Purchasing the ideal outdoor TV aerial for your home can be a daunting task and there are many factors that contribute to getting the decision right. In many cases, using a larger aerial will be more beneficial, so if you live a long way from a transmitter it may be a good idea to focus on this type of aerial. However, you should not forget that the final outcome is closely related to the model of the aerial too. So, how exactly do you select the right outdoor aerial for your property?
To start with, the most convenient and efficient method of finding the right size of aerial is to walk around your neighbourhood and check the aerials of your neighbours. In addition, you should pay attention to the direction. If the vast majority of aerials are focused in one direction, then your area probably has a good signal. If they are facing in many different directions, it is most likely that your area has certain problems with reception which will potentially require the use of a signal amplifier too. The situation will become worse if you are planning to use more than one TV in your home. In cases like this, it is a good idea to buy a masthead amplifier as well.
When choosing an aerial most people opt for UHF signal aerials as these are commonly known for supporting digital and HD channels. However, VHF signal aerials can also support digital, so make sure the aerial you want matches the channels you want – otherwise you could end up paying more for an aerial that does the job just as good (if not better) than a cheaper version.
Don’t forget that the installation process of outdoor aerials is more complicated compared to indoor aerials. In many cases, it is necessary to hire a professional to finish the job. The final decision whether you should use an indoor or outdoor aerial will be determined on your home’s location and proximity to the nearest transmitter.
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