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Active Indoor/Outdoor HD6 HDTV Antenna, 50 Mile Range
Break free from subscription TV with Monoprice's Active Indoor/Outdoor HD6 HDTV Antenna. This antenna's 50 mile range makes it the best option for viewing national networks and local channels without additional monthly fees.
This antenna gives you an easy to use option for getting free HDTV broadcasts from channels such as ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Fox, and more. it enables you to reject the cable and satellite TV companies and their high monthly fees for free, everyday, full HD digital TV!
The antenna is easy to mount outdoors with the included mounting hardware or the easy to install indoor stand. Note that channel reception will be affected by what is broadcast in your area, your surroundings (mountains, etc), and how far away you are from the towers.
- Watch HDTV shows for free (no more cable bills!)
- Receives Full HD digital UHF TV signals
- Built-in wideband amplifier for best performance
- Enjoy multidirectional reception up to 50 miles from a tower
- Mount inside, in the attic, outside, or on a rail
- Weather and lightning resistant
- Simple setup out of the box
- Can be mounted on a wall or rail
Please Note: Channel reception will be affected by what is broadcast in your area, your surroundings (mountains, etc), and how far away you are from the towers.
Questions and Answers
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It's smaller than I expected and made almost entirely of plastic. It may hold up for a little while outdoors, but I don't expect long life from it in the harsh Oklahoma sun with my network transmitters being nearly due south. If the wind doesn't kill it first then the near-constant UV will probably do it in.
Instructions are incredibly sparse, and a mild paraphrase might say "hook it up to your TV, then scan your channels." Like others I can't tell what the intended orientation is. From the included tabletop stand you could infer that it's supposed to be horizontal and with the narrower "point" toward the signal source, but that's barely more than an educated guess. I'm currently using it in the horizontal orientation with mixed results.
A quick indoor test when I unpacked it brought in 8 DTV channels on two UHF frequencies. I had high hopes when I mounted it in its permanent home outside below the old (abandoned) satellite dish. Alas, it now pulls in only one UHF station from that spot, from (somewhat ironically) the farthest transmitter.
I intend to keep experimenting with placement to see if I can get a decent broad-spectrum result from this unit, but I'm going to keep shopping for something a little more powerful and a lot more durable. In the interim this is a perfectly acceptable value for our rental home.
Upstairs the TV is mounted high on the wall, and I was able to pull in most stations, at first, but then lost some of the channels over the next few days. Since this TV is not near a window, an outdoor mount is not an option, so I donated to a relative and went back to my UHF/VHF bunny ears antenna, which works just fine there.
I would say that for indoor use, I get better reception with my AmazonBasics Ultra-Thin Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna - 50 Mile Range, which is also easier to mount on the wall.
Remember distance and orientation from DTV towers and obstacles between the TV and the towers make a huge difference in reception, so what works for me might not work fo you.
Overall I would keep this as an outdoor antenna due to it's hard plastic case and difficulty hanging on the indoor wall.
11 months ago
The TV towers are about 35-40 miles away from my home. Everything comes in clear. I may go ahead and cut the cable completely or I may just leave this as back up in the event my cable service gets interrupted.
The amplifier tucks in nicely behind the TV on top of the TVs wall mount.
Am planning to mount this permanently in the attic. I will update this review if I have any issues there.
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