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post #1 of 12 Old 06-14-2011, 06:46 AM - Thread Starter
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I posted this thread earlier, about getting a new antenna. Just wanted to Thank everyone on here for helping me out.

I got a Terk HDTVi, which is working great. I used to get only about 9 channels. These were just basic stations like FOX, NBC, CBS, and ABC. Sometimes they would not come in clearly. Now I'm getting at least 25 channels, sometimes more on a good day. The picture is crispier and sharper than before. It's a great antenna! Placing it near the window definitely helps reception.
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Don't forget to raise the VHF rods if you have any VHF channels in your area Yes you got a nice antenna, I've set up several and IMO you made the right choice to not get the amplified version. The only reason might be if you split the signal to feed several TVs.
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The picture is crispier and sharper than before.

Well, that would certainly be a first.

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Well, that would certainly be a first.

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At least a second. You must have some really bad stations in your area. All of my HD stations are breathtaking and beautiful. Even my PBS station 30 miles away. I do have a few SD subchannels that look like crap.

Terk makes great antennas. I have the Terk TV 5 antenna and it works great.

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C'mon - even you should've caught that. It was a joke.

No antenna out there is capable of making a digital picture "crisper and sharper".
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C'mon - even you should've caught that. It was a joke.

No antenna out there is capable of making a digital picture "crisper and sharper".

FWIW... I was "in" on the sarcasm and agree.
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C'mon - even you should've caught that. It was a joke.

No antenna out there is capable of making a digital picture "crisper and sharper".

The comment about the Terk antenna was a comment to the maker of this thread about Terk antennas. I just didn't feel like making another post. With digital OTA all the antenna does is make the picture come in or not at all.

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No antenna out there is capable of making a digital picture "crisper and sharper".

I guess since I am just getting so many more channels, I think the picture is better!

It definitely keeps a much stronger signal across most all of the channels I get. There is no denying this is a great antenna.
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If people want to buy the Terk HDTVi, the best price I can find is on Amazon.
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Now i understand with digital you either get it or not. But what this OP claims with a 'upgraded' antenna that they get more twice the amount of channels. is this possible or not?
I'm asking because i am thinking of cutting cable, and have tried to use an older rabbit ears antenna and only got about the 9 or so channels, and that was not enuff tv for me. BUT if a 'newage' antenna can pull in 25. well goodbye cable.
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Now i understand with digital you either get it or not. But what this OP claims with a 'upgraded' antenna that they get more twice the amount of channels. is this possible or not?
I'm asking because i am thinking of cutting cable, and have tried to use an older rabbit ears antenna and only got about the 9 or so channels, and that was not enuff tv for me. BUT if a 'newage' antenna can pull in 25. well goodbye cable.

It depends on where you live. Go to www.tvfool.com and type in your info to see what channels are in your area.

OTA isn't enough for me but I watch DVDs and online streaming to go with it. There is also Netflix. I've been buying DVDs for 10 years and I have a pretty big selection. Its my ala-carte programming and I spend no where near what pay TV costs each month.

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I am thinking of cutting cable, and have tried to use an older rabbit ears antenna and only got about the 9 or so channels

I think cable is a waste when major sports games and TV shows are broadcast OTA and in HD, for Free!

How well an antenna works will depend on location, geography, type of antenna, and placement in your house.

The Terk HDTVi picks-up stations in Washington DC and even Delaware. I put it near the window though to improve reception.
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