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Old October 24th, 2012, 05:06 AM   #1
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Indoor Television Antennas

I'm interested in hearing from those who have actually purchased and are using indoor television antennas. I know where one lives can affect the quality of an indoor antenna, but if anyone has success or failure stories I would like to hear what television antenna you liked or didn't like.

Also, is channel surfing pointless with indoor television antennas because one needs to constantly readjust the antenna?
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Old October 24th, 2012, 10:55 AM   #2
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Still using my Radio Shack analogue cheapy. It works. No problem channel surfing. Enjoy the secondary and "thirdary" (?) channels especially.
What I wish for is a digital amplifier/distribution amp. The industry doesn't produce one though.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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Still using my Radio Shack analogue cheapy. It works. No problem channel surfing. Enjoy the secondary and "thirdary" (?) channels especially.
What I wish for is a digital amplifier/distribution amp. The industry doesn't produce one though.
ITYM 'tertiary'

Not sure what you mean by a ' digital amplifier/distribution amp.'. Assuming the 8VSB modulation system used for ATSC terrestrial broadcasting in the US can be amplified in the same way as OFDM signals used with DVB in most of the rest of the world, the (analogue) RF will pass through good quality amplifiers fine.
Here is a typical domestic aerial amplifier available in the UK:

http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/level5/mo...cpc/438841.xml

It is available fitted with 'F-type' plugs, so should connect into US antenna and TV hardware without adaptors.

To prevent overload of the amplifier's front end, the antenna input signal level should not be higher than specified, which is normal good practice anyway and unlikely to arise when an indoor array is used. I am not aware of any other issues with analogue RF signals carrying digital TV broadcasts.
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Old October 24th, 2012, 12:45 PM   #4
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" ITYM 'tertiary' "

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