Rocketfish™ - Ultra Thin HDTV Antenna - Black/White

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Designed for use with most HDTVs, this multidirectional indoor antenna features a range of up to 40 miles for optimal coverage. The 5.5' integrated coaxial cable provides a simple connection to your HDTV. Tune in to free HDTV.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Anatenna stand
  • 2-sided foam mounting tape (4 pieces)
  • Quick Setup Guide

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
81% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (732 out of 906)

Features


Compatible with most HDTVs

For use with your existing TV.

Indoor HDTV antenna

Receives free local HDTV broadcasts in 1080i and 720p resolutions.

Up to 40-mile range

Offers a wide coverage area. Actual range may vary based on your location and TV broadcast source.

Stable base and wall mountable

For dependable operation.

Multidirectional and reversible design

Helps eliminate the need to aim the antenna. Makes it easy to match your existing decor.


Overall customer rating

4
81%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what I needed it to do

    Posted
    dahaase
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    Recently, I got rid of cable TV in favor of streaming services. However, I still wanted access to local stations (since those come at no charge). Setup was pretty straightforward. Just plug the coaxial cable into the TV, and wallah. Attaching the antenna to the stand was also easy. Just slip it between the stand notches. No screws, no pins, and it seems to stay secure in the stand. Picture quality seems good. Reception for local stations is very consistent and clear with no noticeable static (however, this could change if stations were closer to the max range of this antenna, and I am lucky as I live within 10 miles of the major local stations). Appearance wise, it looks plain, which works for my living room (I am not an interior designer). It does stick out, but it doesn't look bad for me. The antenna is thin enough that, if you wanted to hide it, you could possibly stick it behind a TV or other object on your entertainment center. It does come with a sticky pad-thing, so you can mount it on your wall (which I would never do as I fear paint being peeled off), the back of the TV, or back of the entertainment center. Overall, I am satisfied with the antenna. It does what I needed it to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok Antenna

    Posted
    EliteJames
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    I looked over the reviews before I purchased this antenna and it had good reviews so I purchased it. I got it home and hooked it up and unfortunately it wasn't strong enough for me. I live near Tampa about 30 miles away. The antenna would get Fox and ABC but it wouldn't bring in CBS or NBC. Then I moved it and it would bring in NBC but no CBS still. It got about 15 other channels and they came in great but the 4 channels I was looking for was no luck. I would still recommend this antenna if you lived closer to the broadcast towers because the quality of the channels that it did bring in were very clear. If you live further away you are probably better off with an outside antenna.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just okay... Not great.

    Posted
    Greg
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    This antenna works relatively well, although if it is not mounted in a window with a line of sight to your area broadcast towers, it may have difficulty receiving some channels. I am about 25 miles from my local television broadcast towers and, when installed in my bedroom (interior wall away from the windows), I was not able to receive several local channels. I eventually installed an amplified external antenna (for only a few dollars more) and have been much, much happier with that setup. If you are not inclined to install an external antenna and you are rather close to your broadcast antennas, this particular antenna may work well for you. If you are out in the suburbs like I am, though, you may not be happy with its performance. (I do not believe that shortcoming is unique with just this model. I suspect any internal antenna will suffer in comparison to an external option.)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    More channels than I expected!

    Posted
    jln9899
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    It was cheap so I figured why not. I've always been a fan of RocketFish considering it's Best Buy brand. I miss that old tradition where you're flipping for channels until you find something you like instead of asking Siri to open a movie on Netflix. Like I said, it was cheap so I figured it wouldn't hurt me to buy one. I was expecting maybe 15 channels. I ended up having 70 channels! A lot of them were HD channels! Now I can leave my house leaving TV on with animal channel for Cooper (my dog) to watch without worrying about using a lot of bandwidth on internet when playing Netflix. The quality is amazing! Just a simple one cable connection and you're good to go!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works fine!

    Posted
    Ren99
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    I purchased mine with a Roku bundle. When I'm not streaming, and I want to watch local channels, news, PBS, CW everything comes just fine. The person who took care of me suggested I hang it in a window or as close as I can to a window, up high, so far so good. Good advice. It's nice. Better then the antenna we had on the roof in the old days. I do have another brand in the living room and I would say this one is powerful. I'm happy with it. I'm free of cable and dish. Paying only for Internet, and one streaming service. Still a lot less $$$ each month.The cable needs to be longer though, so I can wire it out of sight. Still not bad at all, even with the line not being generous.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't look too bad on the wall.

    Posted
    craigerz
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    Had this for about a month and it has been a godsend. The antenna is meant to stick on the wall. Unfortunately for me, I can't hide this behind the TV. This is small enough that it could hide behind a picture hung above the TV. It is light enough that a few pieces of painters tape will hold it up if you don't want to use the 2 sided tape that comes with it. You have a white side and a black side to use, which ever is less obtrusive. As for picking up channels, this antenna has greatly helped me in the Twin Cities area. I was having a difficult time with the prior antenna getting in ABC, NBC and CBS. Now I am golden.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Used in Different areas in Texas

    Posted
    bbrlm
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    I know picking up a signal can be very challenging. I've used this antenna in 2 completely different locations. One is in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Another is in the Permian Basin Odessa Texas area. The RGV has more channels, about double. The Odessa PB area has half the channels. But in BOTH locations this device picks up very well. I did have to find a good spot and find out where the tower is and once I did that and aimed in that direction all worked really well. It was a little frustrating since I did have to find a perfect location. But i'm extremely grateful for this antenna. Maybe the Odessa area will pick up some more stations in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    Posted
    2Chatfields
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    This antenna works great if you set it up properly. The key is eliminate obstruction between the antenna the and location that channels are broadcast from. The more walls and electronics there are, the more interference which means weaker signal. While it can be hidden behind your tv, you will get better results with the antenna out in the open. Ive had great luck with this one attached to the wall adjacent to the tv. If you live a great distance from the broadcast location, consider getting an amplified antenna for better results

    I would recommend this to a friend




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