Indoor vs Outdoor Aerials

Indoor vs Outdoor Aerials

In your quest to get Freeview channels you may have come across aerials. A closer look reveals that there are actually two types of aerials- outdoor and indoor types.

Choosing the right aerial type will ultimately dictate your viewing experience, but how will you know which one is right for you?

Indoor Aerial TV

An indoor aerial TV is a type of hardware that goes inside your home, preferably next to the TV or a stand beside it.

Indoor aerials have a relatively smaller footprint compared to outdoor types and are easier to install. You won’t need the help of an aerial expert to get Freeview for your TV- just follow the manual that comes with the product and you’ll be able to enjoy the channels right away.

Aerials that are placed indoors have a weaker signal than outdoor types. More importantly, it can be easily disrupted by obstructions, such as walls, furniture and trees. To get the best possible picture you will need a clear line of sight to the nearest tower.

Outdoor Aerial TV

You may have already seen an outdoor aerial but you just didn’t know what it was called.

They’re mostly installed on rooftops or at the highest point in a house. Outdoor aerials are bigger than their indoor counterparts and as such, provide a stronger signal.

TV aerial installation for outdoor equipment is mostly done by a professional. It may be too risky to install one on your own, so it’s best left to the experts.

Once in place, the reception and picture quality coming from an outdoor aerial is unparalleled. They’re installed permanently and can serve you for decades. A coax cable then runs from the aerial and connects to your TV.

An indoor aerial may be easier to set up but the picture quality you get from an outdoor aerial is nothing short of spectacular.