In order to achieve the highest quality television signal reception to summer residents living in the area of uncertain TV signal reception, you first need to determine the type of antenna for a country house. At our disposal today there is a broadcast and satellite television. But the antenna for the cottage should be chosen not only on the basis of the desire to receive a signal from the television tower or from the satellite, but also on the amount of money that the buyer is willing to pay for the opportunity to enjoy your favorite TV shows in the country.
Terrestrial television - an economical solution for a country house
A cottage antenna can be simple and inexpensive. The main criterion for choosing it should be the relief of the surrounding area and the distance from the house to the transmitting TV tower. In the event that the distance to the transmitting center is up to 15 kilometers, you can use the usual indoor antenna. At the same time, do not forget that the quality of the signal received by conventional passive antennas depends on the material from which the walls of the house are made. So, in a wooden house, the reception will be much better than in a panel. In difficult reception conditions (large distance from the TV tower, terrain), it is better to use an active indoor antenna equipped with a built-in amplifier. Do not forget that the antenna for the TV to the country should be correctly oriented and tuned.
A room antenna is not the best option if the distance to the TV tower is more than 15 kilometers or the country house is located in a lowland. In this case, the best antenna for a summer residence is an external antenna mounted on the roof of the house. Before installing it, you should pay attention to the fact that there are no obstacles that impede the passage of the signal. It is also important to take care of the quality of mounting the antenna on the roof in advance. Ideally, an external antenna is installed at a height of not more than 1.5 meters.
Satellite Dish - Access to the Best Satellite TV Operators
A satellite dish to the cottage is an ideal solution for the countryside in the event that access to the widest range of channels is required. Modern satellite dishes are powerful enough, therefore they are able to provide their owner not only with a high-quality television signal, but also with a fast Internet connection.
There is no universal recipe for what diameter a satellite dish should be in the country. The main criterion when choosing a size is what power level a satellite signal has in each individual region. In the countryside and in remote areas of the private sector, satellite TV is often the only option to watch your favorite channels. By purchasing a set of satellite equipment, you can configure to view 20-40 Russian-language free channels. In that case, if the owner of the antenna knows the frequencies and the approximate location of the satellite, then he will be able to configure it independently, without resorting to outside help, which can significantly reduce costs (more than 50% of the cost of all equipment).