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I am under the impression (correct me if I am wrong) that the bulk of an outdoor antenna is for VHF reception. If I don't care a wit about VHF channels and would like a powerful UHF antenna (for HDTV only) that doesn't look like a trainwreck (i.e. relatively inconspicuous), what are my options?


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There are VHF antennas, UHF antennas and combo VHF/UHF antennas. There are different types (Yagi, bowtie, etc.) of each.


The primary considerations for a UHF antenna for HDTV use are how far you are from the broadcast tower, what's between you and the tower and what's around you, such as mountains, buildings and/or trees. You may be able to get by with a $18 Radio Shack double bowtie antenna on top of your TV or you may need a large antenna on a 50' mast.


For an idea of what's available and suggestions for your location, check out ChannelMaster, www.channelmaster.com and AntennaWeb, www.antennaweb.org.


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