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10 Ways to Improve Your TV Reception

All was going fine and well with your new TV antenna. A few weeks prior, you’d decided to follow through on your New Year’s resolution to cut the cord and receive free, HD-quality content by installing an HDTV antenna on your roof. The first results were good; you’d spent quite a bit of time researching the right […]

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How to Ground a TV Antenna

You’ve probably heard it’s good practice to ground an outdoor TV antenna to minimize the effects of static electricity buildup. I’m here to tell you this is correct advice and you should ground your antenna directly after installing it. Grounding an antenna will involve some extra steps — you’ll run copper wire from both the antenna […]

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Stacking TV Antennas

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 the […]

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Hiring a Professional to Install Your TV Antenna

There are definitely pros and cons to installing an outdoor TV antenna on your own. For one thing, it’s a great DIY project that can teach a few things about how OTA television reception works. After mounting your antenna, you’ll feel more confident about your television setup and how to make changes when necessary. As well, […]

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Safety Tips for Installing an Outdoor TV Antenna

In this article I’m going to summarize some well-known safety recommendations for installing a TV antenna outdoors. Feel free to read all the way through, or see the infographic below for a quick summary. Rooftop work can be dangerous and is the leading cause of injury among professional roofers, so you should be mindful of a few […]

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Do I Need A Separate Antenna for Each TV?

When you’re thinking about cutting the cord, nothing is easier than replacing expensive cable with free, over-the-air broadcast television. All you need is an antenna. But do you need an antenna for each TV in your house? Probably not. The truth is, depending on the layout of your house, the number of televisions you have, and […]

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How to Use TVFool to Get the Best Television Reception

They say getting the best reception is more art than science, but there are some great tools that provide the hard data you need. One of these is a site called TVFool.com. You might have heard mixed reviews about it, but the truth is that no other site (as of yet) offers so much information and […]

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How to Boost Your Outdoor Antenna TV Signal

You might’ve experienced reception problems and wondered how you could pick up more channels. A TV antenna amplifier is an AC-powered device that applies electric current to your antenna coaxial cable to boost your TV signal and improve reception under certain conditions. For example, if your antenna is located indoors and is weakened due to interference from […]

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How to Install a TV Antenna in Your Attic

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 are some […]

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How to Choose the Right HDTV Antenna

If you’ve never experienced over-the-air TV, then finding the right outdoor HDTV antenna can seem daunting at first glance. Antennas come in all shapes and sizes. They range from small indoor units that you shove in the bookshelf behind your TV, to large 8-element bowtie antennas you mount atop a mast on your roof. But how do […]

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