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Our HDTV Antenna Was Worth All The Troubles To Install

Apr 25, 2008
Let me take the time to explicate what happened to us when we tried to hook up a HDTV antenna so you won't have to waste your time doing the same situation. First of all our entire family had always wanted a HDTV.

This was a task within it's self. There must be 100 variant brands and types to determine from! So we did finally attain one that we all agreed upon. After we had set up the TV we learned that we also had to acquire a HDTV antenna to be able to watch our local channels broadcasted in HD.

Our original antenna we tried was purchased at the same place as our TV. After we built it unitedly in the garage we carried it inside and up the stairs to the 2nd level window. We lifted it out the pane and put the 17 yr old on the roof with the antenna.

We utilised walkie talkies to convey between the roof and the family room with the tv. His job was to turn the antenna in littlest increments till the signal came in. The problem was we could only get 2 channels at a time coming in unclouded but never could we get all the channels coming in at one time.

So we brought the antenna in, carried it to the garage, dissembled it and took it back to buy a bigger one and go through the complete work again. Once more on top of the roof with the 17 yr old. Twisting and turning and all the while in a rainfall storm.

It wasn't that bad but still raining all the same. This went on for about a total of 4 nights in the period of Dec during the cold and precipitation. We could never get this HDTV antenna to convert so we finally gave up.

We brought the big monster antenna in again dissembled it and put it back in the car to return. I was gladsome it didn't work because it looked horrendous up there on the roof. It stuck out like a tender thumb.

Then we did some research on the net and found an antenna that claimed to do everything we required and the best part was it was cheaper and way way smaller. Actually in wasn't no bigger than the size of a cooky sheet. So we purchased the HDTV antenna and brought it home.

No assemblage required and we put the 17yr old back on the roof with the walkie talkies again and this time we had a signal before we even tried to alter the antenna.

It was implausible.. we found all the channels reaching in crystal clear without even trying to set the antenna in the perfect "sweet" spot that we were use to setting with the previous additional two. Just by putting it on the roof and pointing it in the general direction where the stations were located was all that was necessary!

Apparently this HDTV antenna was a much higher caliber antenna. If I would have known this 5 days before, I could have saved all those evenings, the poor kid on the roof and the aggrevation it took for our household to eventually bask HDTV!
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Jim Williams recommends that you take a look at one of the few HDTV antennas on the market that actually works!
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