The Best choice for free digital - HDTV -TV Antenna reception for the Austin area is the EZ-HD or the HD Stacker antennas.
The Austin free to air TV is a good one. There are 3 dozen free channels available. All of the major network channels are available (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, CW) plus a couple dozen sub channels to numerous to mention.
There is 1 major channel in Austin broadcasting VHF TV signals. This is important because most antennas available today are designed for UHF signals and perform poorly for the reception of VHF signals. The major channel is FOX 7. In addition channel 7 provides 3 sub channels all VHF signals.
Be aware that most antennas on the market today claim to be VHF capable when in fact they're not.
Just because I say it, Doesn't make it true.
If you're in doubt I suggest you contact the station engineer at Fox 7 to verify the information on this page to be true.
For more information about VHF TV reception I suggest you visit the following pages.
Why most TV antennas are designed wrong >
Precisely tuned and test range certified antennas >
What's the difference between a VHF and UHF TV antenna >
To insure the reception of FOX channel 7 and the channel 7 sub channels learn the difference between VHF and UHF TV antennas.
The reception map below is compiled from hundreds of actual customer reports using either the EZ HD or the HD Stacker antennas. If the antenna location is inside of the Green circle use the EZ HD antenna. If the antenna location is outside of the Green circle within the Blue circle use the HD Stacker antenna. TV reception from Austin TV stations outside of the Blue circle is possible but is hit and miss no matter what antenna is used for reception. Both the EZ HD and the HD Stacker antennas have been physically fine tuned to receive the Austin area TV stations digital TV signal frequencies.
*Map based on the weakest Austin, TX TV station transmitting signal