A Quick Guide to Getting the Right TV Antenna


Debbie Davison is a technology enthusiast and she loves watching movies and TV. By writing for Australian Antennas, she gets the opportunity to talk about her interests. In this article, Debbie shares a quick guide to getting the right antenna for your TV viewing needs.



Remember the days when your mother or father asked you to improve the reception by adjusting the metal rods on top of your television? It was a hassle and it wasn’t safe, right? But over time, it’s funny how technology made life easier, better, and more convenient. Now, you can watch your favorite television shows crystal clear, without having to make manual adjustments. Find out how below:

Familiarize the Different Types of Antenna


Before you buy an antenna, you have to know that there is a certain type of antenna that perfectly suits your viewing needs. These are as follows:

  • Directional
    This antenna type is designed to capture a signal coming from one specific direction. It is best used if the television stations are broadcasting on the same angle.
  • Bidirectional
    Although this is somewhat similar to the directional type, it is capable of maximizing reception from the front and behind of the antenna. For instance, if you point the antenna at an angle of 20 degrees, you can still pick up a signal within a range of 200 degrees without having to move the antenna itself.
  • Omnidirectional
    This type of antenna is designed to capture signals from varying directions. However, there is a drawback. You cannot receive a particular signal and there is no reception directly under the antenna.

Consider the Placement of the Antenna

As a general rule, the placement or the location where the antenna will be installed will significantly affect the TV reception. So, even if you think you’ve bought the right antenna type, when you put it in the wrong place, you won’t be able to get signals from your favorite channels and might impose possible threats to the people living in the home, especially kids. These days, there are two options where you can mount your antenna: indoors and outdoors. Regardless of your choice, you should be able to find the antenna for your viewing needs.



When choosing an antenna, there are other factors you have to keep in mind to get the best reception possible. And, one of these factors is the surrounding environment. If you live in an area surrounded by tall trees or buildings, then the overall quality of the signal reception will obviously be disrupted. If you don’t want this to happen, these tips will surely come in handy.

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Author: Debbie Davison

Debbie loves movies, computers, and anything that helps improve our lives. At the moment, she helps put content together with an amazing team at Australian Antennas and is currently growing her career with the technology space with a strong personal online presence. You can reach her through Twitter: @DebbieDavison

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