Deal DetailsLast Edited by davidbix October 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM
Had been $50, then $20. Looks like they're getting rid of it (to make room for a new model again?), but it's not yet discontinued so you can verify inventory online.
This is the successor of the well-regarded mushroom/UFO shaped antenna (reviewed by here by EV at AVSForum) that was discontinued a while back and considered one of the better indoor antennas on the market at the time.
You can rotate the UHF antenna position with the included (and probably a little too tiny) remote or by pressing the buttons on the device and it can store presets for 100 different channels.
For VHF, unfortunately it just has rabbit ears, which don't work very well for digital TV. Thankfully, most channels (including those that were VHF when they were analog) nowadays are on UHF channels and the channel number you see is a "virtual" channel number in most cases that corresponds to their old analog channel.
Still, some markets (including major ones like New York) have have major stations on VHF, so YMMV. Check http://antennaweb.org/ to see if any of the channels you want to watch or on VHF.
At any rate, if you're looking for an indoor TV antenna, this is by far the best deal you will find.
Here is the PDF users manual:
For those want to know which OTA (Off The Air) digital channels they are getting, please check out this site:
2 in stock at Oxmoor store
1 in stock at Green Tree Mall
--as of 2:00 p.m. Oct. 10, 2011.
I bought 2 at the Oxmoor store @ 1:30PM...The manager said he had 2 in stock so I got them both. Don't make a big trip to check. If you can get one, it's worth it. Before I was only able to get Fox somewhat intermittently with a homemade coat hanger antenna, some RCA rabbit ears, and a Passive Phillips HDTV antenna. Now I get ABC, NBC, FOX, and CBS.
Instructions on how to "store" channels:
It took me a minute to figure this out so for anyone who thinks the instructions suck, try this:
So for example, I want to watch NBC (TV Channel 4, or 4.1). First thing you need to do is get NBC to come in on the TV clearly, so fiddle with the direction and "gain" settings (Mid for most channels) and once NBC is crystal clear on your TV then sit close to the box so you can see the display clearly. Press and hold the "Store" button on the remote, its the only red button on there. The wording "Direction" will start flashing on the box. You've already got the direction set if you have NBC coming in on the TV clearly, so just hit the button again, then "Channel" will start flashing, push 4 on your remote (the display will change to "- - 4"), then push "Store" one last time and you're done. Basically now the antenna remembers the position it needs to turn to for you to watch NBC. So when you're watching TV, you will need to change the channel on your physical television to 4 (or 4.1 for HDTV) and then push channel 4 on your antenna remote. You will hear the antenna turning to the correct position to get NBC and if you wait a few seconds it'll come on loud and clear. Hope that helps.... repeat the process to program all your channels.
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