View Full Version : TV antenna recommendations anyone
09-08-2002, 01:41 AM
I'm looking for a good TV antenna. I'm in an appartment and can't get a good signal on a couple channels and it really bugs me. Can some one recomend a good antenna? I don't want to pay 12 bucks for local cable because thats 144$ a year and any antenna is cheaper than that?
09-08-2002, 06:10 AM
TERK (http://www.terk.com/) makes good antennas.
09-13-2002, 10:35 AM
i was going to buy a Terk antenna, but the reviews of them on audioreview.com were pretty poor, so i decided not to spend the money.
i also live in an apartment and was getting poor reception with the basic RCA antenna that i had (the big problem is ghosting due to all the buildings around me). so i ended up buying a RCA power boosted antenna from walmart - i think it was in the $40 range. it is model ANT1250.
it's still not perfect, but i can adjust it to give me good (but not great) reception for most any channel in my area. since i don't watch TV that much, it's not a big deal to me (and it certainly beats paying $30/month for cable - which is the only package my apt. makes available)
10-06-2002, 12:29 PM
any powered antenna would help
10-17-2002, 12:31 PM
Tin foil works pretty good for me.. Just make your favorite animal shape and put it on the end of your existing antenna.. (If you don't have an antenna, just take your old NES (nintendo) RF connector, pull the Coax cable off of the little grey box, so all you have is the coax.. strip it a little bit.. plug it into the tv and get some speaker wire.. connect the speaker wire to the coax and make cool little designs on your wall.. comeplete with the sticker stars and christmas lights..
...sigh.. i have way too much time on my hands.. either that or I am once again haunted by that one little sentence "You need help..."
The Radio Shack double bowtie antenna rocks, if you can still find them. They were clearanced, so if you can find any in stock, they're like $4. They're perhaps the best unpowered one you can get, and are in fact much better than many powered ones.
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