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Say A Big Bye-Bye to The Cable Company

Updated on April 11, 2014

I Left the Cable Company With No Regrets

Like many others, I planned for years to quit cable, but never seemed to get around to it. Then, when other regular expenses got bumped up, I reevaluated my need for cable television channels.

I was into politics, and thought I was thriving on my favorite 24-hr cable news shows. Evening meant a hefty dose of commentary from some outstanding newscasters.

The only thing about this was that one day I had realized that I already had strong opinions that matched those TV favorites.

Although I seriously enjoyed their personalities, and their styles, I would often do the three-hours of viewing or listening, only to feel keyed-up and exhausted at the same time.

But I couldn't imagine life without those three best friends, and all their compatriots. I thought back a few years, prior to expanding my cable service, when I was offered a good deal. Back then I got my news primarily from newspapers and radio.

It became evident that there was no need for me to listen to or watch my favorites, day after day, but as long as cable was available, who was I to quit cold turkey!

Then I found the Leaf!

Photographs © 2012 by Leslie Sinclair

I Found The Leaf Indoor HDTV Antenna

Leaf Wall
Leaf Wall

This close-up shows how discrete this antenna is. With my high definition TV looking sleek and smart, I didn't want to clutter up my room. The Leaf is small, and lightweight as a sheet of laminated paper.

Leaf's Black Side

Leaf bl
Leaf bl

For my light colored walls I prefer the white Leaf. For darker walls, simply flip the antenna over, so the black side displays.

Leaf HD Antenna Close-up

Leaf HD Antenna Close-up
Leaf HD Antenna Close-up

Cable TV or Television Over-the-air?

Which is your preference, and what do you prefer about it?

Cable TV is the only way to be really informed. I like it best.

Cable TV is the only way to be really informed. I like it best.

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    • lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      @TransplantedSoul: My experience is limited to the urban scene, where the air waves are full. I have the Leaf and for other areas there are enhanced models.

    • TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

      Not much choice on OTA here.... I think... ???

    Free over-air TV is the smartest choice.

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      • lesliesinclair 4 years ago

        @TheBLU26: What you say makes a lot of sense, especially for those with a large enough computer to take advantage of internet features.

      • TheBLU26 4 years ago

        I quit my cable and am using the internet for my TV. There are a lot of good options out there besides OTA (over-the-air) You already use the internet right? You probably didn't watch all those cable channels anyway, maybe just 2 or 3 favorites. With the internet can get unlimited movies, youtube, news, weather, shows...just about anything you want and without the cable fees! It's a no-brainer!

      Let Me Ask You a Question

      Leaf camouflage
      Leaf camouflage

      What do you think of the tiny and thin Leaf HDTV Antenna?

      See results

      I'd Love to Hear Your Thoughts About the Leaf

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          TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

          Good things to look into.... I should do more research.

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          TheBLU26 4 years ago

          Great lens and a good one to start getting people aware of the alternatives to cable tv! Well done!

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