Philips Digital TV antenna SDV8622T Indoor/outdoor 18 dB amplified
Powerful Station Pickup at a distance
I live in an area that requires at least a 50 or 60 mile rated antenna. This antenna dis a better than average job of bringing in at least 19 channels of Air HD. Had no failures with the amplification booster ! Overall a good antenna. I can only imagine the results if i lived closer to the broadcast towers!
10 October 2011
Excellent, low-profile, reasonably priced antenna
A few months back I decided to "cut the cord" (cancelled my pricey satellite service). I installed an inexpensive antenna indoors that received nearly 30 digital stations (most of my local station transmitters are within 5 miles of my home), but sometimes the signal strength would dip and a couple of stations would pixelate or disappear altogether. So, I decided to upgrade to an outdoor antenna. I purchased & installed this model and the signal strength improved on all my channels, from the 50-80% range to 75-100%! This is a very solid antenna. However, some tips:
1) It's beneficial to use better coax than what's provided in the box. In my case, I swapped out this antenna with my old satellite dish and used the RG6 coaxial cable that was already in place, making for a simple hookup & install
2) It's absolutely imperative to use the amplifier that's included (I tried the antenna without the amplifier and received no channels)
So, overall this is an excellent buy, but it requires a bit of time and patience. Moreover, it's very reasonably priced as most comparable outdoor antennas that cover UHF as well as the entire VHF spectrum are much more expensive, In addition, it's ideal if you're looking for something that won't dominate your roof (I live in a condo and most rooftop antennas would be too large per my CC&Rs).
4 October 2011