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Along with the new TV we purchased, I need a new antenna for Over-The-Air HD/DTV because I absolutely hate the Trek antenna I bought last year because of it’s bulky size and lack of a strong signal.  I was strolling through Lowe’s picking up some stuff for youth group and I wandered by the home audio/video section.  You will be amazed sometimes by the stuff Lowe’s carries and the prices compared to Best Buy and the chains.  In this case I for the RCA Flat, non-powered antenna (see picture) for around $50 bucks.  Being I spent well over that for the other antenna, I thought I would give it a try and take it back if it didn’t work (which I planned, because I didn’t think it would).

First off, it has no power adapter, which is awesome, but scary at the same time.  I figured every antenna needed a amplifier or signal booster of some sort to get a good picture in KC.  I was wrong.  Very wrong.


Now that said, I have never attached anything to my house and I am at the top of a hill at the new place so I am sure these factors all play in, but man is this thing amazing.  I have always struggled in the past to get a good mix of VHF and UHF channels to come in, but this thing handles them perfectly.  In fact I get every known channel listed on the over-air channel list for the metro area without any signal lost.  The picture is perfect without all the digital fallout that I have seen with most antennas.

The ease of use is what makes this thing some awesome.  No power cord, No mounting, No tweaking or pointing.  I just sat it on top of the cable box and plug the coax into the TV.  Once the auto-tuning was done on the Samsung LED 6000 Series, we were ready to rock with free HD.  The device is so low profile, you don’t even notice it. 

Like all reviews I need to state that this is my first reaction to the product, I have used it for only 4 days now and we mainly use Time Warner as our HD provider, but I do truly think this is a solid product for you to try.

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Posted on Monday, November 23, 2009 10:11 AM Personal , Off Topic | Back to top

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Jeff - would you mind emailing me w/ a link or model number for this bad boy?
Left by Todd on Nov 24, 2009 4:20 AM

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Well, you can also read reviews at UseMyReviews as it provides true reviews on various products as well.
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