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Anyone dumped cable and used free digital broadcast TV with the box thingy?

I'm reading on how to ditch the cable bill and get most networks for free and then add Netflix or Hulu for movie watching...anyone doing this? Your experience? I guess you need to pick up the box and an antenna?


Asked by jeanclaudia at 11:08 PM on Mar. 31, 2011 in Technology

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  • We have the box with the bunny ears but for me it's just not enough channels lol it's just the local ones and I miss all the shows that I used to watch when we had Comcast....but it got too expensive and hubby dumped it =( He bought the box and bunny ears from Walmart (I think it might have been $130 altogether and he just hooked everything up himself.....I miss cable though lol

    Answer by Lucky209 at 12:37 AM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • I am sooooo glad that you asked this, because I have been wondering how to go about the same thing. I hate paying so much for cable!

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 11:10 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • We never had cable, when they did the digital switch we bought a cheapy converter box & a better set of bunny ears. We pick up almost all of the local channels for our local news (ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, etc), and yes, we have Netflix. $10/month for more tv than we need.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:44 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • Me too,send info to my inbox, please

    Answer by 1LovelyAngel at 11:19 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • one seems to know!

    Comment by jeanclaudia (original poster) at 11:20 PM on Mar. 31, 2011

  • yes ma'am i love the boxy thingy is so much better than regular tv

    Answer by nicolia at 12:32 AM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • Oh wow, so it IS working! Thanks you guys.

    Comment by jeanclaudia (original poster) at 4:28 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • We picked up a digital converter on freecycle, dumped cable.

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:09 AM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • does this work for any kind of tv? husband likes to watch a lot of travel channel, discovery and science channels. can the box pick this channels up?

    Answer by filmom2ethan at 2:01 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • Fimmom, I am pretty sure it's just the local networks. Then you supplement with hulu or netflix for 10/month but you need a modern tv, I believe.

    Comment by jeanclaudia (original poster) at 5:32 PM on Apr. 2, 2011