RCA - Multidirectional Indoor HDTV Antenna - Gloss Black

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Optimized for VHF and UHF frequencies, this RCA ANTB25 antenna works with most ATSC digital tuners and NTSC analog tuners when signals are present, including HDTV and standard definition, to offer a reliable backup for when storms block transmission.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Multidirectional Indoor HDTV Antenna
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
78% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2004 out of 2580)

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Features


Compatible with most ATSC digital and NTSC analog tuners

Supports up to 1080i high-definition for quality audio and video. Also supports standard-definition signals.

360° multidirectional design

Helps ensure minimal required adjustment.

Optimized for VHF and UHF signals

To provide clear reception with reduced noise from nonbroadcast TV frequencies.

Attached coaxial cable

Set to 75 ohms impedance to match the antenna and tuner requirements.

Integrated keyhole slots

Make it easy to mount the antenna on a wall (requires additional fastener, not included).

Tabletop placement

Lets you situate the antenna next to your TV. A slim profile and gloss black finish offer a sleek, stylish complement.


Overall customer rating

3.9
78%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Pick up channel NBC 5

    Posted
    Sassy
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    I was looking for an affordable antenna to watch NFL games. The representative was very professional but stated that this antenna could lay flat and didn't have to be hung very high or in a window. I ask that very question because I tested an older more thin plastic type model that a family member owned.Although it picked up all regular stations The only way it didn't freeze up my stations was when it was hung very high and in the window. I decided to purchase this model as it seem to be a more advance up to date current model and based upon the rep feedback. After purchasing, I did a search for all analog & digital stations and it still doesn't pick up NBC channel 5. It has been repositioned higher and over a picture frame but it still freezes up, constantly juggling with it. It appears I will have to move my furniture where the tv sits next to the window to determine if it picks up channel 5. I still contemplating returning exchanging it. I don't like the way it has to be hung, looks horrible.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Combination Antenna/Trivet

    Posted
    Charles3000
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    This is a great item as it serves two purposes. BONUS! First it is a great antenna as far as antennas go. I mean, come on, if you are using an antenna these days, you are getting what you ask for. You really can't expect too much from any antennas on the market today, and this is not the antenna's fault. The new antennas are pretty much like the old antennas; you get bad reception, but different in that instead of just getting just fuzzy reception, they freeze frame, (da da da de da be be be be be da da da da da (come on, sing along, you know the tune!) and cut out completely. And like I said previously, NOT the antenna's fault as it does what it is suppose to do, it is the broadcasting system that is at fault. Since broadcasting switched to digital a few years back reception of anything over an antenna is pretty much terrible, so quit trying to get by without a monthly cable bill! Oh, but the item does also make a great trivet if you have too many hot dishes and not enough of grandma's potholders around. I recommend everyone buy this item in case of an emergency situation where your cable goes down and you need an antenna to frustrate you until your frustrating cable or (god forbid) your satellite dish is back up and... ahem... functional. Sorry, did I say it isn't the antenna's fault?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not Good

    Posted
    DynastyOak
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    As billed and reviewed this isn't as good as you'd think. You have to put this as close as possible to an external window as you can to get 60-70% of an old fashioned rabbit ear with loop type antennae. I also bought an amplified rabbit ear RCA for another room. It worked better in "ALL" positions than this one did in either location. Here is the deal breaker. Living room is 10 feet from a large kitchen window, and 5 feet from a double glass patio door. With the idiotic 4 foot antennae cable permanently attached no direction at any distance could get this to perform as good as, get that, "as good as" a 4 year old ancient non-powered rabbit ear. Now the bedroom is closed off, 1 small 18"x48' window over 12 feet away from TV and antennae on an internal wall. The signal just 'squared' the 2-3 channels it did get. Powered rabbit ear picked up 3 extra channels and 2 more that were audio only or encrypted at 70-80% strength. This is worthless.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very sensitive to movement

    Posted
    Pcordnsuch
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    I decided to ditch cable after moving to a new house. I found I missed TV, after a while, so I went and looked for an antenna. I bought this at the recommendation of a store employee. This was plug and play and very easy to add to my entertainment system. The color matches the finish of my sound bar, so it is hardly noticeable. It seems powerful enough and picks up several channels. The only problem is that it is very sensitive to movement. Literal one inch of movement will cause me to loose the channels the antenna had found. Running the scan feature on the TV will result in a whole different set. After dealing with this problem, I finally gave up on watching TV. I had gotten rid of the box/receipt and can’t return it. So, now I just have a flat plastic plate just sitting there. It blends in with the top of my subwoofer, so it isn’t noticeable, though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This little unit does the trick!

    Posted
    SIGSAUER
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    I've had this unit for just at two months and have been nothing but happy with my purchase choice. It just plain does what it advertises. Currently this antenna is connected to a HDTV tuner that is plugged into my computer and since the first day of use it has outperformed any other amplified antenna I have used before. Pros: It's much more compact and easy to place "out of the way" than more traditional antennas. Once in place you can just leave it be with no need for any adjustments. Fairly long cables to connect the antenna to your tuner/TV. Cons: None that I have encountered to date. I am located within 8 miles of the three main broadcast antennas for our local TV stations. In fact, you can see them from my front door. All the other broadcast antennas for other stations are located at least 25 miles away which was why I was looking for something that could pull those signals in, all the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Needs proper placement to get all channels

    Posted
    Evll
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    The product reviews I read stated it received channels a certain distance from the residence. The multidirectional claims are not as multidirectional as they claim. I notice that twisting the unit into different positions get varied results and wish I had spent a little more for a better unit (but almost feel that even then, the claims may be misleading). I scan and rescan for channels in different positions and get different results. Even now in a better location, I get teh same results. One time I get no analog and 24 digital channels. Move the unit and I get no analog and 18 digital (and I am within 20 miles of most all of the channels). Sad to have a multidirectional unit that you still have to find a sweet spot for in order to maximize channels. In the last place the unit worked best in a very odd position that required me to use boxes and hooks to hang to maximize channels.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works better than expected

    Posted
    glenn29
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    I've always been a little hesitant to trust over the air HDTV but just moved to a new residence and we are only about 15 miles from a pretty decent sized metro area, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I've set this up in my basement for now, there is no FIOS line running down there so I figured it would be a nice bonus to a room that otherwise would be limited to ROKU and Blue Rays. To my surprise, even underground the antenna picked up most or all of the local HDTV channels. I placed it near the window and got the clearest picture on most channels. I'm sure with some more manipulation I could do even better. The long term plan is to use it on the 2nd floor, where I'm pretty confident (based on the basement test) that it will get great reception. VERY easy to set up and use, basically just plug it in and let your television search for channels.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for small aparments

    Posted
    chhollan
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    The RCA - Multidirectional Indoor HDTV Antenna - Gloss Black is easy to connect. It works best when placed near a window and hung high. I do find myself frequently re-programming the TV to pull in more channels. The first couple of times, only 22 channels came in but after a few more repeated attempts, I was able to access 67 channels. If I could change anything about the product, it would be to (1) make it wireless so that the cable isn't running up the wall, perhaps a wireless solution; (2) make it so that I don't have to keep re-programming the TV to get the additional channels; and (3) I have to unplug the antenna in order for the Roku 3 to work properly and not lose the programmed TV channels. When the Roku 3 setup is complete, I can only get 22 channels. These three reasons are why I only gave it 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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