Antenna for receiving HD broadcast off the air

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  1. HoiT

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    Hi there,

    Just bought a Toshiba TV that has a HD tuner built-in. Just curious, what sort of antenna does one need to receive off the air HD broadcast? Thanks!

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    Go to www.antennaweb.org to determine the specific type (i.e. sensitivity rating).

    If you are in an area where transmission towers are within 10 miles you will generally have no problems using an indoor antenna. One of the inexpensive popular ones is Radio Shack's double bowtie model. If you have drop outs and signal interference you'll want to mount an outdoor antenna. I went the outdoor route and am using a 22.00 Radio Shack UHF model.
     
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    If you are going indoors... You may want to give this Terk or sliver sensor a try. I have the silver sensor INDOOR in the basement !! and can pick up stations from 70 miles away if properly oriented.. I don't think the RS DBT is available anymore. Don't fall into the "specialized" HDTV antenna hype ...
     
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