This RCA ANT1275F amplified antenna works with most ATSC digital and NTSC analog tuners to pick up HD and standard-definition broadcast signals. SmartBoost technology strengthens weak signals for reliable performance when storms block transmissions.
Finally cable free!
Posted by: brammy from: on
I had no intention of going this far but after a 12 month Sling Deal I figured why not??
Asked a salesman about a "cheap" but good antenna and was pointed to this item. I have tried several antenna to get broadcast stations and none had done the job. After a learning curve of how to get my television to auto scan, I was shocked and delighted that this picked up 16 channels. That's the equivalent to old school basic cable!
I do get pixelation occasionally but I got that with my HDTV cable box. The funniest part is. That this antenna made me realize my providers service was less than stellar HD. The picture is actually better, sharper, and clearer with this antenna!
81 out of 86 found this review helpful.
Does what it says
Posted by: GeorgeP from: on
This thing does one thing, it works. It plugs in and the TV picks 100+ channels. 85 are useless, It feels like actually getting cable, where you pay for 300 channels and you only watch maybe 10. Except they're free.
59 out of 61 found this review helpful.
The Smart Choice
Posted by: Sean from: on
I was looking for an antenna; so I went to Best Buy, and spoke to a representative there who told me about the added benefits of "amplified" antennas and "multidirectional" antennas. After hearing this, I settled on a TERK antenna that was both multidirectional and amplified. After getting home, and setting up the $80+ TERK antenna, I was disappointed to find that it only picked up 17 channels--mostly Oldies. So I did some research, brought back the TERK, and bought this RCA Amplified antenna, which has exceeded the TERK in terms of performance, while saving me $50+. Go with the RCA if you wanna pick up more channels for less money.
75 out of 81 found this review helpful.
Didn't work for us
Posted by: AlanFromAustin from: Austin, TX on
I'm not going to trash this product just because it didn't work for us. I helped my daughter set up her grad school apartment in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The apartment is on the first floor of a building, and this antenna just didn't pull in enough signal to get even the local stations, and the ones it did pick up pixelated and froze whenever a train went by. There isn't enough cord on the antenna for us to get it close to a window, which might have helped. We exchanged it for a 50 mile amplified antenna, and that worked much better.
This antenna might work for you, depending on your location, your position within a building, and TV placement. I'm cheap by nature, so I bought this one to see if it would work for me. It didn't, so I exchanged for a slightly more expensive one that did. If you have the patience, that's what I would recommend.
Also, understand that antenna placement (and moving the little rabbit ear like things) might make a difference, so you have to be willing to fiddle with it a bit.
57 out of 64 found this review helpful.
Best product/cost for your Digital Antenna needs
Posted by: InStLouis from: on
I changed from a flat type to this amplified antenna and the picture quality improved drastically for all my local channels. It even picked up some new ones I didn't even know were there. Very satisfied.
31 out of 31 found this review helpful.
Perfect for cord-cutting
Posted by: Gilgunderson from: on
I purchased this antenna to pick up what I assumed would be a limited amount of channels after I decided to terminate my cable account. I expected to get, at most, like 20 channels. Instead, this deceptively powerful antenna gets a whopping 60 channels. Admittedly most of these channels are those that I'll consciously watch, but for the ones I do, this antenna brings the images in perfectly. Finding the proper place for the antenna is key, so make sure you have space that is preferably off any metallic surface and with an unobstructed LOS to the sky. Once you do, connect this to your TV, run your scan, and enjoy.
40 out of 43 found this review helpful.
More channels received than expected
Posted by: Virginia from: on
My husband and I watch TV on basic channels for news and regular TV programs. We don't have cable at home. We recently received a free TV that needs an antenna so we could received decent signal. This RCA indoor antenna did a good job of receiving great signal. I have the TV in the 2nd floor of the house. The antenna is close to the window. We received more channels than the TV we have downstairs...more channels which we haven't had before. The reception that we get is great. I guess getting the best reception depends on where the device (TV and antenna) is placed.
29 out of 32 found this review helpful.
Posted by: 3YorkiesMom from: on
Changing to over-the-air from cable and satellite is a tough decision. You wonder what you will ever be able to see. And after years of cable and satellite clarity of reception, you hark back to those years of static and poor quality of picture. This little model looks chicer and sleeker than the old rabbit-ear sets of yesteryear and was a breeze to set up with my smart tv. This and a couple subscriptions give me an extensive amount to watch in HD, and saves us over $100 monthly. Yay, technology! You've come a long way.
19 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Works very well.
Posted by: Amazing22 from: on
Clear signal. Good range gives us many channels to choose from. Would definitely recommend. I am very happy with this purchase, I was concerned that I was not buying the best because this model did not cost as much as others available but the range and output listed on box told me this was a very good option. So please don't just buy the most expensive would be a waste of your money. This is perfect.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Good for local broadcasts without the cable co.
Posted by: David from: Burbank, CA on
I was looking forward to this since I cut the cord and even though I subscribe to a tv streaming service I thought this would be good as a backup. Unfortunately, I was not able to grab any of the local stations no matter how many times I tried. When reading the troubleshooting guide I discovered that since I live in a valley with mountains surrounding the area, the signal may not be getting through to me and I would probably need an external antennae to pull the local broadcasts in. So for now its in its box. I bought this as a bundle, but I may be able to use it in the future.