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Best Indoor Antenna???????? (1 Viewer)

David*RT

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I connected a $20 RCA Indoor Antenna (#ANT130) to my HTPC and it was unfortunately a p.o.s. I could only pull in NBC and a couple of latin channels--all grainy.

Can anyone recommend a great antenna that's better than the RCA.

Budget is no concern............
 

Tekara

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Honestly the best TV signal I've ever gotten is with the FM whip antenna that came with my reciever for pulling FM radio. I have yet to find a power antenna that can match it and I've tried!
 

Scott L

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For an HDTV card? The Zenith Silver Sensor is a popular and cheap one. I tried many indoor antennas (best being the SS) but the fact that I live beneath extremely large trees made me return all the antennas and the card (MyHD 120). Even though antennaweb.org said otherwise the only way I could get a stable signal was through one of those big outdoor antennas. Personally I wouldn't mind putting one up but I'll wait till I graduate and move outta the house for that. :b

I got the SS at Best Buy but I can't seem to find it on their site, maybe they stopped carrying it. This one looks pretty mean.
 

Jack Briggs

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Scott hits on a point: No matter how well designed a souped-up, amped-up indoor antenna may be, it cannot overcome physics when it comes to large buildings or trees or hills or mountains. If a signal is getting bounced ever which way before it arrives at your antenna, you're out of luck -- unless you opt for a large, mast-anchored outdoor antenna.

But if you get a decent antenna image, it's going to look better than most cable and most DBS.
 

Tim Markley

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Try the Radio Shack double bow-tie antenna. It works better than most of the so-called HDTV antennas and only costs around $15.
 

Jongyoon Lee

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I second the Silver Sensor. I have one installed in the attic, and it can grab ALL the channels.
 

Mark Murphy

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Silver Sensor worked great for me, pulled in all the OTA HD channels in the greater Boston area and Southern NH from 25 mi away.
 

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