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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   Frank joe

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Posted January 02 2005 - 12:54 PM

ok so whats the best outside hdtv antenna to buy?

#2 of 9 OFFLINE   MattLH

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Posted January 02 2005 - 04:13 PM

Start here:

www antennaweb org

That will help you narrow your focus.

I have a ChannelMaster . Mounted with a rotor and an external signal amplifier, it works great at pulling in HDTV signals from towers up to 50 miles away.

People have also had much success with Radio Shack antennae. I've heard second-hand recommendations against Terk.

Good luck,

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#3 of 9 OFFLINE   Tsutomu Ohno

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Posted January 03 2005 - 01:17 AM

I have the Square Shooter and it works great for me. About the size of a pizza box, so it is very easy to mount with the supplied mounting bolts. Get very good signal strength for my location.

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#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Frank joe

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Posted January 03 2005 - 02:11 AM

wher can i get this ? is it online?

#5 of 9 OFFLINE   Tsutomu Ohno

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Posted January 04 2005 - 12:08 AM

I Froogle on the Google site and there were several online places selling it. I don't remember where I got it, but it was around a $100 last summer.

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#6 of 9 OFFLINE   BrianSimmons

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Posted January 04 2005 - 12:33 AM

I would check out some of the UHF antennas out there before buying a Square Shooter. Look at the Channel Master 4221A 4 Bay model or the 8 bay CM 4228A if you are trying to pull in distant signals. You can find them for good prices at warrenelectronics.com. They also have great prices on preamps (like the CM 7777) and rotors if you think you will need those as well.

PS - they also have the Square Shooter for sale at Warrens ($89 for nonamplified and $110 for the amplified version). But a CM 4221A 4 Bay antenna and preamp (CM7777) is a better solution IMHO and will cost about the same as the unamplified Square Shooter.

#7 of 9 OFFLINE   Frank joe

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Posted January 04 2005 - 05:00 PM

ok has anyone ever heard of this antenna axium air antenna
http://www.goxium.com/xma201.htm it looks great and its omni directional up to 50 miles

#8 of 9 OFFLINE   SeanA

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Posted January 05 2005 - 05:48 AM

That's a dish antenna. I always thought dishes were very directional ?!?!
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#9 of 9 OFFLINE   DougR

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Posted January 05 2005 - 09:27 AM

It looks like another "Gimmick" ?Posted Image