Amplified Indoor Antenna: which one to buy???

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  1. Mike Lee

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    can anyone recommend an indoor amplified antenna for my TV?? sorry i'm not interested in cable or satellite for this TV...did a search but found nothing...

    i've gone through three antennas so far and they all suck...i've used a RCA (non-amplified), RCA (20dB amplified), and now a philips-maganvox (45dB amplified). so far the philips is the worst...

    TIA
     
  2. Chuck Kent

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    Are you stuck with using just "rabbit ears"? IOW, something that sits on or by the TV? If you have access to an attic, you could try something meant for outdoors and have a much better chance at good reception. Good 'ole Radio Shack is a good source for something to try out (if this is an option.)

    Starting with a good, highgain, passive antenna will give you your best shot at a good signal. You could then add a signal amplifier (but might not need it.) The numbers from a passive antenna don't look like they would compete on any basis with an amplified one. But the number are deceptive. The old PC saying certainly applies...garbage in/garbage out. Your first few antennae didn't give enough signal to work with.
     
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    yeah, just rabbit ears for now....
     
  4. SeanA

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    Do a search for Jensen TV940. It has rotating and translating elements (i.e. rabbit ears) that can be programmed for individual channels. It also has individual amplifiers for UHF and VHF. Works very well for me as an indoor antenna is my only option. I use it with a Samsung SIR-T151 receiver.
     
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    Well, your search is going to be tough. Lets hope others (like Sean) will give the names of some good units to try. I hope I'm wrong but I don't think there are going to be any true standouts in this category...
     

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