Ready to join the cord-cutting movement? Streaming services and digital HD antennas are great by themselves, but even better together! Make sure your TV viewing experience is everything it should be by selecting the right antenna so you can start enjoying your favorite shows, live sports and blockbuster movies all for free in full HD. This guide will help you make the right choice, before you buy.
The broadcasting station transmits programming from their studio to the high-power broadcasting towers generally located near most major urban areas. These towers then rebroadcast the signal to nearby homes where the signal can be picked up by their TV antennas.
Watch your favorite shows and prime-time sports in HD for FREE. HD antennas pick up TV signals for channels like ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Fox and more, broadcasting more than half of the top 100 most-viewed shows in full HD. You'll also get better HD picture quality than with cable or satellite – and without any monthly bills or fees! FREEDOM!
It's helpful to understand what channels are available in your area. Visit antennaweb.org and type in your zip code to find out exactly what channels you should expect to receive at your location.
Antennas can pick up UHF or VHF channels, but not always both. When choosing an antenna, it's best to select one that provides reception for both channel types.
HD antennas are available for indoor use near your TV, in the attic or outside. Clear reception is primarily based on your distance from broadcast towers. Pointing your outdoor or attic antenna toward the broadcast towers or mounting your indoor antenna as high as possible or near a window usually results in best performance.
TV RECEPTION: It’s all about location, location, location! Reception depends on factors such as the availability and strength of the original signal, the distance from the nearest broadcast tower(s), the direction(s) from which signals are coming and the presence of obstructions between towers and the antenna.
STORM & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: HD antennas often work better than satellite-based systems during storms, which can disrupt access to cable and satellite services. The internet, Wi-Fi and cell service may also be affected. A backup antenna helps you stay informed with access to important local broadcasts.
ANTENNA STYLES: Antennas come in various sizes, shapes, finishes and mounting options to fit your entertainment setup. For example, flat panel and bar antennas are usually affixed to interior walls, windows or even the top of the tv; tabletop antennas are placed on flat surfaces indoors; attic antennas are mounted to a wall stud in your home's attic; and outdoor antennas are installed on either the roof or a structure like a pole or tower.
The number of cord-cutters in the U.S. is expected to rise from 31.2 million to 46.6 million by 2024
Are you getting all available broadcasts in your area? Make sure you rescan:
• After installation
• Whenever you relocate your TV’s antenna
• Every few months to capture any new stations
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