HDTV Antenna Installation
Tired of paying ridiculously high cable bills? June 12, 2009, all analog signals in the US and Canada were shut down, leaving those who used traditional over the air antennas with no channels to choose from. This forced many people to subscribe to expensive cable companies, who force you to subscribe to channel packages, and can charge anywhere from $50 and up a month! Many people using antennas only watched a few select channels, and they were absolutely free! It’s time to get your channels back.
What to Look For
Signal Pickup Quality
There’s no point in having an HDTV antenna if it has problems getting a high-definition signal. HDTV is broadcast on one of two frequencies: VHF (Very High Frequency) or UHF (Ultra High Frequency) Most HDTV broadcasts are in UHF, so it’s best to choose an antenna that receives UHF, though many digital antennas can receive both frequencies.
Signal Pickup Range
In terms of pickup range, there are two types of HDTV antennas. While directional antennas point in one direction and secure signals at a greater distance, multi-directional antennas pick up signals in all directions, but often have poorer reception and interference problems. Most quality outdoor HDTV antennas have a pickup distance of 30+ miles, though few exceed a distance of 65 miles. It is important to consider the terrain between your house and broadcasting stations, whether it is city buildings, mountains or flat land.
Help & Support
You can never know how well an HDTV antenna will work in your area until you try it. In case an antenna does not receive a good signal in your neighborhood, be sure to purchase from a vendor with a no-hassle return policy and reasonable warranty.
If you have any questions about Outdoor HDTV Antennas whatsoever, please call us for a free consultation.
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