Many people are eliminating cable TV as the prices continue to rise and the programming quality goes down.
Most will go to internet based services such as Hulu, Amzon, or Netflix but free over-the-air TV is also a very good option.
Online services are great but there are also many HDTV channels broadcast for free over-the-air.
A digital antenna will be needed to pick up the stations which is easily done.
Depending on where you live in a city or rural area will depend on the antenna you need.
In a cities which are usually close to the transmission towers a big long distance antenna likely is not needed.
One such short range antenna is the 1byone OUS00-0562 Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna.
It has a listed range of 50 miles range, of course this will depend on the terrain and any barriers that may block the signal.
The 1byone antenna came with a booster that uses a USB plug to power it.
I plugged mine into a TV USB port but it included an AC USB power converter if your TV doesn’t have a USB port.
It plugs into the coaxial cable port on a TV along with the power booster.
After everything is plugged in the next step is locating it where you want to place it.
Ideally it will be facing out of a window using the sticky pads that it came with. If you can locate where the TV transmission towers are pointing them in that direction will give the best signal possible.
The next step after everything is plugged in is to scan for TV channels on your TV. Each TV will have a different menu setup but basically find the option to automatically scan TV channels.
After it is done scanning you will be able to flip though the channels to see which ones you can get.
For me I was able to get 35 channels including FOX, CBS, NBC and so on.
I don’t live in a big city and live outside a small town so I was impressed that I could get as many stations as I did.
You more than likely will have to move the antenna around to different locations and rescan to see what the best spot is for the antenna.
The 1byone OUS00-0562 is a good indoor antenna that has some impressive receiving power.
If you live far from any broadcast tower than it would be best to look into an outdoor antenna.
For those that live in large cities or reasonably close to a broadcast tower than the 1byone OUS00-0562 is a good one to get.
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My House it around 40 miles from the tower. Would it be best to buy this 1byone Amplified HDTV Antenna 50 Miles Range ??
Will I get all the channels which was showing as per my address ?
Will I get all the HD Freeview channels as well??
I checked at Postcode Coverage checker website and I could see that I can get all the 113 channels including 16 HD channels.
Please suggest .
Hi. Just found this blog as I’m researching new HD antenna’s for my new home. Not too far from broadcast range but I need an attic mount. I’m not sure which route to go. Dont care too much about what it looks like but part of me feels like the bigger wire antenna’s will be too big for an attic, and i dont think a flat/sticky antenna will be the best option. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance
There are many other types. Yagi style antennas would work best in a attic as they can be directed at a tower and greatly amplify the signal. RCA makes a popular one, here it is on Amazon, RCA Compact Outdoor Yagi HDTV Antenna.