|Installation Method||J-Pole Mount|
|Power Source||AC, DC|
|Frequency range||174-230MHz, 470-862MHz|
|No. of Elements||8|
Great Range! I live in Palmetto Florida and I get exactly 50 channels of which I might watch 24 of them! The towers are about 50 miles away. Although it comes with a cheap mounting pole, I used the old Direct TV pole by purchasing a 2" PVC reducer that reduced it to a 1" PVC pipe about a foot long. Cost about $4 in PVC parts and worked out great. Didn't even glue it! The cable that was used for the dish is over 80 feet long and runs to a panel in my garage. That's where I connected the supplied amp. The cable off the amp then goes to a HQ 8 way splitter. I have 6 TV's running off that and all of them get the same great reception! I used a can of black rubberized undercoating and sprayed the top of it because of the water intrusion issues I read in some of the other reviews! It poured out the next day, (which did affect the reception of some channels) but so far so good! The only down side would be that you never know what's on TV unless you go back to the old TV Guide or just surf channels!
I sent this to my wife in Southern California, so that she could cut the high cost of the cable bill. She lives about 60 miles away from Mount Wilson which is where the greater Los Angeles area has most of it's transmission towers located. I am very happy to report that even with the antenna located indoors on the ground floor, she reports that she is able to pull in all of the major networks along with some local channels that she likes to watch. The area she lives in is surrounded by mountains and foothills, so the performance is amazing! Durability shouldn't be an issue since it is indoors, but I will be sure to update this review if we experience any premature failures. This is a temporary situation, so I like the fact that the antenna is small and very portable. We can take it with us when we decide where we are going to wind up. Go to antennaweb.org to find out which antenna will work the best for your situation.
Living in a rural area, we do not have many options for Tv. We are one of those crazy people who cut the cable. It was hard at first but now with an antenna we are able to get the "local" channels. ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, FOX. With each of those channels having more than one digital channel. So we are able to get about 13-15 channels given the wind is right. This little antenna packs a punch. We are more than 80 miles from the major city with 2 mountain ranges in between, so we can not get all the channels that big cities offer. The J pole works great and was easy to install on the house, the only down side to this was no coax cable was included to connect the antenna to the amplified box. Coax is cheap though and it was not a problem. I ran the line from the top of the house to the cable box and connected the antenna line to the line that supplies the living room. It was actually the cable guy that helped me label them all. The picture is great and I don't see having any problems with this new antenna. I did receive this antenna at a discount for my review.
Let me just start off by saying that you need to understand which types of signal your area gets as different types of antennas are better or worse in various environments.
I live in NYC so it's not very hard getting good signal but I hate it when there's interference or lack of certain channels. I was using a Moha leaf antenna but noticed I wasn't getting ABC or PIX due to technical reasons. I bought this thinking it would solve all my issue and it did.
I used to get about 15 channels but now I'm getting a total of 62. I'm using this with the amplifier and streaming live tv to my phone and media boxes in the house.
Installation was very easy. No issues at all.
This is a nice looking, powered, directional antenna. Most of my stations are in one direction, but my soccer channel is ~70 degrees to the south. Typically, I've just made my own antennas, but having to redirect my antenna depending on the station made unattended recording error prone. I decided to splurge on a professionally designed antenna.
My intention was to place it on my roof and hope that a stronger signal from all stations would outweigh the directional issue. After some initial testing, no dice. Additionally, the mounting, grounding, bonding, surge protecting, etc... was going to be a hassle. Finally, I worried that the flat radiator vanes on this design would collect snow in the winter causing further reception problems.
To make a long story shorter, I eventually was able to simultaneously get all stations with very good signal quality by building a new stand out of PVC pipe and a wood block and strategically placing the antenna in front of a large metal filing cabinet which somehow bounces off-axis stations as needed. I'll upload a photo for those interested.
I think it's a good antenna and amplifier. It may take doggedness to solve your particular reception problems.
Easy to use and install. .. we get way more channels than we expected. .. so long cable bill!!
Pretty decent amplified antenna. I currently have cable but for how much it costs and how much we actually watch it it is beginning to not be worth it. Between netflix, youtube, amazon, hulu there is still plenty of things to watch on tv without a need for cable. Only channels I would really need are local news channels. So I set this up temporarily out a window just to test around how many channels I can pick up with this and it ended up being around 20 local channels. I'm sure if I set it up on the roof or higher up I'd be looking at a few more channels I am also not certain which way our local antennas are or where to point it but even then 20 local channels is not bad in my book. This came with all the adapters and hardware needed to install, although if you're planning on installing it really high or far you will need a longer coax cable. Otherwise very nice quality doesn't look bad and functions well. I received this item at a discount in exchange for an honest review.
This Digital Attic/Outdoor HDTV Antenna, Amplified VHF & UHF Combo TV Antenna with J-Pole Mount gives you free Local HDTV, VHF and UHF Signals based on your location. This antenna is compact and easy to set up, The cross-phase, multi-element design is built to withstand tough outdoor weather conditions. This Package include: 21" J-shape Pole x 1, Mounting Base x 1, User Manual x 1, 6*19mm screw x 2, 6*43mm screw x 1, 6mm hexagon nut x3, 7*45 mm Plastic Anchor Bolt x 2.
Once I installed the antenna and connected my tv, I scan for channels and It located 22 digital channels in my area in which two channels where in english (CBS and NBC) the rest whee local channels from my area. Keep in mind the distance from the broadcast towers will vary based on the location of your home and its recommend you visit www.antennapoint.com to locate Digital TV Broadcast Towers.
I like that it gives clear signal and it was easy to install in minutes. I will be disconnecting my cable provider at the end of the month and stay with the Digital Attic/Outdoor HDTV Antenna, Amplified VHF & UHF Combo TV Antenna for now because I will be saving around $80.00 a month! I recommend this Digital Attic/Outdoor HDTV Antenna, Amplified VHF & UHF Combo TV Antenna if your looking to save and get HDTV quality free channels. I received this product for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
We live in a remote location in SW New Mexico, and I made sure to save the box and all shipping materials. Installation was straight forward and I pointed the antenna toward the closest town-about 10 miles as the crow flies. I got 8 channels, moved it slightly and got 22. Picture quality is surprisingly sharp(after a few seconds of loading time for each channel). I also bought the splitter to hook up a second TV. So far that hasn't worked out so well; the FAQs reference that this is doable, but have not been able to make this happen.
Cons: the multiple connection issue. And for those of us who don't spend a lot of time on our roofs, there could be more instruction on how to home in on the the best signal. There's got to be a website out there that would be helpful...
Works well for me...I'll be mounting it on the roof soon, but before I did I set up a test using an 8 foot ladder. Even on a stormy dat I pulled stations 50+ miles away. Anticipating slightly better performance once I put it where the DTV money drain currently lives.