Onh Amplified indoor 50 mile hdtv antenna

Screen Shot 2015-09-08 at 11.48.05 AMA few years ago I bought a nice new Toshiba flat screen TV. I’ve been cord cutting for years, and I only use it to watch movies, either on my Blu-ray player or via Netflix. The ever-escalating cable subscription costs have finally made me pull the plug on the watching the “regular” television, but every once in a while would be nice to see a live sporting event. So when the opportunity presented itself to check out this innovatively designed antenna, I took advantage of it and decided to try it out. It is a very good antenna, but your “milage” will dramatically depend on where you live. The big urban areas will probably work the bes, while the small rural or semi-rural locations will leave a lot to be desired.

My TV sits against the inner wall of my living room, and that wall would be the natural place to “mount” this antenna. However, when I first ran the channel scan with the antenna positioned near the TV I was only able to get a few channels. I decided to retest it with the antenna positioned near the outside window, some ten feet away from the TV set (it fortunately comes with a long coaxial cable), and this time I had more success. I ran the scan twice, first time detecting eight channels, and the second time twelve. Most of the channels gave me very good picture quality, but there were a couple with choppy reception.

It seems that this antenna is best suited for the urban or similar locations where the TV signal strength is relatively strong. After getting this antenna I checked the broadcast listings for my area, and in addition to listing all the channels that I should be able to receive, the website indicated that I would probably need an outdoor antenna for the best signal strength. This is unfortunate since, but it’s still fun to be able to get a few basic “regular” TV channels. I feel like I am getting back to my TV watching “roots”. 🙂

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Bojan Tunguz

Bojan Tunguz was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which he and his family fled during the civil war for the neighboring Croatia. Over the past two decades he has studied, lived and worked in the United States. He is a theoretical physicist with degrees from Stanford and University of Illinois. Tunguz has taught physics at several prominent liberal arts colleges and has been writing about physics, science and technology for more than a decade. He also has a wide spectrum of interests, and reads and writes about current events, society, culture, religion and politics. Over the years he has reviewed many of the books that he has read, and posted his reviews on various online outlets. In 2011 he had become a top 10 reviewer on Amazon.com, where he continues to be very active. Aside from reading and writing, Tunguz enjoys traveling, digital photography, hiking, and fitness. He resides with his wife in Indiana. You can follow my review updates on the following pages as well: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tunguzreview Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tunguzreviews Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104312842297641697463/posts

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