Reddit reviews AmazonBasics Ultra Thin Indoor TV Antenna - 35 Mile Range
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NOTE: Channel reception will vary depending on what's being broadcast in your area, how far away you are from broadcast towers, and your surroundings (i.e. obstructions between you and the towers)35 Mile range to access from broadcast tower; receives free HD channels including ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Fox, Univision and moreReversible with black or white sides to match your home's decoration; antenna can be painted over to achieve a more personal touchSupports 1080 HD and includes 10 foot coaxial cableMulti-Directional and Reversible: No pointing" needed"
Do you mean this antenna?
The description is piss-poor so I can't tell you if the antenna is the problem. To pick up channel 2.1, you need an antenna that has a VHF section (at least a hi-VHF section). A lot of cheap antennas, especially those that advertise as "HD Antennas" are UHF-only antennas. And people also make the mistake of adding an amplifier to their antenna (hey, more power can't hurt, right?) and many of the cheap amplifiers are designed for UHF only and effectively block the VHF band.
Since there are no specs given in the description, I can't tell you if the antenna is the problem.
CBS broadcasts on Channel 48.3, not 48.1 or 48.2.
Try this experiment: Tune your TV to channel 32.3 (that's right 32, not 48). See if CBS comes in. If it does, then you need to rescan on your TV in order to make it come in on 48.3.
But if you get nothing on 32.3, then you need a different antenna or to position your antenna differently. Try leaving your TV tuned to 32.3 and slowly move your antenna around to see if you can get it to come in.
Unfortunately, Channel 48 is a Class A channel. That means it is not as powerful as the other major channels. It comes in great in the city limits, but fades as you go further.
I bought one of these: https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Ultra-Thin-Indoor-Antenna/dp/B00X4RA74A/ref=sr_1_2?s=audio-video-accessories&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1465882120&amp;sr=1-2
And it picks up 3 different PBS stations within a 35 mile radius. If you're worried about losing the awesome PBS shows (and they are), maybe look into a digital receiver?
It's on ABC. Just buy one of these (to avoid the evils of Time Warner) and tune in.
I like the 35 mile amazon basics antenna better as you can use a superior cable instead of the thin built in cable on the other brand. Rg6 cables work great, and they don't cost much
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In regards to your Antenna recommendation:
For those of you who aren't already cordcutters, you should visit r/cordcutters for advice on where to point your antenna using TV fool. You can get your TV fool report at: http://www.tvfool.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&amp;Itemid=29
The local weather station for Baltimore is 45-2 (it's a substation for the local Fox affiliate).
If you're in the city, using something like the Amazon Basics 35 mile antenna ($25) should allow you to pick up the local stations: http://amzn.com/B00X4RA74A
Amazon makes a really great one. I got the 50 mile one and it's pretty great.
I get about 20 channels using a $20 Amazon basics antenna. http://amzn.com/B00X4RA74A Most of the channels are in HD.
Its this actually. And ive been meaning to do something about that, but figured id get around to it whenever they finally release this.
I get 46+ channels in my area (Cleveland) with a 2014 version of this.
I'm in the same area/town as you and have had success with the AmazonBasics Ultra Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna (35 Mile version). I get all the local 3 letter stations, and about 8-10 more. One thing that does not come in clear, all the time, is the PBS stations.
I would recommend the Amazon Basics one; http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Ultra-Thin-Indoor-Antenna/dp/B00X4RA74A/
[This one?] (https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Ultra-Thin-Indoor-Antenna/dp/B00X4RA74A/ref=sr_1_1?s=audio-video-accessories&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1496431047&amp;sr=1-1&amp;refinements=p_89%3AAmazonBasics)
Buy this: AmazonBasics Ultra Thin Indoor TV... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X4RA74A?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
I got an Amazon basics antenna which is real neat since it mounts on the wall basically flush.
I have this antenna from Amazon Basics and we pull in around 40-ish channels. All of the locals are crystal clear, but some ohio-based stations are a little fuzzy. Not bad for $18.
I realize I am very late to this party, but I've been using this amazon basics HD antenna for over a year now for basic over-air channels. Love it. No need for cable :)
Amazon Basics HD Antenna
I guess I'd personally start cheaper and return/exchange since all of these antenna take longer to get or if the box than setup:
$8 (with code: 8B38MY4B ) - 1byone 25 Mile Flat
$5 (+shipping, $12 total to my house) Monoprice Paper Thin 35Mi
$16 - Amazon Basics Flat Antenna
$30 - 1byone 50 Mile Amplified
$35 - Mohu Releaf
$40 - Antennas Direct ClearStream Eclipse
Here is the mobile version of your link
Theres nothing to subscribe to. Its just over the air signals.
Use this site https://www.antennaweb.org/ to deteremine your mileage from your nearest source. Mine is ~15 miles
I went with something like [this] (https://smile.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Ultra-Thin-Indoor-Antenna/dp/B00X4RA74A/ref=dp_ob_title_ce), though that is the "newer" version of the one I bought (that amazon no longer has in stock)
This looks pretty solid as well.
40th floor here and have a cheap thin wall mount antenna stuck to an internal wall inside a closet and have no issues with reception (something like this) - so I'm not sure this is neccesarilly true. Probably more to do with the direction you face - it's all broadcast from the top of the Empire State building so your line of sight to that and how much is between you and it probably makes more different than the floor you're on.
Have it connected to one of these rather than a TV and then stream it.
Where in the world are you? Assuming you are in the US:
Yes, you would need to plug an antenna into the convertor box. However a 7 year old TV probably has the convertor for digital TV built in. Digital TV (that you would need the convertor for) rolled out in 2009, so pretty much all TVs built after 2005 included a digital tuner. You probably just need an antenna that you plug directly to the TV. I use this one and it works pretty well.
Have you tried one of the on the window kind. I've got one of these they work great. AmazonBasics Ultra Thin Indoor TV Antenna - 35 Mile Range https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X4RA74A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_L635wbRA6ANWM
I had trouble with CBS and ABC as well on my old antenna when I moved to MV.
I would move it around like crazy and hope it doesn't crap out.
It looked like this https://www.amazon.com/Antennas-Direct-ClearStream-Outdoor-Long-Range/dp/B004H1NDLG/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1473893804&amp;sr=8-11&amp;keywords=clearstream
I replaced it with the Amazon thin leaf antenna.
So bigger/more expensive doesn't equal better.
Now CBS & ABC comes in with hardly any issues and if there's issues it fixes itself pretty quickly.
You have a great looking tv fool report. With that reading, start small. Try a cheap pair of rabbit ears. If that doesn't work, invest a little more in a leaf antenna.
Whichever one you try, keep it in line of sight of a window facing the Southeast, if possible.
This is what I have:
so you're paying $15 to watch 1 show?
and you Bestbuy had a 30mile antenna for $80???