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Indoor DTV Antenna Reviews

What is the best DTV antenna for my house, apartment, or condo?

One of the most important factors in determining which type of antenna you’ll need for receiving dtv signals, is by figuring out how far TV broadcast towers are from your house or dwelling. Estimating this distance might be difficult to do on your own, but we’ve found a useful website that’ll calculate the distance for you (free). www.tvfool.com – Just click on the “Start Here” at tvfool and enter your zip code for detailed broadcast tower distance results from your location.

Indoor antennas
A good indoor antenna can receive digital television signals approximately 15-20 miles away from broadcast towers depending on your area topography.  Your results may vary depending on objets like hills, mountains, or trees that can deflect signals from reaching your antenna.

On to the reviews…

Terk HDTVa Indoor Amplified High-Definition Antenna

Positive:
Easy Setup
UHF and VHF Elements (Recommended by most news channels for indoor reception)
Preassembled
Amplified and optimized to receive both UHF and VHF channels
High-gain antenna array can be oriented horizontally or vertically for optimum reception
Strong fit and finish

Negative:
Slightly directional design may require adjustment for some channels depending on location from broadcast towers

The bottom line:
One of the most visually appealing DTV antennas to hit the market this last year. #1 seller at Amazon for indoor antennas, and highly regarded at HDTV and DTV forums as the goto antenna for indoor digital television reception.

Product Description:
Product Dimensions: 5.4 pounds
Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
ASIN: B0007MXZB2
Item model number: HDTVA

Antennas Direct DB2 Multi Directional HDTV Antenna

Positive:
Easy setup!
Preassembled
11.4 dB Gain, Strong performance across entire UHF band (Channels 14-69)
Fit and finish is good

Negative:
Not the prettiest looking anenna on the market

The bottom line:
Performance designed antenna that may go the extra distance over the Terk HDTVa antenna with receiving digital signals. The author of this article uses this antenna, and has it situated behind the TV cabinet out of view from anyone in the living room.

Product Description:
Product Dimensions: 4 x 19 x 12 inches ; 5 pounds
Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
ASIN: B000EHUE7I
Item model number: DB2

Winegard SS-3000 Amplified Indoor UHF/VHF Antenna

Positive:
Easy Setup and minimal adjustment needed with mounting
Preassembled
Scatter Plane Technology To Receive Indoor Direct and Reflected Signals

Negative:
long profile design may not be suitable for placing this antenna on a small table or on top of an equipment cabinet

The bottom line:
This antenna is a close tie with the Antennas Direct DB2, but offers better VHF performance and may provide better performance across the UHF band too.

Product Description:

Product Dimensions: 27 x 4.5 x 5 inches ; 3.3 pounds
Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
ASIN: B001DFZ5II
Item model number: SS-3000

WINEGARD SS-3000 AMPLIFIED INDOOR U/V ANTENNAHIGH-PERFORMANCE INDOOR ANTENNA; SCATTER PLANE TECHNOLOGY TO RECEIVE INDOOR DIRECT and REFLECTED SIGNALS; PRECISION-MOUNTED ELECTRONICS FOR ULTRA EFFICIENT TRANSFER OF DIGITAL SIGNAL; COMPACT DESIGN FOR ANY HOME DCOR; RANGE UP TO 30 MILESZONE 1 (YELLOW/GREEN) ;

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