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What TV Has The Best Built-In Tuner

By Greg Martinez / September 20, 2022

A television uses an internal component called a tuner to convert TV signals from your over-the-air (OTA) antenna into pictures and sound. Since 2009, TV stations have been broadcasting television signals as compressed digital signals (complete with error correction), so tuners today are referred to as “digital” or “ATSC” tuners. If you’ve ever hooked up […]


The Best Medium Directional Antenna with Preamp

By Greg Martinez / January 8, 2022

If you only watch the news and a few other primetime shows, you don’t need to be paying a cable provider on the scale of hundreds of dollars every year.  You can cut the cord once and for all and do away with your cable bill just by setting up an antenna.  While it takes […]


The 10 Best Outdoor TV Antennas for Your Home

By Greg Martinez / January 4, 2022

In case you don’t want to read through the list below, our top pick for best all-round long range antenna is the: RCA ANT751R Yagi HDTV Antenna. Alright friends, here’s our list of the best HDTV antennas that you can mount outdoors! These long-range antennas not only have the specs and technology to offer you […]


The 5 Best TV Tuners for Watching Over-the-Air TV

By Greg Martinez / January 4, 2022

Getting home from work and flipping through TV channels to relax—those were simpler times, no? But now, cable TV is ridiculously expensive: $40 only gets you access to a small set of channels. Not only do you have to pay a lot more for cable, if you want to catch the most popular shows, you […]


The Best TV Antennas for Rural Areas

By Greg Martinez / August 18, 2021

It’s no surprise that the cord-cutting movement is fast gaining momentum—paying on the scale of hundreds for a cable package just doesn’t make sense now that consuming media online costs next to nothing. By the end of 2020, an estimated 31.2 million US households will have cut the cord. However, if you live in a […]


Poor Reception? The Best TV Signal Amplifier

By Greg Martinez / October 11, 2020

Poor signal doesn’t necessarily mean your antenna is broken. More often than not, all you need is a TV signal amplifier that’ll turn what is a weak signal into good reception. While TV signal amplifiers are a dime a dozen, finding one that suits your specific needs isn’t quite as easy. This is because these […]


Best Indoor Antenna Amplifier

By Greg Martinez / August 25, 2020

There was a time when an outdoor antenna was all we had. What was, and still is, so good about these antennas is their reception power and flexibility to place nearly anywhere outside your home. To give yourself the best chance to get the clearest reception with an outdoor antenna, you should install your antenna […]


Coaxial Cable Tools—Why You Need Them

By Greg Martinez / July 23, 2020

There’s no substitute for having the right tools for the job. When it comes to coaxial wiring installations, whether it’s at home or at work, having the right coaxial cable tool is really not an option. Without the right tools, you won’t get the same quality level, and as such, you won’t enjoy all the […]


The Best Coaxial Cable on the Market Today

By Greg Martinez / June 3, 2020

A coaxial cable or coax cable, for short, is an electrical cable that transmits radio frequency (RF) signals from one point to another. Internet providers, telephone companies, and cable operators all over the world use them to convey data, voice, and video communication to customers. They are primarily used by cable TV companies to connect […]


The Best Multimeter | Our Recommendations

By Greg Martinez / May 18, 2020

Anytime you’re doing any type of electrical work, you always need to have a multimeter close by. Whether you’re installing a TV antenna in your attic or a ceiling fan in your living room, the best multimeter will let you know whether the wires you encounter are hot (live) or not. Multimeters are designed with […]

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