With a 70° beamwidth pattern delivers a clear DTV signal.
4.5 dBi peak gain
For concentrating radiated power from a specific direction. Optimized for the UHF band and provides nominal reception of high VHF band signals.
Table- or wall-mountable
For optimal placement.
Best Buy Customer Reviews
Great Alternative to Paying Cable Provider!
Posted by: HappyCamperInNC from: North Carolina on
I owned one of these and gave it to a friend; ended up buying one for myself so I could get rid of the monthly "converter box" fee being charged by my provider. It will pay for itself in no time. And it is so easy to install. After running a scan with my TV remote, I picked up 40 channels with no problem!
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Works great in our high rise...
Posted by: mikenm258 from: Houston, TX on
We live in a Houston galleria-area high rise and purchased this antenna as a replacement for cable. The connected coax cable plugs right into your tv and less than two minutes from opening the box we had 67 channels (14 of which are both English-speaking and HD). I am very impressed with the picture, which is completely clear and legitimate HD quality. We have a 46" Samsung 8500 series and the channels look identical to the picture we had from cable. I had no idea an antenna this cheap and easy to set up could give me exactly the same picture I got from HD cable.
Our antenna is set up in an exterior room and is more than 20 floors up. I did not have to place the antenna by a window or tilt/adjust it in anyway. I literally just plugged it in out of the box and got clear HD while the antenna was sitting on the floor.
I don't know if this product works differently at ground level or further away from the loop, but for us it has been awesome.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Posted by: jcollier3rd from: Bowie, MD on
I bought this antenna based on some of the reviews I read online and the price I was willing to pay for a HD antenna. Installation was as simple as screwing the video cable in back of the TV. My TV has an auto signal search like most do these days and I was excited to see I had 16 channels I would be able to watch for free!!! Watching them proved to be the big letdown. At first great HD channels Movie like picture and then… pixilation, screen freeze, and poor sound tracking. This thing lost more channels than the Nationals last season without Stephen Strasburg! I tried repositioning the antenna for better reception but the thing will not hold a signal. I took it back to BestBuy and they returned it with no problems.
11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Posted by: MDD1976 from: on
This antenna picks up over 120 local channels. Some that I didn't know existed but caught my attention! Great deal!
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
So far so good
Posted by: PrairieHawk from: Moorhead, MN on
I bought this antenna so I can get rid of my expensive cable. I thought the antenna was a little spendy but it's still less than a month's cable service. Setup was easy; I had to experiment a bit with the best positioning, but now I am pulling in all my local channels.
Here on the Great Plains the transmitters are considerably farther away than they are in more populated areas; my NBC transmitter is 45 miles out. I'm watching NBC right now, on a windy day (which often causes problems with reception), and there is no blockiness or breaking up of the picture.
So far I am very satisfied with my purchase. BTW, on my box it says this model has a peak gain of 4.5 dBi.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Waterboy from: on
If you move this antennae a quarter of an inch you go from 4 to 17 channels. If you walk by it you lose signal. Not what I hoped for.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Home from: on
Very clear quality pictures. All local channels are better than cable and it is FREE
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Good antenna, High Rise dwellers beware.
Posted by: Kevbo38 from: Houston, Texas on
I bought this antenna (though the one I got has a separate and optional amplifier). I live in a high rise in downtown Houston. I couldn't get my local ABC, CBS, & PBS affiliates when I placed it next to my tv. Simply adjusting the position isn't really that easy since you have to run a new scan (4 mins) each time you move it. My tv doesn't allow you to manually input known channels. I used a coax cable extender and an additional coax cable to run the antenna out to my balcony (17th floor), ran the scan and received EVERY channel available. Awesome picture, no pixilation so far, and no loss of signal when moving around my apartment...Only problem is, I have to leave the antenna sitting over my sliding glass window with an ugly coax cable running across the floor. I haven't yet cancelled my UVerse as I'm just not sure I want to be stuck with this look. Antenna works great and I'm not using the amplifier, just the antenna.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
best purchase EVER!
Posted by: globetrotter2012 from: san francisco on
before this my tv had been hooked up to my apt's outlet and i have been getting free basic tv. then on october 1st, comcast decided to force everyone to have a special box to watch even the most basic channels. but the thing is that i hate comcast- i absolutely hate their guts and didn't want to give them any of my hard-earned money. i mean $30 a month for limited basic tv is outrageous.
so for 7 weeks, i was cable-less. i would watch my favorite tv shows online the next day and it was fine... but i missed watching shows on my pretty hdtv 52 inch flat screen tv. i miss having background noise when i am cooking or doing work. luckily, my dad hateS comcast too and he had been researching ways to give the middle finger to comcast. one day he surprised me with this antenna as a present. and you know what? it's one of the best presents ever!
i live in san francisco and got 51 channels through this antenna. the reception is great and the images are crystal clear. the setup is incredible easy too- just hook up the antenna to your tv, set your tv to air/antenna and scan.
TAKE THAT COMCAST! *happy dance
10 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Works for a friend; but not for me
Posted by: AndyG from: on
While my friend on the side of the mountain where the tv towers can be seen received excellent reception. Unfortunately, my location has the top of a hill between my home and the tv towers. I was unable to pick up anything at all. Before purchasing I would recommend looking closely at an individuals location and where the signals come from.