As part of the digital television transition, the FCC has created a DTV reception map that lets you plug in your zip code or intersection and find the band and channel number of free digital stations that may be available in your area. Before you rush out to buy a DTV antenna, you should check your area on the map and see what free programming may be available.
A digital TV antenna is a great way to get digital programming over the air without paying a huge monthly cable bill. Depending on your area, many channels may be available completely free of charge. Using a DTV antenna with service such as Netflix or Hulu Plus can leave you wondering why you ever felt like you needed to pay for cable in the first place.