Up next in Tech Quick Tips (23 videos)
Pick up some cool tech tricks with these Howcast videos, which show you how to dim your cell phone camera's flash, keep a CD or DVD from skipping, skip trailers on DVDs, get TV without cable, and much more.
You Will Need
- Combined VHF/UHF antenna
- Signal strength meter
- Internet access
- User's manual (optional)
Choose an antenna
Choose a combined VHF/UHF antenna. As of 2009, TV signals are all digital, so antenna users need to use both signals.
Elevate the antenna
Elevate the antenna as much as possible, near a window, and away from electronic equipment to get the best reception.
Adjust the antenna
Adjust the antenna when you are having trouble with the signal. Moving it a few inches can drastically change the reception.
Aim towards the signal
Aim the antenna towards the signal using the signal strength meter. The signal strength meter can be found on your converter box or digital television set.
Get a larger antenna to increase your reception.
Upgrade to an outdoor antenna
Upgrade to an outdoor antenna. Outdoor antennas get a clearer signal than indoor antennas.
Visit a website that helps you find the best antenna for your specific location, such as AntennaWeb. Now watch TV with the clearest possible picture.