|Choosing the right off-air antenna is easy. Just start by reading about the different types of off-air antennas below to decide which one is right for you.
Omni/semidirectional, UHF/VHF antenna
This antenna is ideal choice for consumers who live between two or more television transmitting stations because of its ability to pick up signals from different directions. The antenna's compact size allows it to be conveniently disguised behind a satellite dish.
Omnidirectional, UHF/VHF antenna
This saucer-shaped antenna is the latest breed of new generation off-air antennas. It mounts easily on the roof and picks up most television signals in a 360-degree radius. The compact size of this antenna allows it to be hidden almost out of sight.
Directional UHF/VHF antenna (traditional rooftop antenna)
A UHF/VHF antenna will provide the best performance of all antenna types. Although it is relatively larger, it works well for greater distances from the television station.
Other things to consider when installing your off-air antenna include the distance and direction/location of the signal from the antenna, obstructions such as mountains, and your home's building material. You can also strengthen your television reception with accessories such as external amplifiers or ghost cancellers.