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What equipment do I need for my television to get (the Super Bowl) channels without subscribing to a cable service provider?

Asked by JonnyCeltics (2698 points ) January 30th, 2011

It appears that the Super Bowl will be broadcasting on Fox. I live in NYC. Do I need to buy a digital bunny-ear type deal? Need to head to best buy/another to fig it out….thought the Flutherites could help first before I am sold. Thx!

p.s. i have a flat-screen with some modern hookups. i dont want to stream it off the ‘net.

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jaytkay's avatar

If the signal is strong, regular cheapo rabbit-ears work fine. No special “HD” or “digital” antenna needed.

Here in Chicago I get about a dozen stations with $10 rabbit ears. Higher resolution than cable.

And every station has 3 or 4 programs. PBS channel 11, for example has four – HD, SD (standard def), Spanish and #4 seems to be all cooking all the time.

JonnyCeltics's avatar

I’m not sure rabbit ears would work anymore, after the digital switch….?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@JonnyCeltics I am sure that rabbit ears work, my back-up back-up TV gets digital feed over the air with rabbit ears. The NYC and other downtown location’s may have a “bounce off the buildings” problem, redirect or move antenna . Get ears with a price of no more than $30.

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