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Sewell Direct SW-29480 HDTV Antenna

3.5 out of 5 stars 161 customer reviews
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  • 360 Motorized Rotation (no cable wrapping)
  • Picks up both HD and Standard TV signals
  • Built-in Booster, Supports Multiple TVs At Once On Different Channels
  • 5 Minute Assembly
  • Package Contents:Vortex HD Antenna, Remote Control, Power Supply, Manual, 36 ft Coaxial Cable
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Technical Details

  • 360 Motorized Rotation (no cable wrapping) Picks up both HD and Standard TV signals Built-in Booster, Supports Multiple TVs At Once On Different Channels 5 Minute Assembly Package Contents:Vortex HD Antenna, Remote Control, Power Supply, Manual, 36 ft Coaxial Cable

Product Description

Compatible with all TVs and HD signals:Whether you live in a big city our out in a rural area, chances are you have free available HD signals being broadcast in your area. All you have to do is get this antenna installed and you'll be enjoying crystal clear HDTV in your home.This antenna is also perfect for standard televisions that don't support HD. You of course need an HDTV to enjoy full high definition images, but there are also many standard definition signals available and the Vortex will pick all of them up.Motorized Rotation and Remote Included.The Vortex HD includes a built-in motor and wireless remote. This means you need only to get on the roof once. Once installed, if you ever need to make an adjustment, the wireless remote allows you to rotate the antenna 360 degrees. The rotator allows one full rotation and then automatically rotates the opposite direction for another full rotation to avoid cable wrapping around the pole. Built-in Booster There are other antennas on the market that claim to have a built-in booster but don't go to any lengths to explain what that means. With antennas, since they passively receive signals that are broadcast from afar, have no way of 'boosting' the signal coming from the signal tower. The signal any antenna receives is as good a signal that it's ever going to get, no matter how expensive it is. The Vortex HD, however, does have a booster that strengthens the signal strength in the wire between the antenna and your TV. This allows you to increase the length of your cable without worrying about signal loss. With a high-quality coaxial cable, you could extend the signal up to 300 feet. Easy Assembly The majority of the parts are already assembled. The estimated time to get the antenna ready for mounting is 5-7 minutes out of the box.

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Brand Name Sewell Development Corp. dba Sewell Direct
Item Weight 4.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 18.1 x 3.5 x 12.2 inches
Item model number SW-29480
Special Features 360 Motorized Rotation (no cable wrapping) Picks up both HD and Standard TV signals Built-in Booster, Supports Multiple TVs At Once On Different Channels 5 Minute Assembly Package Contents:Vortex HD Antenna, Remote Control, Power Supply, Manual, 36 ft Coaxial Cable

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ASIN B004OT7JMA
Customer Reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars 161 customer reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #559 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Audio & Video Accessories > Antennas > TV Antennas
#10,132 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Television Accessories
#15,385 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Shipping Weight 4.5 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available February 21, 2011

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Especially when you consider it is amplified. It doesn't seem to be super-directional, which is fine with me as I don't have problems with any reflections or tall buildings; +- 20 degrees not a big drop in signal. But don't depend on the rotator motor; Mine gets stuck easy, and totally stopped moving before I even got it on the roof! Likewise in high wind it may move on it's own as the motor doesn't really lock the position into place.

It is 100% ABS plastic except for the 2 side elements. ABS is not good with UV, so I will probably paint it. For the money, who cares? If it's in your attic then no worries I guess.

The front "elements" of the antenna are not connected at all! I think it is intended to help increase directionality. I removed the entire front boom with the silly looking elements and the gain was not affected at VHF or UHF. If anything, it increased the gain a bit. So you can make the antenna smaller and not as goofy looking, just leaving off the front part.

I viewed the assembly work as a fun puzzle. It doesn't tell you which size screws go where, but I bet you can figure it out!

Range of antenna:
All of my stations are only 23 miles away, which should be easy for any outdoor antenna. It worked good for all VHF and UHF signals in my area. I have mine on the roof, 15 ft from the ground. The signal for all of the high power stations are off the scale on my TV, maxed at 100%. The one low power transmitter comes in about 70% strength (my TV needs about 40% to work). It doesn't bring in some high power stations from 70 miles away, which a really large antenna could probably do.
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This antenna worked awesome. I read all the reviews and I was hoping for a decent antenna. I have to say this is a great antenna and past worth the money. Before I was getting 11 hd channels and 3 analog, after the antenna I got 49 total hd channels (clear no pixel breaking) , plus 5 analog. I have to say the antenna does not come with base to intall it on your roof, the black pole on the bottom of the antenna you see in the picture needs to be attached to an antenna base. I got a used one, direct tv dish for 10 bucks on craiglist and held great. Im sure you can get a base at wal mart or radio shack. Anyway the antenna itself, one question i had was how to split the signal to other rooms in the house, simple i got a three way splitter that is labeled hd "power pass," that is important because this antenna is powered. Also what helped me get great signal was going to google search for "hdtv signal" first link should be "antenna web," you type in your address, it will give you the exact degree to point the antenna for optimal signal, If you have a smartphone download a compass app with degree capability and no need to spend money on this its free. Hope this helps you make a decision on buying an antenna.
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After a quick replacement of a defective part, this antenna has a range of 91.1 miles! I live between Athens and Huntsville Alabama, that's in North Alabama on the Alabama-Tennessee state line. Because I was hearing so much about these long range antennas, I wanted to see if I could Pick up Birmingham Ala., which is about 90 miles south of here in the center of the state. After reading feedback and checking prices on various sites, I choose this one because of the price and warranty. After receiving and assembling the antenna, I discovered a defect in the control box that wouldn't send power to the antenna. I emailed them and they were very supportive and quickly sent me a replacement. I couldn't ask for better service. I just set the thing on my back porch pointing south and was picking up channels all the way from here to Birmingham 91.1 miles away! I bought another one for my Brother. He lives in Taft Tennessee way down in a holler with hills all around him. I'm talking about something like a hole in the ground. Imagine a 40 degree slope going down at least 300 yards with high hills all around that. He was able to pick up channels in Nashville which is, if I remember right, over 80 miles away. I know over 70! I don't know long they will hold the next time a tornado comes through here, but for the price, this is a great deal! We are both very pleased with ours. I went from 11 to at least 23 channels, and he added 6 or 7 channels to the ones he was getting. Mine is now on a pole about 15 feet high, and his is about 30. This antenna really does work well, and the people were so nice that I just had to come back and write some feedback on it.
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I received my Vortex HD atenna in a timely manner. It included typical (made in China) assembly instructions. Even at that it only took about 15 minutes to assemble. However, there are no instructions on how to actually attach it to the TV. Where the unit should be placed in accordance to the TV, etc. And also, no troubleshooting ideas. Such as what to do if the remote does not affect the rotation of the antenna or, what to do if the antenna only rotates one way and only sometimes, etc. I'm perplexed. Likely going to unassemble and return this product.Sewell Vortex HD Digital Outdoor HDTV Antenna with Remote Control, Amplified and Motorized 360 Degree Rotation, UHF/VHF
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