All posts in "HDTV Antennas"

Do Old TV Antennas Still Work? (Yes, In Many Cases)

By Greg Martinez / September 26, 2022

You might remember back in 2009 when TV broadcasts in the United States transitioned from analog to digital. The only thing you would have needed was a new TV equipped with an ATSC tuner (also known as a digital tuner) to receive and display the digital TV broadcasts. Or a special converter box to connect […]


How to Make a TV Antenna from a Satellite Dish (Easy Guide)

By Greg Martinez / September 16, 2022

Cable subscribers looking for more affordable options for watching television are turning to an HDTV antenna to receive free sports, news, and content over the air. But what if you’re a satellite TV customer? Is it harder to cut the cord? After all, you’ve already got a dish located on your home. How do you […]


Will an Antenna Work on a Smart TV?

By Greg Martinez / September 15, 2022

Suppose you’ve stopped your cable subscription (or are about to), and realize that your streaming services don’t include all the local stations. Maybe you aren’t ready to give up watching regional news or seeing network shows when they first air. The answer may be to get a TV antenna. After all, these are still an […]


How to Install an Outdoor TV Antenna in 7 Steps

By Greg Martinez / September 13, 2022

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 outdoor antenna. As you’ll see, it’s not a complicated task — but it’ll take […]


How to Install a TV Antenna in Your Attic (With Steps!)

By Greg Martinez / September 12, 2022

You might have heard about people installing antennas in their attics and thought, “that sounds easy — why don’t I try that?” Well, yes antennas are installed in attics all the time. And in most cases they function well enough to receive most if not all TV signals at a location. But be aware there […]


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 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 […]


Stacking TV Antennas

By Greg Martinez / February 7, 2021

You’ve probably heard the term antenna stacking, but what does it mean exactly, and is it a good idea? Let’s take a closer look at the concept and see some examples. “Stacking antennas” means setting up multiple TV antennas, either on the same mast (vertical stacking) or adjacent to each other (horizontal stacking), and combining […]

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