After much research, we decided to cut the cord. And after further research I chose this antenna. The reception is very good, which I expected being very close to the transmission towers. But when my Mom decided she was going to do the same, I knew this antenna would be pushed closer to its limits as she live 40 plus miles away and the line of sight passes right through a couple of big trees. As it turns out she is getting a much clearer and stable picture than the indoor antenna she bought. I think there are just a couple of the minor lower power broadcast channels that she doesn't get that we don't. Just beware there are a lot of parts and the instructions may require a low power microscope to read.