Category Archives: Cutting the Cord

Apr
15

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Save West Virginia!

 

heraldComcast has done it again!  We felt extremely compelled to write about the city of Huntington, West Virginia after reading an article in the Huntington Herald-Dispatch. Comcast, the most hated company in America, has now turned to terrorizing the town of Huntington. In this article Sabrina Thomas, a librarian at Marshall University, had such a horrible experience with Comcast she cut the cable cord. She turned on her TV one day and noticed she was missing channels without any form of notification from Comcast. Do you know how many times she was transferred before she was able to speak to someone? Six times! And it’s five times too many if you ask us. Do you know what they told her when she was finally able to speak to someone? She wasn’t paying enough and had to upgrade. This is an outrage, if you’ve been paying for these channels, how can they just take them away? Comcast only thinks about how to gain another dollar, and not how their actions will affect their customers.

After receiving hundreds of angry phone calls from the community, Scott Caserta, a councilman in Huntington, called Comcast’s corporate office and was told in order for customers to keep the channels they already had, they had no choice but to upgrade to a higher package. Well that makes sense; pay more for what you already have. Whenever you use your microwave do you have to pay an additional fee to hit start? At Antennas Direct there are no hidden fees or additional charges for any of our products.

Comcast is the only cable provider in Huntington, leaving many residents feeling stuck in an unfair situation. We want to reach out to West Virginia and let them know, there is life without cable! You can watch high definition broadcast television without cable, and with an antenna there are no additional charges or hidden fees.  You no longer have to suffer at the hands of The Worst Company in America, it’s time to set yourself free!

Check back with us for our interview with Sabrina Thomas and what life has been like since cutting the cable cord.

Apr
14

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Yahoo Features Antennas Direct in “5 Ways to Kick the Cable Habit”

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Yahoo released an article today with the top five ways to kick the Cable TV habit and save some serious cash. Antennas Direct was featured as an option for indoor and outdoor antennas with our ClearStream Micron-R and ClearStream HD antenna. Check out the article to read more tips on cutting the cable cord, and thanks to Yahoo for featuring us!

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/five-ways-to-kick-the-cable-tv-habit-and-save-serious-82624533080.html

Mar
31

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CSI: The Death of Cable

Since crime scene dramas are the most-watched television programming for over-the-air viewers, we decided to use that medium to help you understand the dire straits in which cable providers have found. Scene opens on a wealthy tycoon’s office.

We had seen carnage before that day. But never any quite as mysterious. Cable Paymoor’s bloated body slumped forward in his throne-link office chair. The millionaire tycoon’s comb-over blew gently in the breeze of the open floor-to-ceiling windows. Piles of cash stacked around him escaped through the windows bill-by-bill.

My partner and I had been called to his residence after reports that he had not been heard from for days. We knew this was not out of character for Paymoor. He had a habit of going off the grid for days at a time and missing appointments. But this time, something much more deadly had happened.

“It appears there are no signs of forced entry,” said my partner.

“Well, that’s no surprise,” I said. “No one could penetrate this palace if they tried. No. I think what caused the demise of Cable is something more mysterious.”

We moved closer to Paymoor’s body and noted the open wound on his forehead. On the screen in front of him were the latest statistics on the number of Cable subscribers. It looked like he lost over 1.7 million subscribers.

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In front of him lay a copy of the New York Times with the headline, “Cord Cutting Movement is Costing Cable Millions.” A pattern of blood splatter on the desk spelled out all we needed to know. Paymoor had died of self-inflicted wounds. He had smashed his head on the desk in frustration over losing his market share.

“My god,” I said. “Cable died of a broken heart. It appears this over-the-air option has driven Paymoor to the brink. He obviously couldn’t take it.”

On the desk next to the headlines I notice a cake. It read “MANY THANKS. STAY THE COURSE. XOXO Antennas Direct”

I turn to my partner: “Heh. I guess being a cable CEO is not such a sweet job anymore.”

Feb
28

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8 Creative Ways Cord Cutters Can Watch Their Favorite Sports

Early_1980's_thru_mid_90's_now_defunct_Sports_Channel_logoWhen cutting the cord, one of the biggest fears is losing access to live sports broadcasts. Maybe you have made the decision it was time to cut the cord, but need some help convincing your spouse. We at Antennas Direct have heard your cries for help (through Facebook and Twitter). Fear not, sports fans. We have compiled a list of eight ways you can still watch your favorite sport without having to pay for cable.

  1. With an antenna, you can still access games broadcasted on Fox, NBC, and CBS for free.
  2. Depending on your internet provider and where you live, you may have access to Watch ESPN or ESPN3 online or through your Roku player. You can check here to see if your internet provider is on the list.
  3. If you are a college student or U.S. based military, you can access ESPN3 by using computers connected to on-campus or on-military base networks.
  4. Play On is a subscription service that gives you access to 1000s of your favorite shows for $29.99 annually, or $4.99 a month. You can use Play On through your gaming console or another supported device like a Roku. Play On includes top channels including ESPN and ESPN3.
  5. For those who can’t get enough Terry Bradshaw, you can watch NFL games for $70 per season with the NFL Game Rewind. This allows you access every game for the season.
  6. Derek Jeter is in his final season. Watch every game with MLB.tv. It’s $130 per season.
  7. You don’t have to miss a moment of the NBA Playoffs with the NBA All Access pass which allows you to watch all 30 teams for $190, or $130 for just your 5 favorite teams.
  8. If you want to watch your team fight for the Stanley Cup, you can get a full access pass to NHL games for $150 a year.

You don’t have to miss a single shoot-out, home run, or touch down by cutting the cable cord. Still have to convince your significant other? We got your back; send this list along to them and they’ll be throwing out your cable bill once and for all.

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.”

Jul
31

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Top 10 things you could buy if you cancel cable – Part 2

A few months back, we compiled a list of the Top 10 things you could buy if you cancel cable. As OTA viewership and sales of Musk cologne continue to rise, we can only think our blog post must be to blame.

Without further ado, here is part 2:

#1 A Case of Crystal Pepsi: Because drinking brown water is just plain disgusting. Pepsi

 
#2 Calf Implants: Chicks dig guys with bulging calves. It is true! Just ask Johnny Drama.

 
#3 Dating Tips from Joey Buttafuoco: Let’s be honest, does this look like a guy who struggles in the dating department? Soak up his machismo, fellas. Soak. It. Up. joey buttafuoco

 
#4 Novelty Urns: Why bury MeMa six feet under, when you can preserve her remains in something that resembles a bowling pin.

 
#5 Tom Selleck’s Mustache: While Musk cologne might be the most powerful aphrodisiac known to man, Selleck’s feathered ‘stache is a close second. The majestic mane also serves as a great soup strainer.

 
#6 A Jetpack: We don’t know about you, but using an automobile as your primary mode of transportation is so 2002.

 
#7 A PalmPilot: Because we are not giving into Apple, dammit! We are not mindless fanboys! PalmPilot

 
#8 Bryan Adams’ Autograph: Now you can relive the summer of ’69 everyday.

 

 
#9 Bacon Salt: Because everything—including tilapia —should taste like bacon.

 
#10 A Lifetime Supply of Topps Baseball Card Gum: Don’t knock 22-year-old gum until you’ve tried 22-year-old gum.

 

 


Just remember: all of this could be yours if—and only if—you cancel your cable subscription. If you don’t, no big deal… more bacon salt for us.

 

 

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