TV Antennas: Ratings of Sources
Total of 14 Sources
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Check Your Address for Free TV
by Editors of TVFool.com
Our AssessmentAlthough TVFool.com doesn't pick a single best television antenna, it's an important first stop for antenna shoppers. Once you enter your street address, the site uses information about TV signal strength and local geography to provide an analysis of which TV signals can be received in your area. You'll also learn how powerful an indoor or outdoor antenna you need to receive them.
Maximize Your Television Reception
by Editors of AntennaWeb.org
Our AssessmentAntennaWeb.org is similar to TVFool.com, but with an emphasis on outdoor antennas. Based on your home address, the nature of your surrounding area -- trees, hills and more -- and your type of house, you can find out what digital TV signals can be received and how powerful an antenna you need to receive them. While only outdoor antennas are addressed, you can use the results to determine if an indoor antenna will work in your location.
Indoor DTV Reception
by Pete Putman
Our AssessmentAmong reviewers, no one currently does a more thorough job testing indoor TV antennas than HDTVexpert.com's Pete Putman. He revisits the topic often, and pits similar antennas against one another in test bench and in-use face-offs under typical conditions. Antennas aren't rated or ranked, but top performers are singled out.
Comparing Some Commercially Available Antennas
by Ken Nist
Our AssessmentAlthough this article is a little intimidating for non-techies, if you dig through the site you can find easy-to-follow advice regarding loads of commercially available indoor and outdoor antennas, including UHF and UHF/VHF options. Nist pulls no punches, and has no problem saying which TV antennas are winners and which are not. While discussion isn't actively updated to reflect newer information, many of the antennas reviewed remain current.
Kiss Your Cable Bill Goodbye With These HDTV Antennas
by Edward N. Albro
Our AssessmentIn this article that originally ran in sister publication PC World, Albro tests five indoor antennas to see which ones deliver the goods. Performance and aesthetics are addressed. Two antennas -- the Terk HDTVa and the Mohu Leaf -- are named the top choices for best performance and best appearance/good performance, respectively.
EV's Indoor Antenna Round-Up
by Contributors to AVSForum.com
Our AssessmentThis lengthy thread at AVSForum.com includes a guide to the best indoor antennas for receiving digital TV signals. Best and worst antennas are named, and lots of helpful information is provided, although some models have been discontinued. The original post doesn't seem to have been recently updated, but contributors continue to chip in with specific recommendations in response to posted questions. The emphasis is on UHF antennas and navigation can be tedious -- the thread is more than 100 pages long -- but the time investment is worthwhile.
Indoor DTV Antenna Reviews
by Editors of TVConversionHelp.com
Our AssessmentHere three popular antennas get brief reviews, including pros, cons and a bottom-line opinion, but not much else. Editors say positive things about all of the antennas covered, but give a small edge to the Winegard SS-3000 for its better VHF performance. This article doesn't appear to have been updated recently, and one of the antennas tested has been discontinued.
HDTV Antenna Reviews
by Contributors to HDTVAntennaLabs.com
Our AssessmentAt this site, users can report on and rate digital TV antennas that they own. Most get just a handful of reviews, but others draw hundreds and some more than a thousand.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentYou can find user reviews for lots of digital TV antennas at Amazon.com. Some attract only a handful of comments while others get hundreds. Because receiving locations and owner expectations vary greatly, no one digital TV antenna pleases everyone. However, you can easily see which ones are most likely to work well, and which should probably be avoided.
Satellite TV Accessories
by Contributors to Newegg.com
Our AssessmentNewegg.com tends to attract user feedback from a technically sophisticated crowd. While antennas aren't reviewed as frequently as at Amazon.com, it's still easy to see which models are most likely to satisfy.
by Contributors to RadioShack.com
Our AssessmentRadioShack.com lists a good selection of indoor and outdoor antennas. Outdoor types draw fewer reviews in general, but higher satisfaction, although a few indoor choices are clear standouts.
by "SS@Solid Signal"
Our AssessmentSolid Signal, an antenna retailer, offers this blog with lots of good information regarding TV antennas, including some hands-on tests and head-to-head comparisons. While quite a bit of attention is paid to a house-brand flat antenna, write-ups appear to be unbiased.
by Editors of BigPictureBigSound.com
Our AssessmentBigPictureBigSound.com evaluates TV antennas on occasion. In an older review, Chris Boylan reports on his experiences with the Terk HDTVi, an unamplified version of the Terk HDTVa. He concludes that the antenna is worth investigating for those living in good reception areas.
by Editors of AntennaHacks.com
Our AssessmentThose considering an outdoor antenna will find this site helpful. UHF, VHF and UHF/VHF combo antennas are compared head-to-head and in multi-antenna tests. Some of the information may be too technical for novices, but conclusions are clearly stated. Most of the listed outdoor antennas are current or still available at retail.