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.
Antennas can pick up UHF (channels 14 - 51) or VHF channels (2 - 13), but not always both. When choosing an antenna, it's usually 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. Positioning or mounting your 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 back-up 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 and bar antennas are usually affixed to interior walls or windows; tabletop antennas are placed on flat surfaces indoors; attic antennas are mounted 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 33 million to 55.1 million by 2022.
Are you getting all available broadcasts in your area? Make sure you rescan:
• Every few months to capture any new stations.
• When your TV indicates a "weak signal."
• Whenever you relocate your TV's antenna.
• On specific dates as outlined by the FCC due to 1,000+ channels changing frequencies between 2018-2020.
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If you rely on a TV antenna for local programming or simply as a backup for cable or satellite outages, there are specific times when you need to rescan.