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Antennas Direct DB2 Multi Directional HDTV Antenna (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

4.2 out of 5 stars 568 customer reviews
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  • Range of 1-30 miles and high gain of up to 11.4 dBi
  • Multi-directional (pulls in signals from many directions)
  • Great for indoor, outdoor, and attic use
  • Functions well in areas where a low profile antenna is required
  • Bowtie design provides strong gain across the entire UHF spectrum
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Antennas Direct
  • Model Number: DB2
  • Item Display Weight: 1.11 Kilograms

Product Description

Product Description

Antennas Direct DB2 HDTV Antenna DB2 Television Accessories

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Get the best possible digital and HD picture quality--the DB2 from Antennas Direct is the perfect way to boost your HDTV signal, with up to 11.4dB of gain, multi-directional reception, and a range of up to 30 miles. It's small enough to work as an indoor/outdoor antenna, with a profile to fit whatever space you have available.

Antennas Direct DB2
Get the best possible digital and HD picture quality.
Antennas Direct DB2
Low-profile design for indoor/outdoor use.
Antennas Direct DB2
Easy to assemble.
Indoor/Outdoor Performer

Although the DB2 was originally designed for outdoor use, it has quickly become one of our most popular indoor antennas due to its small size and extraordinary gain. Weighing just 2.8 pounds and with dimensions of 12 x 19 x 4 inches (H x W x D), it's great for indoor, outdoor, or attic use. The bowtie design provides strong gain across the entire UHF spectrum and it functions incredibly well in areas where a low profile antenna is required. In fact the DB2 was recently named "The highest performing indoor antenna" from HDTV Primer.

High-Gain HDTV Reception

Today, local digital TV (DTV)--including HDTV--is available over the air. Over-the-air signals are not compressed like cable or satellite transmissions, not to mention they're free. The DB2 offers a range of 1-30 miles, with multi-directional reception and high gain (up to 11.4 dBi). After local signals are received by your antenna, the digital signals must be decoded, so your television can display a digital picture.

To watch true HDTV, you'll need:

  • Programming originating (produced) and broadcast in HDTV (Not all programming from your local station or cable or satellite channels is broadcast in HD--consult your local programming guide)
  • An HDTV tuner (receiver)
  • An HDTV monitor (display)

Note: While your new antenna will allow you to receive local over-the-air (OTA) digital TV stations, it will not provide cable or satellite channels.

What's in the Box

DB2 Antenna, Set of Reflectors, Set of 2 Elements With Transformer and Weather Boot, 2 Sets of 4-Inch Bolts With Aluminum Sleeves, Mast Clamp, User Manual, Installation Instructions


Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name Antennas Direct
Item Weight 3.4 pounds
Product Dimensions 19.8 x 14.2 x 3.2 inches
Item model number DB2
Specification Met certified frustration-free

Additional Information

ASIN B000EHUE7I
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 568 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #474 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Audio & Video Accessories > Antennas > TV Antennas
#7,985 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Television Accessories
#12,020 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Shipping Weight 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First Available July 7, 2004

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We have a secluded lot, about 2 acres, with mature (40ft+) dense trees around us. The nearest antenna is 16 miles away and the Chicago antennas are 44 miles away. We use this with our Phillips Flatpanel 50" pixelplus 2 HDTV with its own built in HDTV antenna. With only the HDTV antenna that came with the TV we received maybe 2 channels on a sunny day.

We first plugged in this antenna in our ground floor bedroom and kept it right behind our right: obstructed view. We did a search and found 17 HDTV channels and another 20 clear regular channels.

When we then placed the antenna on the roof (used an old DirecTV cabling on the roof) we solidly got 20+ channels in HDTV and another 34 regular channels. Some aren"t prefect but most are as good as old 'regular' tv quality.

We will probably upgrade in the near future to the DB4 now that we know this works for us. This thing is no hoax but we do think you have to be within about 30 or max 40 miles to get any type of reception.

Our advice:

drop the useless expensive cable or satellite and take a 15$ per month Netflix membership to beat / defeat all the showtime or HBO stuff and add this antenna for the local news stuff. Saves us at LEAST 60$ a month.
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I originally used the Philips Silver Sensor antenna, but couldn't get stable reception. Added an amplifier and got more than half of the HDTV channels, but needed to move/adjust the antenna for the other channels (very annoying!).

With this DB2 antenna, i have ALL of the free "over the air" HDTV channels, with at least 90% reception, WITHOUT an amplifier!

It works for me in Orange County, CA!! GREAT HDTV ANTENNA! I will buy another!
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I'm in the South Jersey area, trying to pull in the Philadelphia stations in an upstairs bedroom. The antenna is indoors, attached to a Zenith digital converter box. It IS pulling in 25 stations, but not a major one we wanted--WHYY, the major PBS station in our area.

While researching how to get the station, I discovered two things: 1) Many people are having trouble receiving it, and we'd probably have to put an even larger antenna than the DB2 on the roof to get it. 2) In February, 2009, they aren't even going to be broadcasting their digital signal on UHF anymore, and neither is the local ABC affiliate. They will both be broadcasting digitally on VHF channels. This DB2 antenna is for UHF only. So as of next February, it will be useless for two major channels we want to watch. And there isn't much sense in trying VHF antennas yet, because we can't really test them out til the digital VHF broadcasting begins. In this case, it seems like procrastinating might have been the best course of action!

FYI, the antenna doesn't include the coaxial cable you need to run between the antenna and either your converter box or digital tv.
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Summary: the Antennas Direct model worked noticeably better than the Terk model. Plus, the fact that the Terk model needs to be plugged in to an electric outlet and you'll probably leave it on 24/7, burning up electricity, makes the Antennas Direct DB2 the better buy by far.

Living in Rockland County, N.Y., about 50 miles from New York, the signals are weak enough that a good antenna is required to get digital signals. I bought the two best-ranked on Amazon, hooked them up to a DigitalStream converter box (of the 3 boxes I have, I like DigitalStream best for its remote which will learn your TV's power on/off signal, and also has its own volume control). I carefully adjusted each antenna for maximum reception (takes time because signal strength fluctuates.)

The results of my mini-experiment: the Antennas Direct DB2 performed better than the Terk HDTVa. This, both from looking at "signal strength" readings, as well as a judgement made after living for about 2 weeks with it set up each way -- the Antennas Direct DB2 was the definite winner.

As to the negatives of the two items:

The Terk HDTVa requires you to plug it in to an electric outlet, and basically keep it plugged in. This means it is plugged in 24/7 and using electricity all the while. Who knows how much that'll cost in electric bills, wasted electricity, etc!

The Postive and Negative of the Antennas Direct DB2 model, is that it really is designed to be hung on a wall -- but if you really want to maximize reception, you must aim it carefully, through a trial-and-error process (same as the Terk, which you must aim). So, the final position that is best for you, might not end up being parallel to a wall! So in the end you'll have to stand this thing up on a flat surface anyway.
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I tried about 5 hdtv antennas . This one was the best one . I live in Orlando near Sea World and all of the locals come in with no problem. I get 90's signals on all of the locals. . I also get Tampa Stations(28 and 32 ) at night. This antenna works better inside for me. I have it setting on top of my entertainment unit. It won't get the local NBC station because they broadcast in VHF. I tried it outside but the signals were worse .
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What's nice about this antenna is it's small size(12"X19"X4"), and it works quite well. I was able to pickup quite a few NYC channels indoors, and am roughly 8 miles from the towers. Then I mounted it on the roof and picked up a few more channels making a total of about 20 channels.

Recently, I removed the DB2 antenna though and put up a Philips Mant900 Antenna. The reason is many of my local channels that are broadcasting on UHF are going to broadcast on the VHF band after Feb 2009. The DB2 is a UHF only, while the Philips covers both UHF/VHF. The Philips was definitely an improvement in terms of signal strength as well.

Go to antennaweb(dot)org to see if your channels are changing bands in Feb 2009, as you will probably need a dual band tuner.

This is a great antenna if you only plan on using the UHF band.

Edit 10/09/2008: I would also like to mention that there isn't any such thing as a HDTV antenna. As long as you have a HDTV with a HD tuner, you're all set. I'd definitely lean toward a dual band (UHF/VHF) antenna though, simply because both bands are in use and the prices aren't all that different.
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