Cutting the Cord: The Hardware You’ll Need
Last time, we ran down the total costs my family was paying out to various providers for television, data and voice services. And we determined that $6600 was way too much to be sending off to faceless conglomerates for whom “customer service” was a joke. But cutting the cord is not without its own costs.
Namely, hardware. When we looked into what we wanted to be able to watch and when, we ended up needing about $180 worth of hardware.
TV 1 – $117
Digital Antenna – $13 – We picked up this item at Radio Shack … AXIS 8140/8040/41710 Amplified Indoor Antenna/Digital
TV 2 – $43
Digital Antenna – $43 – Found this one on Amazon … RCA ANT1650F Flat Digital Amplified Indoor TV Antenna
Pro Tip: You may find that you can squirrel the TV antenna away somewhere out of the way like your attic. When we disconnected the cable, our house was still full of new coaxial cable that served as a great distribution system for the antenna.