If you have HDTV and pay for locals, you need to get.

BAMAVOO

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A Zenith Silver Sensor. This thing brings in all kinds of OTA channels and I am 25 miles from where they are located! I have Dish HD and just had to see if I could pull the locals. I searched the web and saw good things about this little antenna that could and man were they right!!!!!


 

Originally posted by: BAMAVOO
A Zenith Silver Sensor. This thing brings in all kinds of OTA channels and I am 25 miles from where they are located! I have Dish HD and just had to see if I could pull the locals. I searched the web and saw good things about this little antenna that could and man were they right!!!!!
Is it a rooftop antenna? Link? If it fits indoors it'd be sweet.

EDIT: nevermind, found a link to a spec sheet: Text
 

BAMAVOO

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Originally posted by: jumpr
Originally posted by: BAMAVOO
A Zenith Silver Sensor. This thing brings in all kinds of OTA channels and I am 25 miles from where they are located! I have Dish HD and just had to see if I could pull the locals. I searched the web and saw good things about this little antenna that could and man were they right!!!!!
Is it a rooftop antenna? Link? If it fits indoors it'd be sweet.

EDIT: nevermind, found a link to a spec sheet: Text



It is cool as you don't even have to plug it in. I have it sitting on top of my wall overlooking downstairs. Well it is kind of pointed out the skylight :D

I tried a cheapo powered one from Wal-Mart, but this thing just owns it!
 

BAMAVOO

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I wanted it quickly, so I bought it at Sears for $39.99 plus tax. :) They sell them on the web for aound $27-30 shipped.
 

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I hear that is a good antenna but their is only one local channel broadcasting HDTV in my area, so for me it isn't worth it.
 

BAMAVOO

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It also brings in analog. Even if the stations are not HDTV they may be broadcasting in Digital, which looks good as well.
 

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Originally posted by: BAMAVOO
Originally posted by: jumpr
Originally posted by: BAMAVOO
A Zenith Silver Sensor. This thing brings in all kinds of OTA channels and I am 25 miles from where they are located! I have Dish HD and just had to see if I could pull the locals. I searched the web and saw good things about this little antenna that could and man were they right!!!!!
Is it a rooftop antenna? Link? If it fits indoors it'd be sweet.

EDIT: nevermind, found a link to a spec sheet: Text



It is cool as you don't even have to plug it in. I have it sitting on top of my wall overlooking downstairs. Well it is kind of pointed out the skylight :D

I tried a cheapo powered one from Wal-Mart, but this thing just owns it!


you don't have to plug it in??
 

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Originally posted by: Electrode
Terk TV35 > *

I'm in Michigan and I can pick up stations from Chicago...

They'd string you up in most forums for suggesting ANYTHING made by Terk. :p
 

BAMAVOO

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Originally posted by: richardycc
Originally posted by: BAMAVOO
Originally posted by: jumpr
Originally posted by: BAMAVOO
A Zenith Silver Sensor. This thing brings in all kinds of OTA channels and I am 25 miles from where they are located! I have Dish HD and just had to see if I could pull the locals. I searched the web and saw good things about this little antenna that could and man were they right!!!!!
Is it a rooftop antenna? Link? If it fits indoors it'd be sweet.

EDIT: nevermind, found a link to a spec sheet: Text



It is cool as you don't even have to plug it in. I have it sitting on top of my wall overlooking downstairs. Well it is kind of pointed out the skylight :D

I tried a cheapo powered one from Wal-Mart, but this thing just owns it!

Nope, it is not plugged in.




you don't have to plug it in??

 

BAMAVOO

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Originally posted by: Electrode
Terk TV35 > *

I'm in Michigan and I can pick up stations from Chicago...

That is also an outdoor antenna. This one just plugs into the receiver and is sitting behind my HDTV :D
 

KingNothing

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So, you say it brings in analog signals, but I can't find any confirmation of this online. My parents need a good antenna for their TV, but they don't need HDTV reception of any kind. Would this still be a good buy?
 

BAMAVOO

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Originally posted by: KingNothing
So, you say it brings in analog signals, but I can't find any confirmation of this online. My parents need a good antenna for their TV, but they don't need HDTV reception of any kind. Would this still be a good buy?

I did a scan for DTV and ATV. Found channels on both, that is all I can tell you :D


I am not responsible if you spend 30 or 40 bucks and it doesn't work for you ;)
 
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Hmmm, thinking of picking this one up. I've been looking for a decent indoor HDTV receiver. I'm about 20 or so miles away from the antennas (directly up the interstate actually). Amazon has it for $24.99, and it's eligible for free shipping IF you can get something else to make it $25. Anyone know of the cheapest product on Amazon?

Also, what kind of input does this thing have? Is it component, DVI, what? I'm not familiar with OTA antennas at all, so you'll have to excuse my lapse of intelligence.
 

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I get mine from the cable company free for a year; it was a promo when I bought mine for the SuperBowl. All I pay for my cable is $3.95/month for the box. Sweet.

Of course I get 200+ channels, which sucks because 99.9999999999999% of the time, nothing good is on. But I did get NickToons, which I like.
 

BAMAVOO

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Originally posted by: blurredvision
Hmmm, thinking of picking this one up. I've been looking for a decent indoor HDTV receiver. I'm about 20 or so miles away from the antennas (directly up the interstate actually). Amazon has it for $24.99, and it's eligible for free shipping IF you can get something else to make it $25. Anyone know of the cheapest product on Amazon?

Also, what kind of input does this thing have? Is it component, DVI, what? I'm not familiar with OTA antennas at all, so you'll have to excuse my lapse of intelligence.

I screw it into the coax antenna input on my dish network hdtv receiver and then over to the tv using component or DVI depending on what the tv supports. For me it is component.
No dvi on my hdtv :(
 
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Originally posted by: BAMAVOO
Originally posted by: blurredvision
Hmmm, thinking of picking this one up. I've been looking for a decent indoor HDTV receiver. I'm about 20 or so miles away from the antennas (directly up the interstate actually). Amazon has it for $24.99, and it's eligible for free shipping IF you can get something else to make it $25. Anyone know of the cheapest product on Amazon?

Also, what kind of input does this thing have? Is it component, DVI, what? I'm not familiar with OTA antennas at all, so you'll have to excuse my lapse of intelligence.

I screw it into the coax antenna input on my dish network hdtv receiver and then over to the tv using component or DVI depending on what the tv supports. For me it is component.
No dvi on my hdtv :(
Ahhhh, so you have to already have an HD box in order to get the digital channels? Makes sense I guess. I for some reason entertained the possibility that the antenna would have the cords to plug directly into component or DVI. I have DirecTV at the moment, and hoping to add a high-def box when they come down in price (which looks like it's happening as we speak). Do I absolutely need a high-def box in order to use this antenna to it's full potential?
 

BAMAVOO

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Originally posted by: blurredvision
Originally posted by: BAMAVOO
Originally posted by: blurredvision
Hmmm, thinking of picking this one up. I've been looking for a decent indoor HDTV receiver. I'm about 20 or so miles away from the antennas (directly up the interstate actually). Amazon has it for $24.99, and it's eligible for free shipping IF you can get something else to make it $25. Anyone know of the cheapest product on Amazon?

Also, what kind of input does this thing have? Is it component, DVI, what? I'm not familiar with OTA antennas at all, so you'll have to excuse my lapse of intelligence.

I screw it into the coax antenna input on my dish network hdtv receiver and then over to the tv using component or DVI depending on what the tv supports. For me it is component.
No dvi on my hdtv :(
Ahhhh, so you have to already have an HD box in order to get the digital channels? Makes sense I guess. I for some reason entertained the possibility that the antenna would have the cords to plug directly into component or DVI. I have DirecTV at the moment, and hoping to add a high-def box when they come down in price (which looks like it's happening as we speak). Do I absolutely need a high-def box in order to use this antenna to it's full potential?


I would think so, unless you have a hdtv that is hd capable and not just hd ready.

 

Staples

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I bought mine from Solid Signal. I don't know if it was the cheapest but first hit on google and I don't think it could be much less then $25 if I looked around. It was $8 for shipping though. I get all the local digital broadcasts (except UPN which supposedly broadcasts but I have seen no evidence of it) but I wish it had a swivel base because I have to turn it to get different channels. I tried to use it for an analog antenna before I had the HDTV (got the TV on Mon and the antenna on Fri) but for some reason I couldn't get channel 4 and 5 (NBC and CBS) but it worked decent for ever other channel.