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TERK HDTVo Amplified Directional HDTV Antenna
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5 out of 5 eggs It works 10/02/2009

This review is from: TERK HDTVo Amplified Directional HDTV Antenna

Pros: I did some research, found db calculators (Google coax length calculator), and ordered this. I ordered it because it has a 13db amp, and the price. I set it up temporarily on a post around 8ft off the ground that is shooting between (not over) my garage and porch because it was raining and I could not get on the roof, I will do all that tonight. Tvfool says it needs to be at least 10ft off the ground. I have 50ft of quad shielded outdoor RG6 75ohm line going to the amp, then one two way splitter, one leg is going to the TV over 50ft of RG6 indoor line, the other leg is going 50ft into another splitter (both splitters are -3.5db) that both ends (two tuners) are going into an HDHR network recorder. This is hooked up to Windows7 64bit Final using its H.264 Media Center being viewed over an Xbox 360 on a wired (wireless even N sucks) network. The signal on the network recorder config utility is steady at 80-90% on all my near 28-30mile stations, and 70-80% on 2 stations further out.

Cons: Nothing at all

Other Thoughts: I recorded two HD prime time shows at the same time on my Intel 8300/2g (not the fastest) PC, and WOW! On a 52” screen viewing the shows over the Xbox is unbelievable. I can hardly see any difference in the recorded vs. the live program. My stations are within 10 degrees of each other. This is a directional antenna and that comes into play. . I only need to record the 15 or so shows I like on broadcast TV. Other than that I use Netflix. I really dislike the greed I see from my cable, TxXo, and satellite companies. I hope this in any way helps others in choosing an antenna.

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Display Name: Mike F.

Date Joined: 06/26/08

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