At A Glance
Plus: Watch broadcast TV while commuting Steady reception in motion Works without Wi-Fi or a mobile data plan
Minus: Limited channels Reception spotty in buildings and locking in stations can be frustrating
Lets you watch TV while on the on the go but programming options are limited and reception is not a sure shot.
Though the picture quality of over-the-air TV can surpass cable, you’re likely to get no reception at all in a moving vehicle. That’s because broadcast DTV was conceived for stationary screens—not today’s legion of mobile devices.