Enjoy a variety of free-to-air programs with this RCA amplified indoor antenna. Smartboost technology amplifies weak signals so that you can pick up television stations up to 40 miles away from the broadcast tower. Enjoy both UHF and VHF stations without paid television subscriptions with this RCA amplified indoor antenna.
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For simple operation with your existing television.
Receives HDTV, FM, UHF and VHF signals
So you can enjoy your favorite broadcasts.
6' antenna cable
Permits flexible placement.
Overall Customer Rating
3.7 (1901 Reviews)
76% of customers recommend this product.
Great - just remember the variables
Posted by: LowdownLee from: Richmond, CA on
So odd to have a set of rabbit ears atop the TV. But ridiculous cable prices and way too much lousy cable broadcasts will do that! The antenna sets up easy - I plugged it into the outlet, plugged it into my HDTV. Voila! 15 or so channels, about half of them local HDTV boradcasts that came in beautiful!
But remember the variables will make you happy, not the antenna. Do you have an HDTV with a converter built-in or a separate converter? Do you live in an area where you'd get decent aireal reception anyway? Does your TV/converter process an HD signal well? Is your TV 1080 or 720? Do you have a 120mhtz TV to make your action clearer? All of these things have EVERYTHING to do with your HD experience. Your antenna is just landing a signal. If you don't get many channels, or the picture is not the greatest, it may not be the fault of the antenna.
24 out of 25 found this review helpful.
Better than basic cable
Posted by: tbowersox from: Rochester, NY on
I was on the fence about getting an antenna, but couldn't justify paying for the same channels with basic cable. After giving this antenna a try, I know I made the right decision. It was ready to hook up out of the box and I immediately got crystal clear reception from all of our digital stations (including a few channels that we're available from our basic cable).
Best of all, the picture quality and aspect ratio blows basic cable's HD channels out of the water. My Toshiba HDTV finally gets to take advantage of the program lineups and descriptions that cable never provided.
Granted, I live in the city limits so I can pick up all of the broadcasts easily; so I can't attest to how well this works if you live far away from the nearest stations. But all-in-all, if you're looking for an inexpensive alternative to basic cable, I would highly recommend this product.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Worked Right Out of the Box!
Posted by: TK3425 from: Los Angeles on
I honestly believe that the picture quality is going to depend where you live, and where you place this antenna.
I love in Los Angeles, on the 2nd story of a 2 story apartment building near downtown. I hooked this to my 52" Samsung TV, plugged it in and put it on the window sill. Extended the rabbit ear antennas, turned on the amp and then did an auto scan with my TV.
It found 149 HD channels! And they all work! Local stations like CBS, NBC, KTLA, ABC, KCAL, FOX, KCOP are all clear and crisp! Heck, overall quality for me was better than DirecTV!!! I'm VERY satisfied with this antenna. But again, for me, Its placed at the window sill 20 feet off the ground. So, I'm sure your quality or what you pick up is really going to depend on where the antenna is placed. If you live in the basement, I don't know what you'll get.
My only complaint is that the coax cord is a little short. It's probably 6 foot, but my TV is about 10 feet away from the window sill. So I'll need a coax extension.
Other than that, this is a great antenna. I was hesitant at first but figured I'd give it a shot. Super happy, 149 channels later, goodbye forever DirecTV! Between this, Hulu and my AppleTV, I'm set.
Definitely recommend, if you have a good place to put it. I'm including a picture from ABC that I took with my iPhone of the picture quality.
16 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Eric714 from: OC, CA on
I went to Best Buy and purchased 4 antennas since I knew each will produce different results... tried them one after another. they all had poor quality and didn't pick up channels I usually get w/ analog.
I then tried the RCA amplified indoor antenna and boy was I IMPRESSED!! I received CBS, NBC, KTLA, ABC, KCAL, FOX and KCOP, all of which are pretty darn clear. on top of these channels, there were about 20 more channels.
I paid $40 for this product and after seeing the results and comparing it to other antennas, I would have paid double!
14 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Prepare to be amazed
Posted by: KINGSHEP from: on
First off, the picture quality truly is much better than cable, that statement needs to be repeated, the picture quality truly is much better than cable.
Once you buy and get this antenna home all you do is plug in the power cord that's attached to the antenna into a power outlet and screw in the cable wire that is also attached to the antenna into your T.V. You are then done hooking up your amplified antenna to you T.V.
Now just go into your T.V. Settings then into your Antenna settings and choose the appropriate box, you then scan for digital signals (TV channels) and your done.
For those of us that remember the good old days of rabbit ears and free TV you will be smiling and amazed
you honest to goodness do not need to pay for a cable subscription to watch television anymore.
I pulled in about 67 channels, of those 15 Spanish channels 5 Asian Chanel's 3 Arabic Chanel's a couple European channels 3 Classic TV channels to see old western cowboy movies, Hogans Heros, the Dick VanDyke show and the like not to mention about 5 music channels a few channels such as 2,4,7,9 and 11 have HD and none HD sub channels but the HD channels need to be seen to be believed
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Worked for me.
Posted by: ZiegReview from: Rockville, MD on
I've been a rabbit ears user for ages now but with the digital switch, suffering through screen snow to watch something with poor reception is no longer an option. After attaching aluminum foil to one of the antennas in order to watch the super bowl last year we decided it was time to look into getting a better antenna and this is the one that worked.
The first one (AntennaDirect ClearStream Micron) we tried turned out to be UHF only which got us 4, 5, and a handful of other minor stations and at no better reception than we'd had before. Channels 7 and 9 didn't come in at all since they're VHF.
We tried this one next and were disappointed the first night to find that we got 7 and 9 clearly but now got nothing else. However the antennas on this one can each angle and swivel separately so I had hope that there was an angle that would work which I just hadn't found yet. The next day I found that moving the antenna away from the digital receiver box greatly improved reception. Now with the antenna on top of the TV and the receiver down beside it we get pretty much everything except 9 (which I'm working on). I'm happy enough with the results that I actually created an account just to give this a positive review.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Great reception for price
Posted by: WorshipGod247 from: Fresno, CA on
This product has enhanced the signal on the major digital netowrk channels FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS. I had gotten a $10 digital HDTV tuner antenna and I picked up the digital HD network channels but the problem was that there was a blotchy signal... it would break up and the picture would freeze and unfreeze and it just was annoying. So far after purchasing this product... I have since rescanned for channels and this amplified antenna has picked up 45 digital channels compared to 16 with the $10 antenna... most of them are the spanish channels but thats ok some of them are HD so its pretty to watch. Every once and awhile the signal will stutter and than it lasts only a split second. I can deal with that.
I would highly recommend this HDTV Amplified Antenna for your HDTV if you do not have cable. This is a great product and I am happy with the performance thus far. I have only had it for one day but I am already happy with the improvement it has made in the signal and picture.
6 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Not good in the city
Posted by: bdmtv8tr from: San Francisco, CA on
I live in San Francisco, just a few miles from most broadcast towers.
I purchased this antenna with the hope of getting an HD signal for the superbowl. It pulled in some channels, but with interference on almost every one. The interference was such that either the audio or video would drop for several seconds at a time or more, making the TV unwatchable. It didn't seem to matter whether I used the optional signal boost or not.
In frustration, I plugged in my old standard antenna that I bought for less than $10 and it worked like a dream. I got more channels, and even better, when there was interference, it was mainly just pixelation or lasted for a second or less. I returned the RCA and am still using the bargain antenna with no complaints.
PS - if you need advice about how to adjust your antenna to get good reception, go to http://www.antennaweb.org, it will tell you exactly where the towers are and how to orient your antenna
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Boost feature makes a difference
Posted by: B92MOR from: Madison, WI on
I originally had a simple RCA antenna before returning it for its amplified cousin. You still have to take some effort to position the antenna, but after that it works just fine and picks up all the over-the-air HD channels.
As a side note: it still gets skippy when it's raining or snowing outside, but if you're going to cut your Cable you have to accept there will be a few side effects.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
A must have....
Posted by: DJBennybee from: Bronx, N.Y. on
Living in the Bronx I was affected by Cablevision's dispute with Fox5 and My9. I read the reviews for this and have to admit I was very hesitant and didn't think it was going to work. Boy was I wrong.
I took it out the box and hooking it up was a simple process. I just hooked it up to my HD tv via my coaxle hook up in the back of my tv and ran the search for channels. I have my antena sitting right next to my TV. It took about 15 minutes for the antena to scan and not only did it find all my local channels in HD, but I have 20 other channels that I never knew I could receive.
It picks up both HD and SD channels. Most in HD. They look amazing. They look better than the ones coming off of Cablevision's service. It is a amped antena so a plug is required and the coaxle cable that comes with is is about 5 feet long.
I am watching the ALCS on Fox right now in crystal clear HD. This product was worth the money and some.