The list author says: "Tired of paying for cable/sat just to watch TV? Local OTA (Over-The-Air) TV is free, you just need an antenna to get started. You'll get a better HD picture vs cable/sat that's compressed. You won't get all the channels they offer, but with so many junk channels crammed into your package, what are you gonna miss! Save the monthly fee and buy box sets of commercial free shows that you must have, then resell them on Amazon. Enjoy the free OTA TV!"
"Pop this 1-meter sized antenna on your existing dish mount. It connects to the coax cable that's there. It's HOA friendly too. If over 40 miles from local TV towers you may need a larger antenna or amp. Great all-round reception. Check http://www.tvfool.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29 to find your local TV towers."
"For UHF only, this little guy can do well for nearby stations. Check TV Fool (http://www.tvfool.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29) for local towers and frequencies. Easy to mount in an attic or outdoors."
"If you need to boost your antenna signal due to many TV connections, cable splices, etc., then this is the most powerful preamp you can get. Just avoid this if your signals are strong or else you risk overloading which will degrade your TV signal."
"With broadband, you can stream from Amazon On Demand, Hulu Plus and NetFlix. Don't want subscriptions? No problem. There's tons more content. Check Roku's site. Also search the web for "private Roku channels". No - they're not "those" kinda channels! Roku is open and anyone can make their own channel; they're just not advertised by Roku. That's the feature that makes the Roku rock!"
"Don't give up your DVR with a HDHomerun! Run dual antenna coax to it and plug it into your network router. Any two computers in the house can watch live TV at once. It integrates very well with Windows Media Center for live & recorded TV. It can be used in simple configurations or advanced, so it grows with you. Moderate geekiness req'd. Two months of dish payments should cover it."
"Want to add lots of DVR space for the HDHomerun? This is the ticket. Plus you get a centralized server to share music, movies as well as backup your PC's. Redundant data storage capability makes this a winner. Just add more inexpensive hard drives as needed. Mac and PC friendly storage."