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How to Set Up a New TV Antenna From an Expert's Point of View

How to Set Up a New TV Antenna From an Expert’s Point of View
Keywords: TV antenna installation; TV antenna


Setting up a TV antenna is not easy and oftentimes it is easier to call an expert to do your TV antenna installation. But installations often cost more money than we would want to shell out. Here’s a simple guide to follow in setting up your own TV antenna. You don’t have to be a genius to be able to do your own TV antenna installation, you just need the proper guide to help you do so.

Why get a TV Antenna?
These days, TV antennas are not very common anymore. Mostly people are availing cable for a better viewing experience. However, there are still some who prefer the classic way of viewing things. Of course it also helps that it is a cheaper way than availing your cable provider.
TV Antennas are specifically designed to improve TV reception. There are normally two types of antennas: the indoor and the outdoor antenna. What you need to decipher is whether you need one or the other or even both. The quality of TV reception that you have is normally the factor that you consider in determining the TV antenna that you need. A good TV reception would indicate that you don’t need a high powered antenna and an indoor antenna can suffice.

TV Antenna Installation Guide
Indoor antennas are relatively simple to install. They are more popularly known as bunny ears because that’s how they look when they are being set up. It is the installation of outdoor antennas that is more difficult. It doesn’t come as easy as buying the “bunny ears” and just setting it up on your TV set.
In the outdoor TV antenna installation, you need to be sure you have all the materials ready. You will of need your TV antenna as well as your mounting kit that you will need in order to set it up. Then you have to pick out where you are going to place your antenna. You normally would want to place it on the highest part of your house in order to get the best uninterrupted reception. Of course this would entail that you will have all the necessary materials for you to be able to reach the highest part of your house. Safety is of primary importance and you have to be sure that there will be no unlikely accidents happening while you are setting your antenna up. Also, be sure that the base for your antenna is solid. It wouldn’t do if it will just come off because the base isn’t solid enough to begin with.
The next thing once you have your antenna in place is to connect the cables between your antenna and TV. You will need to weatherproof your cables as this is exposed. And remember to try to keep your cables as orderly as possible.

 

Trying Out How it Works
When you are done with your TV antenna installation, it is now time to test and see if it works great. Of course ideally you should have checked if the signal reception is best where you have mounted the antenna. But assuming you already did so, it is important that you also test it out once you are done with the setup. Most often than not, the reception is also affected with how well you are able to arrange the cable that they do not make a mess of things. But the best part is, you are able to do your own TV antenna installation and save on the costs.


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