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1byone 50 Miles Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna, $17.59. 35 Mile Antenna, $12.99. Lowest prices ever @ Amazon, FS w/Prime

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The highly rated "Amazon's Choice" 1byone 50 Miles Amplified Indoor HDTV Antenna [amazon.com] is on sale at Amazon [amazon.com] for $17.59, its lowest price ever according to Camelx3. Free Shipping with Prime or a $25 purchase.

Also available at its lowest price ever is 1byone's 35 Mile version of this antenna [amazon.com] at $12.99 - DEAD . If you're within 35 miles of broadcasters' antennas, there is unlikely to be any benefit to buying the more expensive antenna. In fact, the amplifier in the 50 mile version could actually give you worse reception. Save yourself a few dollars and get the 35 mile version.

These 1byone antennas get 4.1 stars out of 5, based on ~ 3,000 Amazon reviews with a Fakespot B rating.

For comparison the $39.99 Clearstream Eclipse 35-mile antenna [amazon.com] which is Wirecutter's top pick gets a 4.1 star Amazon reviewer rating based on ~ 2000 reviews with a Fakespot B rating. In other words, real-world buyer satisfaction for the 1byone antennas is about the same as for the Clearstream Eclipse antennas which costs ~ 3 times as much for a comparable range antenna.

One nice feature of the 1byone antenna is that it has a 20 foot cable giving you much more flexibility about where to place the antenna for best reception.

YMMV when it comes to antennas. What works well for one person may not work well for another. For some situations, nothing short of an attic or roof antenna will give good results.
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Why don't you all get an outdoor antenna from newark.com 90 element type, branded under Stellar Labs for like 40 dlls, its the best antenna money can buy in the Nation.
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That deal was from over 2 years ago and died just 30 minutes after it was posted, although kudos to those who got in.

However, it was also for a different 1byone antenna with a 10 foot cord. This antenna has a 20 foot cord, which for some situations will make all the difference in reception because of placement options (for instance, being able to reach a window).
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Why don't you all get an outdoor antenna from newark.com 90 element type, branded under Stellar Labs for like 40 dlls, its the best antenna money can buy in the Nation.
yeah, maybe my building will let me put that on the roof
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That deal from over 2 years ago died just 30 minutes after it was posted, although kudos to those who got in. However, it was also for a different 1byone antenna with a 10 foot cord. This antenna has a 20 foot cord, which for some situations will make all the difference in reception (for instance, being able to reach a window).
Just saying, camel doesn't show it was free. Camel doesn't tell all, especially for these antennas...there are always codes. Still a good deal and still TU, bot and repped.
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I have this antenna.

Location: second floor window, nearly line of sight to towers. Under 10 miles as the crow flies. No major hills, buildings, etc in between.

Performance: poor. One out of five major networks (ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, PBS) comes in reliably. Two of them are so-so. One of them is pretty bad. And one just doesn't even get picked up.

Moral of the story: I wouldn't bother with this antenna unless you're literally a couple miles from the towers and can see them from the window you're mounting this in.

edit: I bought this to replace an uglier and bulkier antenna that's supposedly lower powered but works just fine. In other words, my location isn't the issue - this antenna is.
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I have this antenna.

Location: second floor window, nearly line of sight to towers. Under 10 miles as the crow flies. No major hills, buildings, etc in between.

Performance: poor.
Not surprising.

Amplified long-distance antennas are not the best choice if area broadcast antennas are located nearby. This antenna includes a switch to shut off the amplifier which might help somewhat, but an unamplified antenna that is designed for close-in reception is still a better choice for your scenario.
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Just cut the cord a few days ago and been looking for an antenna. Question: are there any benefits to getting a 50 mile over a 35 mile antenna if you are living in a mid size town and there are towers within a 20-30 mile radius? Wondering if it might end up affecting the reception instead of helping. Thoughts?
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Not surprising.

Amplified long-distance antennas are not the best choice if area broadcast antennas are located nearby. This antenna includes a switch to shut off the amplifier which might help somewhat, but an unamplified antenna that is designed for close-in reception is still a better choice for your scenario.
I had no idea this was a thing. I live within 10 miles of all my broadcast towers. Do you have any recommendations for non amplified ones?

I bought this one today. Can I just not connect the amplifier and it will work better?

https://slickdeals.net/f/11118099-indoor-amplified-tv-antenna-with-usb-power-adapter-11-99-fs-with-prime
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I had no idea this was a thing. I live within 10 miles of all my broadcast towers. Do you have any recommendations for non amplified ones?

I bought this one today. Can I just not connect the amplifier and it will work better?

https://slickdeals.net/f/11118099-indoor-amplified-tv-antenna-with-usb-power-adapter-11-99-fs-with-prime
I've no connection to the seller, nor consider myself an authority on the subject. However, I think it's worth a try bypassing the amp. Based on Amazon reviews, 1byone has excellent customer service and a liberal return/refund policy for those who find the product doesn't work well for their situation.

However, if Amazon hasn't already shipped your order and you ordered the 50-mile version, I'd cancel it and choose the unamplified 35 mile version instead. It's cheaper anyway.
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I've no connection to the seller, nor consider myself an authority on the subject. However, I think it's worth a try bypassing the amp. Based on Amazon reviews, 1byone has excellent customer service and a liberal return/refund policy for those who find the product doesn't work well for their situation.
Alright, I will give the $13 one a try. Amazon almost convinced me to buy 3 for free next day shipping LOL. Will give one a try first.
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I have a Walmart one that is bulky and sits on top of my living room lamp. Crazy I know.
I might just bite the bullet and get this one.
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I'm in the market for an antenna and saw this price earlier and almost bit -- the black/white version that OP linked looks to have same specs as plain black and plain white for $7+ less, so seemingly a good price and ton of positive reviews on Amazon.

But I ended up getting the clear version from same manufacturer for ~$21. Big Grin
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Why don't you all get an outdoor antenna from newark.com 90 element type, branded under Stellar Labs for like 40 dlls, its the best antenna money can buy in the Nation
http://www.newark.com/stellar-lab...dp/72Y2542 are you referring to this one?
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