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RCA ANT800F Flat Digital Outdoor Amplified Antenna

by RCA
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  • Minimal oreintation or adjustments required due to patented 360 degree reception pattern
  • Supports all digital and analog TV frequencies including VHF and UHF and 1080 signals
  • Extended range signal reception quality and needs minimal adjustment
  • Paintable ultra compact design disappears into surroundings
  • For outdoor use and comes with mounting hardware and power adapter
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: RCA
  • Model Number: ANT800F
  • Item Display Weight: 5.57 pounds
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: 1 year limited

Product Description

RCA flat digital outdoor antenna is designed for the most challenging reception environments. Innovative patented 360 degree reception pattern eliminates adjustments and simplifies installation as no special orientation is required. Superior construction and tough materials withstand outdoor conditions. Paintable ultra compact design disappears into surroundings and adapts for attic use. Designed for DTV and receives local HD and all digital TV broadcasts. Supports all digital and analog frequencies (VHF and UHF) and broadcast 1080 HDTV. Enhances reception by amplifying weak signals and high gain picks up further stations. Preserves signal purity with Extremely Low Noise (ELN) circuitry. Mounting hardware and power adapter included. One year limited warranty.


Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameRCA
Item Weight5.1 pounds
Product Dimensions15.3 x 4.3 x 14 inches
Item model numberANT800F
Color NameBlack
  
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ASINB001VYTCDK
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Shipping Weight5.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableMarch 16, 2009
  
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Choosing the Right Antenna

There are lots of factors that can affect your TV antenna reception. Visit our official website and use our Antenna Finder zip code tool to see a list of channels being broadcast in your area and to help determine the best antenna to fit your specific need.

The RCA ANT800F

Multi-Directional, Amplified Flat Outdoor TV Antenna

This innovative RCA Multi-Directional, Amplified Flat Outdoor Antenna provides both network and local television in full 1080 HD quality, for Free. Made for difficult reception environments, this multi-directional antenna with SmartBoostTM amplification outperforms TV antennas available from other manufacturers. Don’t settle for a lesser picture or fewer channels when you know your TV is capable of delivering much more!

  • Patented, 360 degree multi-directional reception, no need for constant adjustments
  • SmartBoost Amplification Technology for enhanced reception and more channels
  • Supports up to 1080i HDTV broadcasts = Free HDTV
  • Receives UHF and VHF channels = more content
  • Included mounting kit for wall, attic or rooftop placement
  • Paintable surface to match your home

Getting the Best Reception

The amount and quality of the channels you receive will depend on the following:

1) Channels being broadcast in your area.

2) Broadcast tower locations.

3) Strength of the broadcast signals.

4) Line of sight and environmental terrain.

Visit our official website to find Reception Tips, 'How To' videos, FAQs, and more.

Streaming Player Companion

An RCA HD antenna is the perfect complement to streaming players such as Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, and more. Pair the ANT800F with your streaming device and get live content along with your favorite on-demand programming. Designed to withstand tough outdoor conditions, the ANT800F includes a mounting kit for placement on a wall, in the attic, or on a rooftop. Its paintable surface makes it even easier to disguise when mounted outside your home.

RCA TV antennas are easy to install:

1) Connect the antenna’s coax cable into the back of your digital-ready TV.

2) Find the optimal placement for the antenna.

3) Scan for available channels, and you are ready to enjoy your free content.

Need assistance? Talk live to an RCA Customer Service Representative by calling our helpline.

Superior Quality

All RCA TV antennas:

- Are designed and engineered in the USA.

- Are built with the highest quality components.

- Meet or exceed all quality and performance standards established by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

- Deliver the best, most reliable, uncompressed HD picture.

SmartBoost Amplification

RCA’s innovative SmartBoost technology offers precise amplification and allows TV tuners to pick up and amplify the right TV signals, unlike competitors’ amplifiers that also amplify background broadcast noise. SmartBoost amplifies weak signals to preserve purity while reducing signal noise with precision circuitry. Better amplification = More channels.

Truly Multi-Directional

The ANT800F digital flat antenna employs RCA’s patented 360° reception pattern design which means it is able to receive signals from any direction. Constant adjustments are not necessary, like with directional or bi-directional TV antennas.

Model ANT1052F ANT1251F ANT1400F ANT1600F ANT751R ANT800F
Indoor/Outdoor application Indoor Indoor Indoor Indoor Indoor/Outdoor Indoor/Outdoor
True 360 degree reception
Smartboost amplification
Flat profile
Receives free HDTV/UHF/VHF broadcasts
Supports up to 1080i broadcast
Suggested placement Behind TV, on TV console or bookshelf On TV console or bookshelf Behind TV, on TV console or bookshelf Behind TV, on TV console or bookshelf Attic, roof, side of house Attic, roof, side of house
Operating range Within 30 miles of the towers 40+ miles from the towers Within 30 miles of the towers Within 40 miles of the towers 40+ miles from the towers 40+ miles from the towers
Included accessories 6ft coax cable 6ft coax cable Wall mounting screws, 6ft coax cable Wall mounting screws and easel stand, 6ft coax cable Mast w/locking clamp, mounting hardware and 75-ohm matching transformer Mounting base and mounting hardware

Customer Questions & Answers

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By John C on August 26, 2013
If you're thinking about pulling the plug on cable, the RCA ANT-800F is a great HD antenna for the Dallas metroplex. I live in west Plano about 32 miles away from the nearest broadcast towers. This antenna brings in 47 channels with rock-solid clarity. In fact, the picture quality is better than that I was getting through Time Warner cable!

I did a LOT of research before deciding on this antenna, but once I installed it, I found out how great it really is! Thanks to its compact design, it can be used in any neighborhood without concern over homeowners covenants. And it's easy to install.

The only negative I found is that the installation manual could be MUCH better. Several things are implied, but not made explicit. These include:

* It is best to mount the antenna outdoors as high as possible, preferably below the eaves.

* If it is mounted in an attic, you'll cut your signal strength in half just getting through asphalt singles. And if you have a radiant barrier in your attic, you'll likely get NO signal at all.

* If mounting outdoors, the mounting bracket is designed to be mounted on a vertical wall. Also, the back side of the antenna (where the coax connector and assembly screws are located) should not be pointed upward in that it the recesses for the assembly screws would collect water which could seep into the antenna module.

* The antenna MUST be mounted a sufficient distance from other metal objects such as rain gutters and attic vents so that these object do not attenuate the incoming signal. Experimentation showed that locating the antenna 2 feet away from the nearest gutter or vent is sufficient.

* The antenna should be located on the side of your house that faces the broadcast towers.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Darik Horn on November 19, 2010
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I replaced my RCA ANT1050 passive antenna with this model and got worse OTA television reception. I am 40 miles north of the TV broadcast cluster in Dallas, and the result was one extra channel from Forth Worth and the garbling of most strong channels.

It seems that a passive antenna is almost always better choice for digital TV, especially if most of the channels that you care about are already coming in strong. The best way to improve reception is to put a passive antenna higher up, like in an attic or on a chimney, not by adding an amplifier.

Pros:

* The RCA ANT800 looks discrete and is unlikely to annoy your neighbors or HOA agent.

* Can be mounted on a flat surface or on a pole, either horizontally or vertically.

* Includes mounting hardware.

Cons:

* Requires external power. My Kill-A-Watt says that it draws 10 watts continuously.

* Doesn't work passively.

* The installation instructions are ambiguous about how to orient the antenna. Parallel to the ground seems to be the best way.

While trying to troubleshoot my installation, I noticed that performance degrades if the power supply is too far away from the ANT800, like beside the TV receiver. The drop over a 40ft RG6 cable was noticeable, which is what you would need to put the antenna on a second story roof. My passive antenna works perfectly over the same cable.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Jim K on May 20, 2010
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First, let me describe my TV reception problem. I live in the urban core of a medium-size metropolitan area, so getting good TV reception shouldn't be too challenging. Unfortunately, I live in a condominium in a low spot (there's a rock wall behind my building that extends above my roof line).

I thought RCA ANT800 would be a good choice for me because it appeared that it would be versatile (indoor or outdoor), easy to install (not too big and comes with a mounting bracket) and it's omnidirectional. As I said, I live in the middle of the city, but all the broadcast towers are about 10-12 miles away, some north, some south and some west of me. So I needed either an omnidirectional antenna or a directional antenna with a rotor. Also, the local stations transmit on a mix of VHF low, VHF high and UHF, and the ANT800 is supposed to work with all broadcast frequencies. I've noticed that a lot of TV antennas only work with UHF or with VHF high and UHF, so be sure to check that before you buy any antenna.

At first I tried the ANT800 as an indoor antenna behind the TV. It picked up several channels, but I wanted all the local channels. Then I tried it in the attic. That worked better, but I still couldn't get the PBS channel, and that's the most important channel for me. My last option was to mount it outside, which is more difficult.

I opted to mount it upside-down from the eave overhang outside the back door. The main difficulty to that was with the mounting bracket. It has four screw holes in it, but they're too far apart to use on a single 2-by-4, so I had to screw it to another board then attach that to two 2-by-4s in the overhang.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne Patricia Doell on December 2, 2009
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This is the best purchase I have made in a long time. It is easy to install and picks up more channels than I expected. All the channels are crystal clear and the antena is not an eye sore. It actually looks pretty slick on the roof and everyone thinks it is some fancy satelite disc.
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