RCA Digital Flat Antenna made for DTV

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RCA Digital Flat Antenna made for DTV
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The RCA Digital Flat Antenna made for DTV picks up the signals sent out by TV broadcast stations since February 17, 2009. It is compatible with a wide variety of television brands and models, including flat screens. With its easy-to-hide design, this RCA digital antenna takes up only a small space on a wall, thus keeping a low profile, or it can lay flat on any level surface, making installation and use quick and easy. It will easily fit in small spaces and is ideal for use in small apartments or bedrooms. With one of these units in place there is no need to adjust it into different positions to pick up different stations. The black color blends in with many flat panel TVs, making the unit even less conspicuous. This flat TV antenna will pick up both digital and analog signals from your local broadcasters so you can watch TV on your local channels, in clear and sharp high definition when available.

About this item

The RCA Digital Flat Antenna made for DTV picks up the signals sent out by TV broadcast stations since February 17, 2009. It is compatible with a wide variety of television brands and models, including flat screens. With its easy-to-hide design, this RCA digital antenna takes up only a small space on a wall, thus keeping a low profile, or it can lay flat on any level surface, making installation and use quick and easy. It will easily fit in small spaces and is ideal for use in small apartments or bedrooms. With one of these units in place there is no need to adjust it into different positions to pick up different stations. The black color blends in with many flat panel TVs, making the unit even less conspicuous. This flat TV antenna will pick up both digital and analog signals from your local broadcasters so you can watch TV on your local channels, in clear and sharp high definition when available.

RCA Digital Flat Antenna made for DTV:

  • Receives all Digital and Analog TV Broadcasts
  • Easy-to-Hide flat TV antenna design
  • Mounts horizontally on wall or lays perfectly flat on surface
  • Black color blends in with most new flat panel televisions.
  • Enhanced reception for Analog and Digital Channels

Specifications

Multi Pack Indicator: No
Model No.: ANT1050XV
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.46
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 29.5 x 3.63 x 0.5
Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
Origin of Components: Imported
Walmart No.: 560786
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Great signal from something so flimsy
8/9/2010

Customer review by CilantroToothpaste

5.0 stars 8/9/2010 by CilantroToothpaste
by CilantroToothpaste

I was skeptical paying $15 for this flimsy plastic thing when my $40 Philips antenna downstairs has some issues. But after seeing good reviews on Amazon, I figured why not? We needed this for our new 40" Samsung C670 model HDTV on the second floor. The assembly was awkward, and once assembled, the antenna looks like a Batman toy. Very cheap and flimsy, but once we hooked it up and scanned for channels, it found signals that my more expensive Sony Bravia with a more expensive antenna couldn't find. Totally impressed! It's important to note that I laid it flat (horizontally) behind the TV and it worked like a charm the first time. I expected to have to move it around a bit or change it's direction, but everything just works. Highly recommended.

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CilantroToothpaste
Austin, TX
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Good If Installed Properly
7/16/2009

Customer review by hasan

4.0 stars 7/16/2009 by hasan
by hasan

Distance to Transmitters: 27 miles Terrain: Rural, No Obstructions, Rolling Hills This antenna has very good potential if certain precautions are taken. I expected it to perform very poorly, but was pleasantly surprised when I went to the effort to install it properly. First of all, do not install it sitting on top of a television as the picture on the box shows. There could be a poorer way to mount an antenna, but not much. All TVs radiate noise. The closer your antenna is to the TV, the more interference it will pick up. Secondly, mount the antenna so it is parallel to the ground (horizontal position). Do not mount it vertically. Keep it away from obstructions. Ideal mounting is in a large window broadside to the direction the signals are coming from. Get the antenna as high as possible. I mounted mine on a 2nd floor balcony railing (wood). If you are as far away as I am (or have obstructions or lots of surrounding trees/vegetation), then a preamp is required. The small $24 preamp sold in Wal-Mart was used for the test data provided below: 5.1 Low Band VHF Low Power: 3/6 bars 8.1 Hi Band VHF Moderate Power: 6/6 bars 11.1 Hi Band VHF Moderate Power: 6/6 bars 13.1 Hi Band VHF Moderate Power: 6/6 bars 17.1 UHF High Power: 6/6 bars 19.1 UHF High Power: 6/6 bars 23.1 UHF High Power: 6/6 bars This antenna when mounted away from obstructions and with a preamp, does a very surprising job. I compared it to all the other antennas at Wal-Mart, and the only one it did not outperform that covered both VHF and UHF is the $68 outdoor RCA small yagi. The most impressive aspect of the antenna is that it actually works from Lo-Band VHF (77 MHz in my case) to UHF. Since the change on June 12th, many people are having a horrible time receiving Channel 5.1 (Lo-Band VHF) with indoor antennas. What I can say is that with a preamp, and the antenna optimally placed, this antenna performs surprisingly well. If one ignores these factors (placement and preamp), then don't expect it to work very well. Mine is mounted about 14' high, with the preamp at the antenna (do not put a preamp at the TV end of a coax run, rather it belongs as close to the antenna as possible). I then extend the coax 12' to the TV. It is laying flat on a wooden rail. The bad: Assembly is minor, but aggravating. It comes in 3 pieces: two bat wings and a T-bar that have to be mounted in a clamshell case that holds everything together. This can be frustrating. My first assembly took about 10 minutes. The second one took 20 and the third took about 15 minutes. It looks like a two minute job, but it is mechanically awkward to hold the pieces together so you can tighten the three screws.

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hasan
Ogden, IA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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May look like a piece of junk, but it's NOT
5/9/2011

Customer review by Texans123

5.0 stars 5/9/2011 by Texans123
by Texans123

My husband and I purchased 6 different antennas (some of them over $100), and NONE of them were able to pick up all of the main channels at once. Finally, we decided to try this cheap-o antenna which looks like a paper airplane and feels about as sturdy as one too. We stuck it up on the wall, and surprisingly it worked like a charm! We are finally able to get all the main channels without having to adjust the antenna. The picture is clear and the sound is excellent. I guess more expensive doesn't always mean better quality.

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Texans123
Houston, TX
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Can't believe it! But wow!
2/16/2013

Customer review by Dogmama13

5.0 stars 2/16/2013 by Dogmama13
by Dogmama13

After reading reviews on this flimsy plastic "bat' and how well it worked, I decided to give it a shot. We have a room not wired for cable and we have tried using a $50 antenna in there wth absolutely no luck save for a few stations that would come in grainy and static ridden and cut out sporadically. This little antenna was the last resort before we gave up and called the cable company to wire the room. Well, it arrived and I assembled it in less than 5 minutes, hooked it on to the TV and voila!! 31 channels, all super clear!! We had thought the other, expensive anntenna had not worked because we are in an urban area and near an airport, but this little "bat" does not seem intimidated by that at all;-) I placed it on the wall behind the TV and it works wonderfully. you may need to experiment a bit with positioning, but once the channels are clear, they are locked in! I rarely review, for under $20, this product definitely is a great buy! In fact, I ordered another one for a friend and she is just as pleased with the results.

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Dogmama13
Minneapolis, MN
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
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It does the job
2/22/2011

Customer review by midimatt

4.0 stars 2/22/2011 by midimatt
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I decided to receive network television for when I wanted a break from Netflix. Since network TV isn't something I would watch often, I didn't need anything crazy...I just wanted to be able to watch the news or a show now and then. I therefore looked at the least expensive options. I read the reviews for this model, which were across the board... almost the same number of good reviews as bad reviews. When I got to the store I took a while deciding between rabbit ears and this flat model. I decided to go with this one because it would look better, and I figured that if it didn't work, I could just return/exchange it. I brought it home, put it together (lots of reviews say the assembly is tricky, but I didn't have any problem with it. If I had to assemble another one it would probably take two minutes). Anyhow, I hooked it up. It picked up all stations I was expecting and more. The local stations had great quality. I live within 20 miles of the city, so I'm within adequate range for good reception. Also, my first floor is about 6 feet above ground level, which probably helps a bit. The antenna does the job I wanted it to do, and I didn't pay a lot for it.

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midimatt
Saukville, WI
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
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I was curious about this product and wanted to know if this is all that I need? I have a LCD HD tv that I stream netflix on. Do I need the converter box or just this antenna?
by danielle 3/14/2013
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  • A. just the antenna
    by bolster10/21/2013
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  • A. Netflix should have nothing to do with this antenna. Very likely, this is all you need as TV's made in the past few years are all digital ready. Older TV's (tube) need a converter box.
    by CaffeneCup8/19/2013
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  • A. You DON'T need a converter box since LCD tv's are already digital.
    by GodIsSooooGood9/19/2013
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  • A. I have an LCD HD TV also. It has a very good tuner on it (also RCA). I attached the antenna directly to the tv and mounted it above my door. It gets 6 channels in all. 3 around 30 miles away and 3 that if reached by car is 50 miles away. I am planning on trying the preamp to see if I can received the lower channels that a close to the 3 channel 17 stations. My LCD HD tuner workers better than my HDTV tuner.
    by renfrosk6/10/2013
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  • A. Depends on how old your TV is. If it has a digital receiver in it then you're good.
    by Domineone6/5/2013
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  • A. Most likely it will be fine but it would be best to read your user manual to insure you have a "digital receiver". My LCD tv was built in 2006 and has the tuner built in, although this antenna did not work for me, another one did, no other interface needed.
    by MPinGA5/16/2013
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  • A. You do not need a converter box for and LCD HD tv. It is already digital. The converter box is for older analog tv's that can only receive analog signals. (Crt tv's Big. Not flat (-:) They convert the new digital transmissions from tv transmitting towers into analog. The two different boxes I use in my house cause a slight delay in the audio. Barely noticeable but it is there if you look close. I am assuming this in common in converter boxes. I also have two flat screen tv's and this antenna is phenomenal. I pick up more channels on my flat screen with this antenna than any other tv in the house and it is in the worst position (more house to go through in the direction of the transmitting towers) The internet site "Antenna Web" showed me where the towers are. They also recommended an outside antenna and said I would pick up 8 stations. I do not have an outside antenna and I pick up 32 to 36 channels. Depending on the tv. I hope this helps. Spread the word. Cut the cable.
    by JFeral9/19/2013
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  • A. If your tv is a newer tv then just the antenna will work just fine.
    by Tabossco4/24/2013
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  • A. You shouldn't need a converter box. only the antenna..I have the same thing and using this antenna until I can get to walmart and buy another antenna..this one isn't worth the money
    by An anonymous customer4/10/2013
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  • A. Don't need a converter box with modern tvs. Especially not to stream Netflix. We have Netflix and Hulu Plus, and our antenna is all we need for local tv.
    by StarDust50624/5/2013
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  • A. I think this would depend on your distance to the local stations and the structure of your house/apt. I have a ranch style type house and just layed the antenna down in front of the tv - which is located in front of an inside wall and my signal is great.
    by marsworldd10/24/2013
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  • A. I would make sure its near a window. It shouldn't have to go inside a window.
    by WalmartGuruII10/23/2013
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  • A. not necessary needs to be flat
    by bolster10/20/2013
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  • A. Yes & no, depending on where you're located. I tried it on one TV, and it worked on a wall away from the window. I tried it in another room, and found it worked best right next to the window.
    by CaffeneCup4/28/2014
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  • A. It will work at other places but the best reception is near or on a window.
    by GodIsSooooGood7/2/2013
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  • A. Mine hangs on the wall behind the TV.
    by Domineone6/5/2013
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  • A. I put this on an inside wall and it works just fine
    by Kustomer915/28/2013
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  • A. According to the directions in the package you can hang it on a wall. My experience with this model is that it did not work for me either on the wall or the window in multiple positions so I bought something else.
    by MPinGA1/10/2014
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  • A. Its a antenna you will need to move it around to get the best reception but beware the cord is short.
    by Tabossco7/2/2013
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  • A. I had this antenna on the inside wall and barely got anything. I put it near a window and got barely anything....sorry
    by An anonymous customer1/10/2014
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by ShayShay812 6/20/2013
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  • A. It's ONLY good for local stations
    by tnbadger11/15/2013
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  • A. Yes if you have a tv with a digital tuner built into it - this antenna will pick up your local digital channels without having to purchase cable service.
    by marsworldd10/24/2013
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  • A. yes I am using it because I do not have cable and I am very satisfied
    by bolster10/20/2013
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  • A. Not for us it didn't! I guess it depends on how close you live to a tv station. It was worthless to us.
    by Zoey449/22/2013
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  • A. Shay, absolutely, it pickup 52 channels from my location in Tampa, Florida. The trick is you must install the included T-bar piece which does not show in the display picture on the box. Also pick the best spot for it, higher than your TV and away from obstructed objects.
    by AznGuyFL8/26/2013
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  • A. My TV is picking up UHF DTV
    by JimS20138/7/2013
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  • A. you must have a converter box, with the converter box, this antenna works great. hope this answers your question.
    by BandageGirl7/21/2013
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  • A. Yes, depending on your location. Some areas will get more channels more than others.
    by CaffeneCup7/14/2013
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  • A. Yes, this antenna picks up the local channels that are broadcasting in the hd signal. But your local will make the difference on how many channels it will pick up. In on room mine picks up 17 channels but in another room it only picks up 9. The signal allow gets a little spotty durning inclement weather.
    by NoSameDayPickUps7/11/2013
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  • A. YES it will pick up local stations and some others IF you have it connected to a digital TV or a converter box for an analog TV.
    by GodIsSooooGood7/2/2013
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