|Power Source||AC, DC|
|No. of Elements||10|
In my area I'm 35 to 40 miles from the Tv stations. Doesn't work well indoors have yet to mount it outside. Not real sure about it. I'll update my posting if it works better! Thinking about sending it back! Update!!!
Mounted it putside on pole next to house. Works Great! Get all local channels!
I live in a rural mountain area where all broadcast towers are one peak. The actual distance is probably only about 25-30 miles, but my house is in a deep hollow with a high ridge totally blocking line-of-sight to the transmitters. Most antennas do not work at all here, but I have found one very small spot on the southern wall of my house (only about 1 foot square) that seems to get decent signal reflection from somewhere. Four of the low power translators put out signals around 0.5 kw which I can receive with several amplified antennas I have tried, but the ABC translator is only using 0.1 kw, and the signal is so weak that most of my equipment cannot even detect those channels. With this antenna mounted in that same little spot on the wall, even that 0.1 kw signal comes in fine! My equipment reports a relative signal strength on that week translator about twice as strong as it saw with the previous best antenna I had tried.
One very good thing is that the amplifier is NOT part of the antenna, this means you have a choice to not use it if you happen to find strong signals (over-driving signals in some equipment can cause more problems than weak signals). Although the amplifier must be located indoors, that should not be an issue for almost any installation, and it guarantees that you will never have problems from water leakage like you see with some antennas that have the amplifier built in.
Do note that this is ONLY a UHF antenna. The vast majority of current digital broadcast stations are all on UHF frequencies (channels 14 - 51), but if you have any local channels that are broadcast on physical channels 2 - 13, this is NOT the correct antenna for you. You must check the actual broadcast frequency, NOT just the display channel number, since many channels still display the old VHF channel numbers that they used prior to the conversion to digital transmission in 2009. For example, my local ABC station uses a display channel of 7-1, but the actual broadcast frequency is on channel 31.
I live about 40 miles from the Sutra tower in SF and this broadcasts perfectly! Just make sure it's facing the direction of the tower you want to connect with, I ended up with a bunch of Spanish channels when turned the other direction!
Can't say much about this antenna, Except it's the strongest little beast I've seen online. For the price, it's 110% worth it. All reviews about this antenna being great is TRUE! I'm in a "Fringe" area, but this antenna is the ONLY one that picks up stations 77 miles from our home. Usually at a solid 40-50% signal at night, but a strength of 90-100% lock in signal, nearly 80 miles away during off peak traffic times. Either way, this antenna is a STEAL in my book.... Don't let it's looks fool you! This baby locks in channels as far as Virginia late late at night, which is almost 300 miles from my fringe area. However, Baltimore will come in briefly at times but will not hold for more then 30-60 mins. So if this antenna is capable of picking up major networks "hundreds" of miles away... Just think of how well it works within that 80 mile radious.... I RECOMMEND this product to anyone in fringe areas, or looking to get a NICE 1080HD & 4K look. The picture makes cable look like crap!! Try this beast out for yourself!!
I don't write many Amazon reviews due to lack of time, but I had to chime in on this antenna, since I bought it largely due to the great reviews I read on Amazon before making the purchase. The reviews were very helpful when choosing and setting up the product.
I live in a hilly, wooded area, and can't even get a satellite TV system without cutting down a large number of trees. According to the websites that show where the nearest broadcast channels are, I'm over 60 miles from any broadcast towers, so I wasn't expecting a whole lot. We have another powered antenna that is made for indoor use, and we could only get a very few channels using it, and it wasn't consistent.
So when I first hooked this up and could find over 20 channels, I was very happy, indeed. This was from a temporary hook-up on our front porch, just to test the product.
This weekend, I crawled in our attic and hooked the antenna up, and ran cable down to our basement where our splitter is located. The antenna found over 30 channels, and, since it found the 4 major channels that my wife and I wanted, we decided not to tweak it and risk losing any of the major channels, so we left it as is. Maybe later I'll see if we can get even more channels.
Running through the splitter, I've tried two of our televisions, and both receive the 30 channels, so I'm assuming the rest of our televisions will be the same. As the other reviews suggest, I put the amplifier right before the splitter, so that the amplified signal would go to all televisions.
Anyway, the antenna has performed above expectations. I don't generally like writing a review without giving it more time, but it's hard not to recognize how great this antenna is, with the distance I have to cover to pull a signal. If anything changes drastically I'll try to update.
Purchased this for testing in our attic. Line of site to transmitter is about 37 miles.
I had tried an indoor "flat" antenna and was able to receive some channels. Other channels had obviously a weak signal because they would pixelate and disappear regularly.
I purchased this antenna and, as mentioned, installed it in the attic above the garage. Assembly was relatively simple.
I experimented first using just cable ties to hold the antenna in place. Reception was very good. I then used a PVC pipe and screwed it to a beam in the attic and then attached this antenna to the pipe.
Most of the broadcast stations are due south (actually 189 degrees) so I oriented the antenna in that direction.
I connected this antenna's cable directly to my cable running into the rest of the house.
Tuned the TV as per instructions.
I live >25 miles south of Boston, in a wooded area, and have always been under the impression that an antenna is not feasible. Hence for more than 25 years, I've been stuck paying for cable...and hated it for more than just a money issue.
The last straw that breaks the camel's back was in August 2016, when my cable bill increased again.
Where I live, Verizon FiOS is only available for Internet and phone but not TV. Both services are superior to cable. This antenna is what makes my cord cutter an overwhelming success.
Goodbye cable FOREVER!
So...here are the pros:
1. The cheapest HD antenna
2. Works extremely well
3. Lightweightand very easy to assemble, all by hands, no tool is needed
4. I chose to install the antenna in my attic at a height of roughly 20' mainly due to aesthetic considerations as well as the antenna very light construction. I ran the 50' cable down the basement then up to the TV, then connect to the included amplifier
5. My TV tuner picks up all channels from Boston as well as Providence, with all local stations in solid HD. Many Spanish channels were also available both HD and 480i
6. I've researched for weeks via reviews, YouTube, forums, and even with friends who had used antenna. This unit is the absolutely best choice for 3 aspects: works extremely well, very affordable, and very easy to assemble, as well as install.
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Btw, I believe that the location plays a MAJOR role in what HD/non-HD channels this antenna will pick up.
I won't say for other makes/models, but for this specific little antenna, it picks up all channels listed in tvfool dot com site and more.
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Awesome little antenna. A little assembly but it was easy to follow. I now have all my TVs running of this guy. Point it in the right direction and it picks up great. Really needed a Yagi design. Check online to see if your channels are broadcast in the band this is designed for and that this design works for you. A little antenna research here goes a long way. There are lots of designs to meet your needs. All my signals are from the same point and this antenna was in band. It may work with others close by but it's not going to give the best signal strength. The coax quality you use is also important. Low quality coax will have lots of loss and degrade your results. I replaced a couple of sets of rabbit ears which had a couple of channels at best. The directional design pulled in what I wanted easy peasy.
This antenna is the perfect one for my home and area. I tried a flat one first but reception was so so and I had to keep moving it around the room to get a good signal for whatever channel I was watching. This ones is made by the same company and only a few dollars more and I prefer it much more. My location (mountains) was a big reason the flat antenna didn't work as well and why I traded up for this one. The flat one may work perfectly in your area.
As for this one, unlike the flat antenna it comes in pieces so that freaked me out a little at first, I hate assembling things because I suck at it. But after I stopped over thinking it I looked at the picture and saw that it shots be easy to put together and it was. Steps included were helpful but mostly just looking at where things go according to the picture and you'll snap it right together in no time. It takes no tools. It uses screws and wing nuts so anyone can put it together in about five minutes.
It comes with one cable so you may want to order the kit with the extra cable or order it separately. The included one is basically long enough fir hooking up the amplifier (power supply unit which is included) to the tv so the cable you'll need to buy is the one you'll be running from the antenna to the amplifier box (right next to your tv). I had a extra cable about 15 feet long and that ended up being perfect for our use as I ended up placing the antenna only about 10 feet away.
I tested the antenna by placing it outside first and scanned channels and then moved it inside and just sat it inside laundry room shelf and it worked much better inside on the shelf. Which is nice since now I won't need to put it on the roof or get more cable to place it somewhere else outside.
I get 22 channels, 20 of which I'll use and for our area (in a valley surrounded by mountains) that's very good. The quality is also excellent. HD channels look better than when we had cable.
It's nice being able to keep the antenna indoors and still get such good reception. I think it'll last longer that way and it's easier to move if we should need to point it in a different direction.
This antenna doesn't come with a pole so if you're placing it outdoors you'll want to order one or I see they have a kit that includes a pole for just $2 extra and that sounds worth it.
Overall this is a great antenna that's not super big or cumbersome, easy to setup and place, and even works indoors! Definitely worth it and I hope my review is of help.
A few weeks ago, I had purchased a HDTV Antenna, '1byone Super Thin Digital Indoor HDTV Antenna - 25 Miles Range with 10ft High Performance Coax Cable.' My review was as follows: "Ya get what you pay for-I had bought the plain Jane rabbit ears and only got 3 channels, so like everything else, usually the more money you pay-you should get a better product, so I bought this small sheet of plastic to stick to my window. Same thing 3 channels. Just for kicks, I wondered if I ran a splitter and hooked both this one and rabbit ears up was there any chance to get a couple more channels? Interesting. I now get 10 digital and 1 analog channels.It works for me...I mean what's the alternative? Be gouged by the cable company? I just wish there was something to get rid of all commercials without having to buy a machine or pay a monthly fee. A few days after I wrote my review, the company wrote me and said "I noticed you write a 3 stars review to complain the antenna does not work well. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to you. For this issue, we’d like to send you a stronger antenna to have a try for free. I explained I am on a budget so they just replaced the prior one with a "1byone Digital Amplified Outdoor / Attic HDTV Antenna, 80 Miles Range with Power Supply Box Extremely High Performance for UHF Band" and said "If you are satisfied with our service, would you please kindly help us change the review as the tips I told you? You can just delete the review, it will be much easier." The instructions are confusing so I kind of winged it by looking at the picture on the box. For now, I have it run through my double pain window, connected to one TV. Instead of 11 channels, I get 14, BUT they are crystal clear as promised. Eventually, I will figure out how to connect it outside to the splitter the cable company left up and hopefully be able to use this one antenna for all 5 of my TV's. For the record, I never 'complained.' When I had 66 channels with a cable service, and was paying $30-$40 a month, I really only watched 2 channels. The beauty of this is I can still watch those same 2 channels but for free now. Thanks 1byone! I WILL recommend your antenna!