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Not a great indoor antenna, unless it's located in a high point in the house.
After giving this product a failing grade, I tried it in the attic and boom! All 11 digital channels available in north Nanaimo now come in crystal clear, with no drop-outs or interference.
I have wired it into the existing house cable (we canceled our Shaw cable subscription), and now have high definition, off-air TV available on every set in the house.
Impressive for such a puny device.
I just bought this antenna, hoping it would work fine from behind the wall-mounted TV. And it does. It's practically 100% hidden, no wires or anything else to make you suspect it is there (the power plug is also hidden behind my TV, that helps).
The setup is extremely simple: power the unit, plug it into the back of your TV and search for the channels using the TV menu.
I live in Calgary SE (Auburn Bay) and I get 6 HD channels (Global, CTV, CityTV, CBC, Yes TV and OMNI). All of them in good quality.
Got over 10 channels incl CBC, PBS and TVO. Very happy with my buy.
works good facing south in Victoria B.C.
Easy to install and fun to see how many channels you get. I receive 9. I am very happy. Quality is great. It is located on the main floor of the house in a room that faces north. If I walk in front of the antenna reception comes and goes
But I am blocking the signal☺ I recommend this product!
The digital channels were crystal clear. It was able to pick up 10 channels from Ottawa. And there is no need to adjust it. I am happy to have it.
I ordered many many many different antennas to try and this is the only one that picked up 4 digital channels and 1 analog channel. I live by Yonge and Sheppard on a low floor between a few tall buildings. The analog channel was awful as I live on a low floor. The digital channels were crystal clear. I received Global x 2, a Christian channel, and a french channel. I couldn't make out the analog channel. It was as clear as a snow storm.
Was able to easily pick up 6 channels from Calgary. Was clear and undistorted reception.
wasn't able to get more than 3 channels..i wasn't disapointed though...will return it to bestbuy, maybe if i was living on the 10th or 11th floor then ill be able to get more
We live in a detached house in the south end of Guelph. Scanned with and without the amplifier and could not get a single channel from our main floor living room. BestBuy employees to be fair flat out told us "they don't work" but online reviews lead us to be hopeful anyway....going to see if (competitor) can offer a higher model (or more information about it's effectiveness).
Easy to install and instructions are clear and understandable. Tried different settings, positions... Result, just one channel (CTV). Maybe a good product in a different city, but where I'm living, not good at all.
For any antenna, depends where you live, this one didn't work for me. The cord was too short so not enough movement. We ended up with a much cheaper antenna that was more effective because the cord was longer, so we could put it up higher. Disappointed, at this price point I was hoping for more!
Can someone please tell me how to set it up?? I have it all connected but can't get any reception.....
Living on a very high floor downtown Toronto where I have a direct view of the CN Tower, I thought that I would get great reception with any antenna. I tried another brand and only got 4 channels but with this receiver in the same location I got TWENTY THREE Channels!
I live on the 11th floor of a high rise building facing west, away from CN Tower, but a couple of kms from Lakeshore. I was initially doubtful if I would receive any channels at all. I connected the antenna and amplifier to my TV and, to my disappointment, got only 4 channels, one of which was CBC French. Then, I added some extra coaxial cable so I could keep the antenna on the balcony. When I re-scanned my TV, it found 26 channels!! I got CBC News, Global News, CTV, Bounce, Escape, Omni, Laff, a few Buffalo channels and many more. The HD quality is amazing, something you would never get using cable. My only concern is if it rains, is the antenna waterproof?
I love this antenna. In Toronto I don't even face the CN tower or Buffalo and I still get 7-20+ channels. All the major local ones come in consistently in HD, as do many NY state stations. Depends on the weather for me for the 20+, but my friend closer to the lake gets them consistently. It works great on my Sony Bravia 2014. The Bravia tuner works better than the PC tuner, though not by much. The Media Centre tuner has the awesome bonus of PVR capability. You need a usb or internal adaptor to hook up to your PC though. TV works without any extras.
Will not work on most Sony Bravias. I bought it for a 2006/2007-Model: KLV 40 S 200A. Sony did NOT include built in digital tuners, although a lot of OLDER, other brand TV's included built-in digital tuners. I was told by sales rep at Best Buy store this antenna would be fine to work and clearly it isn't the case. Bottom line, you need to buy a a digital conversion box first in order to plug an antennae into.
All 7 HD channels!
I read the review here and then went to Best Buy and bought one for 66 with tax. I couldn't wait to finish work and asked the manager for early leave. The hook up was easy. I sat the thing on my sub woofer pointing to the NE as I live in the Rutherford area. I scanned a couple of times and got five channels. Then I tried to turn the antenna to face southeast direction and I scanned again and i got all 7 channels. All HD.
Thanks for the positive reviews to help me make a good choice.
I can get 4 - 5 channels where I am. I get Global, CBC, Omni and City TV. If I move it right I can also get CTV most times.
This is outside Calgary so I was not expecting much but over all I am happy
I bought this antenna because I just disconnect my cable TV 2 days ago. The connection is simple. On my tv setting, auto program, it takes less than 10 minutes and I got 6 HD channals. CBC, OMNI, CITYTV, GLOBAL, CTV, CTS. The best thing I can watch news and world cup in HD1080 clear quality pictures.
I bought this yesterday and I am very happy. I live on the second floor of a condo building and this gives me 19 free channels! I only picked up 7 without the amplifier, so make sure you test with and without the amplifier in your home. Very happy to be receiving local and US channels.
Last night I purchased this product thinking that it might not work. I live in Highfield Park close to the Tim Horton's and I live on the east side of an apartment building on the top floor. I have the device facing south, high on the living room wall. I first tried the device without the amplifier and I was only able to pick up CBC. I put the amplifier and I was able to pick up all three HD stations. CTV, Global, and CBC. The pictures is crystal clear. From time to time it does pixelate when the signal isn't strong enough, but 90 percent of the time it's flawless. When I was doing research on OTA in Halifax I didn't find a lot of info on this. I hope this helps people researching this product.
I'm getting all 9 TV stations broadcasting from Mont Royal. A friend has it as well, but he only gets 6 stations. Like with any other antenna, your apartment/house location is everything.
While this is a great idea and was easy to install, but it didn't work for me. I couldn't get all the local channels. Maybe it works better if you're on the second floor or higher.
From the 4th floor facing west I got only one station (omni) consistently. Not the antennas fault, but multidirectional not so helpful if a signal is not available.
bought this antenna at bestbuy and will say that it is one of the best decisions i have made, my satellite bill was [$$$] per month and noticed that basically just paying to watch commercials so go rid of the sat and now enjoying 24 channels in pure HD, this antenna is great pulls in lot's of local toronto and american channels in hd chrystal clear and the sound is amazing as well . i will say to those who say they can only get 2 or 3 channels, try putting it near a window, on the window sill and use the standup bracket so that it is upright and you might be happily surprised also you can use a longer cable if needed wih a joineer/coupling . it won't hurt he picture, i used a cable so i could put it by my window and getting great reception:) all in all a great buy at any price :)
I live on a west-facing 9th floor condo at Lake Shore and the Humber River. With this antenna I could pick up three signals but only one was good enough to watch. I made a loop out of a coat hanger and it picked up the same three channels; although the signals were even weaker.
I have brough this antenna for my mother , she live a nursuing home. I went there and hook the antenna to a tv and scan the channel.It scan 10 channel like golbel, cbc, tvo,ctv,citytv,omni1,omni2 and some other channel.It was great to see my mother happy. Now she watch tv without paying any fee for cabel company .
thank best buy for selling good antenna
I HAVE THIS ANTENNA FOR MY MOTHER ,SHE LIVE IN A NURSING HOME AT KENNEDY RD. WHEN I HOOK THE ANTENNA TO TV AND SCAN THE CHANNEL. ALL 10 HD CHANNEL HAS RECIVED. IT WAS GREAT. GORBEL,TVO,CBC CTV,CITY TV,OMI1,OMI2 AND OTHER CHANNEL
I bought this because I was tricked into thinking that a 'digital antenna' was a real thing. Turns out my old set of unpowered rabbit ears does exactly the same job. I'm bringing this back.
With a plain set of rabbit ears I receive 12 channels and with the RCA Digital Amplified TV Antenna I was only able to receive 6 channels. I am returning it tomorrow.
I can receive 6 digital channels - CBC E/F, Omni 1/2, CityTV, & Sun TV.
This is great if you live in an apartment building that's pretty high up. It gets the stations in clear and for free! You just have to make sure you find a good area to put it for reception.
I placed this antenna right beside the window in a condo vertically. I was able to receive 11 HD channels and all were perfectly clear. However, placing in flat next to the TV yielded no channels. Location is really important especially if you live in a building. This antenna will pay for itself in less than 2 months of cable fees.
I bought an old house without cable or an outside antennae, and do not subscribe to cable/satellite tv. (It is way too expensive & who needs 100 channels?) I was using an old pair of rabbit ears on a new Sony Bravia and could get CBC, CTV, Hamilton, Global & City TV in HD... but not consistently, and not without having to move the rabbit ears around in different positions depending on which channel I wanted to watch. Now I get all of these channels ALL THE TIME! Plus, I get the Buffalo stations! Channel 7 (I think that's ABC) is crystal clear in HDTV!!!!! Just wish I had bought this antenna sooner! I am using the optional Amplifier and I did find that you need to read the fine print on the instructions as you do need to lay it flat, up high, and away from metal objects to get the best pic. Finally, I do have one criticism... it is advertised as paintable... I can't see how painting this black antenna box would make it more attractive as you'd still see the black wires and little black amplifier box... and since you have to lay it flat, and keep put it someplace high, it'd be pretty hard to camoflage it.
I'm located about 40 kms south west of Ottawa. This antenna was only able to receive clearly the CBC HD English French digital channels on a Sharp HD TV.Analog channels scanned were fuzzy and distorted.I will be returning this unit.I will try this unit again once all Canadian channels go to digital signals.
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