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What kind of an antenna do you need to receive local network TV HDTV programming with HDTV card such as AccessTV?

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I don't actually have the Silver Sensor, but I was under the impression it is strictly UHF ? So it will depend whether your local stations are broadcasting on UHF or VHF channels. If VHF, then the Silver Sensor is not the right antenna for you.


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Here's two antennae I've personally seen work very well:

Terk TV55 $129.95

Terk TV35 $129.95


I'm not sure what the differences are yet.

Depending on where you are, you may get most of the digital locals with something as cheap and simple as an RCA set-top rabbit ears antenna.


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Depending upon your distance, you may want to consider the channel master or Radio shack antennas. I am using a Radio Shack UHF only antenna, cost ~40 bucks and a Channel Master PreAmp and 100ft of RG6. Antenna in the attic, and I am 60+ miles from the transmitters and get all of the local channels with 75+ reception.


Terk antennas are much more expensive and from what Ive heard not worth the money.


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I've seen that most people that have tried TERK antennas think they are a POS. And over priced.

If you are looking for a good relatively small amplified antenna,the Winegard GS-2000 SENSAR if very good. It can be mounted very high on an outdoor mast without guy wire because it is about 3'x 8" x4" in size and weighs about 3 pounds

from www.dishdepot.com


$ 59.95 + $ 9.95 Shipping & Handling

Antenna: Winegard GS-2000 Amplified Bi-Directional

 

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Starsaur, Keep in mind that if you buy the AccessDTV card from www.digitalconnection.com (currently the only place that sells it, I THINK), it comes with a silver sensor antenna - widely regarded as one of the best HDTV antennae around.


Good luck!


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Hi starsaur, this chanal master antenna was rated one of the best for HDTV: http://www.starkelectronic.com/allant.htm

UHF ANTENNAS: CHANNELS 14-83


Pictured below is the CM #4248 DIAMOND QUANTUM I consider it the best UHF tv antenna on the market today. It is priced right, has good gain (apx.14 db), is strong, has much less windload than a parabolic (so it won't pull down every winter) and has VHF feed-thru so you can easily combine the 4248 to any VHF antenna without couplers or joiners and run down one transmission line. The 4247 is a similar smaller antenna for suburban location


PICTURED


CM # 4248 80"LONG FRINGE UHF ANTENNA COST $47.49


NEED MORE GAIN ADD A PRE-AMP like a CM 7775 or Winegard AP4800


best regards artur
 
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