Got rid of cable and looking for INDOOR antenna. Neighbor got one from Best Buy, about $50, looks like fishbones? gets great reception in her window.
I went on-line & quickly overwhelmed by choices & not knowing what's important,
Multi-directional. Important in flat area with good reception?
VHF +and+ UHF. ? Some stations still broadcast VHF ?
Price: Varies widely. Don't want to penny-pinch but also not be sucker for fancy equipt for gaming, etc.
Digital: Only way to go?
Your recommendations welcome, keeping in mind this is flat area, So Calif coastal
WHF? You mean VHF, right? There are many you tube how to's home brewing
antenna. It all depends what channels you watch and distance to the
TV station tower. Those indoor ones contain broad band low noise
amplifier if it is plug in variety. I assembled a small Log periodic
antenna using 1x2 wood piece and handful of Al rods used for
welding. Designed to receive high VHF band signal from about 100 miles
away. This antenna is hung on the rafter in the attic upstairs. Works
just fine. Digital antenna is marketing ploy. Antenna does not know it
is receiving digital or analog TV signal.
On Sun, 26 Jan 2014 18:55:10 -0800 (PST), Higgs Boson
It depends in which direction or directions the stations you could
receive are located. If all in the same direction, get uni-directonal,
although I'm pretty sure if there's a strong signal from a station not
in that direction, the uni- will still pick it up. . If not, you can
add a piece of wire or another antenna through an antenna splitter, and
use both at the same time.
If various directions, get omni-directional.
Look at antennaweb.org and tvfool.com.
Are you watching tv now without cable? What are you using? I live 10
miles from Television Hill in Baltimore and with a VCR and quality
digital converter box, I get all the Baltimore stations with just an 8
foot or so piece of stranded wire, no shielding of course, lying on the
floor of my second floor bedroom. I even get one DC station, 35 or 45
miles away. And I live in a valley. It's a valley only 20 or 30 feet
deep, but still. :-)
It has a lot to do with the tuner in the tv
I would check out solidsignal.com .
For one thing, they are the only place I've noticed--------------------
that sells Over the air recorders for digital signals. That is, those
that aren't designed for cable and satellite.
By zip code seems to need a lot more data, at least around me, but the
rest of the page is good.
Also, for some reason, I think their phone reps know what they are
talking about, although maybe now they're pushing email, above, instead
of talking on the phone. Or maybe they're pushing both.
I had never even thought about that. Thanks for mentioning it. So
if the house is 35 years old, not much chance of foil????
Years ago. I called up one of the antenna companies (the one that makes
small, external radio antennas) and asked about aluminum siding. Bad,
he told me.
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