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Great indoor HD antenna - 45 bucks

hitdog042
06-17-2005, 09:03 PM
I live about 25 miles from where the Columbus TV stations are. I was told I needed an attic or outdoor antenna. Looking to try an easier way out, I tried the TERK 45 mile range indoor antenna, and put it on top of my bookshelf.

Works like a CHARM. Perfect reception for all my local HD channels.

Not sure if it will work for you, but it's worth a try. I picked mine up at Radio Shack, but you can get them for even less on EbAY.

spiderman865
06-18-2005, 09:15 AM
:cool: What's the model number?

DanP
06-18-2005, 05:33 PM
I don't know if he means this one but I just picked up this Terk at Ratshack this week:

http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&product%5Fid=15-1872

for $49. You can get 'em I think for $39 at CC. Too lazy to drive out there and my local Ratshack is just around the corner. I'm not a big fan of Terks as I think they are normally overpriced underperforming antennas. Anyway it is a Silver Sensor clone with rabbit ears and signal amplification to boot. I've tried a few indoor antennas and this is easily the best one I've tried for both UHF and VHF signals. It is very directional so if you have stations all over the map it might not be the best choice. In my case, just about everything comes from one direction, and, as I said, it performs very well for me. You can rotate the element 90 degrees.....looks funny but it does better this way than the way shown in the link picture.

hitdog042
06-19-2005, 07:11 PM
Yes.. that's the one I bought as well. It works great.

leww37334
06-20-2005, 08:12 AM
Has anyone compared this antenna to a Zenith Silver Sensor?

admanscott
06-20-2005, 10:12 AM
I bought the Terk in question, and it didn't pull in HD signals any better than a pair of $10 rabbit ears I had hooked up to test my OTA channels, which is to say, terrible.

I gave up on both of those and installed a Terk SquareShooter outside and every OTA singal comes screaming in.

I live about 35 miles from South Mountain, which is the main antenna farm for the Phoenix area.

hitdog042
06-20-2005, 12:53 PM
Isn't Arizona hilly? never been there. In Ohio, this TERK works excellent. Anyway, it's just food for thought if anyone wants to try it.

treblehook
06-21-2005, 08:50 PM
Yes, it's ugly. Yes, it looks like something your seedy uncle (you know which one I'm talking about) would have sitting on top of a TV tray, surrounded by empty beer cans and pizza boxes.

However, this one (UHF only though) is, as we like to say in Oklahoma, a good'un.
http://www.radioshack.com/category.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&category%5Fname=CTLG%5F003%5F001%5F001%5F000&Page=1
It is CAT # 15-624.

I believe it's internet only, but it's cheap. I tried a Silver Sensor, and this one kicks it's butt.

DanP
06-22-2005, 07:12 AM
Yes, it's ugly. Yes, it looks like something your seedy uncle (you know which one I'm talking about) would have sitting on top of a TV tray, surrounded by empty beer cans and pizza boxes.

However, this one (UHF only though) is, as we like to say in Oklahoma, a good'un.
http://www.radioshack.com/category.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&category%5Fname=CTLG%5F003%5F001%5F001%5F000&Page=1
It is CAT # 15-624.

I believe it's internet only, but it's cheap. I tried a Silver Sensor, and this one kicks it's butt.

I have both....can't say one is better than another. It just depends on your circumstances. Antenna's are weird things. In one location they can suck a$$ and in another they can be the best thing in the world.

BTW, Ratshack Terk/Sensor clone also has rabbit ears that does a very respectible job of getting VHF signals. The double bow tie can't do VHF at all. I'm going to get a signal combiner and put both the double bow tie and the Terk together in one signal and see what I get.