The Hidden Antenna: Flatwave Amped (Giveaway)

by Jenny Nanninga

Jenny, 5m4m contributor shares her insights into the Flatwave Amped through this review and giveaway. We were compensated to write this post and provided product for review and giveaway, however all opinions listed are our writer’s own.

We gave up cable a long time ago in order to save money, as have many other families on a budget. However, there are often shows, news, or events (such as the Olympics) that rekindle ones desire for access to television. Television antennas are often used to provide a few channels without the cost of cable. The Flatwave Amped seems to be at the top of the line.

My family purchased a simple rabbit ear style antenna for our home last summer. We were able to receive a few channels, that is if we set the antenna on a chair in the kitchen and angled the rabbit ears just-so. Although it worked well enough, it was not convenient or attractive.

Recently we were given a Flatwave Amped. It is a slim, flat antenna that can be plugged into your television via a USB cord or cable connector.  There are numerous ways to set up the Flatwave amped indoor antenna. You can lay it on your TV cabinet, attach it to a window, or hide it behind your television and attach it with the command strips that come with the product.

We chose to attach the digital antenna to the wall behind our television.  I love that it can’t be seen.  I don’t like to see wires all over the place and this over-the-air antenna is extremely streamlined. The other bonus is that the picture comes in great. We even have access to more channels than we did previously.

About Flatwave Amped

  • Is designed to provide near Blu-Ray® image quality
  • Ensures viewers can receive every broadcast program because of its dual band technology
  • Has a reception range of broadcast TV signals that reaches 50 miles
  • Is great for rural to large communities where signal towers are further from homes
  • Is a two ounce, 13 in. by 12 in. razor thin indoor antenna

People who use the FlatWave Amped will also enjoy digital sub-channels (i.e. 9.2) that carry local school events, sports and entertainment not always available on cable. This is another reason why you can supplement or replace your current cable or satellite providers.

This HDTV antenna can save families, on average, $1200 a year by removing the cost of cable. Some of the channels accessible through the digital antenna are ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, Qubo, Ion, The CW, and Universal Sports. If you have been considering canceling your cable and saving money, the Flatwave Amped Antenna is the way to go.

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One reader is going to get their chance to win a Flatwave Amped television antenna for their home! Use the Rafflecopter form to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!

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  Hi! I’m Jenny! I blog at www.thesweetstuff.blogspot.com all about my home, family (husband and sweet baby girl), being a mom, crafting, cooking, my faith in God, and more. I love the outdoors, living in a small town on the Central Coast and being a mom!



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I blog at http://www.livingthesweetstuff.wordpress.com/ all about my home, family (husband and sweet baby girl), being a mom, crafting, cooking, my faith in God, and more. I love the outdoors, living in a small town on the Central Coast and being a mom!

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1 Kimberlee June 1, 2013 at 11:43 am

We got rid of cable TV that we had on 3 TV’s a couple of months ago – we are saving approx. $76.00 a month now on our bill. We (my husband) had installed an outdoor antenna a couple of years ago and we were going to do away with cable then but never did until recently. I am not sure what type of antenna we have but it gets great reception for all the local channels and the picture looks even better and clearer than it did with the cable boxes! We also bought a blue ray for around $100.00 and get netflix for less than $20.00 a month to watch things instantly or watch movies. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to save money or just doesn’t watch that much TV – like us – and feels like they are wasting money having a bunch of channels they don’t use. We also figure we will save money on electricity since we won’t have 3 cable boxes plugged in all day long. Every bit helps.

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2 Brenda Smith June 1, 2013 at 11:59 am

We did a way with dish a couple of years ago and still can’t find a good antenna to get local channels.

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3 Elis B. June 1, 2013 at 12:48 pm

This will help reduce cable bill.

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4 Selene M. June 1, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Since we live in an RV, it would definitely help with our rather poor tv reception.

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5 Karen Lynch June 1, 2013 at 4:23 pm

It would be great to get rid of the cable

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6 Tracey June 1, 2013 at 4:45 pm

This would be extremely helpful since I plan to cancel my cable .

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7 lisa lo June 1, 2013 at 10:59 pm

It will be great to not pay for the cable anywhere we live.

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8 amyc June 2, 2013 at 8:21 am

Would save us $1200 a year!

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9 kathy stevenson June 2, 2013 at 10:03 am

We would love to get rid of cable so this would help a lot!

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10 Cindy B June 2, 2013 at 3:20 pm

We live in a very rural area and the only available tv is through satellite. Through the wisdom of federal bureaucrats our “local” stations are those in a large city in another state. Our truly local stations with news from our state are not available to us. I think we could get them with this antenna! In the meantime, we’ll keep petitioning and writing our congressional representatives to get the FCC off their duffs.

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11 Noreen June 3, 2013 at 1:55 am

We are getting rid of cable soon.

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12 Liz June 3, 2013 at 1:31 pm

We only have the most basic cable ($9 per month) and have thought about getting rid of that to save money. This would be great!

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13 Cathy C June 4, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Love the space saving design Great for improved reception!

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14 Keri June 6, 2013 at 11:13 am

I need to save money

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15 Laura Jacobson June 9, 2013 at 9:53 am

Oh I would love to cancel our cable and save the money!

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