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Old 09-02-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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Buying an outdoor TV antenna


I know very little about HD digital over the air outdoor TV antennas. I would like one that will pick up as many stations as possble. Anyone recommend a very good antenna and an amplifier. (preferably a omnidirectional one)
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:15 PM   #2
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Start here. A lot of good info.
www.antennaweb.org
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It is going to depend on where you are - the terrain - distance from the broadcast towers and if all the local broadcasters use the same general area for their transmitters. If w/in 20 miles small indoor antenna probably still get excellent reception.

I've just got a Radio Shack one I tossed in my attic pointed in the general directions of the antenna farm and I'm a good 40 miles away. Perfect reception even spilt x 4 to different TV's (All ASTC - btw)

You don't need to spend a fortune on an antenna. You will need to know where the transmitters are and know your geography - a compass will help you get it aimed in the general direction if you're not sure which way is what.
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Seems like this one has been answered, however i personally have a TERK HD antenna and love it, granted i only get the basic 13 channels but i believe 9 of them are in HD. Everytime the cable salesman comes by i just say

I may break down eventually but for now i am satisfied!
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You should also take notice about your TV model, there are some models that might not be able to fit with some channels
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You should also take notice about your TV model, there are some models that might not be able to fit with some channels
This is true, also if you have a newer tv, at least in my area, the tv guide works, menaing i can hit guide on the remote and see whats on like cable and dish. (maybe everyone already knew this but i thought is was pretty neat for just an antenna)
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