Wednesday, June 22, 2016

$1 Reception

My TV reception, cabled in from an ancient roof top antenna, has been terrible lately.

How terrible?  I gave up on TV terrible.   The worst reception always was about 8:30 p.m..  If I started to watch something at 8:00, just as it was getting into the drama and winding down, that's when reception would "pixelize" out.  I gave up trying, in disgust.  Instead I played with my cats and read crime drama books gleaned from thrift stores and free boxes.

Until a few days ago.

I scored an antenna, from some friends, who had been to a sale at Fred Meyer and gone a little nuts.  Like many people, they can't afford cable either.  This is why they went on a spend spree:

Plastic package window slap on antenna was in.  Now that is a mark down!
I think there is an assumption that Americans all have cable.  Almost no one I know can afford cable.  Many I know cannot afford internet either.

The Slap On antenna, stuck to the inside of my window

Did I think that cheap looking thin round plastic antenna would capture signal?  Hell no.  Was I ever shocked.

Now I can usually get the 3 major networks, plus FOX, plus PBS, Justice Channel and Retro Channel.  Plus a few others sometimes.  Not bad for a buck!


5 comments :

  1. Wow! You deserved a break like that, for the great things that you do. Awesome!

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  2. I haven't had a TV for over 40 years so that sort of thing is beyond me anyway... however... and this is a biggy... internet is my lifeline to my kids and family so is very important to me. I wish a slap-on antenna would suffice... Love your bargain purchase... and it works! Good for you!

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  3. I would have never thought that it would work either. That's one of the best buys I've ever seen.

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  4. How wonderful. An excellent dollar spent. Karma.

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  5. Excellent! I'm so glad you got a deserved break for a change.

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