How to Select an Outdoor Antenna for HDTV

You might think that TV antennas are relics from your grandparent's time, but there still many families that prefer to use an antenna to eliminate or reduce their monthly cable/satellite TV bill, and enjoy a better picture from their HDTVs. You can use Amplified HD  Digital Outdoor HDTV Antenna with Motorized 360 Degree Rotation for the best view and clarity.

They have huge advantages for it is a over-the-air (OTA) reception system. There are many different types of TV antennas and one should be aware to find the best which can perform under reception conditions.


You can also install larger attic- and roof-mount antennas. However, you should know that there is no magic and perfect antenna or antenna type that can deliver the best quality. However, Amplified HD Digital Outdoor HDTV Antenna with Motorized 360 Degree Rotation delivers the best results. The main factors that determine reception are distance and direction from the TV station transmitters to your home.

Transmitter's power and the height of its tower, the terrain between the tower and your antenna, and the size and location of any large buildings in the path of the transmission also determine the reception quality and power.

If the consumer lives within a few miles of the transmitter and the signal path is obstructed, then one may be able to find good and reception using a small set-top indoor antenna. The reception becomes a problem if the antenna moves away from the transmitter. This is where careful antenna selection and installation become essential. Digital TV signals can be broadcast over two different frequency ranges: VHF (Very High Frequency) and UHF (Ultra High Frequency).

The VHF channel range is 2-13 — "low-band" while the UHF channel range is 14-51. And we all know about the popular FM radio present. Amplified HD Digital Outdoor HDTV Antenna with Motorized 360 Degree Rotation has all the frequencies like UHF/VHF/FM Radio.

Here are some general tips for roof-mount antenna applications:

  • Locate and avoid power lines and other wires in the work area for safety
  • Do not attempt high installations on windy days since it can be dangerous
  • Do not climb on a wet or icy roof (accidents can happen )
  • Do not climb onto a roof when there is no one else around (take help always )
  • If possible, avoid chimney-mounting an antenna as smoke and gases from the chimney can impair the antenna's performance and shorten its life
  • Dot not install an antenna under large, overhanging tree branches if it can be avoided