What is an HDTV antenna? What makes it special? Absolutely nothing!.
Yes - I'm not barking mad. There is nothing special about an HDTV antenna. It is a pointy metal thing - just like any other TV antenna.
"HDTV optimised antennas" are just hype. Terrestrial HDTV is just the same as analogue television. It's just digital. The same radio waves carry the signal, it is just that that signal contains digital information instead of analogue information. An antenna that is good for analogue is also good for digital and vice versa.
Choosing an antenna to receive HDTV
If you haven't got an antenna there are some things you need to know when choosing one: