In April, we abandoned the world of overpriced satellite TV. To say that we’re over the incident would mean that Mr. M would no longer engage DirecTV employees at local Best Buy and Costco stores in a fierce verbal battle of “so what is good customer service?” … and since that still happens, well, we might still be a little raw over the whole thing.
BUT… I’m not here to wax poetic about missing the $100+ TV bills, but instead to share some wonderful news about digital TV and our new digital antennae.
Specifically this one:
We happened upon this $30 Winegard FlatWave HDTV Indoor Digital Flat Antenna while trolling the aisles at our local Costco. And, like so many other Costco purchases, it was a “hey maybe this will work and if it doesn’t we’ll return it” indulgence.
So we took it home, plugged it into the back of the TV and I simply laid it on the middle of our entertainment unit (I refused to resort to placement trickery in the window unless it needed it).
And guess what? It worked perfectly!
No worries about climbing up and mounting an antennae on the roof… we have ourselves all the major networks with crystal clear reception and then some random channels to boot! I mean… I never knew I needed 3 PBS variants of one channel, but I’ll take them for free?
So friends… we now get award shows (not going to lie… I wanted to try this out before the Tonys snuck up on us!) and major sporting events on cable networks (hello Olympics!).
And as for you ESPN fanatics? Did you hear the news out of E3 yesterday? You might want to invest in an XBox360 – since you can now stream ESPN through the box! Monday Night Football, holler!
Things are getting pretty nifty here in cable-free land…