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Why Does My TV Say No Signal? Is it My Antenna? (Guide)

By Greg Martinez / October 2, 2022

One day you’re getting free, live television from a TV antenna and then the next day you’re not. But everything worked the day before. What happened? To identify the cause as quickly as possible, it’s necessary to first look at your TV and connected devices. If nothing’s found there, you should then proceed to inspect […]


How to Watch Sports Without Cable

By Greg Martinez / September 30, 2022

Technology is constantly changing how we can consume content. Many people are looking for alternatives to cable TV to save on costs. Some are worried about the availability of content,especially when it comes to sports and news. Sports have a huge viewership worldwide. If you’re a sports fan, you might be concerned aboutmaintaining access to […]


How to Record TV Shows without a DVR

By Greg Martinez / September 27, 2022

Nowadays most recordings of live TV or streaming services (e.g., Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu) are done by DVR or a DVR service or cloud. And that’s fine, as long as you don’t mind renting a unit from the cable TV company and paying a fee for the privilege of recording TV channels with it. But […]


Do Old TV Antennas Still Work? (Yes, In Many Cases)

By Greg Martinez / September 26, 2022

You might remember back in 2009 when TV broadcasts in the United States transitioned from analog to digital. The only thing you would have needed was a new TV equipped with an ATSC tuner (also known as a digital tuner) to receive and display the digital TV broadcasts. Or a special converter box to connect […]


Do I Need a Roku if I have a Smart TV? (Not Really, BUT…)

By Greg Martinez / September 25, 2022

We all know smart TVs keep getting better and that manufacturers want to pack as many features as possible into one box. We also know that TVs these days ship with streaming apps like Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime for example. So do you need to attach an extra streaming player like a Roku to […]


How to Make a TV Antenna from a Satellite Dish (Easy Guide)

By Greg Martinez / September 16, 2022

Cable subscribers looking for more affordable options for watching television are turning to an HDTV antenna to receive free sports, news, and content over the air. But what if you’re a satellite TV customer? Is it harder to cut the cord? After all, you’ve already got a dish located on your home. How do you […]


Will an Antenna Work on a Smart TV?

By Greg Martinez / September 15, 2022

Suppose you’ve stopped your cable subscription (or are about to), and realize that your streaming services don’t include all the local stations. Maybe you aren’t ready to give up watching regional news or seeing network shows when they first air. The answer may be to get a TV antenna. After all, these are still an […]


How to Install an Outdoor TV Antenna in 7 Steps

By Greg Martinez / September 13, 2022

This article lays out how to install an outdoor TV antenna that you’ve purchased in seven steps. As all installations are different, these are generalized steps and provide a solid idea of the tools and issues involved with setting up an outdoor antenna. As you’ll see, it’s not a complicated task — but it’ll take […]


How to Install a TV Antenna in Your Attic (With Steps!)

By Greg Martinez / September 12, 2022

You might have heard about people installing antennas in their attics and thought, “that sounds easy — why don’t I try that?” Well, yes antennas are installed in attics all the time. And in most cases they function well enough to receive most if not all TV signals at a location. But be aware there […]

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