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Wonderfully clear picture!,
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This review is from: Digital Prism ATSC-710 7" Portable Handheld LCD TV with Built in ATSC/NTSC Tuner (Black) (Electronics)Well, the digital switch wasn't without problems! This TV has a wonderfully clear picture for the stations that you can receive. There are a few things to consider though. You will probably need another different antenna because the one provided doesn't get many stations. I had to purchase an amplified antenna (bought 4 of them and eliminated them one by one) to get my local stations. If you live in an area with tall buildings, mountains, etc. you will no doubt have issues. Apparently, digital signals are not as strong as analog signals and reception is poor because of this. You will also need a tripod to stand it on (like the small ones for digital cameras) as it does not have a base that stands up easily. You also have to have a lot of patience to locate a signal as moving even slightly makes a big difference. It's a bit clumsy with the external antenna attached. I think we were used to the mobility of the old analog type products and this technology is a bit quirky. So if you're the impatient type, this might not be for you.
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Initial post: Jun 17, 2009 8:34:39 AM PDT
Sonia Cardona says:
can you please tell me what portable amplifed tv antenna you finally got.
Posted on Aug 5, 2009 4:08:54 AM PDT
David C Dress says:
I agree to needing the name of the antenna. Please save us from buying 4 antennas and then going through them 1 by 1 until we find the right one. I know I don't have to recreate the wheel, just give me the name and I will be so gratefull. Thanks Dave!
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 14, 2009 9:23:34 AM PDT
Kathy Hoatson says:
Did you ever find out which portable amplifed tv antenna that was suggested and where you purchased it? I am having the same problem and would like to know so that I don't have to buy four before I get one that works. I would really appreciate your help.
Posted on Sep 6, 2009 9:54:35 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 6, 2009 9:54:53 AM PDT
J. Pawlowski says:
Which of the 4 anrennas worked best for you? I'm using a round amplified tabletop antenna that looks like something out of Star Trek for my HDTV. It has a built in rotor that rotates the UHF section inside using a remote. It was pricey for what it did, & is hardly portable for using a portable TV.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009 10:30:10 PM PDT
W. Kelleher says:
I saw these requests for amp. antenna that works.
I use a Motorola Signal Booster Part # 484095-001-00
that I bot from buy.com
I receive 18 HDTV stations with a homemade HDTV antenna(copied from
a Youtube video: search on "HDTV antenna").
bill --- boston
Posted on Nov 28, 2009 10:36:06 AM PST
My sister bought one these this week. It works fine as long as you live in a city or area with strong digital transmissions. If you live in outlying area you won't have any luck. I live in a distant area and receive digital signals fine from my rooftop antenna. I connected this TV to it and it picked up all stations great. But it didn't pick up any stations with the supplied antenna.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2009 10:09:51 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2009 10:10:23 PM PST
I live in an area rated as having "strong" (21 to 29 dBm) signals from stations 9 to 13 miles away. The web address for checking over-the-air (non cable or satellite box) signal strengths at your specific address is given in Digital Prism's instructions (http://www.fcc.gov/mb/engineering/maps/)
Posted on Oct 27, 2012 5:33:25 AM PDT
What antenna worked best for you?
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2012 8:30:22 AM PDT
Tried 5 different ones, Phillips model SDV2210/27 worked best as an indoor antenna. More expensive wasn't better in this case.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 9:41:26 AM PST
Jim A says:
I got the August dta 240 from Amazon. Live 30 miles from baltimore and get 39 channels, wow! Costs about $12.00 dollars.