It took me several weeks to finally get my hands on an ANT2000, and I must say I am very disappointed.
The antenna I was using was the UFO RS-1892 which gave me pretty decent reception. My location in a Garden Apartment complex puts me in a very bad spot. I sent "Solid Signal" the following to see what their recommendation would be:
Original Antenna Request DATA
Do you already have an antenna? Yes
If so, why do you want a different one? The towers to the nearer, more desired NY stations are directly behind my location and I cannot pick any of those stations up. I can only successfully pick up a few stations that are in the opposite direction towards Philadelphia.
Type of building: 2 Story Condominium
Do your neighbors have antennas? Yes
If so, can you describe them? Dish
Anything we need to know about terrain, other obstructions and/or reflection sources? My location is kind of boxed in. My apt faces another set of condos 50 feet ahead, and there are 2 more sets of condos of condos on each side of my location.
I recommend the RCA ANT1500 Indoor Multi-Directional antenna.
Or the RCA ANT1550 Amplified Indoor Multi-Directional antenna.
Antenna Technician & Sales
(866) 374 4625 ext. 3310
Since I already have a Tivax STB-T8 with the smart antenna port, I decided to go with the ANT2000 which is basically a Smart Antenna version of the ANT1550...
Results were horrible...
With this ANT2000, I could only pick up 2 of 11 stations I was picking up with the UFO from Radio Shack?
For anyone who currently uses the ANT2000, do you actually "hear" the internal adjustments with your ANT2000? I hear absolutely nothing happening and feel nothing when I place my hand on it and i make manual adjustments. With the UFO RS-1892, I actually hear the adjustments being made. It's a little noisy, but reassuring that it is actualy doing what it is supposed to be doing...
Also, how is this antenna "amplified"? There is not power supply to the ANT2000? Is it powered via the "Converter"?
Thank you and my apologies for the long post...