|Item Weight||1.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||15 x 13.63 x 1.5 inches|
|Item model number||FL-55YR|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
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Winegard FL-55YR FlatWave Amplified Razor Thin HDTV Indoor Antenna (Renewed)
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|maximum range||50 Miles|
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- This Certified Refurbished product is authorized Factory Refurbished, shows limited or no wear, and includes all original accessories plus a 90-day warranty.
- Embedded Ultra Low Noise Amplifier with Clear Circuit Technology (1.0 dB typical noise figure)
- Dual-band amplified HDTV reception up to 50 miles/Extra Long Quality Coax (18 ft.)
- Energy saving USB power supply with LED power indicator
- Designed and manufactured in the USA by Winegard, the antenna experts
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Enhanced dual band factory refurbished antenna features state of the art ultra low noise preamplifier embedded directly at the elements, where 100% of the signal is amplified. Innovative USB power supply provides energy savings by only consuming power while the TV is powered on.
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The Winegard will work with or without using the amplifier. The cable is white. One side of the antenna is white, the other is black. You can mount it with either side facing out if you prefer one of the other. I have mine mounted on the wall directly behind the TV. A window location would work better (less to block the signal). Always perform a channel scan on your TV when you hook an antenna up, otherwise your TV might not find any signals on its own.
I tried my antenna first without plugging in the amp, then after plugging it in (you need to perform a channel scan each time). I got 14 channels unamplified, then 21 channels with the amp plugged in. A good product.
I placed this antenna on a bedroom window on the second floor of my house. The cable is not long enough to reach my television across the hall, so I connected it to a cable outlet in the bedroom. I went into the attic and located the cable from the bedroom and then connected to the cable going to my television in the home theater room. I used an inline coaxial connector to bridge the two cables together. I have curtains In the bedroom where the antenna is located and hid the cable behind the curtains and then tucked the coaxial cable under the baseboards alongside the carpet. The cable on this FlatWave antenna is a miniature coax and is fairly easy to hide under the baseboard. The only things that are visible are the inline amplifier and the power adapter. I will put a bookcase in front of those items.
Previously I purchased a Terk HDTVa Indoor Amplified High-Definition Antenna for Off-Air HDTV Reception and a Antennas Direct ClearStream4 HDTV Antenna along with a Motorola Signal Booster 484095-001-00 Bi-Directional RF Amplifier. I only got fair reception and was generally dissatisfied. I live in a neighborhood with a tough homeowner association and couldn't really put up the ClearStream4 antenna. Cable television is a minimum of $55 per month where I live and that is just for basic channels and most of that is not of any interest to me. I was using Aereo until the Supreme Court shut them down at the end of June 2014.
Next I plan to install a PCIe TV card into my dedicated media computer and set up a recording schedule so I can record television shows to watch at my convenience. I have an ATI HD 600 PCIe card I bought a long time ago and never used - mainly because I couldn't get good over-the-air reception at my house and I didn't want to pay for cable TV. I use Netflix for my movie entertainment and ShowBox for my Samsung Note 8.0 Android based tablet. I bought a HDMI adapter setup to connect the tablet to my Sony receiver's home theater system.
Anyway, I strongly endorse this product. I hope all the refurbished products work as well as mine. if so, you will surely be satisfied assuming you are reasonably close to the television broadcast towers and don't have mountains or other major obstacles in the way. I am in a flat terrain and even though I am 52 miles line of sight from the broadcast towers, I can possibly see them with a powerful telescope.
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Location: I live in a house in Central Etobicoke north of Eglinton with south facing window, ground level.
Purchased the refurbished 55YR as it was $16 cheaper and it seems to work fine.
Positioning: When taped to the wall behind the TV, it was picking up 8 local channels with good reception. When placed near window, it was picking up 13! The other 5 it got are US channels, some of which are a bit fuzzy but they are watchable. 1 channel stops working pretty quick so its 12 channels total.
- The cable doesn't seem to be 18 feet long as advertised. I think they've included the amp wire length in the count which is not fair. I ended up sticking it 2.5 feet off the ground on the window (its a large living room window).
- There was no usb outlet for the amp provided so had to connect usb cable to the TV. Thinking of messaging seller.
- I tried using a splitter with some spare coaxial cables I have lying around to increase the length but the signal strength drops by 50%+ so no point.
I have used a couple different amplified antennas that promised great reception but didn't perform.
After numerous experiments with finding the optimum location on the window, I now have all 11 local Toronto channels that are 100 clear when compared to before. The antenna works very well and I'm sure if I was higher and facing the CN Tower I would definitely get some American channels as well. It's built very well and looks great with your choice of either the black or white side to suit your space.
Yo la compré para el cuarto de la muchacha, vivo en Interlomas en la CDMX y las 2 antenas anteriores que tenía agarraban unos 3-4 canales dependiendo de la posición, pero nunca se podían ver los de Televisa y TV Azteca al mismo tiempo... esta antena Winegard me llegó muy rápido, es muy sencilla de instalar, la corriente la tomó del mismo USB de la TV, y al poner escanear me detectó alrededor de 17 canales, estoy sorprendido, estaba a punto de instalar una antena aérea pero ahora ya no, con esta ya la muchacha ve todo lo que quiere de canales locales libres en HD, y la calidad de la imagen es muy buena porque aunque camines y te muevas no se pierde la señal como con las otras 2
I got the Winegard because it's said to have good UHF and VHF reception (while Mohu Leaf is supposedly bad at VHF) and generally good reviews indicates that it's a good "blind" buy if you have no idea which antenna works well in your location and you can't try them out easily.
I got the refurb unit and it works well in my case. I received all the local channels with relatively strong signal as indicated on my TV Fool report, and did not receive the weaker channels as expected.