antenna hdtv flat
antenna hdtv flat
RCA Multi-Directional Digital Flat Amplified Antenna vs Audiovox Directional Indoor UHF/VHF HDTV Antenna?

which one of these 2 will give me better reception?? they are about the same price or is there any other good indoor antenna under $50?

It’s impossible to tell which antenna will give you or anyone else “better reception” without additional information, particularly mapping your location with respect to the TV transmitters in your area. Nevertheless, if those were the only two antenna choices then without hesitation I would pick Audiovox’s Terk HDTVA antenna over any of the RCA antennas but only the Terk HDTVA model specifically. That said, notably better indoor antenna choices would be the somewhat similarly styled Winegard SS-3000 E-field antenna or the distinctly different ClearStream2™ antenna or the DB2 two-bay bow-tie antenna from Antennas Direct, the latter two being strictly UHF TV antennas.

As I mentioned earlier, if you haven’t already done so, you should thoroughly map your location using a Website such as TV Fool before purchasing any antenna(s). This will allow you to determine with reasonably good confidence what type of antenna and related equipment you’ll need in order to obtain the best reception; just be sure to read the TV Signal Analysis FAQ before you begin the mapping process using the TV Fool Website.

Lastly, always use well-shielded, low-loss, precision 75Ω coaxial cable to connect the antenna to your TV or applicable video equipment. I highly recommend using tri-shield RG-6/U coaxial cabling, such as Belden’s excellent 1694A RG-6/U coaxial cable (readily available from Blue Jeans Cable and others.) It’s very important that the coaxial cable used to connect to your antenna be properly terminated. RF noise can be far more detrimental when it comes to OTA digital television reception than it was for analog TV reception, thanks in no small part to the well-known digital “cliff effect.”

######################## RESOURCES ########################

Audiovox Terk HDTVA

http://store.audiovox.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=11050&storeId=11601&productId=10020185&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=10005102&top_category=10004106

Antennas Direct
– DB2 Antenna

http://www.antennasdirect.com/store/DB2_antenna.html

– ClearStream2™ Antenna

http://www.antennasdirect.com/store/clearstream-antennas.html

Winegard SS-3000 VHF/UHF Amplified Indoor TV Antenna

http://www.winegarddirect.com/ss-3000/winegard-ss-3000-antenna.asp

http://winegard.com/offair/vhfuhf-antennas.php

TVTechnology
– Solving VHF DTV Reception Problems

http://www.tvtechnology.com/article/printableView.aspx?contentid=79862

– Antennas for DTV Reception

http://www.tvtechnology.com/article/printableView.aspx?contentid=11584

AVS Forum
– EV’s Best Top Rated DTV Indoor UHF Antenna Review Test Round-Up Guide

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1037779&pp=60

– The Official AVS Antenna Topic!

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=381623&pp=60

Best Indoor HDTV Antennas

http://www.consumersearch.com/tv-antennas/best-indoor-hdtv-antennas

Peter Putnam: “I’ve Got The Low-Band DTV Blues” (June 2009)

http://www.hdtvexpert.com/?p=423

Digital Home Forum
– OTA FAQ & Knowledge Base

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=41102&pp=30

– Any NEC model of Radio Shack / Antennacraft UFO Omni?

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=117985&pp=30

HDTV Primer
– Erecting a TV Antenna

http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ISSUES/erecting_antenna.html

– Antenna Basics

http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/basics.html

– Choosing an Antenna

http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/choosing.html

– Common TV Antenna Types

http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/types.html

– How Big Should the Antenna Be?

http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/sizing.html

– Comparing Some Commercially Available Antennas

http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/comparing.html

A.T.V. (Aerials and Television) - Aerials

http://www.aerialsandtv.com/aerials.html

TV Fool
– Mapping Tools: Google Earth Coverage Maps and Interactive TV Coverage Browser

http://www.tvfool.com

– TV Signal Analysis FAQ

http://www.tvfool.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=57&Itemid=89

DTV Antenna Resources

http://docs.google.com/View?id=dhpmqnbb_15f5t9j3gb

 

Homeworx HW110AN Super Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna Homeworx HW110AN Super Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna
List Price: $9.99
Sale Price: $0.89

HomeWorx HW110AN HDTV Digital Flat Antenna receive digital and analog TV broadcast over the air. It has ultra thin and light weight design. No extra power is required.

AmazonBasics Ultra-Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna - 25 Mile Range AmazonBasics Ultra-Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna - 25 Mile Range
List Price: $22.49
Sale Price: $18.99
Used From: $17.55

HDTV Antenna, 1byone Super Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna, Digitally Amplified for Higher Performance, Longer Reception Range, Made of Superior Material, Extreme Soft Design and Lightweight, 10ft High Performance Cable, the Most Durable Antenna in Extreme Weather [ONE YEAR Warranty] This is the Best TV Antenna at the Lowest Price! Look No Further! This is the Real Deal! Just Give It a Try! HDTV Antenna, 1byone Super Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna, Digitally Amplified for Higher Performance, Longer Reception Range, Made of Superior Material, Extreme Soft Design and Lightweight, 10ft High Performance Cable, the Most Durable Antenna in Extreme Weather [ONE YEAR Warranty] This is the Best TV Antenna at the Lowest Price! Look No Further! This is the Real Deal! Just Give It a Try!
List Price: $47.99
Sale Price: $16.99
Used From: $13.55

1byone Super Thin TV Antenna 1. Receives free broadcast High Definition TV signals (such as ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and Fox). Supports 1080p HD. 2. Easily hidden behind a picture, bookshelf or television...

Winegard Company FL-5000 FlatWave HDTV Indoor Digital Flat Antenna - Made in USA Winegard Company FL-5000 FlatWave HDTV Indoor Digital Flat Antenna - Made in USA
List Price: $49.99
Sale Price: $38.71
Used From: $23.21

Unlock the FREE in your TV with the FlatWave antenna! Ideal for Urban areas, this is Winegard's best performing indoor antenna yet. Enjoy live local broadcast programs in both standard and eye popping HD as they happen – all with no monthly programming fees...

AmazonBasics Ultra-Thin Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna - 50 Mile Range AmazonBasics Ultra-Thin Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna - 50 Mile Range
Sale Price: $54.73
Used From: $37.64

Terk FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna-Black Terk FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna-Black
List Price: $89.99
Sale Price: $26.90
Used From: $12.80

TERK digital flat indoor antenna has a patented reception technology that outperforms traditional antennas. 360 degree reception pattern eliminates the need for constant adjustments. The removeable Extremely Low Noise (ELN) amplifier provides maximum flexibility and performance and gives you outstanding digital TV reception without saturating the signal...

Winegard FL5500A FlatWave Amplified Razor Thin HDTV Indoor Antenna Winegard FL5500A FlatWave Amplified Razor Thin HDTV Indoor Antenna
List Price: $99.99
Sale Price: Too low to display
Used From: $28.95

Enhanced dual band antenna features state of the art ultra low noise preamplifier embedded directly at the elements, where 100% of the signal is amplified. Innovative USB power supply provides energy savings by only consuming power while the TV is powered on.

50-Mile Range Ultra Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna with USB Powered Amplifier 50-Mile Range Ultra Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna with USB Powered Amplifier
Sale Price: $19.99
Used From: $37.00

This revolutionary AVANTEK HDTV Antenna picks up and amplifies the over-the-air digital TV signals from nearby broadcast towers, and enables you to watch your favorite shows in full 1080p HD for free. Best-in-Class Reception This HDTV antenna features a USB powered amplifier that boasts a gain of 20 dB...

HDTV Antenna, 1byone Super Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna, with Antenna Booster Powered Amplifier for the Highest Performance, the Longest Reception Range, Made of Superior Material, Extreme Soft Design and Lightweight, 10ft High Performance Cable, the Most Durable Antenna in Extreme Weather, Comes with Antenna Base for Easier Placement [ONE YEAR Warranty] HDTV Antenna, 1byone Super Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna, with Antenna Booster Powered Amplifier for the Highest Performance, the Longest Reception Range, Made of Superior Material, Extreme Soft Design and Lightweight, 10ft High Performance Cable, the Most Durable Antenna in Extreme Weather, Comes with Antenna Base for Easier Placement [ONE YEAR Warranty]
List Price: $68.99
Sale Price: $31.99

1byone Super Thin TV Antenna 1. Receives free broadcast High Definition TV signals (such as ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and Fox). Supports 1080p HD. 2. Easily hidden behind a picture, bookshelf or television...

HDTV Antenna, 1byone Indoor Digital Thin Flat Antenna HDTV Antenna for UHF/VHF/FM, Digitally Amplified for Higher Performance, Longer Reception Range, Larger Dipoles Area Improves UHF/VHF Reception, Made of Superior Material, the Best Choice for Indoor Antenna [ONE YEAR Warranty] HDTV Antenna, 1byone Indoor Digital Thin Flat Antenna HDTV Antenna for UHF/VHF/FM, Digitally Amplified for Higher Performance, Longer Reception Range, Larger Dipoles Area Improves UHF/VHF Reception, Made of Superior Material, the Best Choice for Indoor Antenna [ONE YEAR Warranty]
Sale Price: $45.99

Buy 1byone Thin Flat Antenna, enjoy all your local broadcasts from ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, and other local networks with expanded programming for kids, news, sports, sitcoms and more with no cost or contracts...