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Worked So-So For Me
on October 19, 2013
I had high hopes for this antenna, since it was inexpensive, omnidirectional, and had a built-in amplifier. One think I did not like immediately is that it's coax cable is built-in rather than detachable, but that's a minor quibble. I experimented with placement in a number of different orientations and locations, and found that the antenna was still quite directional, which didn't surprise me. More disappointing was the fact that it received many fewer channels than the rabbit ears I was using previously, even with meticulously rescanning channels after every new placement. Most of the TV towers in my area are within 35 miles, turning the amplifier on or off made no difference whatsoever. I also had an unamplified flatwave antenna to compare this to, and the flatwave received many more stations than did this one. I returned the RCA antenna.
After reading alot of these antenna reviews, the one caution I would make is that your mileage may vary, and this antenna may work perfectly well for your situation. I cant say enough how helpful it is to be able to return something that just doesn't work out, and Amazon is THE leading edge retailer in making that easy for you should you need to do it.