Terk Passive HDTV/UHF/VHF Indoor Antenna

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The TERK Passive HDTV UHF VHF Indoor Antenna is designed to receive all HDTV channels. This antenna provides a wide operating bandwidth covering UHF and VHF frequency ranges. The TERK HDTV antenna supplies a quality picture using highly directional UHF elements that prevent unwanted reflected signals from interfering with your reception. The indoor UHF VHF antenna can be mounted either horizontally or vertically. This high-gain HDTV antenna is easy to install.

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The TERK Passive HDTV UHF VHF Indoor Antenna is designed to receive all HDTV channels. This antenna provides a wide operating bandwidth covering UHF and VHF frequency ranges. The TERK HDTV antenna supplies a quality picture using highly directional UHF elements that prevent unwanted reflected signals from interfering with your reception. The indoor UHF VHF antenna can be mounted either horizontally or vertically. This high-gain HDTV antenna is easy to install.

TERK Passive HDTV UHF VHF Indoor Antenna:

  • High-gain antenna receives all local HDTV broadcasts
  • Operating bandwidth covers both UHF and VHF frequency ranges
  • UHF (channels 2-13), VHF (channels 14-69)
  • Can be oriented horizontally or vertically
  • Compact (13 1/2" W x 9 1/8" H x 16 1/2" D) and easy to install
  • Specifications

    Product Type: TV antenna
    Recommended Use: Indoor
    Width: 13.5 in
    Depth: 16.5 in
    Height: 9.1 in
    Wave Band: UHF, VHF / TV channels 2 - 13, TV channels 14 - 69
    Features: Telescopic
    Model No.: HD-TVI
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.2
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 16.5 x 13.5 x 9.12
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    by an anonymous customer 6/10/2009
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    • A. Yes.
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    • A. goto http://transition.fcc.gov/mb/engineering/maps/ before you buy it will tell you what you need.
      by DaisyPA10/4/2012
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    • A. NO. It does not have an internal amp circuit. It will receive normal if you are within the broadcast radius for an indoor antenna (which is 10-20 miles radius for this unit).
      by DigitMan7/14/2012
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    • A. No. It comes with a coaxial cable that connects to the back of your HD TV or to your convertor box it have an old TV.
      by Pipersencafixer3/14/2012
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    • A. It does not have a plug; you simply connect it to the television.
      by ewn7772/9/2012
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    • A. No, this is a passive antenna and does not require a power source.
      by DTVGeek12/30/2011
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    • A. No. Passive means it is not amplified in any way so no power is needed.
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    Customer Reviews | 36 reviews | 3.7 out of 5

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    this antenna really works
    11/9/2009

    Customer review by Buckeroo

    5.0 stars 11/9/2009 by Buckeroo
    by Buckeroo

    I live between Washington DC and Baltimore MD. The TV transmission towers for the two cities are 180 degrees apart. This highly directional antenna picks up all stations from both cities. Before purchasing the Terk HDTVi, I tried a bunch of other vhf/uhf antennas including a discontinued, ampified Radio Shack 1000 and a homemade four-bowtie for which several online videos have how-to instructions. The Terk HDTVi works better than any of them with our dtv converter box. Unlike the others, we can even keep the Terk on the floor at ground level! It has a uniquely designed UHF antenna. Strangely, its typical VHF dipoles work better than other antennas as well. The downside to this antenna is that the base is not very stable. We stabilized ours by placing it in an open, shallow 4"x7" plastic container that rotates easily. Terk customer service suggested attaching velcro to the base as an alternative. The Terk HDTVa is an amplified version of the same basic design.

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    Buckeroo
    Columbia MD
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:65 or older
    Ownership:2 - 3 months
    Usage:Every day
    It's really great.
    7/28/2009

    Customer review by Bengie

    5.0 stars 7/28/2009 by Bengie
    by Bengie

    When I reviewed the rates of this product, I got really confused because some rated 5 and some rated 1 or 2. When I purchased and installed (took only 10 secs) it to my HD TV, wow it's just perfect. I live in a suburb of Cleveland, OH. My son told me that Cleveland suburb is fine, but big city such as Philly where my daughter actually uses this product might encounter some interference. Anyhow Cleveland suburb doesn't have any problem at all. It's great! My son told me that even wire works, but I never tried it. I strongly recommend this product.

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    Bengie
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    GREAT ANTENNA
    12/20/2009

    Customer review by OldSchool1954

    5.0 stars 12/20/2009 by OldSchool1954
    by OldSchool1954

    This does the trick. It's a no frills antenna but it picks up channels better than the old antennas I've used. My only complaint is that the base isn't heavy enough to support it but other than that, it's an excellent value ... in my opinion, this has got to be one of the best passive antennas on the market and for the price, it's an outstanding value.

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    OldSchool1954
    Baton Rouge
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
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    6/30/2009

    Customer review by borealis

    5.0 stars 6/30/2009 by borealis
    by borealis

    For indoors at tv site, you dont need an amplifier. amplifiers are for when you split the antenna signal to several tvs, which weakens the signal strength. Signal to noise ratio has the noise in the tv receiver, not outside noise. an untuned antenna amplifier may have more noise than the tuned tv reciever, and can worsen the signal to noise ratio. An antenna has gain, or amplification from its directionality. The more directional, the more gain it has. TheTerk log periodic antenna type has a wide bandwidth, that is it receives signals at all frequencies in its frequency range with about the same gain. I was looking for these features when I was deciding which antenna to get. plus it has the dipole for the vhf channels. One thing you have to realize is that since this is a somewhat directional antenna, when you go into the tv setup mode, if you are pointing the antenna in a direction where there are no stations, you wont receive any, or may receive just a few. If you are in the middle of a city, and the tv antennas of the stations are surrounding you say some distance away, you may just receive a few of the many signals in the setup mode. and your receiver would skip the rest. You would have to manually set up the channels you want to receive, and when you are tuned to that channel, you may have no signal, you may then have to point the antenna at the station (rotate it until you do get a good signal). If you are say twenty miles from a city, you may just be able to point the antenna in the direction of the city, and on setup the tv will pick up most of the tv channels in the city, because they will all be roughly in the same direction. The person who had a problem with the TERK antenna may have experienced two things. The radio stations werent all in the same direction as noted above, and the setup ignored the stations that werent in the direction the antenna was pointed. a second problem is in installing the antenna element into the stand. Theres a sticker on it that says if you can see the red line, the element isnt forced in far enough. I pushed the element in fairly hard, was a little afraid to push harder. and could see the red line. Then I did push harder, and the element snapped into place, the red line wasnt visible, and the antenna performance improved considerably. I live about 20 miles from Cleveland. We can refer to channels. say channel 3, 5, 8, 19, 25 etc. and to subchannels for example chanel 25 has several subchannels, 25-1, 25-2, 25-2, etc. I make the distinction because the digital tv adapter during setup refers to the total number of subchannels received. Usually if you can receive one of the subchannels of a station, you can receive them all, so another issue of interest is how many different channels you can receive. With the Terk antenna, I received channels (and their subchannels) 3, 5, 8, 17, 19, 23, 25, 43, 49, 55, 61. with their subchannels, the setup info noted that i was receiving 27 channels (with the subchannels). Before I had pushed the antenna element into the base properly, I was receiving 17 channels with the subchannels). These 27 channels were with the antenna pointed in one direction, I didnt have to rotate it, it wasnt set up high, it was sitting on top of the television. I could have done a custom setup, located every station in the area, set the digital adapter to all of those stations, and at each station rotated the antenna to try to pick up the station. Didnt do that, I was recieving all of the stations I wanted to and then some. With the old style loop/dipole antenna, instead of the 11 channels listed above (27 with the subchannels), which were all received strongly with the Terk I received 6 channels, one with considerable breaking up of the picture and sound, so 5, and two with occasional breaup of picture and sound, so perhaps effectively 4 channels, so about 1/3 of the channels I was getting with the Terk. And the pictures with the loop/dipole were hazy, washed out, didnt have much contrast, probably because of a low signal to noise ratio. At first I was a bit disappointed, with the TERK it was better than the dipole/loop, but not as good as I'd expected. But when I pushed the antenna element all the way into the base, I thought the performance was very good, and the construction is good. Terk is apparently a division of Audiovox, which produces quality items. The only reason I didnt give 5 stars on features is because the base is a bit narrow, and so its a bit tippy, but as noted, in my use of it, I have it pointed in one direction, dont have to move it, and that may not be a problem, and if it is, it would be easy to make a wider plywood base that isnt tippy. Apologize for the length ,but none of the 4-5 sales people I spoke to had a knowledge of antenna basics. All of them were pushing amplified antennas, which have no advantage as noted above for a tv top antenna.

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    borealis
    aurora ohio
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:65 or older
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Great Antenna for the buck!
    11/2/2011

    Customer review by Bob2kim

    5.0 stars 11/2/2011 by Bob2kim
    by Bob2kim

    I purchased this one and the 'Terk Amplified Indoor HDTV/UHF/VHFAntenna', the price difference was about $30. I connected both and tested them each. I noticed they both performed the same, did not get any extra channels on the Amplied versus the regular Terk Antenna (except for more spanish channels). I live in Denver, CO. and was using a MutiDirectional HD antenna since that's what was recommended per where I live. Since all of our HD attenna's are west sitting on top of Lookout Mnt, I decided to purchase a this directional one instead. It works great! All channels are clear and don't need to point it out through my window, I just point it in the direction of the antenna's through my wall.

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    Bob2kim
    Aurora, Co
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
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    Supplier Warranty: Limited WarrantyTERK TECHNOLOGIES CORP. (TERK) warrants this product against defects inmaterials or workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. During thiswarranty period, this product will be repaired or replaced, at TERKs option,without charge.Please read your instructions thoroughly and use this product only asdirected. This warranty does not cover any damage due to commercial use,accident, misuse, abuse, or negligence. This warranty is valid only in theUnited States of America.Repair or replacement as provided under this warranty is the exclusive remedyof the consumer. TERK shall not be liable for any incidental or consequentialdamages for breach of any expressed or implied warranty on this product,except to the extent prohibited by applicable law. Any implied warranty ofmerchantability or fitness for a particular purpose on this product is limited tothe duration of this warranty.
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