Here is a summary of my recommended products, to help you get your tv over the air, and cut the cord too! I will update this page as technology changes with my current recommendations. For convenience I have included links to learn more and get your own, at my favorite online store, amazon.com.
For most people, the antenna you want is the Mohu Leaf 30:
This is a great antenna with a 30 mile radius. If you need more power then I suggest this Mohu Leaf 50:
The Mohu Curve line of antennas are basically the same as the leaf, but they are a bit more stylish to look at, and are designed to sit on a table. This is especially true if you are setting them up in your living room. I personally bought the Mohu Curve 50, and it is great! The 30 and 50 mile versions are below.
The HDHomeRun receiver is handy if you can’t have your antenna in the same room as your TV. It is also very handy for it’s ability to measure the signal strength you are getting through your antenna as you try to find a good location for the Antenna in your house. The HDHomeRun CONNECT model is wired only:
And the HDHomeRun EXTEND model has both wired and Wi-Fi:
The HDHomeRun will get the signal onto your home network, but if you want to watch the signal on your TV, you will need a Set-Top-Box. I recommend the Amazon Fire TV. It is fast, easy to use, and also gives you the ability to watch NetFlix and Amazon Prime content all on your TV:
Finally if you want DVR/PVR, you will want to get the Tablo DVR receiver, instead of the HDHomeRun. If you need this, do not buy the HDHomeRun (unless you want to have it to help check your signal strength). In fact Amazon is so good, you could buy it for this purpose, and so long as you don’t damage it, you can return it within 30 days for a full refund! But the Tablo DVR is great, and offers apps to playback and schedule recordings on all your devices, including the Amazon Fire TV, and also the Roku Box. It is a great receiver. When you buy it, you get a free subscription for guide data for 30 days. After the first 30 days, you have to subscribe to get guide data, which is a bit of a bummer, but it is not that expensive. Guide data costs $4.99/month, or $49.99/year, or you can get a lifetime subscription for an additional $149.99. You will also have to purchase an external hard drive to store your recordings on the Tablo DVR. You can read more about the Tablo DVR in my review here. Here is a link to the dual tuner Tablo DVR:
And here is a link to the quad tuner Tablo DVR:
Finally, if you use the Tablo DVR, you could save a bit of money and get a Roku box for your Set Top Box, instead of the Amazon Fire TV. They have similar functionality, but the Roku will save you a few dollars (since you shelled out extra for the Tablo DVR!) Here is a link to the Roku 2:
And here is a link to the Roku 3, which is faster, and has voice search:
There is also a Roku Streaming Stick version, which is very economical. It just plugs into your TV’s HDMI port directly, and it connects to the internet, and your Tablo DVR (if you have one) via your wireless network.
Personally I use the Amazon Fire TV as my Set Top Box. But I have friends with the Roku. Both are great choices I would say. I prefer the Amazon Fire TV, but that is probably just because I am used to it.
For more details on how to set up this equipment, please see my article on how to How to Get Your TV Over the Air.
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