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Initial post: Feb 26, 2009 10:01:36 AM PST
Hazel Comer says:
I recently purchased a HD TV for my kitchen. I have cable in my home but not in the kitchen what type of antenna will provide me the most channels

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2009 4:00:15 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 4, 2009 4:03:26 PM PST
AJMan says:
I think for the kitchen you would want something small and unobtrusive. There is a new product on the market from PowerQ, it is designed to work with laptop tuners, but should be ideal for you. It has a cool element that pops up. I think it performs better than the Terk/a. I am in Orange County, CA and can pick up over 30 stations. The key for me was it had to be small so I can take it on travel. I watch TV at the airport when I am waiting for my plane. Picture is amazing. The model number is PowerHD-100

Posted on Mar 8, 2009 3:56:16 AM PDT
DCGUY says:
I would recommend the Philips SDV2211/17 antenna while sits flat on any surface. It picked up the most digital stations over the other brands that I tested (RCA, Terk, and other Philips model). This model doesn't have the amplification option (no A/C power).

Posted on May 6, 2009 8:08:52 AM PDT
I would recommmend the SS-3000 from Winegard. Many current indoor HDTV antennas on the market are UHF only. These are fine for picking up digital stations in your area currently, but June 12th many stations will be switching back to VHF frequencies. An antenna like the SS-3000 is one of the few that can actually pick up VHF. That is why it is slightly larger. Another low cost solution would be the ANT1050 from RCA.

Posted on May 13, 2009 9:37:08 PM PDT
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Posted on May 24, 2009 1:54:42 AM PDT
OldAmazonian says:
We set up our new Tivax cable box at our city place with a bent paper clip for the antenna, and we receive 22 stations clear as a bell.

Posted on Jun 27, 2009 8:25:35 PM PDT
Shaval says:
Don't you want a roof top antenna?
Digital Terrestrial DB2.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2009 1:28:29 PM PST
Thank you Antenna Guru for the comment about the digital stations which pick up UHF and VHF. Now I know what to do. In my bedroom my Terk HD antenna will not pick up these four channels; #7-1, 9-1, 11-1, and 13-1. An Hour before reading your comment I had saw a area coverage list that said that these 4 channels in my area are "H-v" and all the other stations which I have no problem with are UHF.
I didnt know what "H-v" meant until reading your comment. That's when it clicked that the H-V is probably VHF. I'm going to buy the Winegard SS-3000. Thanks.
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