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HDTV antenna recommendation - where to buy?

by gmw1955 / December 1, 2006 12:25 PM PST

I'd like to get an antenna to get over-the-air HD broadcasts. Problem is, it seems no place has adequate selection - not even Amazon or Cnet itself. I've already looked at, but I live in new construction. (My address isn't even on google maps.)

Anyway, know of a good place to browse around?

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by stewart norrie / December 2, 2006 12:38 AM PST

First dont get sucked into buying a hi-def antenna ther is no such thing except costs more money .But also note do you live oin an area where you would get good anolog reception. I live in San Jose ca. 70 miles from San Francisco and with a $49.00 radio shack outside antenna I receive 18 local digital channels 9 are in hi-def steweeee

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HD Antenna
by hyghwayman / December 10, 2006 11:09 PM PST

Hi Timomy,
I live in the Dayton Ohio area and I am able to receive all local broadcast using a Philips indoor HD antenna. I am also receiving broadcast from Cincy and Springfeild Ohio along w/ another from Ky.
With this TV my veiwing choises have almost tripeled. Plus watching the programs now in SD and HD is so much better(cleaner)w/ the audio in Dolby Digital which I have going to my Pioneer VSX-816K receiver.


P.S. I bought mine at Walmart for about $25.00 and have seen it at CC for about the same price.

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Go to the link for antenna info. Radio Shack has antennas!
by jcrobso / December 11, 2006 1:11 AM PST
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by grc24 / December 13, 2006 3:18 PM PST

I bought a cheap $19.99 RCA indoor antenna at BB. Was able to pick up all the locals that a small Minnesota town has to offer. I guess I can't complain, but will probably take it back and get an outside antenna as this indoor one can't keep a consistent signal. More to do with the outside surroundings than the antenna though. My TV is in our basement and I wasn't able to pick up any kind of a signal. I put the antenna on the main floor and hooked it up and it works OK. You don't need to purchase the HD antennas though. Just a plain old VHF/UHF should do the trick.

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anything should work
by bobgilsonokc / December 16, 2006 9:15 PM PST

I have an HDTV and just hooked to my existing antenna located in my attic and receive beautiful HD pictures from our local stations in Oklahoma City. The antenna was put in the attic in 1977 when I built the house, so don't worry about getting an 'HD Antenna' and paying extra. I believe I bought this at Radio Shack back then.

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Buy the HDTV antenna.
by adpindia / November 6, 2007 8:27 AM PST

Hi, I bought the HDTV/DTV UHF antenna from kowatec corporation in San Jose, CA. You can order one from their website and you have to have an HDTV or if you have an analog TV you have to buy a digital to analog converter.

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by Riverledge / November 6, 2007 11:10 AM PST
In reply to: Buy the HDTV antenna.


Available at most electronics stores; including CC and BBY.

Best wishes,


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by bevillan / November 7, 2007 12:38 AM PST

I own an indoor Terk antenna that isn't powered (passive antenna) and it works great and isn't very large. Also, It looks pretty slick. I got it from Crutchfield for about $40 and it picks up plenty of channels.

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HDTV Antenna
by Denny D. / November 17, 2007 7:21 AM PST

HDTV antenna or digital TV antenna? It doesn't matter what you call it's still a TV antenna, and you better choose the right one. In the past couple of years a flood of new TV antennas have emerge onto the market place claiming to be HDTV antennas, digital TV antennas Etc... These small compact antennas look very high-tech in design and are very appealing to the consumer.

But do these new little TV antennas really work?
Which TV antenna is right for you?
What's really going on with this whole digital transition?
Do I need an HDTV to receive free over the air TV?

These are the questions asked most frequently by the visitors to my website "TV Antenna Source" Unlike analog reception of the past, choosing the proper TV antenna for digital/HD reception is crucial to your viewing pleasure. I have written a page in hopes it will clear-up any confusion about over the air digital/HDTV, the digital transition and help those attempting to choose the best TV antenna for digital/HDTV reception. I invite everyone to visit this page at If you still have further questions feel free to email me, I'll do my best to help in anyway I can.

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