Installing A HDTV Antenna

By: Jim Williams

Let me take the moment to vindicate what happened to us when we tried to hook up a HDTV antenna so you won't have to blow your time doing the identical objective.

First of all our entire family had always craved a HDTV. This was a duty within it's self. There must be 100 various brands and types to decide from! So we did eventually encounter one that we all united upon.

After we had set up the TV we learned that we also had to acquire a HDTV antenna to be able to follow our local channels broadcasted in HD. Our original antenna we tried was purchased at the identical place as our TV. After we built it unitedly in the garage we carried it inside and up the stairs to the 2nd floor window.

We lifted it out the pane and put the 17 yr old on the roof with the antenna. We utilised walkie talkies to transmit between the roof and the family room with the tv. His job was to twist the antenna in teentsy increments till the communication came in.

The problem was we could only get 2 channels at a time coming in unobstructed but never could we get all the channels coming in at one time. So we brought the antenna in, carried it to the garage, dissembled it and took it back to buy a bigger one and go through the whole process again.

Once more on top of the roof with the 17 yr old. Twisting and turning and all the while in a rain storm. It wasn't that bad but still raining all the same. This went on for nearly a total of 4 nights in the period of December during the cold and downfall.

We could never get this HDTV antenna to output so we finally gave up. We brought the big colossus antenna in again dissembled it and put it back in the car to return. I was glad it didn't work because it looked horrendous up there on the roof.

It stuck out like a tender thumb. Then we did some research on the net and found an antenna that claimed to do everything we required and the good part was it was cheaper and way way smaller.

Actually in wasn't no bigger than the size of a cookie sheet. So we purchased the HDTV antenna and brought it home. No assembly required and we put the 17yr old back on the roof with the walkie talkies again and this instance we had a communication before we even tried to adjust the antenna.

It was implausible.. we found all the channels reaching in crystal clear without even trying to set the antenna in the perfect "sweet" spot that we were use to setting with the previous additional two.

Just by putting it on the roof and pointing it in the general direction where the stations were located was all that was required! Seemingly this HDTV antenna was a much higher caliber antenna.

If I would have known this 5 days before, I could have saved all those evenings, the poor kid on the roof and the aggrevation it took for our household to finally bask HDTV!

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