|Item Weight||6.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||17.5 x 13 x 4.5 inches|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Item model number||WA-2608|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
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PBD WA-2608 Digital Amplified Outdoor HD TV Antenna with Mounting Pole & 40 ft RG6 Coax Cable 150 Miles Range Wireless Remote Rotation Support 2TVs
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|Number of Channels||69|
|Maximum Range||150 Miles|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||17.5 x 13 x 4.5 inches|
About this item
- 150 Miles Long Range and Dual TV Outputs --Full HDTV support 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K | Working Frequency: VHF 170 - 230MHz | UHF 470 - 860MHz | Receive free digital broadcast high definition TV signals. Support 2 TVs at the same time without a splitter. No special adapter needed.
- Snap-On Installation--Snap On Elements no tools required. Comes with an easy-to-follow user manual so you can install the antenna with ease.
- Wireless remote controller -- Built-in 360 degree motor rotor | Built-in Super High Gain and Low Noise Amplifier | includes 40FT RG6 Coaxial cable. Easy for you to place it to get the best reception in your house.
- Weather Resistant-- 150 miles antenna is for outdoor using. Antenna is lightning protected, durable design with grounding done -don’t get struck out by bad weather.
- What you get -- PBD outdoor antenna with wireless remote, power supply adapter , 40FT RG6 Coaxial Cable and Mounting Pole.
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PBD Outdoor Amplified Digital HDTV Antenna - 150 Miles Range - 360° Rotation
This outdoor HDTV antenna is designed to receive digital TV UHF/VHF signals while providing high quality HDTV picture. You can enjoy high definition television without the high cost of cable or satellite. With a built-in rotor, Turn a full 360 degrees using the infrared remote control.
Working Frequency: VHF 170~230MHz | UHF 470~890MHz
Noise Figure:< =2.5dB
Typical Antenna Gain: VHF 28~32dB | UHF 32~36dB
Max Output Level:105dB u V
Main Voltage: AC120V±10%/60Hz
Operation Temperature: -10° C ~ 50° C
Coaxial Cable Length: 40FT RG6
1 - HDTV Yagi antenna built-in amplifier,
1 - Motor-fixed bolster with 40FT long RG6 Coaxial cable
1 - UL adapter, Control box, and Remote Control (AAA batteries NOT included）
1 - J-shape mounting Pole
Need an antenna that comes with all mounting accessories? Don't worry about searching for a suitable mounting pole, because one is already included in the box.
|Antenna Mounting pole||✓||✓||✓|
|Coaxial Grounding Block||✓|
|RG6 Coax Cable||59 feet||40 feet||40 feet||40 feet||40 feet|
|Support 2 TVs||✓||✓||Within a splitter|
|Supports 1080p HD||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Amplified or Passive||Amplified||Amplified||Amplified||Amplified||Amplified||Passive|
|VHF 170 - 230MHz||Good||Good||Excellent||Good||Good||Excellent|
|UHF 470 - 860MHz||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent|
If you know (planned) antenna's height, you can specify that here in feet above ground level
Recommend PBD passive antenna, if very close to the broadcast towers, if your house is already wired,
- If you live near broadcast towers, it’s possible to overamplify or boost the signal too much and worsen reception, we recommend passive antenna.
- if your house is already wired,
- Put B07PHMSTFF into Amazon search box for PBD passive antenna.
Recommended to be mounted 30 feet above the ground
NOTE: Cable channels are not available using the antenna, like ESPN.
- Many antennas on the market are optimized to receive only UHF broadcasts and do not reliably receive VHF. All PBD TV antennas are precision-tuned to receive both UHF and VHF frequencies and will provide you with the most HD content.
- Generally, the higher the antenna is above the ground, the better it performs. The amount and quality of the channels you receive will depend on the following:
- Channels being broadcast in your area
- Broadcast tower locations
- Strength of the broadcast signals
- Line of sight and environmental terrain
Note: TV signal reception is immensely affected by the conditions such as antenna height, terrain, distance from broadcasting transmission antenna and output power of transmitter. Channels you can watch may vary depending on these conditions.
Please check the TV's manual to make sure the TV has a built-in tuner for receiving over-the-air broadcast
WATCH WHAT YOU WANT!
The HDTV reception ensures that you always have the highest quality content.
Depending on your location, the HDTV antenna can receive include NBC, FOX, CBS, ABC, PBS, THE CW, QUBO, TELEMUNDO, UNIVISION, RTV, THIS TV, ION, ME TV, the weather channels and SO MUCH MORE.
Get free access to all the content available in your area, including the most popular over-the-air TV shows, news, sitcoms, kids programs, sports and much more, all in breathtaking 4K Ultra HD for the best picture quality, most vivid colors and stunning sound.
NOTE: BEFORE YOU BUY:
find channels that works in your area:
- dtv.gov/maps is run by the Consumer Electronics Association and the National Association of Broadcasters.The interface hasn’t changed in over a decade, but it’s simple and the information is useful.
- TVFool is more complex but gives a lot more detail including gorgeous plots of theoretical signal strength and where the broadcast towers are located.
And if you’re looking for a cable-style TV schedule, "TitanTV" is a free Web service that lists local programming.
1. For flatscreen HDTVs, please check the TV's manual to make sure the TV has a built-in tuner for receiving over-the-air broadcast, and make sure this tuner can receive HD signals or else it will not be able to receive and watch HD channels.
2.Retune your TV and/or digital box from time to time to ensure you are receiving all available services. Retuning takes only a few minutes using the remote control.
3.Antenna signal strength can vary depending on distance from the tower, terrain, and weather. Reposition the antenna in a different location if needed. It is best for the antenna to be in line of sight with the TV tower(s) and avoid obstructions. Always re-scan for channels after moving the antenna.
4. If your TV has no built-in tuner, you can add an ATSC digital converter box to receive the HD signal.
Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2022
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Now for the downsides. If you need to rotate the antenna slightly clockwise or counterclockwise it is extremely difficult to do because each time you start the rotor, it can rotate in either direction. The remote is a great idea but, you need to be within the infrared distance and direction AND view the antenna at the same time. Requires two people.
Another downside is that the antenna is cheaply made. I would expect this given the very affordable price. However, it wouldn’t have cost the manufacturer much to supply better quality fasteners. Two decent quality wing nuts and a good quality wing bolt to hold the antenna to its mount would have been very low cost and would have prevented the antenna from turning on it’s mount.
Still worth the cost but, could have been made inexpensively better.
I have been working with PBD via email and I have been very impressed with their efforts to help me including a discount code for a different antenna. I would rather reorder the original antenna and will do so when needed.
Bill from pbd did a lot of research to find the correct winged bolt, it is metric thread, to replace the part which broke. Suffice it to say “pbd’s support will be on top of it if you have a problem”. Thank you Bill.
First, the auto-rotation is a nice feature, but it's totally random. Meaning if you push the button it will rotate in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction at random. So if you're trying to rotate a smidge indoors, then go outside to check the direction, it won't necessarily keep going the direction it did the time before. So you really need someone inside working the button while someone else has eyes on the antenna. I guess if you live an a place where the signal drops out if you're not right inline, you may be able to set it from inside. Since this unit picks up our signals work in a wide range of where it’s pointed, I wanted to set it in the middle of that range. So plan on having a helper for that. That isn’t a big deal for us because our signals don’t come from all directions & I don’t expect to redirect the antenna again. If your signals come from different directions, this might become an annoyance. That said, the other antennas I was considering didn’t have powered rotation at all.
The second thing is that this antenna is plastic & aluminum. It’s really, lightweight, & even says in the instructions not to use tools to install the cables because you’ll probably break the connector off. So fingers crossed that the materials are quality enough to survive our rural conditions.
Now for the totally great: We live 25-50 miles from the broadcasting stations in our area. About a week after I installed it, we had a few severe thunderstorm systems come through- including one with tornado warnings throughout the night. Our previous antenna would get noisy and glitchy during any rain or strong winds. With the PBD antenna, our daughter was able to watch PBS-Kids with rock-solid reception the whole time. Our previous antenna was a Winegard, which worked fine indoors in the city, but not out here. Our home has a 30' antenna tower by the house, so I mounted the Winegard outside as far up as it would reach & it worked fairly well. I don't think it's really made to be strapped to an antenna tower though, and it only lasted about a year before the connection broke where the cable attaches to the antenna. It's a pretty flimsy connection.
I've done a fair amount of antenna shopping since then, and there are several manufacturers that I feel would be good choices for rural needs. After reading reviews of this antenna on Amazon and reading about Ping Bing Ding on a few "cut the cable" blogs and sites, I added it to the list of contenders. Here's why I decided to go with PBD: Cost and reputation.
1st, every review I read outside of Amazon (& many on here) said the company is extremely customer-service oriented, and seems to be working hard to establish itself in the American market. I have been in contact with the customer service team a few times, and I can say that's 100% accurate from my experience.
My initial reason for contacting them brings me to something worth mentioning- this antenna is available in several configurations. The antenna is the same, but some have a mounting pole, some have grounding blocks, some have longer cable included, etc. So don't just buy the one that comes up in your search or link from a given review. Look at the different kits to make sure you're getting what you need & not stuff you don't (the prices vary depending on what's in the box). In my case, I ordered the kit with the mounting pole, which I didn't really need & actually had no way of connecting to my antenna mast. The kit I should have bought comes with a grounding block and is several dollars less than this one. If you need the mounting pole, this kit is a good value because the pole is very sturdy, & I think it's about $10 less vs. buying separately.
I contacted customer service & they were quick to get me set up with what I needed - an external splitter and a surge protector/ground block. I don't know if the LTE filter on the ground block I got improves our signal, because the picture was amazing to begin with, & the LTE is really weak out here. Regardless, I am happy to have the surge protection & ground because just the antenna itself is lightening-protected, the attached components are not.
Next thought is that the Amazon listing and several reviews point out that, while the antenna supports 2 TVs, both the outputs are on the control box. You can't split the signal between the box & antenna with a traditional splitter, because the TV box sends A/C up to the antenna for the rotation motor. So if you use a traditional (passive) splitter between the antenna and the TV box, you'll send A/C to the 2nd TV's antenna input.
If your current set up uses a splitter outside between the antenna & TVs, you can order one from PBD that allows that. In the back of the antenna manual is a list of accessories you can get from PBD via Amazon, and each item says to email customer service for help and to get promotional codes. These accessories include the 2-way splitter you CAN use between the antenna and the control box, the LTE filter/surge protector/ground block, a passive grounding block, lengths of coax cable, and the antenna pole like the one that came in my kit.
So far, I highly recommend this antenna and the PingBingDing company. My concern about the antenna's lightweight construction is because the wind gets quite severe out here. We're surrounded by pastureland, & it's 30' in the air. Also, our summers routinely hold above 100-degress for weeks or months on end.
Of the antennas I found that have the specifications we need out here, this one was around $50, the next around $150, and the last was $200. The more expensive units were just for the antennas, no signal booster, no cable, no rotation motor, etc. So for $50, PBD delivered everything we needed for absolutely flawless reception and more channels than ever before. I can't speak to the quality of the competitors, I would hope at those price points they're built the way stuff used to be before cable domination.
The PBD antenna comes with a 1-year warranty, but if you send your order# to customer service, they extend that another year. So life expectancy should be at least 2 years. The problem is, I had to rent a lift to get the antenna installed. Although I reconfigured the extension pole on my mast so I can unpin it and lower the antenna to the top of the mast, that's still 22' in the air. So if this little guy dies young, I'll probably have to rent the lift again. If that happens, well, then there's no savings, providing the expensive units are built to last significantly longer. Part of my reasoning to take the risk on PBD is that I've got some tree trimming that will need to happen in the next season or two, so if this doesn't last, renting the lift won't be just for the antenna. Mostly though is that they really seem to want respect in the antenna market, and they’re not going to get that if the units don’t last. So here’s hoping!
I installed my antenna on May 1st 2020. If it fails, I'll update this review (or re-post about my experience if that’s not possible). But for now, we couldn’t be more pleased with this purchase, & we recommend this antenna unconditionally.
So I assembled the antenna, it was very easy to put together and the instructions were simple and good, I then mounted it in my attic on the wooden attic/roof framing. From where it is mounted it is roughly 30 feet from outside ground level. My house is about 60 feet above sea level where I live.
The good news is once I connected it up to my tv and adjusted it with the motor the picture was absolutely perfect on digital channels on a scale of 1-10 it’s a 10 for picture quality. I am able to get about 60+ channels in total which is really good fo my area. Even the non digital channels come in as good as you could expect, as a note I am 50 miles north from the towers that transmit all the channels. The only other things I would say is you may have some trouble with splitters if you buy cheap ones but other than that this antenna works really great in my attic. I should note I have not used it in the summer months yet, my attic likely gets very hot in the summer so we shall see how it holds up next summer when it’s hot outside.
All that said I would definitely recommend it for use in an attic, but not outside on a roof, it wouldn’t last long at all in rough weather conditions.