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TERK - Ultrathin Indoor Amplified HDTV Antenna - Black/White

View your favorite broadcasts in arresting 1080 resolution with this TERK THINTV1A indoor HDTV antenna, which features a 360° multidirectional design and SmartBoost amplifier for enhanced performance and clear, strong signals.
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Owner's manual
    • TERK Ultrathin Indoor Amplified HDTV Antenna
    • 3' USB power cable with 110V adapter
    • 2-sided mounting tape

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    72% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1195 out of 1682)

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    Features


    Compatible with select flat-panel HDTVs and streaming players

    So you can receive HDTV broadcasts with up to 1080 resolution and high-quality sound.

    360° multidirectional design

    Delivers optimal performance and helps eliminate the need for frequent adjustments.

    SmartBoost amplifier

    Strengthens weak signals, providing more high-definition channels in crystal-clear detail.

    Ultrathin construction

    With reversible white or black facing blends seamlessly with your existing décor.

    Removable 2-sided mounting tape

    Makes installation easy.


    Customer rating

    Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 1682 reviews

    71%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Overall I'm pleased. More channels, less $

      Posted
      catfishmo
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      We bought two of these, one for upstairs, one for downstairs. Both antennas are on the same side of the house and mounted at windows. Ironically, the downstairs one gets more channels than the upstairs one. Determining optimal placement takes some time. Moving it one foot makes a difference what channels it picks up, so I would move it, then scan for channels, move it, scan, etc. I was using a metal stool upstairs and the package says that metal can inhibit the signal, so I need to move/retest it to see if I can get more channels. Would I recommend it? Yes--at least TRY it. But "trying" it means more than plugging it up, setting it next to the TV, and scanning channels once. You have to move it around and retest and retest. Putting it at a window made a HUGE difference at our house. We had the most basic cable (mostly networks and shopping channels only) and with the antenna, downstairs we are able to pick up all the major networks AND a lot of channels that show old reruns/movies. Upstairs we get just about everything except NBC. (If we spoke Spanish, we would be happy about the 2 or 3 Spanish channels as well.) Basic cable was costing us $20/month. This cost $80. In 4 months it will have paid for itself. We get more channels that we did before. Really it's a no-brainer. Overall, I'm pleased. It weighs no more than a piece of cardboard, and hooking it up was easy. Only two minor "complaints:" I wish the cord was a little longer to stretch it to more parts of the window, and a couple of channels are a little "spotty" and break up every now and then. But it will be saving us $20/month and that makes me happy. ~Catfishmo Charlotte NC metro area

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Side by side comparison to MOHU Leaf

      Posted
      Grover

      We have the Leaf 50 mile radius antenna in the living room with very good reception. We needed a second antenna for another room. Decided to give Terk a try. First off , it is about $20 more; it's stuck to the inside of the box with double sided tape so you have to tear the box apart making the product nonreturnable. The cable that runs from the antenna to the TV is not very long and it's not removable so you can't replace it with a longer cable if you need to place the antenna further away from the TV. Before installing to the second TV, I decided to see how it did on the TV where we had the Leaf. I tried it in the exact spot where we got the best reception with the Leaf, and in several other places. Very poor performance. Stations that came in great with the Leaf were not even picked up and others tile so bad you can't watch them. Side by side comparison, I can't recommend this product. The reception on the second TV is also very poor. I'd gladly exchange it for another Leaf but the box is torn apart.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Probably OK for Large Urban Areas

      Posted
      familytechsupport
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      My main reason for purchasing this antenna was to get some of the local subchannels my local cable system doesn't offer. That, plus the ability to receive local channels without having to deal with signal compression and reduction in the quality of picture and sound cable systems have. While the antenna picks up some of the local channels around here, it curiously can't pick up the local ABC and NBC affiliates, even though their transmitters are all in the same general area as the CBS and Fox stations. Of course, the best antenna is outdoor, but this wasn't an option. The channels it does pick up come in well. The picture from these is better than what the local cable company offers. This antenna is probably best suited to a large metropolitan area where television station transmitters are close by. That isn't the case in this area, unfortunately. One thing to mention is that under certain weather conditions, you may be able to pick up channels that are far from your normal viewing area. This happened one warm morning a few weeks back when I was able to pick up several channels from near Gary, Indiana, well outside the normal broadcast area of the station. One can't count on this sort of thing happening on a regular basis, but it is interesting to occasionally scan for channels and see if you can get anything out of the ordinary.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Surprising results

      Posted
      NoneShallPass
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      As a recent cord-cutter, I've spent *way* too much time researching how to "fill in the gaps". The last mile for me has been watching the occasional football game (usually on the local channels). Thus the need for this antenna. I chose this model over a (much) more expensive one at BestBuy - honestly because the more expensive one required too much assembly than I have time for. :-) This antenna took exactly 2 minutes to unpack and plug in. And boom. I had a few channels. I live in an area with plenty of hills, and some of our local channels are "on the other side of that hill". So it's been a trial-and-error experiment to find the best location for it. My experiments have yielded the following result:: "Higher is better". Get it as high as you can inside your house (don't forget you have a power cable to consider, since it's powered). Basically I purchased a 50" coax extension, and figured out a creative way to get it up to my attic (power and all). And I went from 6 channels when it was beside my TV to 23. Wow. And flawless HD quality. It's such a flashback to when I was a kit with rabbit ears and tin-foil, but honestly, it's the same. Put it up, spin it around, run your TV's auto-tuner, sping it around some more, and you're set. I'm very pleased with it. Bonus points for having it be "reversible" (white/black) for when I had it visible in my living room. (not an issue any more). Nice product.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good Idea On Paper - In Real Life? Not So Much

      Posted
      gadgetman

      I recently moved to a new inner-loop apartment complex in Houston. The walls are pretty thick and there are two small windows in my particular unit. I had used an RCA amplified antenna at my last complex but for this new apartment I needed something stronger. I saw this flat, flexible unit at a Best Buy store and thought I'd give it a try. You attach it to your window and it has a built-in amplifier. Sounds good, right? The membrane, in theory, is closest to the outside of the building being mounted to the window. The trouble is, I couldn't get all the channels I wanted reliably, all of the time. The two weakest channels were 13 (KTRK) and 57 (KUBE). Channel 11 (KHOU) came in, but was uneven. Channel 2 (KPRC) came in reasonably well, and all the channels above 20 (20, 26, 39) and their subchannels (Antenna TV, etc.) were fine. Houston, though, is a HUGE city. At over 600 square miles, there's lots of ground to cover. Nearly all the TV stations' transmitters are near Missouri City, which is southwest of the city's center. I am about 16 miles from Missouri City, and Houston/Harris County has flat terrain. If you live in a smaller city or closer to your market's transmitters, you may have better luck than me. Check the web site Antenna Web . org for helpful information. I wound up returning the Terk unit and exchanged it for a Clearstream 2V unit, which runs about $30 more at $100. The Clearstream is much larger and bulkier but it works better, especially with a separate external amplifier which I had used previously.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wowza!

      Posted
      Amyj716
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      So, I bought this for my son in college. Lives in a very old building, and isn't home a lot, due to a lot of studio classes. Didn't want to pay for cable, and just uses the lowest price internet. You know, college life. :) Kid needed some noise for when he WAS home. (Heaven forbid the 20-year-old would start watching news and weather!!! LOL) This was recommended by a friend. Bought it online, picked it up, took it down to him, and within 5 minutes, he had 30-35 channels. Almost crystal clear! Sweet! About 2 weeks later, the tape adhesive gave way and it fell off the wall, but this thing is flimsy...it's paper thin. It's not breakable, so no worries. There's 100+ coats of paint on the walls of some of these buildings, and it's hot! Just going to replace the adhesive with something else, and maybe clean the walls with a little alcohol first (MY recommendation to do first, which we didn't) and see how it holds up. BUT -- it works fine just leaning up against the wall, too. Needs to be near a window, if at all possible, for best results. Great choice for his 46" Samsung HDTV. Now, if I could only give up my DVR....I'd TOTALLY do this.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Worked in one location but not the other

      Posted
      Redwing
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      I tested this first at my primary residence, where it picked up about as many stations as was predicted by one of those cord-cutting websites. So, we were off to a seemingly good start. We have a second house tucked away in a remote area, where the same website predicted the reception of two or three over-the-air stations. Unfortunately, we did not receive any stations despite trying different angles and locations in this house. This is actually the third antenna we've tried for our vacation house (we really just want to pick up one or two local channels so we can watch news in the evening when we're staying up there for a few days) that has not picked up any signal -admittedly, this place is pretty far out there in the sticks in a small valley, about 30 miles away from the nearest transmitter- so I did return it. But I did give four stars because it pretty much receives all the stations it could in our primary residence, which is near two decent-sized metropolitan areas.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Not worth the $$

      Posted
      ERWA

      I was on the antenna hunt and the BB sales associate suggested the $29.99 RCA. I took it home and was very impressed (picked up 11 channels). I'm semi-rural at my place and on the fringe of its range. I only rcv'd 2 out of the 4 major network carriers. I returned it and picked up this Terk ultrathin antenna thinking its increased range might get me the other network channels. It was also recommended by a sales associate. I was sorely dissapointed! It only picked up 5 PBS channels. I had that thing all over the place. Channel pickup never got any better, and frequently the picture was all pixelated. That RCA was $50 cheaper and it picked up 2x the channels sitting on the cabinet right next to the TV. No spiderweb of cables climbing the wall or over to the window like with this Terk ultrathin. Save your money and buy the RCA right next to it instead.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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