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Terrestrial Digital DB8 Multi-Directional 'Bowtie' UHF DTV Antenna

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  • Enjoy ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and other local networks with their newly expanded programming for kid's, news, sports and more
  • Receives Crystal Clear UHF HDTV Signals
  • The perfect backup in case of emergencies or bad weather
  • 70+ Mile Range
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Range of up to 70 miles or more
  • Impedance of 300/75 ohm
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  • Not Included: Cable and Mount

Product Description

Product Description

DB8 Bowtie
DB8 Ultra Long Range HDTV Antenna

The DB8 bowtie antenna receives free over-the-air digital and HD programming with NO subscription, cable, or satellite fees. Designed to target the core DTV frequencies, the antenna has a range of 70+ miles. The DB8 is the ideal antenna for rural or suburban installations challenged with receiving signals through heavy foliage outdoors or roofing materials in attic applications. The design of the DB8 allows for installation options off limits for much larger antennas of equal or lesser range. The DB8 comes with the Antennas Direct Lifetime Warranty, which assures you of its superior build quality and durability. The DB8 comes with heavy duty u-bolts, mounting clamps, and hardware. Easy to assemble and install.


Enjoy all your local broadcasts from ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, and other local networks with expanded programming for kids, news, sports, sitcoms and more with no cost or contracts. Imagine never paying a monthly cable or satellite bill to enjoy your favorite shows. Also, the DB8 antenna is the perfect backup in case of bad weather when your cable or satellite goes out. With an antenna, you can watch your local weather to stay informed.

Watch Your Favorites
Watch All of Your Favorite Shows

The DB8 bowtie antenna delivers FREE HD programming from TV networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, and many more. *

Save Money
It's All Free and Over-The-Air

Connect the DB8 antenna to your TV** using a coaxial cable, perform a channel scan, and in minutes you'll be enjoying free local programming. The best part: never pay to watch TV again.

High Fidelity
The Best Picture and Sound Quality

You can now experience HDTV in the highest quality picture and sound available. Over-the-air broadcasts are transmitted in uncompressed crystal clear 1080i; far surpassing what cable and satellite offer. Many local broadcasts are digitally aired in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound giving you the ultimate soundstage for watching live television.

Locate Digital TV Broadcast Towers

The distance from the broadcast towers will vary based on the location of your home. Visit www.antennapoint.com and enter your address or zip code for details about the towers near you. This information will assist in selecting the correct antenna model and aiming your antenna for the best results.

Cutting Edge
The Latest Antenna Technology

Advanced design software allows this 29"H x 42"W antenna to be smaller and more powerful than ever. No other antenna in the category can rival its compact, powerful performance.

Other Stuff

*ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, and PBS are not affiliated with each other, or with Antennas Direct and do not endorse this product. All channels are subject to local broadcast availability and not all channels will be available in all locations or in HD. **Requires a TV with a built-in digital tuner or a simple set-top converter box.

From the Manufacturer

Antennas direct extreme range multi-directional bowtie uhf antenna 70+ milesantennas direct extreme range multi-directional bowtie uhf antenna 70+ miles.

“Terrestrial Digital” on the packaging is the name of the sub-brand used to market into the Pro Installer Channel.

Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameAntennas Direct
Item Weight7.8 pounds
Product Dimensions28.5 x 42.9 x 9.1 inches
Item model numberDB8
Color NameBlack
Special FeaturesNeed Help? Call our Tech Support Line at 877-825-5572 Monday - Friday 9am - 9 pm CST and Saturday - Sunday, 10am -6pm., Not Included: Cable and Mount
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Shipping Weight7.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Shipping Advisory:This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Date First AvailableFebruary 8, 2006
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Customer Reviews

The tower is 60+ miles away!
The antenna was easy to assemble and install; however, the instructions that come with it are wrong.
Ernest V. Pons
I now can pick up ALL the HD Digital channels in our area with 90% or greater signal strength.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

590 of 594 people found the following review helpful By Scott C on September 2, 2009
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I live about 35 miles from the city where the transmitters are located, with a few trees obstructing a clear shot from my roof. But since I was determined to eliminate our monthly cable bill and go with FREE instead, I looked at many different outdoor antennas and read dozens of reviews. I also found out signals in the air are 100% HD, whereas cable compresses the signal to around 70%. But you probably already know that if you're looking for an outdoor antenna...

Anyway, after weeks of research I decided to try the DB8. When we first cancelled cable, I was getting 16 channels using RCA's "best" amplified indoor antenna. After hooking up the DB8 on the roof and aiming it in the general direction of the city, I got 35 channels. I eventually added a Motorola Signal Booster to the line in order to get the local ABC affiliate that is a little further away, bringing the total to 36 channels.

Needless to say, I love this thing. Years ago we had the conventional old school "arrow" looking outdoor antenna. It pulled in about a dozen stations, half were all fuzzy. But with digital, it's all or nothing. Fuzzy won't cut it. So I'd highly recommend the DB8. It simply works better. That, and it looks cool, the neighbors probably think I'm contacting Mars, lol.

I also found out a few other things along the way, which may be helpful if you're new at this... As with most outdoor antennas, you'll need a few other things to hook it up:

1. Antenna mast (the pole the antenna mounts on)
2. Mounting hardware (basically 3 types: wall mount, tripod roof mount, or chimney mount)
3. Coaxial grounding block (connects the antenna cable to copper grounding wire)
4. Copper grounding wire (enough to go from the grounding block to the grounding rod)
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392 of 409 people found the following review helpful By Science Tech on June 6, 2008
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Buying an antenna for your digital TV receiver? It can be difficult, eh? If you live in the city near the transmitters, it's fairly easy -- any small, truly omni-directional antenna will do fine (perhaps the Antennas Direct DB2). If, like me, you live 50+ miles from the TV transmitters and they're in different directions, it becomes a challenge. Here's some tips:

- No antenna is totally "omni-directional" (receives from all directions) no matter what the ad says. Every antenna receives better in one direction than another, and the high-gain antennas are the most picky. Your TV's rabbit ears antenna might do better than a fancy high-gain antenna if it's pointed in the wrong direction. If you buy a "uni-directional" or high-gain antenna, be prepared to spend a lot of time tweaking the direction.

- Don't believe the high-gain ratings, they're mostly marketing hype. There are independent web sites by antenna nerds that rate antennas fairly, so do some research. What you'll find is that every antenna receives some channels better than others -- for instance, it may have great reception ("gain") for channels 30-60 but be terrible for channels 1-20. Ideally, buy an antenna that has has good gain for the channel(s) you're most interested in... if you know what those are.

- Antennas are highly sensitive to position, direction, and things nearby that might interfere with the signals (trees, houses, traffic, the family dog, etc). So what works for me or your neighbor might not work for you. Even a slightly different location may have a huge effect on your reception.

I have a Channelmaster 4221 and an AntennasDirect DB8, one pointed at distant Seattle and the other pointed at Canada, and both connected to an RCA A/B antenna switch.
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111 of 114 people found the following review helpful By Sterghe VINE VOICE on December 25, 2009
Surprise! On our HD television, our picture is far better with this antenna than it was with either cable or satellite! We found out that's because the cable and satellite companies compress the HD signal to broadcast it, and using a good antenna we can get the full original quality. Overall, we're as thrilled with this after using it for 9 months as we were when we first bought it.

Although there's a pole pictured on the box, this antenna did not come with any pole at all, even a short one. By the time we had this installed and functioning, we'd spent about $65 beyond the antenna itself (details below). We finally gave in and spent an additional $37 for a signal booster (amplifier), because we live in a relatively remote, mountainous area, and couldn't reliably pick up the signal from NBC's ridiculously weak local tower. Even without the amplifier, our antenna--mounted on a 20' pole--brought in all our other local channels (ABC, CBS, FOX, and PBS) beautifully, and NBC occasionally. If NBC's broadcast signal weren't an order of magnitude weaker than all the others, we'd have been fine without the amplifier.

VERY HELPFUL: We used [...] to find out exactly where to point our antenna from our house. It gives compass readings to two decimal places, with distances to the various towers near the entered address, and a list of available channels.

What we bought in addition to the antenna itself:

* 25 feet of high-definition optimized coax cable to connect the antenna to the house: $17.88 at Wal-Mart, in the electronics section. (25 feet of regular coax cable would have been $8.88 and might have worked fine; we decided to spend the extra to help be sure we get a good, clear picture on our television.
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