CBS blacked out on your TV? Get free HD channels using an antenna

rca-house-antenna-uhf-vhf

Are you missing your favorite shows on CBS because of the Time Warner Cable and DIRECTV disputes? Try using an antenna to get the local channels free over-the-air. All you need is a TV with a…

Samsung confirms acquisition of Boxee

Boxee-Cloud-DVR-angle

Samsung has confirmed the acquisition of Boxee this afternoon, raising eyebrows and questions about what the South Korean-based electronics giant will do with the smaller hardware/software startup company. Both Engadget and TechCrunch broke the news this…

Time Warner Cable NYC going all digital TV

cisco-digital-converter-dta-170hd

Free ride over for TWC customers grabbing basic analog channels via coaxial. Time Warner Cable customers in the New York City area will no longer be able to receive analog channels from the Basic TV package,…

Home Depot selling Winegard antennas for free HD channels

FlatWave-Indoor-Antenna-300px

Home Depot is now selling Winegard brand TV antennas that are capable of capturing free over-the-air (OTA) HD channels. The store is stocking both an indoor and outdoor model, each of which retail for $39.99. The…

Watch local TV live on iPad & iPhone

elagto-mobile-ipad-angle

Want to watch local TV on your iPad for free? Elgato recently released the EyeTV Mobile TV tuner for Apple iPad and iPhone, which lets you watch live TV over-the-air for free. In case any one…

Boxee TV: A New Device for Cord Cutters

Boxee logo

Boxee, Inc. made a major announcement regarding their new focus: television. More to the point, unlimited recording of basic TV channels via a new Boxee TV set-top device.

HDTV over the air – What do you need?

Samsung-UN46C6500-46-Inch-HDTV

There seems to be a lot of interest these days in getting high-definition television and movies over-the- air. This page will tell you what you need to get started to get HD programming and movies in your home or office using just an antenna — no cable or satellite service required.

Boxee Live TV USB tuner to ship Jan. 2012

boxee-tv-tuner-hand

Boxee has starting taking pre-orders a USB dongle that’ll allow you to watch live TV over-the-air. The USB-connecting device looks like other DTV tuners such as the Pinnacle PCTV and the Elgato Eye TV, with a male USB connector on one side and female coaxial cable connector for your antenna on the other.

Cut the cord and go with Free TV Over-the-Air?

dtv-converter-box

Thinking of “cutting the cord?” Or maybe you already have? With plenty of options out there between Hulu, Netflix, and other internet services it’s a lot easier to get the programming you want without having to…

Boxee Box to support live TV over-the-air

boxee-box-front

Boxee Box’s upcoming 1.5 software update will apparently support live TV tuning via a special USB dongle. The dongle will capture over-the-air local broadcasts from networks such as NBC and FOX, allowing you to watch digital…

Getting HD channels without a cable box

winegard-hdtv-antenna

While the CEA would love for over-the-air television signals to end in favor of viewers having to pay for service, the National Association of Broadcasters is still on the consumer’s side, arguing that the percentage of homes tuning into OTA signals is currently over 14-percent* and still growing. Still, many HDTV owners aren’t aware of the DTV spectrum which provides free over-the-air standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) channels from local broadcasters. So how do you get HD channels without a cable box?

LG introduces Mobile TV with social integration

lg-tweet-tv-mobile-sq

At NAB this week LG is introducing a Mobile TV that integrates social networking, 3D telecasts (glasses-free), and electronic coupons. The LG prototype is a 7″ mobile TV with antenna capable of displaying auto-stereoscopic images within the ATSC Mobile DTV Standard format.

How do I find HD channels in my area?

terk-amplified-antenna

The question I still get quite often is “How do I find HD channels in my area?” To find HD channels in your local area you can use the website AntennaWeb.org or the government’s DTV Reception…

Primetime broadcasts tonight in HD

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES ©2010 Quantrell D. Colbert/The CW NETWORK

Here’s what’s on tonight, Thursday, November 4 in primetime over-the-air HD. 8:00 PM The Big Bang Theory (HD, New, Comedy) CBS The Vampire Diaries (HD, New, Drama) CW

Getting free HD channels over-the-air

ClearStream1 Antenna

Getting HD channels for free is not rocket science. And, it has nothing to do with an illegal cable hook-up that your neighbor can set up for fifty bucks. Television, in case anyone forgot, is actually…

More TV viewers opting to watch online and over-the-air

accesshd-dta1080u-converter

TechCrunch wrote an article today which reports 600,000 television viewers pulled-the-plug on paid subscriptions in 2009 (adding up to about 800,000 over the last two years). The article, (citing a report from Convergence Consulting Group), estimates…

Mobile DTV to emerge in 2010

MDTV_Final

One of the highlights of CES 2010 was the hype about local broadcasts “going mobile” and essentially creating a new bandwidth for video delivery to smaller sized devices including cellphones, portable televisions and automotive displays. The…

Getting free HD channels

rooftop-antenna-2

Did you know you don’t have to subscribe to cable, satellite, fiber-optic or IPTV services to get HD channels? A limited number of high-definition channels are available over-the-air for free, you just need an antenna and…

DTV tips – getting better HD over-the-air

antenna-indoor-vhf-uhf

As we enter the first weekend in the U.S. without analog television signals, you may be having some trouble getting good DTV reception or receiving certain channels. Here are a few tips to help you get…

DTV transition – this time it’s for real

The digital transition is just two days away, and according to Knowledge Networks one in four TV households in the U.S. have prepared themselves for the transition by either purchasing a digital TV, acquiring a digital-to-analog…