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Antennas Direct DB4 Multi-Directional HDTV Antenna

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  • DB4
  • Range: Up to 55 miles Strong performance across UHF spectrum (Channels 14-69) Versatile high gain multi - bay antenna Efficient design allows tremendous gain in a compact size 13.7 dBi gain

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Terrestrial Digital's DB4 multi-directional antenna has a spectacular 13.7dB gain and will pull in signals from multiple directions so you don't need to stick a rotator on your mast and re-tune it every time you change channels. The large grid also helps for signals coming from long distances including those from 15-55 miles away.

The open mesh design has minimal wind resistance and is good for mounting on tall masts. Plus, the mesh and bow-tie design is very efficient so you need fewer elements keeping the weight down to only 4.5 pounds.

  • newegg Multi-directional Signal Reception Offering a powerful 13.7dB gain, the Terrestrial Digital DB4 performs consistently across the entire UHF spectrum in areas where transmitters are in multiple directions.
  • newegg Long Transmission Range The Terrestrial Digital DB4 receives TV signals 15 to 55 miles away from the transmitter, ideal for long range applications.

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Antennas Direct


Range: Up to 55 miles

Strong performance across UHF spectrum (Channels 14-69)

Versatile high gain multi - bay antenna

Efficient design allows tremendous gain in a compact size

13.7 dBi gain

Versatile HD antenna, succeeds in difficultareas where other antennas fail

All weather Balun included

Designed to resist extreme wind loading

Works great in attics. Fits easily & high gain can help overcome loss from roofing materials

Dimensions 29" x 19" x 4"

Weight: 4.5 lbs.
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  • Lowen P.
  • 9/22/2011 9:52:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsHigh Quality

Pros: Well constructed out of high quality components, great signal. I tried a few antennas none of which worked (even from the roof) and I live in inner city Calgary. One of which was a 4 bay antenna, it arrived bent and was made incredibly cheaply (from another vendor). This antenna is made from solid aluminium (alloy?) components that don't bend easily. I installed it in the basement of my house and get fantastic reception. A++

Cons: Couldn't find anything wrong with this antenna. Newegg only offers exchanges on this product, no returns. Can't blame them.

Other Thoughts: Keep in mind that if you are using over 100' of cable you will most likely need an amp. If you are in a dead zone where the signal can't reach you, no antenna will help.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/21/2011 8:05:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy installation, used old satellite dish mount. Excellent reception.

Cons: None

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  • Jeffrey M.
  • 8/9/2011 1:35:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIncredible Value

Pros: All I can say is, "whoa." I scoffed at reports of people state that noticed superior HD TV quality with antennas over cable or satellite. We had Verizon FIOS for years until I got sick of paying the inflated bill. I bought this antenna for $40, and guess what? The quality of HD channels is indeed superior to FIOS!

Also, I didn't pay for the HD package through FIOS, so I only got a minimal set of HD channels. Now, I get more HD channels for free.

Cons: Generally, this feels pretty cheap, but after I had it mounted, it felt pretty solid.

Other Thoughts: I live 33 miles away from the broadcast towers in LA. I went to and determined where I should point my antenna, downloaded an iPhone compass app (for exact degrees), and pointed it in the correct direction at a slightly upward angle. The reception is really amazing.

I was originally planning on putting this in the attic, but after testing it a bit indoors vs. outdoors, I decided to mount it on the existing pole on my roof where the electric comes in through.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/7/2011 9:28:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDB4 Multi-Directional HDTV Antenna

Pros: got it today

Cons: open box and parts fall out

Other Thoughts: take away 4 eggs

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  • Clayton B.
  • 4/4/2011 8:36:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA must have.

Pros: Great antenna, especially for the price. It picks up every channel that said it would. The HD channels look better than on U-verse or Cox digital cable. Impressive reception indoors sitting next to TV, great reception sitting in rear covered patio chair. I never got a chance to test it in the attic see other thoughts below.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I live in a valley in Fayetteville, AR between several large hills, so I was worried about reception. Plus, a manager from a local radio store told me that OTA antennas were worthless in Fayetteville. Boy-o-boy was he wrong! Unfortunately, I only had the antenna for less than a week. I took the antenna over to my bother’s house and hooked it up to his TV. He liked it so much that he offered me a $100 for it, so I sold it. I’m going to buy the antenna again along with a good TV tuner. I’d also suggest downloading free trial software from which will allow you to view the recorded programming from a pc via network to a Wii, Xbox 360 and/or Playstation 3. We have a Playstation 3 in the living room and a Wii in our bedroom which resolves our DVR issues. It’s hard to believe that were have paid more than $1000 over the last six years just in DVR fees alone. DB4 $45, good TV tuner card less than $100, year subscription to $39.99, life without U-verse…priceless.

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  • Paul A.
  • 2/21/2011 4:31:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat antenna!

Pros: Easy to install, lightweight, works like a champ, forgiving on directionality.

Cons: It can't get HBO :-)

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  • Marshall M.
  • 1/4/2011 9:14:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis UHF antenna works!

Pros: I was not disappointed with the DB4! I recently put this on my roof after having on a coat rack in my living room for more than a year. Even inside behind some METAL blinds it had no problem pulling in most of my local stations (50 miles away)! Now that it's up on the roof I'm getting everything offered in my area. The major hi-powered stations are all coming in at 90% - 100% signal strength according to my DISH receiver even though the antenna is aimed 20 degrees off of ideal position for them! I'm even getting fuzzy reception from a station 61 miles away. The low power stations are at about 65% - 70% because there is a hill in the way.

Cons: The seller claims the antenna is, "multi-directional", take that with a grain of salt. It definitely works best when aimed directly at the transmitter(s). The laws of physics dictate that DB4 design has a 90 degree reception arc (45 degrees to each side of the mid-line.) That's pretty wide as far as most high gain antennas go, but it's not "multi-directional" in my book. From the side and back the reception is very poor. In my case this was not an issue as all my stations are to the North and about 45 degrees apart at the most. Maybe if you are very close to all your stations you can receive from all directions, but in that situation a metal coat hanger would probably work too!

Other Thoughts: This is a UHF antenna (real channels 14 - 69)! It's not made to receive real VHF channels 2 - 13! Go look at TVFOOL to see if this is going to work for you. See what the "real" frequencies for your stations are. Bear in mind that some of the old VHF stations kept their numbers and changed their transmissions to UHF frequencies, but some didn't. For example, my area channels 2 and 6 are actually transmitting on UHF now, but still call themselves 2 and 6, however channels 8, 10, 12 are still using their old VHF frequencies. I have two antennas, this one and one designed for VHF 7 - 13. Using this combo I get awesome reception for all the channels in my area. Also, if you are too close to the transmitters this antenna may actually overpower your TV and you might not receive some stations.

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  • 12/26/2010 11:56:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great!

Pros: Easily receives UHF & high-power VHF signals at strong signal quality without an amplifier. I've had no signal issues whatsoever with either Samsung or LG HDTV tuners.

Cons: Not the sleekest looking design...but there's only physics to blame for that. Just throw it up in the attic if you don't want to show it off to your neighbors.

Other Thoughts: 1) This antenna is installed in my attic with a 2-way splitter and ~160ft & ~200ft cables runs to my two HDTVs.
2) I live in Northern Kentucky ~10-15 miles away from the local stations in Cincinnati, OH.
3) The antenna also receives the major networks from Dayton which is ~50 miles farther away at fair signal quality...would probably need an amplifier if these were my primary channels though.

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  • John D.
  • 11/27/2010 6:26:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot that great

Pros: Works okay.

Cons: It is *not* multidirectional at all. I can pick up nearly all of the available stations, but have to constantly go up into the attic and shift the antenna a few inches to get the particular channel I want. Which makes the antenna pretty much useless to me.

Other Thoughts: I was expecting *much* better since my house is in a pretty ideal location: on the side of a big hill (small mountain) facing the direction of the transmitter towers. All transmitters are 20 or fewer miles away. But as noted above, I constantly have to shift the antenna a few inches one directlon or another depending on the channel I want to watch.

Also, the one I received was clearly an opened box, though it looks like all of the parts were there.

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  • William T.
  • 9/18/2010 8:50:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great!!!

Pros: Simple install. Hard to mess up if you have any mechanical skills. Picks up about 15 channels for me in Navarre, FL...and on it shows the closest antenna about 25 miles. I also have trees in the direct path (291 degrees) that seems to do no harm to signal. I was expecting 5 to 8 channels, but getting 15+ is a bonus since I have gone el cheapo and dropped cable TV. Keeps the kiddos happy since there are cartoons and I even get the Saints games that are not ESPN.

Cons: You have to keep the cable from the antenna to the TV as short as possible and avoid splitters as much as possible. A long cable and splitters wreaks havoc on the signal strength.

Other Thoughts: If you are in northwest Florida and think you might want to drop cable because you are tired of paying too much for TV, I would suggest you get this antenna and give it a shot. At worst, you have spent less than a months cable bill and some time running a cable. Sure you will miss out on some stuff, but lmost nothing you can't get via the web. Good luck.

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