If you are reading this then you must have made (or are considering) the switch from analog to digital. Choosing a good digital T.V is an important decision but most people don’t pay enough attention to the logic of choosing the right digital antenna. There are several things you must keep in mind while choosing an antenna like UHF and VHF channel reception. Other things you will have to consider is approximate distance from signal sources and comparative locations of local stations.
Why distance will influence antenna size?
If you live in a big city which has good business development then probably there are more than ten T.V broadcast stations in your nearby geographical area. In this situation a small sized outdoor antenna is enough to serve your purpose. However if you live in a small town or the country side then you will need to buy a bigger and more expensive antenna to get the same picture quality. This is because the nearby TV stations will be probably more than 20 miles away from your home.
The location of your home will play a major role in determining the kind of antenna you should ideally purchase for your home.
The effect of the surrounding environment
It’s surprising how so many people ignore the geography of the exact location they stay in when choosing an antenna for their home. The position of trees, mountains, neibhouring buildings will all interfere in the reception quality of their digital antenna.
There are some types of antennas which are unhindered by such obstructions while still others are badly affected. Read up the literature well before purchasing the antenna.