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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 278 reviews

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Price

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Beats paying for cable

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    For the price, it’s give out wants expected. My tv picture fizzed out on a clear day, even when I tries to move it to a better location. Overall, it Is a good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This antenna doesn’t even get CBS and NBC is unreliable even though I live in an urban area.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Best Buy CustomerSupport
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      Thank you for your feedback. We apologize that you are experiencing difficulties with your antenna reception in your urban area. We understand the frustration of not being able to access certain channels, such as CBS and NBC. As we continually strive to provide our customers with the best products and services, we will take your comments into consideration and work towards improving our antenna technology to ensure a reliable and clear reception for all channels. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Keith | Best Buy Essentials Support https://www.bestbuy.com/site/best-buy-essentials-amplified-ultra-thin-indoor-hdtv-antenna-50-mile-range-black/6510090.p?skuId=6510090 BBY-ExBrand_Caribou_Coffee

  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Reception

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    HDTV Antenna

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This antenna does a fairly good job of picking up most local channels. 80% of them are crystal clear and about 15% are a bit fuzzy but watchable, and maybe 5% won't come in at all. Overall, a great buy for under $25.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup, Local channels

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best kept secret

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I was under the impression that TV antennas were no longer able to be used with the current technology of TVs, so hadn't bothered looked into cancelling my basic cable--I just need a few stations to watch news occasionally, but generally just stream movies. I grilled the Best Buy employee with every question I had, & I left knowing it may be a crap shoot to get a decent picture without static, but since it would be about 3 feet from a large window I hoped for a clear signal. It took me awhile to figure out how to get it set up, but my Jr High grandsons came & set it up in 10 minutes! Once they did, the picture came in immediately & more clear than it had with cable. I also believe I get a lot more channels with the antenna than I was able with basic cable! I wish I had tried this sooner, but at least I'm now thrilled to be saving $60 a month!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Local channels

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Reception for Local Channels (Garland TX)

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    We no longer have cable service. Cable service is much too expensive with worthless channels. I am using this antenna to try to get local channels in the Dallas TX area. Today. Channel local channels 4,5 had some dropouts or poor picture but picture clear 90 % of the time. Channel 8 was 100% today. No dropouts. Channel 11 was 90% today. That is the reason for 4 star instead of 5. The picture quality overall was good when reception was strong. Will continue to test for summer getting ready for football season on local channels.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Range

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Antenna works well with stations within 30 mi

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    For an inexpensive small antena, it worked pretty good. When I purchased it, I did not know it came with a signal amplifier. It did not pick up a couple of the stations only 27 miles from me until I hooked up the amplifier. Then it worked well for all stations in our area. My farthest station is the 27 mile station. I have it inside taped to a window facing in the "general" direction of the majority of the stations. I would recommend if your stations are within 30 miles.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Local channels, Reception

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value for the price

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I bought this antenna to replace an old one that wasn’t strong enough for my new TV. This antenna is great for the price. My TV was able to receive and program about 60 over the air channels. I was only concerned about my 2 favorite channels, but pleased with the additional channels I can watch now.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup, Reception

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great antenna

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    works very well. Live out in the country and get 90+ channels. Only one local channel does not come in well. Hung on wall with white side out and hardly noticed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Stand

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Meh

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    Posted . Owned for 3 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Antenna are sick condition dependent devices is probably best to do research and try them out for yourself. For me, these mostly work. On clear days with the sun out, i get the worst reception worth better reception as the clouds and night come. Still is particularly annoying when one is watching sports and it pixelates and sound goes out. Mostly okay though. The stands are cheap, which is okay for these and they come with pins to put them on a wall. To get the height I want, I use the pins but give up directional placement. Nether option is optimal for my situation.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup, Reception

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy way to get local channels

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I needed a way to watch local tv without streaming. Antenna was simple to set up and has good reception. Need to adjust it for optimal signal otherwise worked well

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from BestBuyEssentialsSupport Team
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      We're thrilled to hear that our Best Buy essentials™ Amplified Ultra-Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna provided you with a simple setup and good reception for watching local TV without streaming! Adjusting it for optimal signal is key, and we're glad you found it easy to do so. If you have any further questions or need assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. We appreciate your support and hope you continue to enjoy clear TV reception with our antenna! Jeth | Best Buy essentials™ https://www.bestbuy.com/site/best-buy-essentials-amplified-ultra-thin-indoor-hdtv-antenna-50-mile-range-black/6510090.p?skuId=6510090 BBY-ExBrand_Best_Buy_essentials

  • Pros mentioned:
    Local channels, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best value HDTV antenna with signal booster

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    For $25, this is the best value HDTV antenna with signal booster compared to branded Mohu antenna for $60. Same configs and same signal. I got 60 plus channels with 60-mile radius from my house. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Range

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    cheaper ones are a waste of money.

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Works Great! worth the couple extra bucks. cheaper ones are a waste of money. Never tried the more expensive one's. I live North, NJ. Could not get channel 11 on the cheaper one's.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Local channels, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    ITS A BEST BUY

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    It worked great just enough channels to get a little bit of everything. Cant complain about the price either. Its a Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Flimsy

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Entry level antenna

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    At home I have bar antennas on my TVs and they work quite well. I purchased this antenna for my sister and installed it yesterday. While it gave access to as many channels as my bar antennas, the device itself is very flimsy and hard to stabilize. It comes with 2 pins to attach it to a wall and 4 two-sided sticky circles. I tried putting it on the wall and got no reception. I tried sticking it to the window and also got no reception because it has to be angled in the direction of the signals and they weren't straight ahead. I tried putting it in the stand and sticking it to the top of the TV but the bottom of the stand isn't flat and there is no good place to attach 2- sided tape or Velcro. I ended up sticking the stand to a desk but it keeps falling over or getting bumped and loosing the precise angle it needs to get all the stations. I'm going to have to go back and find a way to tape it down without damaging the furniture. It works fine when correctly aligned, but is too light and flimsy to stay where it's put when in the stand. It would install better if it had a heavy metal base with a solid bottom that 2-sided tape or Velcro could be attached to. It would work OK without the stand if the wall or window it is attached to is directly lined up with the TV station signal.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Antenna

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Easy to install and set up and it works great and the price was right

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Honestly A Excellent Antenna for a cheap price

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I have been wanting a new antenna for quite some time now, because 1) the cord on my antenna is short and can't move it around 2) My antenna is really old, I have the old rabbit ears antenna and 3) I got tired of not getting a specific channel. It would always go in and out even when I kept rescanning my 32" tv. I have had this antenna now for close to a month now. I decided to buy one from Best Buy online. Although when it got delivered, the setup isn't as easy as it looks. It has no directions at all except for a bland instruction on the back of the box. However after figuring it out in like 5 to 10 minutes, it was a cinch. The antenna is quite thin as indicated in the title. It looks like cardboard. It has a very long cord, which is AWESOME, because I can move it around which it something I couldn't do with my old one. After moving it around and rescanning my flatscreen tv, THAT SPECIFIC CHANNEL I WAS TALKING ABOUT WAS CATCHY TV, ( I love seeing my throwback shows) that I COULDN'T GET BEFORE BECAUSE IT WOULD GO IN AND OUT with my old antenna, I CAN NOW GET THE STATION ALL THE TIME!!!!! No moving around it to a hundred different places to get the channel to come in!!! IT NOW COMES IN PERFECT WITH ONE PLACE that the antenna is placed at... I will Definitely buy another one for my 65'" inch tv that I have in my living room. Who knew with this price it would be worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Easy setup

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Well

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The instructions say to connect and then do a manual channel scan but I did not have to do that as it pulled in the local channels already! I did not receive any other channels besides the local channels but that is okay, that is what I needed. I also only placed it on the stand by a window and did not apply to window. Works well. Good quality picture.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Reception

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    ms. Sohappy

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    i bought this antenna is half price cheaper than other brand name. However, i am able to get some channels that i could not get before. I just purchased another one today. I am so happy with this excellent product

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good buy - no rabbit ears.

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Well designed and doesn’t have the rabbit ears, yet performs as well or better. Wish it had the slip on coax connectors to make it easier to plug into the back of some TV that jams all the connections in one place. Thinking about buying another for another TV. Good picture considering my location

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Best Buy Employee

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great antenna

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    Posted . Owned for 3 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I have had a large amplified HD antenna in the Attic that distributes signal to all of the TVs in the house. I recently added another TV but could not get a wire from the existing antenna to the new TV so I purchased one of these little guys. I got more channels and better signal on the new TV with the new antenna. I ended up buying four more of these antennas and not even using the big antenna anymore because these work so well for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from BestBuyEssentialsSupport Team
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      It's fantastic to hear that the compact antenna worked wonders for you! Sometimes, the simplest solutions surprise us with their effectiveness. Now you've got more channels and better signal without the hassle of running extra wires. If you have any other questions or need further assistance, feel free to ask! - Carl | Best Buy Essentials Products BBY-ExBrand_Best_Buy_essentials