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Antennas Direct - Multidirectional Outdoor HDTV Antenna - Black/Silver

Enjoy a crisp digital TV signal with this Antennas Direct DB8-E HDTV antenna, which features a bowtie design for optimized reception of DTV channels from more than 70 miles away from broadcast towers. The weatherproof design ensures durable outdoor use.
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Antennas Direct 8-Element Bowtie Extended Long-Range HDTV Antenna
    • Assembly and Installation Instructions
    • Mounting hardware

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (53 out of 58)

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    Features


    More than 70-mile range

    Along with up to 17.4dBi gain delivers clear, brilliant DTV reception.

    Bowtie design

    Provides optimal reception of core DTV channels.

    Multidirectional capability

    Utilizes brackets that enable turning in a 180° loop, allowing flexible targeting of transmitting towers.

    75 ohms impedance

    Helps ensure efficient performance.

    Designed for outdoor or attic use

    For optimal placement. The weatherproof design helps protect the antenna from the elements.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews

    91%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent OTA reception.

      Posted
      OTAperfection

      I am in north central Indiana and about 75 - 80 miles from any broadcast tower north and south. I have been receiving OTA channels for about a year now using the Antennacraft UBU55 UHF / VHF combo antenna and picked up about 24 channels from Indianapolis. On a very clear night I would sometimes get stations from as far away as Chicago but these would quickly go away when it was cloudy. I started my search for a stronger UHF antenna and ended up purchasing the Antenna Direct DB8e based on reviews posted online. It was very easy to assemble and install. I stacked this antenna with my UBU55 and it is about 40 ft up on the tower. Now for the best part. On the day I installed this antenna it was a very cloudy and gloomy day and was drizzling rain. After the install was complete I performed a channel scan for the first time. Here is the best part. After the scan I was very amazed that I picked up 30+ channels from Northern Indiana (the direction the DB8e antenna was pointing). These channels have a very strong signal and 90% of them are in HD. Cable and satellite can not touch the picture quality OTA provides. All of these stations are 75 - 80 miles from my location and the DB8e pulls them in as if they were next door. The DB8e antenna has been in use for about 3 days now and I still have no loss in signal. I am very impressed with this antenna and I will be ordering another one to replace the UBU55 all together so I can have one pointed north and one pointed south. A year ago I was paying over $100.00 for satellite tv. Now I have all the stations I need and they are absolutely free. So if you are wanting to cut the satellite or cable tv cord then you can not go wrong purchasing this antenna. It rocks.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Reception w/Signal Booster

      Posted
      VAOUTDOORS
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      Since moving to a new house about a year and a half ago, our TV signal has been marginal. It was decent during the winter months, provided that the weather was good; we would often lose all channels except one once the tree foliage developed during the summer months. After reading the other reviews, I decided to give this antenna a try; I also added a signal booster to the system since my only aesthetic installation option was low to the ground, underneath a porch (metal roof prevents acceptable attic installation). After assembly and installation, we reprogrammed our TVs and found that we are now able to pick up several additional channels, even during the summer months. Overall, I am very satisfied with this purchase. I would have rated it 5 stars, but the antenna packaging was not suitable for standard shipping methods. The box was open when it arrived, and it did not appear that it had been subjected to any rough/abusive handling. Fortunately, the antenna was not damaged and no parts were lost. I would recommend that the manufacturer upgrade the packing box, or that Best Buy put the manufacturer's box inside another, heavier box for shipping.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent reception 25 channels in rural area

      Posted
      HppyPhnUser
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I decided to cut the cord but was hesitant because of my location and obstacles. I had tried another antenna but it didn't meet my expectations. This was installed on an old dish mast mount and upon installation I was able to receive 25 local channels. My residence sits behind a hill and I was concerned I would need much more height on the mast but decided to try it first. It works great! I disconnected the cable companies connection and connected directly to the previously installed cabling. This antenna is connected to a powered distribution amplifier in my home and 4 TVs and each gets the same channels as the one closest to the antenna connection coming in the house. I would definitely recommend this product. As a note I am approximately 50 miles from the transmitters.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Works as Advertised

      Posted
      Robert

      Works as advertised. Very easy to assemble (15 minutes). Note you do need a 8mm wrench or socket for assembly. Requirement not noted in the instructions. Also need a 7/16 wrench to tighten the coaxial cables. I am located 30 miles outside Omaha. Placed unit in my adduct knowing range may be hindered. TV's (2 Sony, 1 Pioneer & 1 Samsung) all have good signals (80%) and clear screens with no pixlization. Reason for purchase, AT&T (DirecTV) in contract dispute with local channel. Also rates of cable seem to always be in the rise. Been with DirecTV since '97' and preparing to cut the cord. Reduced service package with D-TV so basically they (AT&T) are paying for the antenna and the eventual loosing of a 20 year customer. Here's to Cutting the Cord! Thanks Best Buy!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing HD Antenna

      Posted
      SignedJeremyB
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I installed this in an attic mount on a single story house. I can pull in 37 channels, through trees and over hills. I get stations from as far as 50 miles away, at very high signal strength. Going to be cutting out dishnetwork now that I have this baby. I could probably pull in another 15-20 more channels if it was mounted outside, but since I get all the ones I wanted anyway and it would probably be more junk channels like old movies and such I didn't bother. Plus I preferred to have the antenna indoor out of the elements. It should last forever installed like that. Only minor complaint is that it is expensive, but was on sale for a fairly reasonable price, and not paying 2 months of dish pays for it entirely.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Met Expections as advertised, in Wrentham, MA.

      Posted
      BradB
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      Prior to purchase, I investigated on-line the topic of switch to broadcast digital TV from cable subscribed TV. I was fed up with cable, having to subsidize for channels I do not want. Found a good on-line tool for reception assessment for antenna selection and height elevation. The Omni directional 70 mile radius capable antenna I purchased and installed proved excellent. Set up was simple with my Visio "smart" TV. It did an initial spectrum scan and delivered 50 channels of viewing. I am very pleased and I am saving over $100/month in cable service billing.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The best HD TV antenna–here's why ...

      Posted
      RedEd
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I can't say enough positive about this antenna. It performs better than the manufacturer's rating, and is well made. I put it in an attic and it delivers excellent signal quality pulling in stations I didn't expect to get. One nice thing about this antenna is that the left and right reflectors can be aimed separately, so you have the choice of either aiming it at more stations, or focusing all of its power in one direction. That flexibility is really nice. It's a little complicated to assemble, and this particular model doesn't include a mounting post, but those are minor issues.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Antenna We've Used

      Posted
      Klondike
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      We’ve had the DB8-E installed for about nine months now and it works great. The DB8-E can pull in signals from two different directions or get excellent reception from one direction. Where we live, the TV antenna towers are in two main groups about 110 degrees apart. We have been able to get reception from both groups by aiming one of the arrays toward one group and the other array toward the other group. This was not the case with the other antennas we tried (Mohu Sky, ANT751, and DB2-E).

      I would recommend this to a friend




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