Cutting the cord is a bit of a wrong name in many cases as many people retain cable internet so the cord still exists, just not as a source for TV. For that there are many affordable alternatives that come in online and one of those is Sling, a relatively new service that brings live TV and can be used from a set-top box so you still have it on the big screen.
Now Sling is partnering with RCA in conjunction with a new line of wireless antennas that the electronics maker is showing at the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas. Those who purchase one of the new antenna models will receive a 10 day free trial of Sling TV.
The new antenna list, including prices and range, is as follows:
- SLIVR Indoor Flat HDTV (ANT1520F – $29.99) operates up to 30 miles from the nearest broadcast towers.
- SLIVR Amplified Indoor Flat HDTV (ANT1560F – $44.99) operates up to 50 miles from broadcast towers and is equipped with SmartBoost™ amplifier technology that enhances the frequencies needed for the clearest picture.
- SLIVR XL Indoor Flat HDTV (ANT1620F – $59.99) operates up to 40 miles from the nearest broadcast towers.
- SLIVR XL Amplified Indoor Flat HDTV (ANT1660F – $69.99) operates more than 50 miles from broadcast towers and is equipped with SmartBoost™ amplifying technology.
“More Americans are seeing the benefits of using an over-the-air antenna”, says Ian Geise, Senior Vice President at RCA. “Not only is our antenna technology advancing to deliver the strongest signals and highest quality broadcast content, but the increased availability of streaming services like Sling TV are making it effortless for consumers to customize the content they want to create a package that’s perfectly tailored to them”.
An antenna can fill the niche that Sling does not cover — local stations.