Winegard FL5000 FlatWave HDTV Indoor Flat Antenna

Walmart # 551386426

Winegard FL5000 FlatWave HDTV Indoor Flat Antenna

Walmart # 551386426
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  • Razor-thin indoor HD antenna
  • High VHF/UHF reception
  • Multi-directional antenna
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    Does what it says it'll do for a low price!

    I recently 'cut the cable' and opted for using a decent indoor antenna to get local stations to supplement my Netlfix and Hulu Plus streaming content I get from my Roku device. I read the reviews and was hopeful this antenna would come through for me. After trying several locations both upstairs and downstairs in my condo, I got 8 HD stations upstairs on my older CRT tube TV (mainly ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, Univision and their subs) plus other decent ones (Discover, CW, Azteca, MundoFX, LATV, CoziTV). For downstairs I interestingly got 19 HD stations on my late model LCD flat screen (all of the above plus a whole lot more local channels), so I am keeping the antenna downstairs. Considering that I live about a thousand feet from a huge cell phone tower directly between me and the major televisions towers I am trying to receive from 10-18 miles away, I am a bit stumped as to why I get so many stations downstairs instead of upstairs (perhaps the downstairs LCD TV processes the signal better than my upstairs older TV? Both are HDTV). A bit counter-intuitive, but there you have it. Decided to keep the Winegard FL5000 FlatWave HDTV Indoor Flat Antenna and looking to buy the pre-amped model for upstairs. Would recommend this antenna due to the low price and very high clarity it delivers. Definitely got my money's worth.

    OK for the Price - but Suggest a Amplified Model

    OK for the Price - but Suggest a Amplified Model if you need the best performance. I recently disconnected dish network that offered local channels and purchased 4 antenna for 4 TVs to receive local channels directly free of cost. I returned this and purchased the below model which rocks. if you are looking for HD 1080p big screen , for best results I suggest a amplified model ( Winegar d Razor Thin HDTV Antenna Model Number : FL-5500) of the same brand that I purchased which made a big difference. For smaller or cheaper TV's checkout 1 - Axis Digital and HD Ready Amplified Indoor Antenna OR 2 - Axis 41700 Compact Digital Indoor OR 3 - Axis 10 8120 41704 Indoor Antenna models and review that I have for them. I own all 3 which work great in the order mentioned above These models work Awesome especially if you are in the 2nd floor ( strange the antennas received better signals when installed in second floor) - Good Day!

    Much better than rabbit-ears

    This flat antenna performs well. Brings in most signals clear and crisp at 720 or 1080i. Produces "3 ticks" or more on the signal strength meter. However, unless you live within 10 miles of the transmit towers you can not just lay it flat, or stick it on something at a "low level". As with rabbit ears and most antenna's, you need to elevate the antenna and find the "sweet-spot", where the single is strongest. Good quality at a special price!!

    Clear TV vs Winegard FL5000

    I purchased Clear TV antenna about year ago for $19.99. Worked well - It gets all my local channels. So when I read that Winegard FL5000 receives all the channels within 35 mile radius I was excited and paid $39.99 double the price of Clear TV. Of course this did now work out at all !! First it came and the flat antenna was 3 times bigger than Clear TV ( As we know bigger is always better ) . Clear TV comes with Suctions and sticks well to my glass window. Winegards sends command tapes that the antenna fell within 5 minutes of sticking it on the glass window. All around poor quality, poor reception and overly priced. I returned it back to Walmart. Don't waste your time and or money...

    Suits the purpose. cable company just went to digital. I did not want to PAY extra for a box for each of my TV's. So I tried this on the tv's I seldom use. It brings in several stations, I know other people that are getting 20+ channels, but I am getting the local stations and that is enough for me. I think the number of stations you get depends on the location of the flat antenna. I am going to move it around to see if I can pick up some more stations.

    Works well but....

    I receive 7 major channels from my area in clear HD which is great. However, effectiveness really depends upon your location since this is a directional antenna. If you can point it in the direction of the nearest tv signal tower with a clear view, it will work. However, I purchased a second one after the first was so successful on the third floor of my house. The second Winegard didn't pan out as successfully as the first because of the location of the TV on the main floor and the older TV's "tuner". The product is easy to install and easy on the eyes but the key is the physical location of the TV.

    Location, location location

    This product is extremely easy to use. Just take it out of the box,affix it to a wall or window with the enclosed tape tabs or cellophane tape, and screw it in to the antenna port. It brought in 47 HD channels sharply and crisply in my location 35 miles from transmitter. In a high rise apartment building 10 miles from the transmitter, nothing, nada, zip. I guess it just depends on where you are, and clearly distance is not the only factor.

    Run of the mill

    I had great expectations when I hooked up this antenna only to have them crushed . It only worked as well as your basic rabbit ear antenna .This was a bad buy for me. The high ratings for these antenna's are overrated and misleading .Save your money do not buy it.

    Using with Digital Conversion box for 3rd TV

    I got this to use with the Ematic AT103B Digital Converter Box. After I was receiving TV channels, I was trying to find a place on the wall to place it and everytime I moved it it would either make the channel come in crystal clear or not ... so it must really help pull in the signals. Very glad I got it to help with my extra TV that isn't on cable due to the extra monthly cost that I didn't want to pay on a TV I rarely use.

    So far so good.

    After the easy set-up, I was able to receive 23 channels including ABC,NBC,CBS, FOX, and PBS. This combined with a Roku gets me all I need for watching TV. Not paying cable for service is a big plus. I'm happy.
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