Long Range HDTV 1080p Outdoor TV Antenna Digital Deep Fringe Capable
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Don't be fooled by small tv antennas advertising 250 mile range. Our up to 100 Mile "line of sight" range features more antenna due to having more tuned elements (18 x UHF elements alone) and a longer antenna (44" long for our long range UHF version, or 60" long (the VHF/UHF version has 18 x UHF and 12 x VHF hi elementts for superb antennna again) for the long range VHF & UHF version).
Note: this version features very long range on the UHF band only, choose the VHF & UHF version instead if your area also has weak VHF stations:
Having bad luck with TV antennas in the past or not sure which antenna or accessories are best for your area / install situation? Although we offer an exceptional product, we also uunderstand over hte are reception in some areas is challenging (or may not be possible at all). Before you buy, contact us for free TV signal report evaluation. We offer free pre-sales support, to determine if reception is even possible and a good general idea of what to expect, visit our Contact Us Page
Larger Non-Amplified Antennas vs Tiny Amplified Antennas
Having a tiny amplified HDTV anenna with exaggerated claims in range / again may sound good, but from a quality and value perspective they are usually the bad choice. Here's why:
1). Often these small amplified antennas aren't made the last over the long term. Their sensitive active electronics inside are such that when they do go bad, the entire antenna stops working. Being mounted outside, they are also susceptible to the elmenents, storms, condensation / moisure and what not.
2). Few Antenna Elements / Often Not Large Enough: Often these antennas have only a handful amount of antenna elements (typically only 4 to 8 UHF elements and maybe one VHF element only), and are only 14" to 30" in length (antnena gain is created by antenna length and the amount of tuned elements it has), making their true antenna gain's quite average (not to be confused with signal amplifier gain).
3). Although having a built in signal amplifier sounds great, the circuits used often have a shirt lifespan and note the best performance specs (high a high noise / SNR, poor overloading proections, etc). When the built in amplifiers go bad, it often creates either an internal short or open circuit making the entire antenna worthless.
Whereas with a non amplified antnena however, you have the freedom to add any quality outdoor signal amplifier (or preamplifier) indepenent of the antenna (if needed). You can choose which brand and type (outdoor or indoor) amplifier you would like to any non-amplified TV antenna you wish (often made much better made with better performance specs than the signal amplifier built inside these so called amplified antenna). However you can't increase the ture "antenna gain" itself. So you will always be limited by a small antenna with few elements.
In many cases, a signal amplifier may actually work against you or simply isn't needed for that matter (if the install loss is low). If you're running 50ft or less of standard RG6 coax cable without any splitters in the coax run you may not see much advantage (if any) of adding one (you may likely pick up all avaiiable channels without one).
However if the install loss is high (such as any splitters in the coax line or more than 50ft of RG6 or RG11), adding a quality outdoor signal apmlifier can make a real impactful improvement.
If your install is high loss, we have you covered. We also offer affordable name brand indoor and outdoor signal amplifers i nthe $15 to 35 range. Visit or Signal Preamplifier / Amplifer Page
Most important distinction however is you can always make an antenna "amplified" by adding an inexpensive signal amplifier, however a signal amplifier cannot make up for true antenna gain since noise is often a limiting factor to successful reception of weak stations and a signal apmlifier will add "more" noise than signal (they amplify both the existing noise and signal, plus add their own internal electronic noise as well). All active electronic devices generate some noise, but lower grade components are often noiser. In fact, you should only add a signal amplifier if your install loss is high enough that it's dropping signals from the antenna (the signal preamplifiers / amplifers do perform well at replenishing high install loss (from splitters or more than 50ft of coax cable), but otherwise are generally not so beneficial. For example, if you only have 35ft of RG6 coax cable and no splitters in your line, a signal amplifier will often make no noticeabe improvement.
You can always add a signal amplifier to resolve splitter or very long coax run loss to a non-amplified (if you need it), but these devices actually may slighly or more worsent the signal to noise ratio, so they aren't usually advantageious in low loss installs. However on the other hand the actual true antenna's gain (this is the gain created by the antenna elements and length of the antenna itself) actually does improve SNR, by focusing the signal pattern in the desired direction, whilst attenuating others (which often makes the total band loss lower by receiving only a slice of a 360 degree area). This is why signal preamplifiers (or amplifiers / boosters) are best at restoring install loss after splitters or very long coax runs, but don't actually increase the antenna's maximum range (they basically maintain what the antenna can already pick up above the noise.
If you need help, however, whather your install should should not add a signal amplifier or which antenna we recommend for your area, feel free to call or email us (see our contact us page)..
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