Everybody is looking to save a little money these days and one popular idea is to cancel their cable subscription. While many shows are available streaming online, there are often delays or other limitations. Being able to watch shows live is still an important aspect for sports and other shows that aren’t available anywhere else. With the transition to Digital TV (DTV), picking up shows over-the-air (OTA) can be an easy way to transition to cord-cutting.
The DTV transition website, DTV.gov, has a webpage mapping Digital TV reception OTA. You can enter your location and then see what channels are available over the air and what strength they should be coming in. It will also help you find what channel you’ll find national networks on.
If your house is in an area where it will receive strong signals from the TV channels you depend on, you would just need a DTV antenna and possibly a digital converter box. After a little testing and optimizing, you might be ready to save some money with your cable bill.