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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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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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Getting Technical with Over-the-Air TV Reception (AKA: Why Can’t I Watch This Channel?)

Mohu sky roofAn excellent Over-the-Air TV signal is critical to enjoying free live HDTV with Tablo. However, there are some far more technical considerations when we talk about OTA TV signal quality. These technical considerations include signal-to-noise ratio, the digital cliff effect, tuner overdriving, and signal interference – all of which can mean the difference between a great cord cutting TV viewing experience and a less than perfect one.

 

 

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What Channels Can I Get? - Introducing the Tablo TV Signal Locator - OTA HDTV Blog 5

ATablo Signal Locators we’ve discussed in our last few blog posts, most North Americans can access High Definition TV for FREE simply by plugging in an Over-The-Air HDTV Antenna. Once people know this concept exists, and that it’s 100% legal, their first question is (or at least should be), “How do I know which channels are broadcast in my area?

Well, we’re here to make this easy for you! Today we’re launching the Tablo TV Signal Locator!

 

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Catch The Wave - How Geography, Surroundings and Obstructions Impact your OTA HDTV Signal Reception - OTA Blog 3

Antenna RoofWe’ve already looked at different antenna styles, but one of the biggest factors affecting the quality of Over-The-Air HDTV signals you can receive is your home’s surroundings.

Since local television stations broadcast their programs in the form of radio wave signals, it’s easy to understand how the least amount of obstructions and distance between your HDTV antenna and the broadcast towers, the better reception you’ll achieve.

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