It can be irritating.
I took it to extremes and dumped them all. Now I have over the air TV with my rabbit ears antenna.
I get from 15 to 24 channels depending on atmospheric conditions. It can be a pain at time when a channel is flickering from interference , but in the end it is free so I deal with it.
You're profile tells me little. Joe, what country are you in?
In my country (Canada), at least in MY part of this country... just an antenna gives you three channels. One of the three is French..
So you can see why it is required to find another TV source...
That was not known to me that only 3 channels are available in Canada over the air. As you say in your part of Canada. I wonder if it is more elsewhere in your country?
When I am not traveling to Antares
, I reside in the USA.
As far as I know many channels are available all over the USA.
Actually, if I had a better antenna, like one on the roof, I could get as many as 50 channels that are out there just floating around to be captured.
Normally I get the main US channels. CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX . I also get multiple PBS channels that give quite a varied amount of programming. I get the 3 ION channels which have movies and programming I like. I get ME TV which is the Retro Television Network with all the old shows from the past. I get 2 different ones of those. I get the "THIS" channel which is mostly movies. Create TV which is artist shows and cooking shows etc. PLUM TV is new. It is all about living the high life if you are a millionaire. I have no need to watch that. Not my lifestyle.
Also a few other channels that come and go.
So you see, this is not so bad for free. Most of my friends all have cable and spend as much as $150 USD for TV phone Internet.
I prefer to spend that money on wine, women and song.