[mythtv-users] OT: Indoor OTA HDTV Antenna Recommendations
ignasiak at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 11:59:16 EDT 2005
First, find out what frequencies your digital TV stations are one.
Many areas have only UHF broadcasts (14-69), which uses a different
antenna type than VHF (2-13). Also, if all your stations are
broadcast from one location, a highly directional antenna (like the
Silver Sensor) will work well. For me, the Radio Shack Double
Bowtie UHF antenna worked much better than any other I tried (it's
available in their catalog, but not in stores without a special order.
It's less than $20).
Even in a city/apartment, some outdoor antennas may be usable. In an
apartment I lived in, I used the ChannelMaster 4228 on my balcony.
It's a 4 bay bowtie antenna, and it's very flat, so I just tacked it
to the wall. The "squareshooter" may also fall into this category.
But, in a city center with big buildings, there are a lot of
variables. Dead spots or multipath from surrounding buildings can be
challenging. I would first try a few cheap indoor antennas from
stores with good return policies, hopefully you'll be able to get a
bunch of channels easily since your so close to the transmissions.
On 7/20/05, al <philamythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a good indoor OTA HDTV antenna?
> According to antennaweb.org, I live ~6.2 miles from a bunch of OTA
> stations (center city Philadelphia). I'm on the 10th floor of an
> apartment building, so an outdoor antenna is not an option.
> Are these Terk models any good?
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