How to Drop Cable and Pick Up Live TV with a Digital Antenna?
When you plan to drop your cable or satellite TV subscription, then it does not mean an end of watching all your favourite shows or live programs. There are various ways in which you can still watch TV without the need to worry about those rising subscription charges. The comeback of TV antennas has made life easier for those who are worried about the mounting cable or satellite bill charges. Getting a TV antenna installed in your house or office can provide you access to a hosts of major broadcasting networks and that too absolutely free of cost.
There are multiple choices when it comes a TV antenna and it is available in different styles and models. You can pick up the best one for you based on the research you carry out. To find out exactly which channels are available in your locality, you would need to check on certain websites. Antennaweb.org, FCC sites and TVFool.com are few of the sites which provide hosts of information when you just enter your area code or zip code. It would display details regarding the various channels available in your area, map showing the location of the nearest TV broadcasting tower, list of stations and also the distance from each of the stations. In case if the stations are within the coverage area of 25miles then an indoor TV antenna would be suitable for you.
Also you would need to keep in mind the obstructions around your house. Various objects or obstructions in between the tower and your residence can play havoc leading to impact on the reception signals. The type of building you are residing in or the material used inside your house can also impact the signals. If there are obstructions such as tall buildings, trees, hills and so on then it would be better to try and place the antenna as high as possible. Even when you go in for an indoor antenna then placing it high on the wall or the near the window would lead to better reception signals.
When you research on the websites mentioned above then it would also provide information regarding the type of antenna suitable for you. You can either go in for indoor or outdoor, multi-directional or directional and if there is a need for an amplifier. To watch live TV without any interruption, choosing the right type of antenna is crucial. Hence there is a need to keep the above details in mind so that you do not end up purchasing the wrong antenna. Once the selection is done, then you can look for the installation of the antenna which is again an easier task. The antennas of today are not too difficult when it comes to its setup. All you would need to do is, follow the instructions mentioned on the leaflet provided with the antenna and you would be good to go ahead.
You may need a
digital converter box if you have an old TV set so that it can properly pick up
the HD broadcast. Also if you are unable to watch live shows, then a DVR would
help in recording those shows for you so that you can enjoy them later. With
all of these things in mind, you are good to go ahead and watch your favourite
programs and live shows.