Yearly Archives: 2013

Dec
20

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The Gift that Keeps on Giving

At Antennas Direct, it is our mission to help make this holiday season merry for you and your family. Our HDTV antennas offer superior high-definition picture quality—minus the monthly fees, making it the perfect holiday gift for anyone in your life!

Instead of hooking up that new flat panel to your cable box, why not experience HD in its truest form? AD-Holiday

If you aren’t sure which one of our HDTV antennas to select, here is a basic rundown of our most popular antenna bundles.

#1 ClearStream 2V Bundle – $195.96: The C2V, our most popular antenna, has the power to pick up signals from more than 50 miles, allowing it to hold up well in bad weather. This bundle comes equipped with:
• Coax Cable
• Pre-Amp Kit
• ClearStream J-Mount

#2 DB8e Bundle – $277.56: For those that live in challenging environments, the DB8e multi-directional antenna is the ideal choice. Its superior signal range, which extends over 70 miles, is powerful enough to not only pick up a transmitter from a great distance, but offers the flexibility to turn in a 360-degree loop to target towers from multiple directions. This bundle comes equipped with:
• Coax Cable
• Pre-Amp Kit
• ClearStream J-Mount

#3 ClearStream 1 Bundle – $147.96: For those in search of an indoor antenna, look no further than CS1. Its tapered loop design receives core UHF channels with a range of more than 35 miles. Additionally, it has a wide 70-degree beam width, making it much easier to receive reception from widely spaced stations.
This bundle comes equipped with:
• Coax Cable
• Pre-Amp Kit
• ClearStream J-Mount

This holiday season treat yourself to an HDTV antenna from Antennas Direct. You deserve it.

Nov
27

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Antennas Direct Announces Black Friday & Cyber Monday Promotion

Antenna crusader offering up to 70% off select HDTV antennas & accessories

According to Find&Save.com, electronics are one of the most popular holiday gifts, making up 40% of items purchased on Black Friday in 2012. Televisions, an always common doorbuster product, are set to be a part of nearly 300 in-store and online Black Friday sales. To ensure that every consumer gets the most out of their new TV this holiday season, Antennas Direct is launching a Black Friday & Cyber Monday promotion so exclusive it can only be found on antennasdirect.com.

The Antennas Direct Black Friday & Cyber Monday Promotion, which will run on November 28th & December 2nd, will afford all online shoppers the opportunity to receive up to 70% off select HDTV antennas and accessories. Some of the discounted products include:

  • ClearStream 1 HDTV Antenna: $29.99
  • ClearStream 2 HDTV Antenna: $49.99
  • ClearStream Micron-R Antenna: $29.99
  • CoaxMax: $15.99

“As cable companies continue to provide their customers with subpar HD quality, we feel it is our duty to step up to the plate and save their television experience,” said Richard Schneider, founder and president of Antennas Direct. “Our HDTV antennas will bring you the best HD picture quality known to man… minus the monthly fee.”

For more information on the Antennas Direct Black Friday & Cyber Monday Promotion and a complete list of discounted products, visit Antennas Direct on online at: https://www.antennasdirect.com/

About Antennas Direct

Antennas Direct is the leader in antenna technology, reinventing the antenna for the digital era. With a heritage in over-the-air antennas specifically tuned for core DTV frequencies, Antennas Direct has invested major resources into the discovery and implementation of new antenna designs for digital reception. Founded in 2003, the firm is a member of the Inc. 500|5000 Hall of Fame and Future of TV Coalition. Visit antennasdirect.com for more information.

Nov
22

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Affordable Television Act (ATA) Grants Access to Television for Thousands

For too long, too many families have been without access to their favorite game shows and sitcoms. We believe access to free television is our right as citizens of this great nation. After all, we produce the best television in the world. Comedies like “Seinfeld,” dramas like “Law and Order” and cop shows like “Miami Vice,” are the cornerstone of our identity as Americans.

Antennas Direct Launches Affordable Television Act

Antennas Direct Launches Affordable Television Act

But for many of us, these shows are anything but nostalgia. The memory of their presence is painful. Because many Americans – over 80 percent of us – believe we must pay for television.
No more. The Affordable Television Act (ATA) allows TV viewers to experience the ease and quality of free, over-the-air television.

Here’s how the program works:
1. Have you been canceled by your Healthcare provider? If so, find your letter that alerted you of the cancellation.
2. Log on to www.antennasdirect.com/affordable_antenna_act.html (a site that will not go away – unlike other affordable acts)
3. Fill out the appropriate form and provide proof of your canceled Healthcare Insurance.
4. Enjoy free, over-the-air, high definition television.

ATA, also referred to as AntennaCare, will provide an antenna for just $4.99 ground shipping to the first 1,000 valid requests. Each antenna comes with a lifetime guarantee (a better promise than you will get from anyone in healthcare).

“Access to television programming is a right that all American families should have,” says Richard Schneider, president of Antennas Direct. “We have stood on the frontlines and seen too many families go without the sitcoms and game shows for months and sometimes years. AntennaCare ensures that all Americans will have the programming that holds our families and the fabric of this nation together.”

Nov
11

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Toledo Antenna Giveaway: A Huge Success for Over-the-Air

It was 5 AM on an unseasonably cool October morning when the saviors of over-the-air television rolled into the Lucas County Fairgrounds in Toledo, Ohio. It was still dark and the headlights passed over a crowd huddled near the entrance. Some had been there since 2 AM. They smiled and waved at the Antennas Direct bus as it passed by. Finally, they thought, a chance for free television.

The Antennas Direct touring bus roared past them and settled in a nearby field to prepare for its latest stop along its giveaway tour. By partnering with local broadcasters, the touring bus is a chance to preach the gospel of over-the-air television (something that 80% of Americans still are not aware of).

The local NBC affiliate WNWO was already there and had staffed the giveaway. The president of Antennas Direct, Richard Schneider conducted live interviews with WNWO’s Ashley Moser while hundreds of antennas from St. Louis were made ready for a new Toledo home.

“When we do these giveaways, it is less about Antennas Direct and more about the good news: you can receive over-the-air television in HD absolutely free with an antenna,” says Schneider. “We are thrilled that local broadcasters like WNWO care enough about their viewers to let them know about over-the-air. That is what it’s about.” Toledo Bus Tour

Soon a large crowd had gathered. More than 600 vehicles had gathered in the lot as the giveaway started. As viewers received antennas, there were some tears and countless “God bless you’s.” With the rising cost of paid TV, many Toledo residents (and others across the country) have cut television from their budget. So, for some, this meant an evening’s entertainment with their family for the first time in a long time.

At the end of the day, over 300 people were able to receive free television. And countless others were made aware of the good news.
If you would like the Antennas Direct bus to visit your neighborhood or if you are a local broadcaster who wants to spread the good news of OTA, please contact Jeremy Nulik – Jeremy@kolbeco.net.

Oct
30

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ClearStream 2V HDTV Antenna Featured in Forbes

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cable prices have risen 77 percent since 1996. In an effort to save money and enhance their TV viewing experience, many Americans are searching for alternatives to traditional pay-TV.

In comes an HDTV antenna from Antennas Direct! Our antennas offer superior HD picture quality and unmatched signal strength. C2V

Speaking of unmatched signal strength, the ClearStream 2V HDTV antenna was recently featured in Forbes. The article covered the wide-range of cord-cutting options that are on the market today, including HDTV antennas.

In the past, over-the-air TV was not a viable option for people that were living 50+ miles from the closest tower. The ClearStream 2V was praised for its 50-mile signal range and its ability to be installed anywhere in the house. No matter challenging your living environment might be, it is truly no match for the unparalleled power of the ClearStream 2V HDTV antenna!

The ClearStream 2V also has the power to—depending on the market—pull in up to 70 channels. These stations range from major network affiliates to foreign language channels, giving families a true Smörgåsbord of content to choose from.

If you would like to read the Forbes article in its entirety, please visit: http://www.forbes.com/sites/amadoudiallo/2013/10/16/how-to-cut-the-cord-cable-tv/

To find out which one is right for you, head on over to antennapoint.com, punch in your zip code, and enjoy all your favorite HD shows for free!

Oct
2

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Antennas: On the Cutting Edge of Technology

We have not ever seen ourselves as a “tech startup.” That term has certainly become en vogue over the last several years with the explosion of technology companies in seemingly every American city. The images that come to mind include hipster workplaces where tattoo-sleeved (cool yet nerdy) teenagers banging out code on sleek machines while a throng of twenty-somethings play table tennis. They build web-based applications, phone applications and other digital technologies.

Rarely, however, do you hear people discuss a product like our humble high definition antennas. But luckily St. Louis is full of rare people.

At a recent awards lunch hosted the St. Louis County Economic Council (SLCEC), Antennas Direct was recognized for its entrepreneurial vision alongside newer brands such as yurbuds and LockerDome as well as established brands such as Scottrade, Ameren and Edward Jones. The theme of the evening centered on research and innovation. Since Antennas Direct has shown steady growth for the past ten years (a pattern that has earned us a spot on the Inc. 5000 for the last six years), the SLCEC felt as though we are an important part of the St. Louis entrepreneurial scene. As a show of gratitude, each attendee received an antenna from Antennas Direct.

We applaud the SLCEC for their vision and bravery in recognizing the innovative and cutting edge technology that we have packed into our products and into our business thinking. We take it as confirmation of a belief we have held for some time: Antennas are the future of television.

 

Special thanks to host, KMOV’s Claire Kellett for plugging the benefits of over-the-air technology to the audience (“watching K-M-O-V”). Take a look at the video below to see our fearless leader, Richard Schneider, and a host of other business leaders discuss the values of the St. Louis region.

Sep
23

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The Micron-XG Amplified Indoor Antenna Featured in Consumer Reports

In the July issue of Consumer Reports, the Antennas Direct ClearStream Micron-XG Amplified antenna was highlighted as one of the best indoor TV antennas on the market today. In the old days, an indoor antenna, or “rabbit ears” to some, were not only pretty weak, but normally required a great deal of rotating each time you would change the channel.

 

The Micron-XG Amplified Indoor Antenna Featured in Consumer Reports

The Micron-XG Amplified Indoor Antenna Featured in Consumer Reports

With a beam width of 70 degrees, the Micron-XG can deliver signals from a distance of 35+ miles from the broadcast towers without the need for rotation. Also, this revolutionary HDTV indoor antenna uses a reflector screen to reduce interference problems. The screen has the ability to increase the signal strength of the antenna by 2X. This antenna is great for urban and suburban homes.

 
Aside from its unparalleled power and design, the Micron-XG Amplified antenna looks like no other indoor antenna on the market. Its sleek design makes it a welcome addition to any living space.

 
To read the Consumer Reports article in its entirety, please visit: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2013/07/indoor-hdtv-antennas/index.htm

 
In 2003, we set out to help create a world where people didn’t have to rely on pay-TV to receive quality programming. Through our innovative HDTV antenna designs, we have been able to bring the world of over-the-air to millions of Americans—regardless of their living environment.

 
If you are looking to join the cord-cutting movement—Antennas Direct can help! Our HDTV antennas are tuned specifically to the digital frequency, giving you a viewing experience like no other. To find out which one is right for you, head on over to antennapoint.com, punch in your zip code, and enjoy all your favorite HD shows for free!

Sep
9

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In the News: The 91XG UHF HDTV Antenna

Recently, our 91XG UHF antenna was featured in the Magnolia Reporter, a daily newspaper in Columbia County, Arkansas. In the past, most residents of Columbia County were forced to purchase either cable or satellite due to the county’s great distance to the Shreveport TV transmitting towers.

 
One resident in particular, Joey Baker, was looking at installing a satellite dish at his family farm. Once again, given the less than stellar history of OTA in the county Baker felt like satellite TV was his only viable option.

 

Upon further research, he discovered that the 91XG UHF HDTV antenna from Antennas Direct might save him from going the pay-TV route. 91XG UHF HDTV Antenna
He mounted the 91XG UHF antenna on a 20-foot pole, and quickly found that he could pick up several stations in high-definition…for free!

 

Additionally, most of the stations have subsidiary channels, giving Baker more than 15 total channels.

 
So, for a one-time payment of $60, Baker and his family now enjoy top-notch programming whenever they want. And the best part: no monthly fee!

 
At Antennas Direct, it is our mission to help viewers liberate themselves from the shackles of pay-TV. Through our innovative spirit and our groundbreaking HDTV antennas, we have helped millions of Americans discover the world of over-the-air television—regardless of their geographic location.

 
If you are looking to join the over-the-air movement—we can help! At Antennas Direct, we carry a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor HDTV antennas. To find out which one is right for you, head on over to antennapoint.com, punch in your zip code, and bask in the glory of free HDTV!

Aug
20

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Antennas Direct Named to Inc 500 | 5000 List for Sixth Straight Year

As cable providers black out broadcast networks from coast to coast, Antennas Direct continues to experience exponential growth, landing the HDTV antenna company on the Inc. 500|5000 list for the sixth consecutive year. This honor places Antennas Direct in an elite class with such powerhouses as Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Zappos and Jamba Juice.

 
Antennas Direct, a St. Louis-based antenna company, has seen remarkable success each of the last six years due in part to the increasing popularity of over-the-air television. According to a study conducted by GfK Media and Entertainment, nearly 60 million Americans currently receive their programming exclusively through a television antenna. With over-the-air viewed as the future of television, big-box stores such as Best Buy, Walmart, Fry’s and BJ’s Wholesale carry Antennas Direct products.

 
“To be quite frank, our success doesn’t come as a surprise to us,” said Richard Schneider, founder and president of Antennas Direct. “Through our forward-thinking approach and our innovative antenna designs, we have been able to go from building antennas out of my house to one of the fastest growing companies in the country.”

 
About Antennas Direct
Antennas Direct is the leader in antenna technology, reinventing the antenna for the digital era. With a heritage in over-the-air antennas specifically tuned for core DTV frequencies, Antennas Direct has invested major resources into the discovery and implementation of new antenna designs for digital reception. Founded in 2003, the firm is a member of the Inc. 500|5000 Hall of Fame and Future of TV Coalition. Visit antennasdirect.com for more information.

Aug
15

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A Special Message from Antennas Direct to Victims of the CBS and Time Warner Debacle

The cable television big shots are at it again – another carriage dispute is dominating the headlines and unfairly punishing their viewers. The current standoff between Time Warner Cable and CBS has meant viewers in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and 13 other states have been without some of their favorite programming for some time now. CBS  blackout

What typically happens is this:
Cable and satellite companies began to charge customers for high-definition television (that is free over-the-air). The broadcasters then asked for a cut of the money that was being made on what is actually free. In an effort to negotiate a better rate, the cable company (in this case, Time Warner) blacks out the network television station.

It’s big names and big egos. In the end, no one wins.

And the biggest victim is you – American families who pop corn, pour sodas and watch your favorite mini-series like Under the Dome together. If you are one of the victims of this blackout, then know that you have been wronged.

The good news: it does not have to be this way. You don’t have to wait for the big shots to play their games. There is a way to get the programming you want to see without the monthly fee…all you need is an HD antenna.

Also, the picture and sound quality from an antenna far surpasses the compressed signal from your paid provider. So when you have your friends over to watch the Cowboys game (since it is blacked out on their TV), you will have a better image than ever.

The even better news: you don’t have to pay full price for a high quality HD antenna. We at Antennas Direct feel for the victims of this blackout. So, here’s what we want you to do:

1. Go to www.antennasdirect.com
2. Find the right antenna (use www.antennapoint.com)
3. Enter promo code “CBS20″ – which saves you 20%.
4. Enjoy over-the-air HD television (without the added big shot egos.)

Now the only drama you will be watching is CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – not the local headlines.

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