To investigate our entertainment options, we installed an over-the-air (OTA) antenna to pull in fifteen broadcast stations within an 80-mile range. Cost was about $350 (professionally installed). This solution works great when all else fails.
Cutting the Cord with Plex Media Server
An OTA antenna is better than nothing, but it’s limited to local stations, and it’s often affected by bad weather. After lots of research, we concluded that a personal media server is an optimum solution. Although it takes some work and lots of hard disk space, the results are well worth the effort.