How can you improve your reception with a digital TV antenna?
To receive digital TV signals from all stations, it is important that your antenna be able to receive both VHF channels (channels 2-13) and UHF channels (channels 14-51). Some antennas only provide good reception of VHF or UHF channels, but not both. For example, indoor "rabbit ears" usually need to be augmented with an additional "wire loop" or "bowtie" antenna (see pictures below) in order to pick up signals on UHF channels. Consumers should be aware that even if they use a digital-to-analog converter box, they will still need to use an antenna to receive DTV signals. Many of the antennas currently being sold as "HDTV Antennas," perform best at receiving UHF signals; some of these models state that they provide reception of signals on channels 7-13 but actually perform less well receiving those channels. If you obtain one of these antennas, be sure it provides good reception of all the VHF channels as well as the UHF channels. The reception capabilities of TV antennas also vary considerably, so be sure to talk to retail consultants and look at information on the packaging and/or the Internet to make sure that any new antenna you may choose provides good reception of both VHF and UHF channels. In addition, if you use an indoor antenna and receive signals on VHF channels, you may need to use an antenna with amplification. To check for the DTV signals that are available at your location, use the DTV Reception Maps available at www.fcc.gov/mb/engineering/maps.
Yes. A digital TV antenna will give you better reception as compared to an analog TV antenna. But, a cable box or satellite dish will give you even better reception than a digital TV antenna.
With 3 or more TVs you really need to add a signal booster. It will improve reception and can be added any time your antenna reception provides less than pefect picture quality no matter how many TVs are connected to an antenna.
In the US the answer is probably not. Digital and analog TV broadcasts use the same frequencies and antennas. Digital TV is more fussy about signal quality than the older analog signals. So if you get marginal analog reception, figure on getting a new antenna for digital. The idea that there are special HDTV antennas is just marketing hype. Any antenna that gives you better digtial reception will also give you better digital reception.
No you do not need a digital tv if you have a digital antenna. But you will need a digital to analog converter box if you have an analog tv and a digital antenna.
Yes, the amplified antenna will sometimes make the TV set work where a unpowered will not.
I live in an apartment that does not have connection to an antenna via a wall and i use an indoor antenna insted but my reception is still quite fuzzy How can I improve my tv reception?
A powered antenna will do wonders over a non amplified one. The powered ant. has a amplifier that has to be plugged into the wall to work.
Comcast will provide you with a digital tv box that allows your television to receive the digital signal and therefore you won't need the digital tv antenna.
It depends.... 1. Buy an digital tv (Sdtv or Hdtv) plus an antenna. 2. Analog tv (if you have an older tv), buy a digital to analog converter box plus an antenna. 3. Analog tv and antenna connected to digital DVD or digital VCR.
A tv antenna and a digital tv and/or a converter box.
yes. or to an inside roof antenna. You will get HD only if your antenna is tuned to a station broadcasting in digital HD, and if you TV has a digital tuner.
No, it needs a digital converter box.
I get a perfect picture on TV using an antenna. Can not get digital signal to come thru when using either a converter box or a new digital TV. I have following all the instructions carefully and can get no signal for digital. The antenna is new and hooked up correctly. Get perfect analog pictures. Why can't I get a digital picture? DTV signals are for the most part weaker than the old analog signals… Read More
You will need a antenna if you don't have cable or Satellite.
You can purchase a digital antenna or HDTV antenna.
mainly it is used in transmission and reception of TV signals
Yes it will.
No. There will be no analog signal to receive and process from the outdoor antenna. The only signal coming from the outdoor antenna will be digital. When the conversion is complete. You will need to hook up your antenna directly to the TV. Your conversion box will be worthless as far as analog to digital is concerned.
If you get your TV off air with your own antenna, it is FREE.
DTV reception is not as forgiving as analog reception was. A better, stronger signal is need in most cases.
A higher and better antenna and lead in cable will almost always help.
No, most projectors do not have TV tuners. You will need to connect the antenna to a digital TV tuner, and then connect the tuner to the TV.
The Freeview feature only works in the UK. It is basically the same as OTA (over the air) digital television in the US and Canada, and requires a rooftop antenna for best reception.
The short answer is NO!! The law only states that all TV broadcasts in the US must be in DIGITAL format, not the current analog. Your old antennas will work, however you will need to have a digital tuner. If you google DTV transition you will find ways to get a coupon and where to find the tuners.
No - It can't be a Digital TV antenna - it's the wrong size, wrong shape. Most digital tv is UHF - it needs a little loop like from a coat hanger. Some digital tv is VHF - but you still can't use an old satellite dish. Not gonna happen.
We have our antenna hooked up with a coaxial cable. One end is attached to the antenna and the other end comes into the house and connects to the tv. We have a 4-way splitter on ours to connect 4 tvs, and all have great reception.
Hello - from all my research it is clear that even digital signals can be degraded by weather conditions. Contrary to statements that claim 'you either get a digital signal or not', you can receive digital signals that have been weakened by weather conditions. I live in Ohio, and am fortunate to be able to use a plain 'bowtie' indoor antenna (no amplifier either) with my TV, and generally get excellent reception. However, when the… Read More
What indoor antenna is best for receiving digital over the air television in a city where a tall building is in the way?
An indoor antenna that is plugged into a wall outlet is going to be best for receiving digital television when a tall building is in the way. There are also digital television antennas that work through the USB port on the computer.
It sure will! (But you still need an antenna)
No. In fact, there really is no such thing as a "digital" antenna. Companies that make TV antennas put things like "HD ready" or "Digital TV ready" as a marketing scheme to get consumers to upgrade or replace their existing TV antennas. The truth is this: There is no difference between antennas used for analog TV and antennas used for digital TV. Digital TV channels operate on the same frequencies as analog TV channels. Digital… Read More
Analog tv now uses mostly vhf-uhf frequencies for the standard network TV. UHF was added in the 60s for local urban TV signals with the addition of another tuner years ago. Any ham radio operator who has played with VHF 2 meters, or uhf , 450 mhz up, knows that UHF has significantly reduced range and is reduced to mostly line of site reception. So guess what sports fans, rural users , with their shiny… Read More
From a very good antenna or HD sat or HD cable co. converter box.
To receive Broadcast Television Signals of NTSC Analog or ATSC Digital a television antenna is needed. If the TV has ATSC built in , then a converter box will not be needed.
The antenna can't tell if it is receiving analog or digital. They are the same. However, some antennae are 'banded' to receive a group of channels and reject others. A high band antenna in a weak signal area may not receive the low band digital channels with sufficient strength to 'lock'.
Yes it helps you get better picture too.
Does a digital TV have a built in antenna or tuner that will pick up over the air signals without an outdoor antenna?
I have not seen any digital TVs with a built in antenna. Depending on where you live you could use a simple "rabbit ears" setup or even one with a built in amplifier if you're a bit far from the stations.
All TV sets need a signal input of some type. If you are using Cable TV than you have no need for an antenna in addition. If you don't use Cable, then you'll need an antenna of some time, either a Satellite TV antenna, or to pick up broadcast TV stations, roof top antenna or rabbit ears might be all you need.
Just bought a Craig CLC501 tv does this tv need an antenna to get digital signal I can't get any signal at all?
All TVs need a antenna of some type whether it be a set of rabbit ears, a roof top antenna, cable or sat. decoder.
Yes. If you are referring to a digital to analog converter box as a set top box. You can use that with your analog tv but you will still need an antenna. Your antenna gets the digital signal which is switched to analog via the box and is then able to be displayed by your analog tv.
NSTC is the old analog system of encoding over-the-air television used in the US. ASTC is the new digital system for over-the-air television.
A Sensar is a type of digital ready TV antenna from Winegard. The two versions of the Sensar antenna of an amplified and an unamplified version. They can be used for homes.
A Motorola digital cable box is used to changed an analog television to digital viewing. The cable box needs to be connected to a receiver such as a roof antenna and then to the television. The television then has to scan the box to locate signals that it can receive.
Do you need antenna to receive digital signals on LCD TV the TV has a built in HDTuner Can we use indoor antenna?
All TVs including new ATSC Digital ones use the same frequencies as older NTSC Analog sets. An amplified antenna is recommended because there is a threshold where a weak analog signal will be visible (with considerable static) but a digital tuner will not have sufficient strength to display a digital (no noise or static) picture. Outdoor roof Antennas work great as well, you don't need an HDTV antenna, discount stores should have one for around… Read More
There is a step by step tutorial for building a digital TV antenna out of wire at www.thetutorgenie.com/DigitalAntenna.html I have made 2 of them and they work great. Try this avs forum: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=798265
With analog TV, usually the picture improved slightly, as our whole bodies were being used as an antenna. I don't know if that phenomena holds true with digital signal broadcasting or not.
A VHF/UHF antenna would the kind you need. Digital stations can be on any channel from 2 to 60.
If it is a digital, look in the menu and select SCAN or RESCAN. If you have a outdoor antenna, rotating it might be necessary. The new digital stations can be elusive.
The best digital tv antenna usually depends on where one lives and whether one lives in a house or an apartment building. Some of the antennas usually offered are Antennas Direct DB2, Channel Master 4220HD, and Eagle Aspen DTV2BUHF
Digital antennae for televisions are widely available at both retail locations and online sites. Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, and eBay, for example, all stock this item.
You can if the local TV stations are not to far away, select a VHF/UHF antenna. If the stations are far away, mount the antenna as high as possible. Check with your neighbors that have antennas.
To connect a digital box to a television with Foxtel IQ connected, the digital box is first connected to the Foxtel IQ box. Then the signal is routed from the Foxtel IQ to the television. The digital box should be the one receiving the signal from an antenna not the Foxtel IQ box.