Once known as Rabbit Ears, we now use OTA Antennas to Capture Free Broadcast TV
Our society has become so reliant on the television. It is very rare that I go through a day without someone asking me if I saw something on TV last night, so it was very difficult for me to let my cable go, despite the fact that the cable company decided to double my monthly bill. My contract was up, so I didn’t have any obligation to keep that company, but I couldn’t imagine my life at home without some noise from the TV.
After canceling my cable service, I would play music, watch shows online through the internet, and go to friends’ houses whenever I could. These were all great alternatives, and it was all much easier than trying to make the ridiculous monthly cable payment, but I couldn’t help but miss being able to relax in my living room at the end of the day. That was when I realized that there was still another option, and I felt really stupid for not thinking of it sooner.
Do you remember rabbit ears?
Our parents and grandparents used them for years, and yet we forget that we can still use rabbit ears to pick up local stations. Using an indoor antenna is as old as television itself, and recently, the switch from analog to digital TV has brought this alternative back into the limelight. However, people have become so used to their special channels that they wouldn’t even consider this to be an option.
The truth is, for most individuals, the antenna can be a very satisfactory option. It may even be better than cable for some households. Our lives usually keep us busy enough that we don’t really need hundreds of television channels to keep us entertained. When we do want to sit and relax in front of the TV, an indoor antenna can give us more than enough and without the high cost of cable or satellite.