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    Best place to mount indoor TV antenna?


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      Any suggestions for a good place to mount a indoor antenna? Every once in a while we lose reception so I'm going to go out and buy a longer cable. Where should I place the antenna for the best possible reception? Thank you.

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      In a window on the side of your residence closest to where your local broadcast towers are. Visit TV Fool to find what direction that is. You can also use the cable system in your home and a distribution amp to distribute the signal throughout your house.
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      Your question is academic. Put your indoor antenna where it works best.

      If that means on top of your refrigerator, that IS the sweet spot. If it works even better in the middle of your bed, you have a choice: sleep or watch TV. There are few absolutes regarding FREE reception. What works next door, may not work for you ... BUT ... your neighbor many receive 22 channels and you receive 38. Or, the other way around.

      Test! Move the antenna you have around your place but please consider using an outdoor antenna. If you do, we can help you.

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      Last edited by Fringe Reception; 06-11-2012 at 09:37 PM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
      Any suggestions for a good place to mount a indoor antenna? Every once in a while we lose reception so I'm going to go out and buy a longer cable. Where should I place the antenna for the best possible reception? Thank you.
      For myself, I found the best place is above the window, as high as I can get it and close as possible to where the roof is lowest. If I put it right in the window, the signal has to get through a drain pipe, cause it's an east window and my stations are to the south and north.

      I can stand there and lower the antenna -- watch channel go bye-bye. Raise antenna -- watch channel come back. Apparantly, the drain pipe throws up much more interference than materials in my roof. It all depends on what kind of materials went where in your building. And if there's one or more floors above you, it's going to be tough unless you can get line-of-sight through a window.

      I think one of the main reasons the Mohu Leaf gets such rave reviews is it's easy to hang 'em up high on walls or in windows, and they look good there. Lots of indoor antennas have a flat base, which means people are going to lay them on top of the TV or on a table -- not so good.

      Rick
      Last edited by Rickideemus; 06-12-2012 at 05:11 AM.

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      Simple:

      Where it works best.



      Note: Honestly, get an external aerial. MUCH better.

     

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