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How NOT to Shop for an Over-the-Air TV Antenna

We see cord cutters taking shortcuts and making common mistakes when they start the TV antenna shopping process, which can quickly lead to frustration.

If you want to buy the right TV antenna and optimize your Over-the-Air reception, keep reading to learn the top 5 ways NOT to shop for your first OTA TV antenna…

How NOT to Shop for an Over-the-Air TV Antenna

 

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How to Avoid Getting Scammed When Buying a TV Antenna for Cord Cutting

Surging interest in antenna TV is bringing out scammers looking to make a quick buck. If you’re a cord cutter planning to purchase an antenna to watch live, local TV in 2019, here’s how to avoid scams and pick a quality product.

How to Avoid Getting Scammed When Buying a TV Antenna for Cord Cutting

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Beginner's Guide to Over-the-Air Antenna TV

Did you know cord cutters can watch their favorite local broadcast TV stations like ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and more for FREE? Learn how with our beginner's guide to Over-the-Air antenna TV. 

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Where to Place and How to Install Your Over-the-Air TV Antenna

The quality of your Over-The-Air signal reception is highly dependent on where you place or install your TV antenna, so when searching for the OTA ‘sweet spot’ in your home, keep these considerations in mind. 

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Top Sources of Obstruction & Interference That Can Impact Your Over-the-Air TV Reception

Along with your TV antenna and your location, another critical aspect in your ability to receive free Over-the-Air TV is the presence of obstructions or sources of interference between your antenna and local broadcast towers.

Keep reading to learn the most common sources of OTA obstructions and interference so you can avoid them when possible.

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How Your Location Impacts Your Over-the-Air TV Reception

Another key factor to cord cutting success is knowing the location of your local broadcast TV towers in relation to your home. The closer you live to these towers, the better your Over-the-Air TV reception will be.

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Tablo FAQs: What Is the Best Over-the-Air TV Antenna for Cord Cutters?

One of the first steps in cutting the cord on cable is finding an antenna to get free broadcast TV.

That's why we've put together this Over-the-Air TV antenna buyer's guide so you can learn how to choose the best antenna for your needs and decypher potentially confusing marketing mumbo-jumbo.

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VHF vs. UHF – Why OTA Frequency Bands Matter for Cord Cutters with Antennas

While most OTA TV antennas on the market are designed to capture both frequencies, some antennas – especially certain ‘flat’ indoor antennas – are optimized primarily to capture UHF channels.

If you’re having trouble receiving one or two channels even though you’re close to your local broadcast towers, it may be because your antenna is not designed to pick up VHF frequencies.

 

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Tablo How-To: Perfect Your Over-the-Air TV Setup with Antenna Accessories

If you’ve followed the best practices for installing your TV antenna, but one or two channels aren’t coming in as well as you’d like, or you want to split your antenna’s signal between multiple devices, you will want to investigate antenna accessories like amplifiers, filters, and attenuators.

Keep reading to learn more…

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TV Antenna Setup: How to Access OTA Signals from Multiple Directions

Learn more about the OTA antenna setups to pick (and which to avoid) to help you tap into signals from multiple local OTA TV broadcast towers and maximize the number of OTA TV channels you can watch. 

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