All posts in "HDTV Antennas"

    Safety Tips for Installing an Outdoor TV Antenna

    By Greg Martinez / June 9, 2020

    In this article I’m going to summarize some well-known safety recommendations for installing a TV antenna outdoors. Rooftop work is dangerous and falling is the leading cause of injury among professional roofers, so be mindful of a few guidelines when getting on your ladder. Some factors to consider: How good you are at home DIY […]


      How to Install an Outdoor TV Antenna in 7 Steps

      By Greg Martinez / June 8, 2020

      This article lays out how to install an outdoor TV antenna that you’ve purchased in seven steps. As all installations are different, these are generalized steps and provide a solid idea of the tools and issues involved with setting up an antenna for outdoors. As you’ll see, it’s not a complicated task — but it’ll […]


        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 […]


          How to Properly Use a Coaxial Cable Adapter

          By Greg Martinez / May 21, 2020

          It would be impossible to talk about a coaxial cable adapter without first discussing the vital role that cable connectors play in the entire set up. By “connectors” I mean F-connectors (shown below), which are those metal tips on the ends of coax cables. They could also be the metal ports on equipment like on […]


            Tips for Coaxial Cable Wiring

            By Greg Martinez / May 20, 2020

            Installing a flat coaxial cable or any other type of coax cable might seem like a straightforward task, and it is – for the most part anyway. Nonetheless, overlooking some seemingly minuscule issues at the point of installation might have far-reaching repercussions further down the line. Some of these issues may go unnoticed at first. […]


              How to Extend Your Coaxial TV Cable

              By Greg Martinez / May 19, 2020

              Picture this. You want to rearrange your living room to give it a fresh new look. The final piece of the puzzle involves moving your TV to the opposite side of the space to complete the makeover. You then realize that the coax cable is too short, effectively rendering the last several hours you spent […]


                The Best Multimeter 2020 | 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 […]


                  My TV Says No Signal but Everything Is Plugged In

                  By Greg Martinez / March 27, 2020

                  It’s probably happened to you a few times. You’ve got the popcorn made and the drinks ready. You’re in your most comfortable clothing. Perhaps you’ve even invited a friend over. It’s the season premiere of your favorite show, and it’s been a long time coming. (Or what seemed like an eternity if you’re a Game […]


                    How to Record TV Shows without a DVR

                    By Greg Martinez / March 23, 2020

                    Back in the prehistoric days of television, folks had to watch shows whenever the broadcasters wanted them to. If they missed the weekly episode of “I Love Lucy,” there wasn’t another chance until next summer’s reruns. This changed in the 1980s with the mass marketing of VCRs. Now people could record a show and watch […]


                      Antennas Direct 8DXB Review

                      By Greg Martinez / March 13, 2020

                      Looking at this thing, the first word that comes to mind is “wow.” This wide-array 8DXB 8-Element Bowtie antenna likely won’t pick up alien signals but gives you strong reception of terrestrial TV stations nonetheless. This UHF receptor by Antennas Direct consists of four separate panels you assemble together; these are like separate antennas that […]

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