Can You Get High Definition Television With an Antenna?


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High definition television broadcasts can be received by an over-the-air, HD-capable antenna and by cable or satellite providers. OTA antenna reception provides the highest quality picture of the three because it uses no data compression, which can compromise picture quality.

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The strength of signal received from OTA broadcasts will vary depending on the quality of the antenna used and its installation, as well as the distance from the broadcast source and any line of sight interference, such as trees or buildings. Antenna Web assists in antenna selection and installation by providing a reference tool that gives the distance and direction of the available stations and the best type of antenna for the user's location.

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