TV antenna sales going through the roof as DirecTV blackout looms in Seattle

Seattle Seahawks fans, faced with the prospect of missing their undeserving squad's second round NFL playoff game, are clearing the shelves of TV antennas. An ongoing retransmission dispute between DirecTV (Nasdaq: DTV) and Northwest Broadcasting's Fox Network affiliate threatens to darken the skies.

"All three Radio Shacks in the Tri-Cities are sold out and it's mainly because of DirecTV customers," broadcast stations KNDO/KNDU, which are part of the blackout, reported. Apparently, at least if you're to believe the broadcasters, people would rather watch TV the old fashioned way--with an antenna, not without a remote--than switch to cable.

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