch baseball, football, basketball, and even soccer without cable; but for the last several years, options for the cord cutting race fan has been few and far between. Lets take a look at what options we do have.
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Cut the Cord with Mohu

From Antennas to Streaming Devices

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If you’re a new to cord cutting, you may find it a bit overwhelming at first. There are dozens of Over-the-Top services, and even more devices designed to stream those services. Heck, these days you can even stream Netflix from your average Blu-Ray player.

However, not all services are the same; and not all devices are created equal. With that in mind, you may be tempted in purchasing a device like Roku or Chromecast. While they are both fine products, Roku doesn’t support OTA and Chromecast has limited application support.

Antenna + Video Streamer + Streaming Services = Financial Freedom

The fact is that if you want cut the cord and keep the shows you love, you’ll need a few different devices. But managing different devices means more clutter and less convenience. It is for this reason, that I want to tell you about an exciting company named Mohu, that can help fulfill all your cord cutting needs.

What is Mohu?

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How to Watch College Football Online and OTA

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Watching College Football without a Cable TV Subscription

I have a confession to make: I love college football. Don’t get me wrong, professional football is great, but college football will always have its own special place in my heart; and many other Americans agree.

At first glance, it would seem like the cord-cutting football fan has limited options when it comes to getting their football fix; but in reality, through a little research, you can watch the entire college football season without missing any important games.

*** If your  looking to watch NFL without a cable subscription make sure you read: HOW TO WATCH FOOTBALL ONLINE & OVER-THE-AIR – Cord Cutting Guide to Watching the 2015 / 16 NFL Season

So here is the question I constantly get asked:

How Can I Watch College Football Online Free?

Fortunately for the cord cutting college football fan, roughly 44 percent of all college football games are broadcasted by ESPN; and that 44 % makes up a lot of the big games, like the NCAA National Championship.

Here’s how you can do it.

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Mohu Channels: OTA meets Over-the-Internet TV

One Device for all your Cordcutting Needs

The recently released Mohu Channels offers cordcutters the opportunity to combine all of their favorite video services and OTA signals into a single, polished interface.

(UPDATE .1.26.2016 – This product is no longer being manufactured. )

Mohu ChannelsThe Mohu brand is already well-respected throughout the cordcutter community for its high quality digital antennas, so the news of a new media box from the company was an exciting development. Initially placed on Kickstarter, Channels quickly surpassed its funding goal, and, beginning in late June, the highly anticipated media solution began shipping to backers. Let’s take a closer look!

The design of Mohu Channels is small and simple, but with the RF remote, you’ll probably never see it.

Mohu offers an Ethernet port for high speed internet access, though internal Wi-Fi is also available. As always I suggest using a hard-lined internet connection for an optimal streaming experience. The option for 5.1 Dolby Digital Pass-Through and an HDMI port will ensure your audio and video is in true HD. On the opposite side of the device, an RF jack for your digital antenna takes center stage. Finally, the RF keyboard allows the set-top box to hide securely out of view without limiting functionality.

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Combining Over-the-Air and Over-the-Internet viewing through a single easy to use interface.

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