Not Dead Yet: Antennas Find New Life for HDTV
Thought by many to be a thing of the past, television antennas are making an unlikely comeback, the AP reported Sunday. Why? Because some users have discovered that the rabbit ears are ideal for catching digital signals from local TV in some areas.
A Missouri-based company called Antennas Direct sells the antennas, which have become popular mostly because they allow users to receive high-definition signals without paying a cable or satellite operator. The technology, therefore, is ideal for viewers interested in high-definition local broadcasts, but not in acquiring cable channels.
The products have a range of up to 70 miles (barring terrain), the company said.