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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 817 reviews

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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Did not work for me

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    My expectations were too high when i decided to go locally looking for few local channels. I have downloaded the RCA app on my iPhone, unfortunately it showed me 5 nearby station, but I said it is ok lets search and see. All what I got is 15 channels. Some are HD when others are no clear and picture comes and goes. I pointed my antenna towards the station and moved it around trying to get better picture. From my “own” experience, this antenna just added few channels that I don't watch often and pictures is not as good as my top box’s. It can be case by case, location to location.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Strong signal and easy to find towers with app

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Channels, Set up, Signal

    Great antenna for anyone that wants to tune in local channels and "cutting the cord". The RCA app makes it very easy to locate your local towers, that way you can position the antenna facing them to get the most channels with a strong signal. I was able to use it to pick up most of my local channels and the included amplifier/filter definitely helps with boosting the signal, it also states will filter out interference from phone signals. Installing the antenna was as easy as plugging it first to the amplifier, from there to the tv (they include a lengthy cord) and then plugging the amplifier to a power outlet. Highly recommend it to anyone wanting to tune to local channels in HD!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Only Works In Living Room – Fantastic Reception

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Channels, Signal

    Only Works In Living Room – But Fantastic Reception Cut the 'cord' five years ago, and have dealt with the Over-The-Air-TV issues ever since. I live in a rural North Florida and the surrounding areas are heavily wooded. On good reception days I can get as many as 21 TV channels. However, good reception is dependent on so many variables like atmospheric and weather conditions, leaves on trees, line of sight to the towers, distance from the towers, building interference, and a host of other kinds of things. I was presented with an opportunity to review an RCA Amplified Indoor Flat HDTV Multi-Directional Antenna in exchange for the product. I had nothing to lose, so I was anxious to try this antenna out to see if it could improve my TV reception and make it more stable, less pixelated and uninterrupted. Since I had four Smart TVs with poor reception, I first, installed this antenna in my Family Room. After scanning I picked up the same amount of channels, but greatly improved the reception on six of them. I kept the antenna in the family room for several more days to see if anything would further improve – it didn't happen. So, I moved this antenna to each of the bedrooms to check out the quality of reception. Both bedrooms were pretty much the same scenario of the Family Room. My Living Room is on the opposite end of the house from my Family Room and bedrooms. After setting up the antenna in the Living Room I went to the RCA Signal Finder app and positioned the antenna the same direction the app indicated for my other three rooms. I was immediately amazed at how good the TV reception was on all 21 channels. The colors were more vibrant, deeper, brighter, and, I felt I was finally receiving 1080i reception. WooHoo! The RCA Amplified Antenna obviously will work great when the variables of good TV reception are in place. A lesson I learned - Replace your old cable, replace your old splitter, couplings, and wall plates and flyleads. Your TV reception is only as good as its weakest point. After installing the RCA Amplified Antenna in my Living Room I discovered the antenna I was using was not multi-directional, the cable was nicked in several places and over 30 years old, and the coupling was oxidized. Replaced all of it. YIKES! This RCA antenna has been in my Living Room for over a week now and the reception has been exceptionally good, no interference, no choppy sound, or pixelation, whatsoever. YooHoo! I highly recommend this RCA Amplified Indoor Flat HDTV Multi-Directional Antenna at locations in your home where it will be able to take advantage of good TV reception variables. One thing I have learned is that antennas will work well in some places of your home, but maybe not in others. They need to be placed as high up as possible and nearest windows. Don't be afraid to move them around and try different locations

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Every Bit As Good As the More Expensive Options

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Price, Signal

    We have 2 of the RCA Indoor Flat Amplified HDTV Antennas. We have 3 different TVs on 3 different levels. The first Indoor Flat Amplified HDTV Antenna we purchased was an $80 TERK, but we don't notice any significant difference between the $80 TERK and the $40 RCAs. Be sure to download the RCA Signal Finder App--it takes the guess work out of the correct direction to aim the antenna. I also like the RCA Signal Finder App better than the TERK App. I have attached 3 photos showing one of my antenna installations on top of a 6-shelf CD stack, about 8 feet away from the TV. The RCA - Indoor Flat Amplified HDTV Antenna is only $40, and we can vouch for at least a 40 mile range. RCA claims up to 55-miles reception range, TERK claims up to 65-miles reception range. IMHO I believe the RCA Indoor Flat Amplified HDTV Antenna is just as good for half the price.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Living between Chicago and Milwaukee, I'm at the

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Price, Signal

    Living between Chicago and Milwaukee, I'm at the fringe of the antenna's range, 35 and 55 miles, north and south. At ground level, the antenna does receive a signal fairly well, but on cloudy days, no such luck. (Line of sight at the horizon is 30-miles. ) I have a RCA outdoor antenna on a mast that is similar, square and omnidirectional, and it receives a more reliable signal. But, it is 20-feet in the air. Instructions say to place near a window, as building structures weaken any radio signal. For it's price, functionality and looks, this antenna is a fair purchase. With more high rises being built in downtown Chicago, who knows what's happening to the OTA broadcast signals. APP: the app is useful in regards to seeing the direction and distance from the transmission towers. Other than that, don't expect anything super special. Just helps me know the distance and direction.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Big performance in a small package

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Signal

    I've experimented with a few antennae over the years and I have to say that the RCA Amplified Indoor HDTV antenna is my favorite. It's a relatively small device with a tiny footprint. These days it's going to be much smaller than any TV to which it is connected. It worked well for me laying horizontally as well as vertically mounted to the back of my flatscreen TV. There's a somewhat flimsy fold out "leg" that can be used for a freestanding application. The device looks good with its simple shape and flat black finish that will match the majority of TVs if not your décor. Things that really made this attractive and perform well were the fact it has a 360-degree receptor and a free "Smartboost" amplifier with cell phone excluding filter. Additionally, you can download the Signal Finder App that helps you find HDTV towers closest to your location. That allows you to improve reception by aiming the antenna for optimal performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    fair reception but looses signal easily

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    Pros mentioned:
    Signal
    Cons mentioned:
    Interference

    interference, distance, weather, blockage cause signal loss repeatedly at the so called distance of reception

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Beats the heck out of paying for cable

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    We recently cut the cable. $160 a month for basic cable with the local channels is just nuts. We have 2 tvs, one upstairs and one downstairs, and I got one of these antennas for each. Both tunes in the same 20 or so channels even though one had to go thru an additional wall so that's impressive. The 20 or so channels gave us NBC and CBS (no ABC unfortunately), FOX, several Spanish stations, several shopping stations, a couple kids channels, and the rest were channels with old tv shows and movies. I'm very pleased, for about $40 (per tv) I now have a lifetime of free access to local news, reruns, and two of the three major networks live broadcasts. I do miss SciFi and CW and OnDemand but for now I'm going to not spend a pile of money every month to watch tv and just enjoy this.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Solid square of reception

    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Signal

    This RCA antenna is a square shaped plastic model with a built in stand. It comes with a downloadable app which is super handy, there are some holes in it in regards to content. But overall very useful with a direction finder for pointing your antenna. This setup includes an inline signal input which requires AC power. I’ve seen others that are powered by the USB plug in some TVs, this uses a supplied AC adapter. Overall I was able to pull an additional 4 channels with not much positioning required. All the other channels I was getting with my previous non amplified antenna I also received with this RCA model. Pros: - good reception - solid build - good mobile pointing app Cons: - Requires AC adapter, having a USB power plug would be nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    placement

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    Ease of Use
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    this product works but placement is key. When I first connected it I placed it flat beneath my monitor and scanned for channels, only getting a lock on a lowly 5... not impressed at all. Then I merely moved it onto a window sill and rescanned achieving 35 channels all digital no analog either time though. Of the 35 all seemed to achieve strong steady signal with no hiccups. Now I rigged a hanger type setup where it hangs from a plastic clip and small wrist strap from part of the window lock. With older style antennas you get a lot of channels but the signals are weak and cut out which is annoying, while this one... once you get it situated seems to be more stable. The fact that you have to plug it in is the only drawback for me personally.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Decent Antenna

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    This is a good antenna. But I am within 55 miles is substation and can’t get some news channels and other channels in the 12 to 15 channel station range. I am Mesa and tower is within the range. I do get all free channels for my LG new tv. I don’t see why not all the channels list locally are not picked up. I also use the rca app. Not in a wooded mountainous area. Not thrilled. Keeping an eye out for a further distance antenna.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It could be better

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

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    It’s okay. You learn the towers or in Edmond so the further away, you get less channels. It does offer me a lot of channels I e never heard of but are good. I’m disappointed that I don’t get channel 5 most days. Also, it often is choppy making you just rather turn the tv off all together.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Cheap access to local channels

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    Owned for 9 months when reviewed.

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    Ease of Use
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    Easy to use, not always the best signal depending on time and weather. Sometimes can be a little finicky but overall I use it and rely on it for local channels for news and stuff, would purchase again bc it’s inexpensive and no monthly fees

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great design, Mostly Great Performance

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    We have two of these antennas: one in the living room (perfect operation) and one in a bedroom (spotty signal). The two antennas share different sides of the same wall - dividing the living room and bedroom. The bedroom antenna frequently struggles for a signal, no matter how much we fidget with positioning. However, I am satisfied with these purchases and would recommend the product.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    This product is ok.

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    We purchased this product because we refuse to pay for cable. Our previous antenna received more channels than this one. We really only watch local TV. It depends on the day as to what type of signal we get on our local TV channels.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 2 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    No better than a cheap $10 antenna

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    I compared it against a cheap GE 10621 amplified antenna. I figured it would easily do better than something I paid $20 5 years ago, considering the RCA has about 33% more range. I was surprised that I was wrong. Some notes of material: the kickstand is VERY cheap. It feels like I will snap off with a light gust of wind or if you breath on it. The coax cable served as the kickstand for the most part because of how rigid the cable was dispute the cables thinness. The coax cable IS thin, and not replaceable, so if it doesn’t reach your tv, you’re out of luck. The amp did absolutely nothing. It didn’t bring in more usable channels, or make them clearer in any way. In fact it did the opposite. Here in Florida, comparing apples to apples, the RCA disappointed me. I tried it in 4 locations in my home, as well as laying flat, kickstand, and hanging on a wall. I tried it with the amplifier and without. Ultimately, it did worse than the GE antenna in every comparison. Signal strength measured from the TV, was the same or worse than the GE, and the picture quality wasn’t any clearer. With the amp, it pulled in additional unusable channels but then lost a handful of channels like Fox, NBC and ABC. Unfortunately, I’m facing it through a building in the direction of the towers, and someone who has a clear line of site may have different results. But at the best possible sets ups for my situation, it offered nothing that a coat hanger and wire couldn’t accomplish. I’ll be returning it.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works fine in my’ ocation

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

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    I have a few different antennas, this 1 works fine in the location I have it in . I wish it had a slightly longer cord for that location but this antenna works adequately well for a reasonable price As is .

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works as advertised

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Easy to setup. Very sensitive about position. Once you find a good one do not move! Use an app to find where your transmitters are located.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    works really good, app for directing is helpful

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    The direction app was really helpful and found signals in multiple directions. The antenna picks up stations from 30 miles away without a problem.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works very well!

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    pleased with the antenna! Works well and allows us to see local programming. Took some fiddling with to get all of the channels we watch to come in clearly.

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    I would recommend this to a friend