Final Clearance RCA Digital Flat TV Antenna (CANT1400)

  • Model #: CANT1400
  • Web Code: 10126062
$39.97
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Overview

The RCA CANT1400 digital flat UHF/VHF HDTV/TV antenna renders "rabbit ears" of the past obselete. A patented multi-directional reception design eliminates the need for constant adjustments, while its lightweight and compact footprint can be laid flat, set upright, or wall mounted.

More Information

Just find a location with a strong signal to place it after connecting to your TV and you're ready to enjoy free local programming. Local over-air digital and HDTV broadcasts will be uncompressed, so you can receive a better quality signal than provided by satellite or cable companies. In some cases, you'll receive channels not available through those service providers as well. Since the CANT1400 is paintable, you can colour it to match any setting. Wall mounting brackets & screws 6 ft RG6 coaxial cable are built-in. It also comes with 1 year manufacturer's limited warranty.
  • Terrestrial (over-air) HDTV Ready
  • Signal Reception Types: UHF & VHF for HDTV, DTV, & TV
  • Operational VHF Bandwidth: 54 - 88 & 174 - 216 MHz
  • Operational UHF Bandwidth: 470 - 806 MHz
  • 6ft RG6 Coaxial Cable Built-In
  • Output Impedance: 75 Ohms
  • Paintable Housing
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year Limited
  • Dimensions: 21.1(W) x 23.5(H) x 1.5(D) cm
  • Weight: 0.49 kg
  • Colour: White
  • Range of under 25 kilometres

What's in the Box?

  • Antenna
  • Coax Cable
  • Manual

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 3 Year(s)
  • Application
    TV Antenna
  • TV Antenna Type - Amplified
    No
  • TV Antenna Type - Multi-directional
    Yes
  • TV Antenna Type - Indoor
    Yes
  • TV Antenna Type - Outdoor
    No
  • TV Antenna Max. Range
    25 km
  • Supported Reception
  • HDTV
    Yes
  • Digital
    Yes
  • UHF
    Yes
  • FM/AM
    Yes
  • What's in the Box
  • Warranty Parts
    3 Year(s)


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Customer Reviews

3.4 / 5
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    15
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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 72%

26 Reviews

Critical 27%

10 Reviews

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  • from Gatineau, QC
4.0

Works fine

After getting rid of my cable I missed television and was tired of watching program online. For the price I am able to receive six basic channels which is fine for me. One comes in a bit grainy and occasionally freezes up so I skip over that channel. For the price, I can't complain. I live on the top floor of a three story unit.


  • from Toronto
1.0

Waste of time - 0 channels found

Moved my tv all over. Live on 6th floor facing North East. Searched several times in all possible directions by window and out on the balcony. Zip, zero, zilch!


  • from Vancouver, BC
4.0

Works Surprisingly Well

I, like many, was skeptical about this antenna but I figured I'd just return it if it didn't work well. To my surprise, it worked quite a lot better than my previous rabbit ears with the nob. I'm from Vancouver, and it picked up a whole bunch of US channels the rabbit ears didn't (e.g. NHK World, KBTC, Worldview, JTV, etc.). All the local channels also now have a stable signal. That said, your geological location is a huge factor for any antenna user and you do have to find that sweet spot in your living room to place the antenna.


  • from Ottawa, ON
5.0

Gets the job done!

Worked really well for me, in the Ottawa West area - just in time to catch all the Olympic coverage too, yay! :D


  • from Etobicoke
5.0

AWESOME

I live in Etobicoke near the airport on the 17th floor. My window faces southeast and I can see the CN tower. I can get about 29 channels, every major Canadian network and US network, on a really good day I can get FOX. Also some other channels that normally would be extra with basic cable. I pretty much have basic cable if not better according to some friends. I'm ready to get another one for the TV in my bedroom.


  • from Winnipeg, MB
4.0

good

very good product. I bought it and it gave me cbc french, cbc, and global channel.


  • from Victoria, BC
5.0

Absolutely useless, waste of time

I live in downtown Victoria BC, and this antenna only found one channel after several attempts to scan, including moving TV to window and trying with the antenna outside. The one channel it found was so grey and fuzzy it was ubidentifiable. Sorry, it was a great disappointment


  • from Toronto, ON
4.0

Works Well in a Downtown Toronto Condo

We live in a condo on the 27th floor in downtown Toronto, the windows are south-west facing. This antenna works fairly well as long as it's placed facing the CN tower, which is where the broadcasting signals are transmitted from. One small tip to optimize reception: When we initially set it up, some of the channels appear to be choppy and pixelated from time to time. I placed two empty tall beer cans right in front of the antenna, this has improved reception with noticeable difference. The choppiness problem has been resolved. We were able to get a total of 8 channels without any reception issue.


  • from Toronto ON
4.0

reception varies

i have 2 of these, live in north Toronto, both windows face south east. One receives more stations than the other. No complaints.


  • from Abbotsford, BC
3.0

Research Your Area

I bought this for a second TV in a bedroom. I found reception to be best when placed by a window. During the day I received 3 channels, but 2 must power their transmitters down at night. In the evening I could only receive one. All came in clear. 2 were good quality high definition pictures. Too many factors come into play to fairly rate this antenna. Does what it is intended to do. Can lay flat or be wall mounted. Even paint-able if you wish to camouflage it. Directly connected to TV via coax cable. Set your TV to scan for channels and start watching. Would be best if you are in a city, closer to the transmitter towers and limited obstructions.


  • from Toronto, Ontario
4.0

From 12 channels to 16!

Any complaints about this antenna are misdirected since they don't distinguish between how poor an area's reception is in general, no matter what antenna is used, and how much this particular antenna improves the situation. The fact that someone still gets no stations after hooking up this (or any other) antenna doesn't necessarily mean it didn't improve the signal - it could simply mean the reception in the area in question is so bad in general that the improvement wasn't enough to produce any viewable channels! To be fair, compare this antenna with whatever it is you're currently using (eg. rabbit ears or FM wire antenna), ensuring that both are in the best spot - beside a window being good. In my case (near Yonge & 401 in Toronto), I got around 12 channels with an FM wire antenna before, and now, with this RCA antenna, I get around 16 (comparing the two, as I suggested, with both beside a window)! And don't only judge by how many more channels you get, but by how much better the worst channels are afterwards (which is also a good way to fine tune the positioning of whatever antenna you end up using).


  • from Stony Plain, AB
1.0

Should Be No Stars

Live outside of Edmonton and could only pick up 1 station. Kept losing signal and only a partial picture came in. May work good if really close to the station however anything over 15 miles, forget it.


  • from London, ON
4.0

Good product - just didn't work for me

I tried hooking this up in my house in London, ON. I only got three channels but this is likely because of where I live - not a flaw in the product. I will say the 3 channels that came in looked amazing. (I received channels, CTV, Yes TV, & Omni 2)


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

This works as I expected.

I live in downtown toronto in a condo. I'm able to get 9 channels, ~5 are HD quality, some channels like TVO disappear at night though. I'm able to get Global, CityTV, CBC, CTV, TVO, CFMT (Omni i think), a french channel, and a couple others. Overall I'm really happy with it.


  • from Toronto
4.0

This is great

Great product. Super glued this to my hard hat and hooked it to my wide screen. I get most channels sitting about five feet from the TV. Tilt or turn head slightly to fine tune channels. Always a clear picture and my neck muscles get some exercise.


  • from Dartmouth, NS
1.0

Doesn't Work

I gained no additional channels using this product. I'm In Dartmouth, NS. Don't bother. You're better off saving for an external antenna or a powered one.


  • from Dartmouth, NS
1.0

Here's a free way to enjoy free tv

Don't waste your time on this! While visiting my mother, I tried this for her to alleviate the costly Eastlink Cable. Simply take a coaxial cable, screw it into the back of the tv and touch it to metal. Don't let the collar touch metal, just the prong, and voila! I tried this setup in Dartmouth and it picked up 4 channels. I went and bought this RCA Antenna because of it's "amplified" production. It's worst than the coaxial touching metal as far as clarity but it did pick up the same 4 channels. Don't waste your money on this!


  • from Richmond Hill
3.0

Works well in basement apartment

I installed the antenna on my wall very close to bedroom window and was able to get 7-8 channels. When I had it sitting flat underneath my TV it only picked up 2 channels. I'm impressed how well it works considering I live in a basement apartment.


  • from Calgary, AB
4.0

not bad

Being in Calgary we don't get anything from the United States of America, we do get cbc, cfcn, city and omni, no global but we have hooked it up in the darkest corner of the basement so that could probably be solved. It's enough tv for us and it's free. The picture is great and works way better than the antenna we got from the discount store. Gave it a 4 because I have no idea how it would work closer to the border, which is probably important to most people.


  • from Oakville, ON
4.0

Good Value

Installed this antenna in my attic and was able to receive 17HD channels from both the U.S. and Canada. Cheaper solution than cable. Pair this up with appleTV and you have a great selection for much less.


  • from Hamilton, ON
5.0

Great for stereo receiver

My stereo received absolutly no FM channels. Hooked this up and everything is crystal clear.


  • from Delta BC
4.0

Glad I Bought This

Works pretty well. I have it in front of a North facing window and it gets about 12 channels. Global usually has a choppy picture but I don't watch that channel anyways so it's ok. Sometimes I have to move the antenna to get a good picture but for the most part I'm happy with this purchase. It's a good deal for someone who doesn't watch too much tv. It's small and doesn't stick out.


  • from Toronto
4.0

Amazing!

I'm a single working girl that can't afford to pay regular cable on top of all other bills but this antenna has saved me so much! Best part is it's sleek look; it blends into my wall!


  • from Mississauga, ONtario
5.0

Great Product

I have had this antenna for over a year and it works well. I get about 17 HD channels from this one. i would recommend this antenna to all highrise dwellers like myself.


  • from Mississauga
4.0

Great Reception

I have had this antenna for over a year and it works fine. I get about 17 HD quality channels from this one. The reception also depends on where one lives. I live in a high rise building and having this antenna works for me. I would surely recommend this to all high rise dwellers like myself.


  • from London
5.0

Pretty good

So remembering that this device is roughly half the price of my old cable bill I would say that this works fine. I don't live near a boarder or in Toronto so I was skeptical. First I confirmed that my TV has a digital tuner built in (an absolute must or you can purchase a digital tuner box). I picked this up and plugged it in to my TV and placed the antenna in a window. In ten minutes (most of it was the TV scanning channels) and got 9 perfectly clear channels. Very happy with this purchase.


  • from Vancouver BC
1.0

Definitely stick with rabbit ears

This antenna is more finicky than the rabbit ear style, and I only pick up 2 channels (on clear days). With my older set of rabbit ears I received 6 channels. It looks sleek, but don't let looks deceive you. Stick with the old-school style!


  • from downtown vancouver
4.0

6 HD channels-- clearer than my HD box from shaw

great value for price but also lucky enough to have the tv along side our bedroom which is facing mt seymour.. unfortunately no reception in our living room tv... which is about about 12 meters away..


  • from mississauga
1.0

nothing but junk

i bought this hoping it would pick up a decent amount of channels. it only picked up 4 digital channels from toronto. what a joke, my 20 year old rabbit ear antenna pulled in 3 times this many. stay away form this, pure garbage


  • from Vancouver, BC
1.0

Worse than cheapo rabbit ears

We have some very old cheap simple rabbit ears, but bought this in hopes of something a little more 'elegant', and perhaps a little less fiddling. However, it was more finicky for the digital HD stations, and the analog stations were very fuzzy. This was surprising considering the longer cord on this version, and the fact it is probably 20 years newer.I'm sticking with our existing rabbit ears.


  • from Windsor
1.0

Not a very good antenna

Bought this antenna and returned it the next day. It does get some channels, but it needs to be moved alot to get all the channels. I live in Windsor, ON and get all the US stations in digital and Canada's anaolg channel. With a set up rabbit ears laying flat on top of the cabinet got more channels than this one. I bought it to improve the anolog station reception. Not only were the Canadian channels worse for reception, I lost 3 detroit digital channels. Will stick with the rabbit ears. Can't beleive they work better.


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