Tuesday, January 17, 2006
The availability of the local channels depends on the stations provided in the surrounding area within the local market. It‚Äôs believed that DirecTV offers local broadcasts in 133 markets across the country.
What if you don‚Äôt live in an area where there is no access to local channels? In such cases using an off air antenna will help you. There are different kinds of off air antennas you can choose from.
The Omni/semi directional, UHF/VHF antenna:
Are you living in between two or more television transmitting stations then this is the right antenna for you as it can pick up signals from different directions.
The Omni directional, UHF/VHF antenna:
This antenna can pick up almost all the signals in 360 degree radius. It has a saucer shape and its one among the latest available more over its compact size keeps it almost hidden on your roof top.
Directional UHF/VHF antenna:
Even if you reside at a greater distance from the television station this traditional rooftop antenna which slightly larger than others works the best.
To get the best out of your off air antenna it would be advisable that a few things are kept in mind for example the location, direction, obstructions for signals.
You are the proud owner of a DirecTV HD receiver then you can watch your DirecTV HD local channels too. You get HD in ABC HDTV, NBC HDTV, CBSHDTV, FOX HDTV and even The WB.