When you bring your indoor antenna home, one of the expectations you have on its performance is that you get to receive as many channels as possible. This is more of a dream than it is reality but a little bit more effort on your part could make all the difference. You must be prepared for some level of frustration because the more you interfere with it, the more you get surprised at how fast you receive and lose channels. The best position to place your indoor TV antenna is at the highest point on the roof but we all know that indoor receivers are built for indoor use. The following tips will help you to receive a high number of channels using an indoor antenna;
Try various locations
Did you ever toy around with a radio transmitter that seemed to receive clear reception when placed beside a certain object? The same concept is at work here! Well, it is not really a concept because no studies can back it up but some people report that their digital TV antennae work like a charm when in certain positions or location in the house. It may not work for you in the exact same way but if you move your receiver around a room, it might just surprise you that certain spots tend to attract a higher number of channels than others.
Try different rooms
It is recommended that indoor digital receivers be placed close to the TV set they are supposed to service but that might not work all the time and especially if your aim is to get more channels available on TV. It will make sense to move it to a room on the upper floors of the house or in the attic if available. To achieve all this movement, you will be required to change the original cable of the receiver with one that is long and flexible enough.
Try different cables
Most digital TV antennae are sold with an RG59 cable (you will know because the number is printed on the cable insulation). The RG6 coax cable has been gaining quite a pleasant reputation among homeowners that have been successful in getting more TV channels with their antennae. The high quality, better insulation, better shielding and thicker conductor capabilities of this RG6 cable are the main reasons it is able to perform this well as an aid to channel reception.