With so many people dropping their cable company and going to cheaper setups with a Roku, Amazon Fire Stick or Apple TV, the need to find a way to watch local TV channels has become a challenge. Sometimes you want to watch local news so you need a way to get your local channels. The solution is to buy an HDTV antenna. Today’s TV antennas don’t look anything like the TV antennas of yesterday (think bunny ears). They are thin, flat, and can be placed on a window, on the back of the TV, or even next to you on the end table by your couch. You can even put the TV antenna behind a picture on the wall to hide it. If you’re in close proximity to the signal source, it probably doesn’t matter where you place your TV antenna. Just remember, an HDTV antenna will only give you access to free channels and does not enable access to paid channels such as ESPN, HBO or Starz.
Today’s TV antennas are not only lightweight and inconspicuous, they are affordable too. TV antennas range in price from $19.99 to $54.99 in most cases with the average price being around $29.99. An HDTV antenna usually comes with adhesive Velcro strips and push pins with holes on the upper corners for the pins. It should also come with a long high performance coaxial cable. Make sure you read the descriptions to find out if the HDTV Antenna you are interested in comes with a long enough cable. Some comes with a 10-ft cable while other come packaged with a 20-ft cable for the same price.
30 Mile Range TV Antennas
The Mohu Leaf is the original paper-thin indoor HDTV Antenna that was derived from advanced US military technology and engineered to provide superior access to more free HDTV channels in 1080 HD. Multi-directional and Reversible HDTV Antenna. This antenna is paintable to match any decor and comes with included 10 ft. high performance cable.
Full HD – 35-mile range allows access to far away broadcast towers, delivering full 1080p HD to any digital-ready TV. Longer 20-ft coaxial cable makes it easy for you to place the antenna in the area with the best reception in your house, and is especially useful for customers whose TVs are not near windows.
50 Mile Range TV Antennas
The Mohu Leaf 50 features CleanPeak Filter technology filters out cellular and FM signals, resulting in a clearer picture and allowing access to more channels. Multi-directional and Reversible (white or black to make your decor) HDTV Antenna. The Leaf 50 comes with a 16 ft. high performance cablecable, 15dB gain antenna amplifier which includes an antenna amplifier with CleanPeak Filtering technology, and a one-year warranty.
The extremely soft and lightweight design of the 1byone Ampified HDTV Antenna can easily be hidden behind the TV or bookshelf, stuck high on a window (stand moisture weather or exposed to sunshine) or lay it flat on a table, and it will still pull in hundreds of crystal clear digital & HD shows! Fast setup in 3 easy steps – Unwrap, Plug in, and Scan channels. 50 Mile Range with Detachable Amplifier Power Supply and 10ft Coax Cable.
Embedded Ultra Low Noise Amplifier with Clear Circuit Technology™ (1.0 dB typical noise figure). Dual-band amplified HDTV reception up to 50 miles/Extra Long Quality Coax (18 ft). Energy saving USB power supply with LED power indicator. Designed and made in the USA by Winegard, the antenna experts. 50 Mile Range, High Definition dual band VHF/UHF. Embedded ultra low noise (1db) digital amplifier for the best antenna performance
Blimark HDTV antenna adopt upgraded Crystal Clear Filter Technology to picks up signals within a 50-miles range.The new technology filters out cellular and FM signals resulting in clearer picture, low noise and access to more broadcast TV signals with enhanced gain, range and frequency performance.
The Hoisouse HD Digtial Amplified TV Antenna features a with Amplifier Signal Booster, HDTV Indoor Antenna for High Reception Homeworx Antenna. The Long 10ft Cable allows to be placed near the best signal reception area,especially for customers whose televisions are not near windows.
If you are using a flat screen HDTV, check your TV’s manual to make sure your TV has a built-in tuner for receiving over-the-air broadcasts. You should retune your TV and digital box from time to time to ensure you are receiving all available services. Retuning takes only a few minutes and can be done with your remote control.
Good reception depends on a few things – location from your broadcast towers, weather and the range of the antenna. Wireless devices such as phones and routers can affect reception too. If you have issues, try laying your TV antenna flat, or placing it on a window. These two options have worked for a lot of people to help get better reception.
If you are having difficulty getting your TV antenna to pick up stations you need to check a couple of things. The unobstructed sky you have the better. If you are living in an apartment building and aren’t on the top floor you could have issues picking up stations. Put your TV antenna near or on a window to help with reception. Before you buy a TV antenna, visit the FCC DTV Reception Maps website to see what channels are available in your areaDisclosure: this article may contain affiliate links. Read our ad and affiliate policies for more details.