Indoor vs. Outdoor Antenna

If you’re ready to cut the cord with your pricey cable company and explore FREE TV, you’ll need an antenna. But, which one is right for you?

Indoor Antennas

Indoor antennas have come a long way since the rabbit ears of the 1950s. Still, positioning an indoor antenna usually requires a bit of trial and error. Building materials, household appliances, computers, and phones can all affect broadcast signals. Placing an indoor antenna near a window, facing the broadcast towers you’d like to pull your signal from is usually the best option.

Outdoor Antennas

Outdoor antennas are the ideal option to ensure a strong, uninterrupted signal. They are often mounted in a high location, avoiding obstructions from trees or neighboring buildings. If roof access isn’t available, they can be mounted from the ground using a pole. 

Using a professional installer is highly recommended to ensure the safest mount and best picture quality.

Why Outdoor Antennas Are Better?

  • Outdoor antennas are mounted at much higher heights so there are fewer obstructions (trees, hills, other houses, etc.)
  • House walls and building materials can substantially weaken a TV signal which results in getting less channels and channels not consistently working.
  • Outdoor antennas are larger and therefore will have better reception.

Living In An Apartment or Condo?

An outdoor antenna may work for you!  In 1996, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted homeowners the right to place antennas on property they own or control, which may provide you with the option to use an outdoor antenna. 

Read more here.