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Tips and tricks on how to optimize your broadcast TV antenna reception to get the most channels.

Six Surprising Things Modern TVs Can Do

Six Surprising Things Modern TVs Can Do

Manufacturers are always looking for new features to add to their TVs. I recently got a new 2021 Samsung 55" Q60T QLED TV to replace my thirteen-year-old Sony LCD TV (which is still going strong, by the way). I was blown away at some of the features Samsung packed...

Why a TV Antenna Might Be Your Best Friend During the Next Disaster

Why a TV Antenna Might Be Your Best Friend During the Next Disaster

The easiest way to get live local news in real-time during disasters is often from broadcast TV news coverage. A TV antenna might seem like an anachronism; something no longer needed, especially with the plethora of streaming services available today. But, in the past...

What To Do If You Lost TV Channels After Re-Scanning

What To Do If You Lost TV Channels After Re-Scanning

You've probably heard by now that you're supposed to re-scan for TV channels early and often to get the most channels in your area, especially during the "FCC Re-Pack". While that is generally true, there are some circumstances where you could actually lose channels...

What’s Inside a Mohu Leaf Antenna?

What’s Inside a Mohu Leaf Antenna?

If you follow  my site, you know that I'm a big fan of the Mohu Leaf flat indoor antenna. It gives me over one hundred channels here in Los Angeles. One day, reader Philip asked me what was inside the Mohu Leaf antenna. Hmmm, good question! From all of my antenna...

Video: Ten Tips to Get More Channels with Your TV Antenna

One of the most frequent questions I get on this site is, "how can I get more channels with my TV antenna?" I have a blog post with my most effective tips, and now I have a video with my top ten tips to get more channels:...

Proof That Broadcast TV Picture Quality is Better Than Satellite

Proof That Broadcast TV Picture Quality is Better Than Satellite

I was at my parents' home with the TV on in the background when I noticed something interesting: their "HD" picture quality was terrible compared to my own TV with a broadcast TV antenna. They had satellite TV from DISH Network. I have always said on my site that...

Why Did My Broadcast TV Channels Disappear?

Why Did My Broadcast TV Channels Disappear?

A very common question I get on DisableMyCable.com is "why did some of my broadcast TV channels disappear?" Usually, people think something is wrong with their antenna, but TV antennas are pretty simple devices, just a piece of metal basically (unless it is...

The Best Indoor TV Antenna – The Great Antenna Shootout

The Best Indoor TV Antenna – The Great Antenna Shootout

I started using indoor TV antennas in 2010 when I first canceled my cable service in Providence, RI. Since then, I've moved to Los Angeles and have amassed a collection of different types of indoor antennas. I figured it was time to re-test my TV antennas to make sure...

The Number One Mistake to Avoid When Buying a New TV

The Number One Mistake to Avoid When Buying a New TV

Since 2006, the Federal government has mandated that all TVs include a digital tuner to allow you to receive free broadcast TV using a cheap antenna. This is one of the main ways that I promote on DisableMyCable.com to save money! But recently, I've been getting...

How To Get More Channels with Your Indoor Antenna

How To Get More Channels with Your Indoor Antenna

Getting the ideal reception using your indoor digital TV antenna can be a challenging task. It can be like playing "whack-a-mole": when you have the antenna in one position, you get certain channels; move it to another position and different channels come in and the...

Drastically Improve Your TV Reception with a Small Patio Antenna

Drastically Improve Your TV Reception with a Small Patio Antenna

People ask me all of the time how they can improve their indoor antenna reception. The first thing I do is refer them to my Tips for Better TV Reception with Your Indoor Antenna. But, there are cases when even after following these tips, an indoor antenna just can't...

How to Estimate TV Reception in Your Area

How to Estimate TV Reception in Your Area

Readers often ask me are “how many channels will I be able to receive?”, and “what kind of antenna should I get?” I wanted to take a moment to explain some of the factors affecting your TV reception so you can make some better estimates of how many channels you’ll be...

Do I Need a Separate Antenna For Each TV?

Do I Need a Separate Antenna For Each TV?

I get a lot of questions from folks who want to get free broadcast TV using an antenna, but who have multiple TVs. There are several ways I know of to get an antenna signal to all of the TVs in your home.  I cover them below. Method #1: A Separate...

A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Free Broadcast TV (Video)

A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Free Broadcast TV (Video)

Some years ago, I put together a video for beginners explaining how to get free broadcast TV.  Despite the primitive production, it quickly went viral and got over 5 million views! The crazy part is, the concepts that I talk about in the video haven't changed!...

I’ve Got an Old Tube TV: What Are My Options Besides Cable?

I’ve Got an Old Tube TV: What Are My Options Besides Cable?

While most people have modern flat-screen LCD or LED TVs these days, I still get a large number of questions from people who own older tube-type TV’s like the one pictured here. If you are one of those people, I’ll describe your options for free and cheap TV in this...

Should You Use an Amplified Indoor TV Antenna?

Should You Use an Amplified Indoor TV Antenna?

The idea of amplifying a TV signal seems to make perfect sense: if your TV signals are weak, the amplifier will increase the signal levels so you can get more channels more reliably. A no-brainer, right? I've been testing both passive and amplifiers and...

You Might Already Own What You Need for Free TV

You Might Already Own What You Need for Free TV

What if I were to say that you might already have everything you need to get free and cheap TV in your home, condo, or apartment? Why buy anything when you might have what you need? Take this inventory and find out! Your Current TV If you have a modern Hi-Def...

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