This minuscule hot-shot box from GSSI/Toptronics might make pulling in digital TV signals over the air even easier. The DA-001 is an indoor antenna whose makers say can receive those digital TV broadcasts from 50 miles away. Imagine what it can do if those transmitters are closer than that. Measuring about a foot square, this nondescript $65 cable killer looks unobtrusive while it’s sucking in those distant signals.
Take a look at this week’s Video Rebel, and you’ll see why getting your HDTV over the air might be a whole lot easier than you think. If that cheap $22 antenna we pointed out in our report isn’t cutting it for you, this amplified box probably can. Besides saving big bucks on cable bills, the best part of getting your TV over the air? The HDTV quality is a whole lot better than the over-compressed mess fed to you by Big Cable.