Free TV: Frequently Asked Questions
Are these channels guaranteed to come in with the recommended antenna?
Unfortunately, they are not. While these channels appear to be within range of your home, there are many factors that can lead to poor reception such as terrain, obstacles and home construction materials. Learn more »
Do I need one antenna per TV?
For indoor antennas, you should have one antenna per TV, however sometimes you can split a strong signal effectively between two TVs. Outdoor antennas typically can support anywhere from 1-4 TVs depending on the antenna model and wiring of your home.
Do I need to cancel Cable TV before trying an antenna?
No, and in fact we would suggest against it. Buy an antenna that has a free return policy so that you can return if your home is not receptive to over-the-air signals. Every home is different, so it may take some work to get good signal.
Why all the distinct types of antennas?
The distance between your home and the broadcast channels matter. Living too close and using an amplified antenna can do more harm and create static in your picture. Outdoor antennas are great when you can mount it outside.
Are there any additional fees with OTA TV?
No! This is the best part about free over-the-air TV. Once you buy the antenna, it should last you many years and you will never have another monthly cable tv bill again!
Will indoor antennas work in my basement?
Possibly. The only way to know for sure is to try it. Typically a window gives you the best chance at crystal clear reception, but other setups have been known to work as well.
TV Antenna Comparison Guide
Different TV antennas for different situations