Knowing how to build an HD antenna is useful if you have an HDTV, but you live where you can't get a strong HD signal. More television stations are broadcasting in HD, and there's no reason for you to miss out on a good picture or feel like you have to buy a new antenna or high definition dish.
Before you get started, take note that you will not get an HDTV signal if you don't have an HDTV set. A new antenna can result in a stronger digital signal, which is useful since TV stations no longer broadcast in analog, but you'll need an HDTV for signals of high definition quality.
If you have an HDTV, a two-by-four, eight wire hangers (without paint), wire, eight screws, eight washers, coaxial cable and spare time, you can improve your signal in a matter of hours with the following steps:
Once your antenna is finished, set it well away from kids or pets so no one gets poked or injured by the hangers.
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Can I use a monitor as an HDTV? Yes, but you will need to make a few adjustments.