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post #1 of 12 Old 06-11-2001, 06:19 PM - Thread Starter
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OK, but for those of us that are still searching for a great OTA UHF antennae, what do you guys specifically recommend? I have to pull from about 35 miles and go through a few branches. Recommendatons?
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Probably a Channelmaster of some sort. If you do a search for Channelmaster in "HDTV programming" you can find some good models. I have the 4248 (I think) which can pull in stuff about 60 miles away. Best, Marvin

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That's where I'm headed if what I have doesn't work.

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from 35 miles any antenea should do. Radio Shack UHF

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Here are some options.

Do a search for "antenna(s)", or "OTA", or "UHF", etc. in the HDTV Hardware forum. There is a ton of information, even including how to design your own custom antenna.


Other resources for antenna selection are:
www.titantv.com
http://www.antennaweb.org/antennaweb/step1.html


IMHO, the best way is to rely on existing HDTV veterans by posting a topic that specifically asks about OTA reception in the area where you live, as opposed to a topic that has no specific information, ex. HDTV.

This forum can be of great help, if you use it properly.

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If you want to try an indoors one try out the radio shack double bow tie. Alot of it depends on your location and situation. I live on the side what people from flat states would consider a small mountain with a clear line of sight to the transmission source ~ 25 miles away. On the other hand the antenna is inside my stucco and wire house and the floor it is on has the line of sight blocked by trees. With all of this I get signal strengths in the mid 90s. Good luck.


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OK, but for those of us that are still searching for a great OTA UHF antennae, what do you guys specifically recommend? I have to pull from about 35 miles and go through a few branches. Recommendatons?
I use a TERK TV55 which I have hanging from the rafters in my attic. I live 55 miles from Orlando and get their HD stations with a mid 90 signal strength.

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I'm using that TV55 and so far no luck in Baltimore. I'm getting better signal with rabbit ears. I'm going to try to adjust it tonight and see it it picks up anything.

Has anyone used the ChannelMaster 4251? That looks pretty nice.

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Regarding the TERK TV55... alot of people bash this antennae... I've found it to be very good. I'm not sure people are aware of the fact that it is highly directional, so you need to go to a site like, http://www.antennaweb.org/antennaweb/ to properly aim the antennae.

Obviously this won't work for everyone, as some people have broadcasting signals coming from all directions... but if you aim it right, you can definately get signal.

As for the question from the original poster... I have friends that have trees that get signal from 35 miles away using an internal set top box. I wouldn't stress it too much, just aim it right!
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Thanks to all you folks for the great input. I am encouraged! I am gonna try the Channel Master route, with a check on Winegard. I have heard mixed on the Terk...although as one poster noted, maybe it is highly directional...I need something of moderate, though no great width.
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Can any moderator/administrator change the topic in this thread from "HDTV" to antennas for HDTV or something more specific and then move it to the hardware section where it seems to belong?

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