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hi there group, I have decided to stop paying the cable company, and am
going with hdtv via the usd digital tuner (db-2010) from walmart. what
outdoor antenna would be a good choice for me. I live on the east coast
of florida with really no obstuctions except some pine trees in the way.
I have looked at channel master and radio shack. both seem pretty decent
for what I need. Whats your opinion? Thanks in advance for your
insight.....
 
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mikeeee wrote:
>
> hi there group, I have decided to stop paying the cable company, and am
> going with hdtv via the usd digital tuner (db-2010) from walmart. what
> outdoor antenna would be a good choice for me. I live on the east coast
> of florida with really no obstuctions except some pine trees in the way.
> I have looked at channel master and radio shack. both seem pretty decent
> for what I need. Whats your opinion? Thanks in advance for your
> insight.....


For HDTV OTA (Over the Air antenna) are your local HD TV

stations VHF (chan 2-13) OR UHF (chan 14-59).... Antennas

come in VHF (bigger) or UHF (smaller) or Combo[both] (bigger)...

Enter your ZIP Code at http://www.antennaweb.org ...

The last column under Digital Chan is the HDTV/Dig Channel....

Most HDTV Program transmissions are now UHF channels....

ChannelMaster, Radio Shack?, & WineGard are all pretty Good....

It depends where you plan to 'mount' antenna....

Attic, closet, or Outdoors.... & IF 40 miles or less to

the HDTV Towers with no hills is "Ducks Soup".....

My UHF favorite is the $25 Chan Master 4 bay bow tie 3021

using R-6 dual shielded antenna cable.....
 
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my advice dont buy anything with the word terk!
End higher ticket prices! Go to local college games!
 
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There is a local area reception forum with lots of info at
http://www.avsforum.com

Palm City antenna user.
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"mikeeee" <ritzoid@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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> hi there group, I have decided to stop paying the cable company, and am
> going with hdtv via the usd digital tuner (db-2010) from walmart. what
> outdoor antenna would be a good choice for me. I live on the east coast
> of florida with really no obstuctions except some pine trees in the way.
> I have looked at channel master and radio shack. both seem pretty decent
> for what I need. Whats your opinion? Thanks in advance for your
> insight.....
>
 
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I agree with the guy who said "nothing with the name TERK". Also, keep in
mind that many stores will let you try an antenna and return it if you don't
like it (radio shack, sears, etc.). That is nice because often the most
expensive isn't the best when it comes to antennas. You can try the
cheaper, attractive looking indoor antennas and if they don't work well you
can go with more expensive and often uglier antennas. Oddly, my old radio
shack amplified antenna was the best indoor antenna so far for digital TV
reception-its too bad my kids destroyed it.

Now I have a 11' outdoor yagi on my roof, but it DOES work wonders.

--Dan

"mikeeee" <ritzoid@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:41A0FE21.E4E68A5C@earthlink.net...
> hi there group, I have decided to stop paying the cable company, and am
> going with hdtv via the usd digital tuner (db-2010) from walmart. what
> outdoor antenna would be a good choice for me. I live on the east coast
> of florida with really no obstuctions except some pine trees in the way.
> I have looked at channel master and radio shack. both seem pretty decent
> for what I need. Whats your opinion? Thanks in advance for your
> insight.....
>
 
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Ooops, I thought for some reason the subject was INDOOR antenna.

--Dan

"dg" <dan_gus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I agree with the guy who said "nothing with the name TERK". Also, keep in
> mind that many stores will let you try an antenna and return it if you
don't
> like it (radio shack, sears, etc.). That is nice because often the most
> expensive isn't the best when it comes to antennas. You can try the
> cheaper, attractive looking indoor antennas and if they don't work well
you
> can go with more expensive and often uglier antennas. Oddly, my old radio
> shack amplified antenna was the best indoor antenna so far for digital TV
> reception-its too bad my kids destroyed it.
>
> Now I have a 11' outdoor yagi on my roof, but it DOES work wonders.
>
> --Dan
>
> "mikeeee" <ritzoid@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:41A0FE21.E4E68A5C@earthlink.net...
> > hi there group, I have decided to stop paying the cable company, and am
> > going with hdtv via the usd digital tuner (db-2010) from walmart. what
> > outdoor antenna would be a good choice for me. I live on the east coast
> > of florida with really no obstuctions except some pine trees in the way.
> > I have looked at channel master and radio shack. both seem pretty decent
> > for what I need. Whats your opinion? Thanks in advance for your
> > insight.....
> >
>
>
 
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I would suggest the Channel Master would be the better antenna.
Winegard is also another very good choice. The 4 bow tie seems to
really pull in a signal. Always used RG-6 coax to the set. If the
stations have drop out try adding a pre-amp at the antenna.

I have mine 30 foot from level ground. I get a perfect digital and HD
picture at 80 miles away. (line of site, no obstructions)

hdtvfan

On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 23:47:48 GMT, "dg" <dan_gus@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Ooops, I thought for some reason the subject was INDOOR antenna.
>
>--Dan
>
>"dg" <dan_gus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news:Rorod.48570$QJ3.23115@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
>> I agree with the guy who said "nothing with the name TERK". Also, keep in
>> mind that many stores will let you try an antenna and return it if you
>don't
>> like it (radio shack, sears, etc.). That is nice because often the most
>> expensive isn't the best when it comes to antennas. You can try the
>> cheaper, attractive looking indoor antennas and if they don't work well
>you
>> can go with more expensive and often uglier antennas. Oddly, my old radio
>> shack amplified antenna was the best indoor antenna so far for digital TV
>> reception-its too bad my kids destroyed it.
>>
>> Now I have a 11' outdoor yagi on my roof, but it DOES work wonders.
>>
>> --Dan
>>
>> "mikeeee" <ritzoid@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>> news:41A0FE21.E4E68A5C@earthlink.net...
>> > hi there group, I have decided to stop paying the cable company, and am
>> > going with hdtv via the usd digital tuner (db-2010) from walmart. what
>> > outdoor antenna would be a good choice for me. I live on the east coast
>> > of florida with really no obstuctions except some pine trees in the way.
>> > I have looked at channel master and radio shack. both seem pretty decent
>> > for what I need. Whats your opinion? Thanks in advance for your
>> > insight.....
>> >
>>
>>
>
 
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The 20 dollar radio shack uhf outdoor antenna is excellent. The Shack
doent do to many things well,,,but antennas are one of their strong
points for sure.

If you want a combo antenna, and have the space for it, thier largest
uhf/vhf antenna is also great. I have one of these, and can get all
the digital stations from our sister city Tucson Az - its almost 150
miles to the south of the Phoenix location I am in.





hdtvfan <hdtvfan@echolink.com> wrote:

>I would suggest the Channel Master would be the better antenna.
>Winegard is also another very good choice. The 4 bow tie seems to
>really pull in a signal. Always used RG-6 coax to the set. If the
>stations have drop out try adding a pre-amp at the antenna.
>
>I have mine 30 foot from level ground. I get a perfect digital and HD
>picture at 80 miles away. (line of site, no obstructions)
>
>hdtvfan
>
>On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 23:47:48 GMT, "dg" <dan_gus@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>Ooops, I thought for some reason the subject was INDOOR antenna.
>>
>>--Dan
>>
>>"dg" <dan_gus@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>news:Rorod.48570$QJ3.23115@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com...
>>> I agree with the guy who said "nothing with the name TERK". Also, keep in
>>> mind that many stores will let you try an antenna and return it if you
>>don't
>>> like it (radio shack, sears, etc.). That is nice because often the most
>>> expensive isn't the best when it comes to antennas. You can try the
>>> cheaper, attractive looking indoor antennas and if they don't work well
>>you
>>> can go with more expensive and often uglier antennas. Oddly, my old radio
>>> shack amplified antenna was the best indoor antenna so far for digital TV
>>> reception-its too bad my kids destroyed it.
>>>
>>> Now I have a 11' outdoor yagi on my roof, but it DOES work wonders.
>>>
>>> --Dan
>>>
>>> "mikeeee" <ritzoid@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>>> news:41A0FE21.E4E68A5C@earthlink.net...
>>> > hi there group, I have decided to stop paying the cable company, and am
>>> > going with hdtv via the usd digital tuner (db-2010) from walmart. what
>>> > outdoor antenna would be a good choice for me. I live on the east coast
>>> > of florida with really no obstuctions except some pine trees in the way.
>>> > I have looked at channel master and radio shack. both seem pretty decent
>>> > for what I need. Whats your opinion? Thanks in advance for your
>>> > insight.....
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>
>
 
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