An indoor TV antenna is a device connected to a television for getting better television reception and clearer pictures. It consists of a pair of long and thin telescopic metal tubes in a V form and a mounting hardware for securing it on top of the television unit. Since it is an indoor device, it is not susceptible to the outside elements that may affect its transmission such as rain, wind, heat, and lightning.
An indoor TV antenna has a weaker signal compared to the more powerful and higher outdoor antenna, so its placement should be considered carefully. To get clearer signals, it is usually pointed in the direction of the nearest window or any outdoor opening with the least obstructions.
Types of Indoor TV Antennas
Kinds of Indoor TV Antennas include the following:
A VHF antenna only receives VHF channel signals or those below channel 13.
It can also receive FM radio transmission.
A UHF/VHF antenna receives UHF channel signals or those above channel 13.
It provides more channel options.
A UHF/VHF/FM antenna can receive signals from UHF, VHF, and FM transmissions.
Choosing Indoor TV Antennas (Buying tips)
Band: Choose an indoor TV antenna that incorporates a broadband 14-element inline log periodic for wider and better signal coverage. Cable: Choose an indoor TV antenna with a six-foot coax cable for flexibility and convenience. Weight: For stability, choose an indoor TV antenna that weighs around 2.5 pounds. It should have a base to weigh it down.