We tried the flat, square antenna and it was horrible. Same with a high gain antenna from another store and rabbit ears. This antenna was by FAR the best of the 4 we tried, very good signal, picture, and sound! Received all of the channels in my area when I mounted it on my deck rail with the supplied brackets. I definitely recommend this antenna, great product especially for this price!
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Best out of the 4 antennas we tried.
When I first got this antenna, i simply hooked it up behind my tv and reception was very poor. So I ended up extending it out to my back yard(using the provided cable) and attaching it to my wood fence. Afterwards reception was good, I was able to recieve most of my local channels with the exception of one. Later the next day I remembered my cable guy ran his connections thru the attic. I ended up moving the antenna using the better coaxal provided by comcast(thanks comcast!) and attached the antenna on a wood brace in the middle of the attic. I was a little worried that over 300ft of coaxal would deminish the signal, but after a little research online I found that it was so minimal and the provided amplifier would eliminate any problems. I ended up mounting it horizontal and recieved not only all the channels in my city, but was also picking up channels from the next city over! AMAZING! No more cable bill for me :) So heres a few tips: - Mount it on the roof or an attic(yes, it can be inside). If you find it hard to run wired in your walls, hire a handyman to route it for you. Not having to pay a cable bill anymore will more than pay for it. - The coaxal cable it comes with is cheap, upgrade it to a more standard cable - Put the amplifier on the tv(as per instructed by the manual). - Have the unit be horizontal to recieve the most channels and best reception.
Installed antenna out on my apt. balcony. works woderful. Used one of the cables that was from the satalite dish I had hooked up previously to provide antenna service to all three of my TV's with splitter that was used to connect the the cable boxes. I just removed the connection from the boxes, connected the cable directly to the TV's and they all work great. Signal is stronger with the amplifier supplied with the antenna. NO MORE CABLE BILLS YEAH!!!!!!
Finally One That Works! I Can't Believe it!
This is my 3rd antenna since the airwaves went digital. None of the others worked even adequately. First I tried an RCA flat antenna and it was completely worthless. Then I tried a different Phillips UHF/VHF antenna and only got one channel that was watchable, and it would periodically lose it's signal completely on the only channel that was remotely watchable. Then I tried this one. FINALLY DIGITAL RECEPTION THAT WORKS!!! All channels work good with this one so I gave it 5 stars. I installed it indoors on the wall near the ceiling. The only negative is that it looks too flimsy and cheap plastic to be used as an outdoor antenna. Not very durable looking. However it works WONDERFUL when installed indoors when no other antenna would. Finally digital TV works well in my home. Don't waste your money on any of the other cheaper ones. Get this one. Highly recommended!
worth the money
I bought a RCA digital antenna and is was worthless. I saw this item at the store and decided to try it. It pulled in all the local channels and works great. For the low cost and working better than any other product that I tried, I give it 5 STARS....
I live 65mi. north of Chicago and 35mi. south of Milwaukee. I mounted this Phillips SDV2940/27 in my attic and receive all the broadcast stations from both cities on my flat-screen Visio. I'm amazed at the quality of the picture and sound. The best purchase I've made lately.
bought and installed on side-wall today, and u-la, 25 pic-perfect hd channels. i connected to pre-wired cable in house. stations are about 32 miles away.
I brought this product to save money, I currently live in a 2-story apartment building and I am not allowed to have anything connected outside and I would have to leave it here when I move. I connected inside to a black TV staid my father picked up for me to use. It was real easy to attach to the stand, then I used the provided cable and then connected it to my digital tuner on my RCA digital television. I did a complete channel Scan through the menu and it didn't take very long to receive all the channels. I got every available channel there is, but i purchased it just before the June 12th, 2009 digital switchover. The problem being mounted inside, the reception was not as good as it should be, but I got very excellent picture on almost every channel. When I walked around the room, the weather conditions, etc. caused a disturbance of the signal, channel outage and that is normal with using a antenna. I tried moving around the room, but no success. I might reconsider purchasing this product again, since the digital transition took place and trying it again. I was unable to attach it outside. I highly recommend buying this product, if you are tight on money or do not cable or satellite service in your area. It is best to use outside on a 5ft. pole or attached to the outside of your house. I have tried all the other HDTV indoor antennas and they are all basic the same.
I have a Samsung HDTV set top box Hooked up to a Projector. I could only get 3 channels with rabbit ears. I then tried the phillips SDV2740/27 and it worked really good but I could not get two major network channels. and its diepoles were way too long and looked unsightly. so I tried this one to put it outdoors. after fiddling with the direction it was pointed for a while I was able to get those other two channels but lost reception on another one. i have it mounted on the edge of the roof and I get 62 channels here in southern california about 38 miles from the LA. Some channels cutoff sometimes but are good most of the time. I'm guessing if I put it on a mast it would get that one last channel im not getting. Overall it works good, its only a few bucks more than an amplified indoor antenna and you can easily mount this outside so it doesnt make your living room luck ugly. ( I noticed one reviewer said theirs did not come with an amplifier. this unit does come with an amplifier, it is an inline 18db amplifier, looks like a coax splitter.)
I live in a condo in a hilly area with lots of large buildings and trees nearby, so needless to say, I have reception issues. Out of the three antennas I've tried (one from Radio Shack, a couple from Walmart) this is the only one that works. I tried attaching it to the living room wall to elevate it, but that didn't seem to make much of a difference. Now it's just laying on the mantle, next to the TV. I now pick up 28 channels, clear as a bell...from as far away as 50 miles (Raleigh) and 90 miles (Wilmington). No more cable bill!
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