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Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsTVs · 1 decade ago

What indoor antenna is better than Terk TV5?

I guess I paid about $40 for the Terk TV5, which pulls in a decent number of HD channels, albeit with much repositioning required. Has anyone used the same antenna and then tried a different one with better results? I live in San Francisco near the main transmitter, but with hills and buildings in the way. Thanks!

Update:

shage, thanks for the good answer. I'm trying my best to avoid having to go outdoors, though, because it's a bit too inconvenient. I really want to know if there is a specific indoor antenna that would outperform the Terk TV5 at least slightly under my existing conditions. I'll continue my search until it just looks too hopeless.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I don't know that I have a specific answer for you but I do have some feedback. I live in Minneapolis and have 2 different amplified antennas...neither of which work worth a craaaap indoors. Placing even a cheap antenna outdoors makes all the difference.

    If there is a way to see if your building structure is the main obstacle, and that isn't too hard, I would suggest doing so...maybe by holding the antenna out the window for a while.

    If it makes a big difference (and I suspect it will) then looking at some outdoor solution might be the best way to make yourself happy over the long haul...extra effort and ugly outside appearances aside.

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