I have a piece of standard coaxial cable, 3-4ft long, hooked up to the antenna spot on all my TVs. They all have digital tuners. I can get all my local channels and a few others with just that. Which was free because I used the cable, cut into pieces, that AT&T used to install Uverse the year before. So all free and I have TV. So unless you live way out, I'm 25-50 miles from broadcast tower, you don't actually need any special antenna to get TV service. My TV shows signal strength and definition, I get 720p-1080p all the time.