Ready to cut the cable cord and start saving money on TV entertainment? Consider installing an antenna!


There are plenty of benefits to switching from a cable subscription to an antenna. However, many users are hesitant to make the switch to antennas because they’re not entirely sure how they work. Here’s your guide to antennas and why you should consider making the switch.


If you’re in need of installation assistance for your new antenna, Cable Alternatives is ready to help. We provide fast and efficient cord-cutting solutions so you can start saving money and enjoying all of your favorite shows as soon as possible.

How Antennas Work

Antennas allow you to access channels that are broadcasting over the air. With a digital antenna, you’ll be able to catch many of the popular broadcasted events such as the big football game, award shows, and various news channels—for free!


Once you install your digital antenna, you can access all of the local channels in your area. However, the best way to ensure your new antenna works properly is to have it professionally installed by a team of experts such as the crew at Cable Alternatives!


A television station transmits a signal with its programming in a straight line. Due to the curvature of the Earth, the signals can be harder to reach the further you are from the broadcasting station.


Digital antennas pick up this signal despite the curvature. This will be important to know when you go to decide where to install your digital antenna.

Why Choose a Digital Antenna?

You may be wondering why you should choose an antenna over a cable subscription. While cable subscriptions seem to give you access to many channels, an antenna is actually much more efficient.


Many times, a digital antenna is able to give you a clearer image than cable. Additionally, an antenna is much more affordable than a costly monthly cable subscription.


After purchasing the antenna and installing it, you can simply enjoy all of the free channels you have access to!


Average digital antennas have a range of 35 miles to upwards of 150 miles. Some of the stations that a digital antenna can pick up include NBC, FOX, ABC, and the CW. Depending on your location, you should be able to pick up other local channels as well.


Another feature of digital antennas includes subchannels. For instance, channel 8 will also have channels 8.1 and 8.2. These subchannels can contain sports or other local news.

Digital Antenna Installation

When you’re ready to have antenna experts professionally install your new device, you have a few options for where you can put it.


Depending on your property and your location, you have the following installation options:


●        Roof Installation

●        Attic Installation

●        Master Antenna Installation

●        Tower Installation


Our team will work with you to determine the best spot for your new antenna. We’ll securely install your new antenna so that it’s ready to provide you access to high-quality entertainment content! We will locate your nearest broadcast tower and position your antenna to reach those signals, bringing you free television channels.

Complement Your Streaming Subscriptions

Antennas are a great way to complement your streaming subscriptions. Since some subscriptions have a higher price point to gain live local channels, you can keep your costs down by using an antenna instead. Plus, it will still work even if you lose your internet connection.


The frequency of digital channels is more reliable and will still work even during storms. So you can still watch your local television channels when your cable goes out, or your internet is down.

Digital Antennas in Rural Areas

If you live in a rural area where the internet service is spotty, you still have the option of installing a digital antenna to catch the local signals. Satellite dishes are an option, but since the rates continue to increase, you will be shelling out a lot of money for passable service. With digital antennas, you’ll still get clear, local channels.

Contact Cable Alternatives Today!

A digital antenna will help you save money while accessing top image quality of the most popular entertainment events and channels. From local sports games to critical news channels, a digital antenna is your key to an enjoyable entertainment viewing experience.


Cable Alternatives is ready to help you with all of your digital antenna installation and servicing needs. We have the experience, knowledge, and equipment to ensure your new antenna is working in tip-top condition.


To get started with your cord-cutting process, contact Cable Alternatives today at 763-571-1037.