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August DTA206 Digital TV Extendable Antenna - Portable Indoor/Outdoor Aerial for USB TV Tuner / Digital Television / DAB Radio - With Magnetic Base and Extendable Rod

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3.7 out of 5 stars 352 customer reviews
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  • Standard coaxial cable - Ideal for use with all Digital ready devices
  • Compact and lightweight - Perfect for portable TV's and multimedia players
  • Magnetic base - Improve reception by harnessing large metal surfaces
  • 6.5ft cable and 13
  • Optimized for digital reception - Receive clear ATSC and DAB radio broadcasting
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: August
  • Model Number: DTA206

Product Description

The DTA206 aerial from August, the portable digital television specialists, is designed specifically for digital reception. With a standard coaxial connection, it can be easily used with almost any portable or living room television set.

Small, compact and lightweight, it is perfect for portable TVs and USB TV tuners; you can easily carry it in your laptop bag or TV case without worrying about extra weight or space. Its magnetic base attaches to large metal objects, using their surface area to enhance the reception quality.

Capable of receiving frequencies of VHF 174-230MHz and UHF 470-862MHz it is ideal for both Digital ATSC and DAB broadcasting.

Whether you are looking for an aerial for your bedroom, kitchen, caravan, boat or car, the DTA206 will greatly improve your reception in almost any circumstance. Do not use whilst vehicle is in motion.

Please Note: DTV reception is dependent upon environmental factors, we cannot guarantee reception in all conditions. For more information, please consult the Digital Television website.

New product supplied retail packaged with 12 month warranty.


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Technical Details

Brand Name August
Item Weight 2.1 ounces
Product Dimensions 17.7 x 1.2 x 1.2 inches
Origin Imported (China)
Item model number DTA206

Additional Information

ASIN B0051YCQ8E
Customer Reviews
3.7 out of 5 stars 352 customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #107 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Audio & Video Accessories > Antennas > TV Antennas
#958 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Television Accessories
#1,465 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Shipping Weight 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available January 25, 2012

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I bought this antenna for the prism portable television. We have the prism portable television and this antenna on in our storm shelter. These 2 items gives us great reception where as we couldn't get much reception before. I wanted another antenna like this one because I also have another prism portable television and this allows us to take anywhere and leave the other one in storm shelter. I live in tornado alley so this is important. Super antenna!!!!!!!!!!!
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I recently bought a couple of HD antennas after cutting cable. I bought a more expensive one for my living room, and figured I'd try a "cheap" one for my office. I tried them both out and both performed about the same. I honestly didn't pay much attention to the product description other than it was a cheap antenna that I wouldn't be out too much money if it didn't work (I didn't know if either would work, or if I'd need an outdoor antenna). I was pleasantly surprised that it worked so well. I will likely get another one for my guest bedroom next time I place an order. I don't watch a lot of TV, but the picture brought in by this little antenna is certainly better than what I got with standard cable. Should have cut the cable much sooner!
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This antenna is really small and very affordable, though just as useful as the more expensive ones that can be found around the net. I first researched which stations I would be able to receive, then I researched how powerful the various antennas were. It turns out that there are the same few channels I can get using an indoor antenna. No matter how expensive the antenna was, I'd still get the same channels. At VHF 174-230MHz and UHF 470-862MHz, this antenna gets the job done and cost little to nothing. It's a great value. I hooked it up to a slightly older model Panasonic TV in the HDTV antenna/cable input and got HDTV programming after a few minutes of channel scans. I'm very happy with this purchase so far.
I started looking into getting an antenna just to watch the local news and some PBS programming when we needed a break from all the streaming (Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, etc). It's been great for me to stay informed of current events when I don't feel like watching The Daily Show or Colbert Report. I think it's a great addition to households looking to save on the monthly cable bill and add to their repertoire of available entertainment.
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8-23-13 -- This tiny antenna is a giant in disguise and works like a champ for me. I had been wresting with various indoor antennas to get a better signal with my Accurian 7-inch portable from Radio Shack which is excellent when you can get a picture. I took a chance on the August DTA206 based on Amazon reviews, but when I saw it I thought, "No way." It started off on the right foot by having the right standard connection that went on easily for a change. I tested it next to the much larger GE 24700 which has rabbit ears as well as a wall plug. The August DTA206 won hands down (even without the wand extended!), bringing in channels I hadn't been able to get for months. I didn't even have to make a trip to the roof to re-scan the channels. Instead of having to wave it around every which way like my bulky, awkward ones, all I had to do was move it around a bit on the night stand, upright, where it takes up less space than a cup. I don't know how it manages to be so cool, but it is, so I want to pass on the good news and hope it works as well for everyone.
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bought for digital prism 7inch tv. It does connect with no problem. standard cable connection.
improves reception and you can move your tv around a bit with no problem. you will need this
if you purchase the digital prism tv. antenna provided with tv is worthless. 4 star purchase
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This is a perfect little antenna to throw in a laptop bag along with a USB TV tuner. The quality and construction are quite fine and, when collapsed, takes up very little space in my laptop backpack.

About the reception: this works exactly like a whip antenna this size SHOULD work. The laws of physics are quite clear on this point .. all whip antennas the same size should work the same. As a general rule, bigger antennas = better reception. Bottom line: if a small whip antenna will work where you plan to use it, you WILL be happy with the construction of this one. If you live in a weak-signal area, the odds are that you will not be happy with this.

TECHNICAL NOTE: What I said above is not quite true. There are certain tricks to improve small antennas -- such as making sure that you match the impedance properly, and to add an amplifier. For small antennas like this, the impedance matching can be improved my extending or shortening the antenna -- you simply will not get variable impedance matching at this size and/or price. Amplifiers also tend to amplify the noise, so they are not a cure-all. You can also improve reception by getting a directional antenna, but I specifically wanted a whip that I did not have to worry about aiming, so I got this one.

Note that this antenna DOES have a standard male "F connector" for connection to USA televisions -- I contacted the manufacturer (August) to ask about the connectors, and it appears that if you are ordering from the Amazon.com, you will get the USA version.

To summarize, this product is well-constructed, and works exactly like I expected it to.
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