Best Indoor Antenna????????

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  1. David*RT

    David*RT Stunt Coordinator

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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............
     
  2. Tekara

    Tekara Supporting Actor

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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!
     
  3. Scott L

    Scott L Producer

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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.
     
  4. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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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.
     
  5. Tim Markley

    Tim Markley Screenwriter

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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.
     
  6. Jongyoon Lee

    Jongyoon Lee Stunt Coordinator

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    I second the Silver Sensor. I have one installed in the attic, and it can grab ALL the channels.
     
  7. 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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