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Old 02-05-2009, 11:13 AM   #1  
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Question Antenna on ebay is it to good to be true ????

I was looking on ebay and found a hdtv antenna New-HDTV-Amplified-Rotor-Antenna The seller say's it's range is 90+ mile's Is this true or is it a gimmick if it's true how many mille's can it pick up thanks
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:45 AM   #2  
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The real world range is comparable to the Winegard 1080 http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_disp...p?prod=HD-1080. The worst thing about the antenna is that you have no way of knowing which way the antenna is pointing. The construction of the whole unit is rather flimsy too.
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Welcome to the forum! It's a gimmick and a poor performer. Stay away from it. Post your tvfool.com results and we can give you a much better recommenation for your particular situation.
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Thanks for the info my zipcode is 45133 if that helps any.Thanks for the help
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Which locals you shooting for: Cincinnati, Dayton or Columbus? The Cincinnati stations appear to be your best bet. Cincy will have two high vhf (ch 10 and 12) after the transition. A winegard 769x series antenna would be a possible choice or you could use separate antennas: UHF (xg-91) and VHF (ya1713). According to tvfool, using zipcode only address, Cincy stations are 2 edge (signals diffracting around two sources) to your location. Antenna will need to be outside and as high on the roof as you can get. Using your exact address or coordinates would be helpful. The situation may be better or it may be worse than described by zipcode only. If you can, go to tvfool.com and save your post transition report. Reply back and add this report as an attachment. We won't see your actual address.

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Which locals you shooting for: Cincinnati, Dayton or Columbus? The Cincinnati stations appear to be your best bet. Cincy will have two high vhf (ch 10 and 12) after the transition. A winegard 769x series antenna would be a possible choice or you could use separate antennas: UHF (xg-91) and VHF (ya1713). According to tvfool, using zipcode only address, Cincy stations are 2 edge (signals diffracting around two sources) to your location. Antenna will need to be outside and as high on the roof as you can get. Using your exact address or coordinates would be helpful. The situation may be better or it may be worse than described by zipcode only. If you can, go to tvfool.com and save your post transition report. Reply back and add this report as an attachment. We won't see your actual address.

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Yup, follow what Rick said, a bow tie antenna has a wide beam width which will make rejecting multipath much more of an issue (with 2 edge signals, multipath is usually an issue), a 91XG would be far better in that environment....
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Thanks for posting the current situation! Could you also give us the post transition plot as well? IMO, the two antenna approach may be the best option. You'll need a pre-amp (suggest the CM 7777). If you add a rotor, you can pick up Dayton or Columbus stations as well.
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Sorry hope this is the right one thanks
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Thanks for posting the second report! It appears to be a toss up between the Dayton and Cincy stations. Fox will be very challenging out of Cincy (-12.1 dB NM) but only slightly better out of Dayton (-6.9 dB NM). I think you will definitely want to consider adding a rotor to give you better flexibility on your locals.
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Thanks for all the great help And i will consider the rotor I have been trying to get fox on a Philips mant950 hdtv antenna on 20ft of pole with no luck and mynetwork only comes in half the time but the rest come in Thanks Again
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You're welcome! BTW, TigerBangs usually recommends the Channel Master 9521a rotator. Good luck!

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