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Q&A on Why Some Windows Aren't Ideal Antenna Locations

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Happy Friday Cord Cutters!

This week we have a Q&A on why some windows might not be ideal places for TV antennas, deals, short cuts, must-see TV, and more!

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Q&A > Why Do I Get Better Reception Away From My Window?
antenna in condo window

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This week's question comes from Antonio who says, "I moved into a condo recently and can see the broadcast towers through my living room window. But why is it that when I put my antenna in the window like all the guides say, I get worse reception than just putting it on the wall?"

In general, it is ideal to place an indoor TV antenna in a window facing your local broadcast towers. And those living on higher floors of apartment buildings also have the benefit of great line-of-sight since you don't have to deal with trees, hills, or your neighbor's house being in the way.

However, some windows have a film installed on them designed to reduce glare and cooling bills by reflecting some of the sun's rays. Unfortunately, those films can also prevent Over-the-Air signals from reaching your antenna.

If your home has this type of window film, placing your TV antenna on the balcony and using a flat coax adapter to pass it through the door or a window is an excellent alternative. This will likely result in even better reception than placing the antenna on the wall as Antonio is doing now.                 

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DEALS > Save on Refurbished Tablo DVRs & More
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SHORT CUTS > New Roku Ultra Bundle, & More
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As always, there's lots of great TV coming to you FREE with an antenna this week including:
Billboard Awards
  • Selena Gomez hosts and Post Malone performs on Saturday Night Live - May 14th @ 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC/Global 
  • Enjoy the new historical documentary series Lucy Worsley Investigates - May 15th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS
  • Catch the 2022 Billboard Music Awards - May 15th @ 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC/Global
  • So You Think You Can Dance returns for season 17 - May 18th @ 9:00 p.m. ET on FOX (7:00 p.m. ET on CityTV)
  • Check out the new documentary series Colombia – Wild and Free - May 18th @ 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS

Don't forget to regularly check the TV SHOWS > PREMIERING tab on your Tablo app to find and set new and old favorites to record.  


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