I got rid of my cable awhile back because I bought a smart TV. I knew I could watch Netflix and my shows on demand. I couldn't get the news though so I thought I would try a TV antenna. I tried one before but it was an older one and it didn't work very well. I saw that this antenna had a signal booster and a longer coaxial cable . It works great! I can get about 28 channels with great reception. The only time the reception is not so good is when there are high winds. I am so happy. I am saving lots of money too by not having cable.