Do Residential TV Antenna Towers Work With HD Stations?

Do Residential TV Antenna Towers Work With HD Stations?

Residential TV antenna towers work with HD stations as long as they are sufficiently powerful and receive a strong signal. TV antennas that receive both VHF and UHF channels from 2 to 51 are powerful enough to receive HD stations, as of 2015.

The Federal Communications Commission states that a special antenna marketed as digital- or HD-capable is not necessary, and recommends that consumers try their pre-existing antenna equipment before purchasing a new antenna.

A digital television or digital-to-analog converter box is necessary to receive HD stations, but this is separate from antenna equipment. This equipment is required even when using a new antenna.