The Houston free to air TV market is excellent. Over 75 channels available and they're free.
Further down this page I will offer my TV recommendation for the Houston free viewing market.. First, I would like to go over a couple of facts about TV reception in Houston.
There are 3 primary Houston area channels broadcasting VHF TV signals. All other channels are UHF signal channels. This is important because most TV antennas available are designed for UHF signal reception. The 3 VHF channels are CBS, ABC and PBS. If the antenna in use is designed primarily for the reception of UHF signals these network channels may not be received. There are certain physical requirements that all antennas must have to properly receive VHF TV signals. If the antenna doesn't meet these requirements it won't properly receive VHF signals. In other words, you need to learn how to recognize a properly designed antenna or you may end up buying two antennas. The first antenna will claim to be for VHF and UHF signals and the second antenna will actually be designed for both VHF and UHF signals. In Houston it's important you receive both frequency bands.
The second thing I'd like to discuss is TV antenna range. >
Just like the VHF and UHF issue you need to learn to spot a fraud. Any antenna that claims a reception range further than 80 miles is very deceitful. Simply ask any TV station egineer or anyone truly educated in TV signal broadcasting and reception and they will agree with me.
The trasmitter site (antenna farm) is located about 15 miles South and a little West of Downtown Houston.
There are over 75 free channels available. All of the major networks are available including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, CW, ION, MYN plus several independent channels and dozens of sub channels. METV, Antenna TV, Court TV, weather, childrens programmimg, and much more. Simply put, it's an awesome line up for free.
My recommendation for the best all antenna that will receive all Houston channels is the EZ HD antenna. This antenna is not real big but is large enough to receive ABC, CBS and PBS the VHF channels and all of the remaining UHF Channels.
In the Houston area all the the TV towers are located in the same area making the directional reception of the EZ HD perfect. Directional antennas always out perform multi and omni directional antenna in the direction they are aiming.
You can check out the EZ HD antenna below. If you have any question feel free to fill out the form submission below.