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 and 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 the homes and houses nearby where the signal can be picked up by the TV antenna in your home.
Antennas can pick up UHF (channels 14 - 51) or VHF channels (2 - 13), but not always both. When picking an antenna, it's usually best to find an antenna that provides reception for both channel types.
HD antennas are available for indoor use around your TV, in the attic or outside. Clear reception is based on your distance from broadcast towers, but positioning or mounting the 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 PREPAREDNESS: HD antennas often work better than satellite based systems during storms, which can disrupt access to cable and satellite services. A back-up antenna helps you stay informed with access to important local broadcasts.
ANTENNA STYLES: There is a variety of form factors such as flat antennas that are usually affixed to interior walls or windows; table-top antennas for placing on flat surfaces indoors; attic mount antennas that are mounted within your home’s attic; and roof mount/outdoor antennas that mount on either the roof or structure like a pole or tower.
43% of Americans between 18-35 cut the cord last year.
Cutting the cord could save you about $50-$100 each month!
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Figuring out what kind of antenna you need, where to place it in your home, and knowing what channels you will get are all major questions for those looking to cut the cord.