Is this antenna worth the money

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  1. Salty

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    We have fair to poor reception for local TV stations ( we do not get cable)

    I just found this flatwave amplified razor thin HDTV antenna (this one happens to be Walmart)

    Has anyone purchased an antenna like this? If so would you reccomend?

    The nearest TV tower is at least 20 miles away, other are in the 30-40 mile range. Thus I was thinking of getting the one with the 50 mile range.

    Any suggestions / reccomendations
     
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    I've purchased one, also from Wal-Mart, that looks like bat wings, so thin it is floppy, and it does a pretty good job out on our deck. I bought it a couple years ago to watch Royals games, and then they moved them to FoxSportsKC, which is strictly cable. But it is still a good antenna. That one should do just fine as well, I'd think.
     
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    Before buying almost anything these days I always check Amazon reviews and Walmart reviews.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GFE70I0/?tag=baptis04-20

    Based on the reviews it looks like this would work for you. And it's $10 less at Amazon (assuming it's the same model.)
     
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    http://transition.fcc.gov/mb/engineering/dtvmaps/ might give you some information. Antennas are very iffy. It might/might not work for you, depends on trees, buildings, how your home is constructed etc.

    You can always return it.

    I rather doubt it would do much for you but you never know.

    We are 45 miles from all the towers and I've tried 5 different units and none do what I feel they should do. The one we have is okay most of the year but for a couple weeks in spring and fall it is worthless on a channel or two.

    It also depends on what frequency your channels are on.

    The website can give an idea of what might be needed. There is a color code that helps but not all manufacturers use it.
     
  5. Salty

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    We finally bought the flat antenna yesterday.

    Vast improvement!

    We are able to get in a low power Christian station -
    and the network stations are now much better!
     
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    Great.

    Years ago in Hawaii the signal bounced through the mountains. We would put the antenna on a pole and walk around the roof while rotating the antenna. If nothing good we'd try the backyard etc.

    Where we found the signal is where it was installed.
     

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