gjl711 wrote in post #19475462
If your near a big city, why not get an antenna. When we cut cable several years ago, I bought one of those cheap place-mat looking antennas mostly to get our local channels. I was surprised at how many channels were available. Later I upgraded to a better antenna
and it works perfectly. I get 200+ channels, most I would never watch, but all of the locals and their side channels as well as a plethora of other ones. Between a plain antenna for the daily stuff like the news, the judge shows for the MIL, and others channels, and Netflix and Amazon prime, I have not missed cable in the least.
I cut cable years ago, and went to dish, but cut that as well as I was paying a lot of money for maybe three channels that I routinely watched. I was also spending an abnormally large amount of time watching mindless movies and shows, and getting nothing else done. I bought an antenna and was surprised to find the number of channels and content that was free. There are a lot of them, some I'd never watch, some which have hooked me, and I also (hopefully not an age related thing) have a new respect for PBS. A lot of what I watch are crime shows from the early 2000's, such as Major Crimes, The Closer, Rizzoli and Iles and Crossing Jordan, Bones and others likes those. I live about 50 miles from Des Moines and know if I had a better antenna I would get more channels, but I'm happy with what I have. I did also drop Netflix but can't seem to let go of Amazon Prime. Maybe one day