We have a very basic cable contract which used to cost us $8.00 per month, but the cable company has been raising the rates gradually to $20.00 with absolutely no added value to us. So I researched antennas last weekend, and after a set of inexpensive rabbit ears didn't pick up all the stations we wanted, we went out and bought a $60 antenna from Radio Shack, which my husband installed in our attached garage attic. We immediately picked up 32 channels, and most of those are high-definition! We deleted 6 of the channels that we didn't like. Now we're having an electrician come next week to run a coaxial cable from the new antenna to the cable in the basement, which will hook up the antenna to all 3 TVs in our house - then we will cancel our cable company - yay!
Initially my husband didn't want to give up cable, but now he is willing to do so with the added channels and high definition we'll be getting from the antenna.
One interesting thing we found out is that both of our PBS channels have multiple channels: regular, world, creative, wildlife, etc. While I don't watch TV very much, I usually prefer what is on PBS. So I was happy to gain those extra PBS channels.
| Pounds lost: 5.0