A guide to indoor Aerials
Posted on 10.06.16
Indoor TV aerials are an excellent choice for those who want to increase their chances of getting amazing Freeview sound and image quality on their television. But, not all indoor aerials are the same.
The most efficient indoor aerials can help you watch the best TV channels even in areas where the TV signal is relatively weak, while low-quality aerials will have difficulties providing this service even in places with a strong signal.
The TVs sold today include a Freeview tuner. This means that users can watch TV without a subscription or any extra devices or pieces of equipment. However, some areas are still not covered with a strong signal and people who live in these areas need to take some measures to solve this problem. Obviously, a rooftop aerial can help, but there are some situations where you can't use them. This is where indoor aerials come into play.
Indoor aerials are available in different sizes and shapes, but what is most important when it comes to their use is their positioning. Even the best aerial can't help you if you don't find the right angle. While it is true that there are indoor aerials that work in every direction, it is also true that the majority of these aerials must be polarized or you could still experience a fuzzy picture.
Most of the transmitters in the UK are polarised horizontally, but instead of making guesses you should walk in your neighborhood and check how other people have aligned their rooftop aerials.
There are basically four different types of indoor aerials. The first type is loop aerials. They come with a circular loop which works with any type of transmitter and doesn't require vertical or horizontal angling. They are efficient and easy to use, but you might miss a channel or two.
Log periodic are aerials that are very similar to classic rooftop aerials. They are highly adjustable and have a special Perspex fan.
Rod aerials, also known as monopole aerials, are very similar to standard car antennas. These are aerials that work in every direction, but there are aerials of this kind that can be switched from vertical to horizontal polarization too.
Finally, there are patch indoor aerials which are frequently mounted directly on the wall, but in some cases they are hidden away.
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