In our series on cutting the cord, we’ve discussed several alternative services to get the video content you love. This week, we take a look at one of the most under-appreciated aspects of cord cutting: the antenna. With an antenna, you can get a wide range of free content. No longer does an antenna just give you three or four stations; now an antenna can get you everything from movie channels and classics to new local stations offering 24/7 weather and news coverage, on top of your normal network channels like CBS, FOX, and ABC.
It’s important to do some research before purchasing an antenna, and this article covers some variables you should consider such as the reception in your area, and the material your roof is made of.