Indoor Antennas For Digital Tv
Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:53 PM
As you have found out success with indoor antennas is pretty hit and miss, particularly as most people turn up the gain flat out on amplified ones and overdrive the tuner with poor signal and lots of interference from inside the house and outside. The trick is to find a spot for the antenna with best possible Quality signal in and minimum interference from inside the building and use as little amplification as possible, if any at all.
An antenna outside in most cases will always be better.
Fracarro Antennas do have single channel antennas, but they are Yagi types and designed for outside use so are fairly long on boom length.Have a talk to Laceys TV they may be able to get a four element one for channel seven for you.Also the Fracarro LPV345F is compact and lightweight and could be ok through the window glass or outside mounted to the window sill or something as the mounting bracket and cable connection is at the back of the antenna.Both these antennas are reasonably compact and priced.Up the top end in price it may be worth a look at the Matchmaster Squarial antenna which is designed for Digital reception for Apartments and Units with antenna mounting issues. It is desgned for outside use and has a built in amplifier
and can be wall mounted, it just looks like an oversize wall light fitting if permanently mounted.I have never used one so can't speak from experience on that one, other installers may comment on their use.
Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:38 PM
Edited by matturn, 16 March 2013 - 01:38 PM.