What outdoor TV antenna should I buy?

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What outdoor TV antenna should I buy?

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  • Do outdoor antennas still work?

    Regardless of its physical location, an antenna is specifically designed to receive over-the-air signals in the VHF and UHF bands. DTV uses the same frequency ranges as the analog TV standards, so an older antenna can still receive DTV broadcasts.

    Can I put my TV antenna outside?

    For outdoor TV antennas, the best locations are on your roof or garage. If your attic is accessible, and you don’t have a radiant heat barrier or metal roof, you can also try installing an outdoor TV antenna within your attic.

    How much does an outdoor TV antenna cost?

    A typical outdoor HDTV antenna costs $50 to $200 with a few units running upwards of $500. Indoor units run as little as $10, but with poorer quality reception.

    What channels can I get with an outdoor antenna?

    An antenna is a great way to watch 100% free HD TV from networks like ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC. Not only that, but in many areas you will also find networks like PBS, The CW, Comet, Buzzr, MeTV, and so many more.

    Do I need an outdoor antenna for digital TV?

    Even if you use a digital-to-analog converter box, you will still need to use an antenna to receive DTV signals. Generally, outdoor antennas will get better reception than indoor antennas and are strongly recommended for the most reliable reception.

    How much does it cost to get a new antenna installed?

    Antenna Installation Cost New antenna installations both require materials and labour. TV antennas can cost about $150 to $450+ depending on quality and signal integrity. In terms of labour, your location forms part of the overall cost. In NSW, antenna installers charge an hourly rate of $80 to $85.

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