How to Get TV without Cable.

Because monthlycable television subscriptions can get costly, consider cancelling your cable and tryingless expensive alternatives that offer a variety of viewing choices.

You will need A TV witha digital tuner A TV antenna that receives VHF and UHF signals A computer with internetaccess and a TV tuner An HDMI cable A video on demand service account A portable mediaplayer and a satellite tv service subscription.

Step 1.

Watch only local TV stations.

Geta TV with a digital tuner and an antenna that receives both VHF and UHF channels, typicallytraditional "rabbit ears" with a wire loop.

Step 2.

Buy a computer with a built-in TVtuner.

Connect your computer to your TV with an HDMI audio-video cable, allowing you towatch internet video on your TV.

Monthly internet service charges are typically less expensivethan monthly cable service charges.

Step 3.

Watch network TV episodes online for freeat TV network websites, and at network-sponsored media websites Step 4.

Subscribe to an onlinevideo on demand service.

These sites can send you TV programs on DVD, and some will streamdirectly to your computer.

Some online video on demand services offer free trials to getyou started.

Step 5.

Watch TV episodes on a portable media player.

Many smartphonesand portable electronic devices have the capability to play video.

Step 6.

Subscribe to a satelliteTV service.

The prices vary among services, but can be cheaper than cable.

Now sit backand enjoy your favorite shows, cable-free.

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