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What is an LTE or 5G filter?
What is an LTE or 5G filter?
Written by Free TV Project Staff
Updated over a week ago

An LTE or 5G filter is important to use in many areas. It filters out 5G and LTE frequencies that can interfere with over-the-air TV reception if you live near a cell tower.

It can be difficult to determine if TV reception issues are related to LTE interference, but this handy video shows what that interference looks like on most TV sets. Signal breakup from a nearby cell tower tends to be in a quick-timed rhythm every 10 to 15 seconds. If the signal breakup is longer, it might be due to a weak signal which would require a better antenna setup.

If you suspect your reception issues are related to 5G interference, consider purchasing the Channel Master 5G Filter.

Getting started

Watching free, over-the-air TV with an antenna is simpler than you may think. In many cases, you can take an antenna out of the box, connect the cable to your TV, run a channel scan and voila! You have dozens of local channels to surf.

The number of channels you can access and how clearly they come in is based on a number of factors, including your distance from the point of broadcast towers, the type of antenna you have and where it’s located in your home.

Not sure what kind of antenna you need? Take our simple quiz to help narrow down the options. You can also find a general list of recommended antennas here.

Pair your antenna with an OTA DVR device to record your favorite shows

Did you know you can use an antenna similarly to how you watch cable? Ditch the costly subscription fees, but keep the cable capabilities (record, pause, rewind and fast forward) with an OTA DVR device. Here are the products we recommend:

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