What is OTA and How do I Get It?

To get the most out of OTA (Over-the-Air) for cord-cutters, you must choose the right Over-The-Air TV antenna for your location and position it for optimal signal reception. The better the signal, the better your cord-cutting experience will be!

Today’s Over-the-Air (OTA) HDTV antennas are not like the rabbit ears of old, so save your tinfoil for wrapping last night’s leftovers.

Here are some tips for success:

  • Outdoor installation is best, but can also be installed indoors or in attics. (50% strength/range is lost indoors).
  • Simple, direct connections and installations are best. The more junctions in the installation, the higher the signal loss.
  • Each time the signal is split (to go to another TV) signal strength is reduced, so a low-noise amplifier may be needed to help compensate for the signal reduction.
  • Install the antenna where the signal is “present”. Move the antenna to different locations until signals are found. Many times one end of the roof or room has better signal characteristics than the others

Check out Amazon’s Best Outdoor TV Antenna.

Check out Amazon’s Best Indoor TV Antenna.


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