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Old 30-May-2012, 4:28 AM   #1
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Assistance selecting antenna for NW Houston

Hello,
I recently moved to NW Houston from a different area of Houston and was wondering if someone could provide some assistance on what antenna option I should select. The house is a 2 story home in NW Houston with Techshield all around so most likely I will need to find an external antenna.

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I've had great luck previous with an Antennas Direct DB4 in the attic at my previous home, but that antenna was only UHF so I had to pair with some rabbit ears via a splitter - which wasn't a problem in the attic, but now I don't believe sticking an antenna in the attic will be an option.

Any recommendations on a UHF\VHF antenna for my location would be greatly appreciated.

I've looked at the following and was not sure if these would be overkill or not, or what the best option may be. I definitely am not limited to these, but wanted something which would make the wife & the family happy;

Antennacraft HDX1000 (http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=3740644)

Winegard MS2000 (http://www.amazon.com/Winegard-MS-20.../ref=pd_cp_e_1)

Winegard HD-1080 (http://www.amazon.com/Winegard-HD-10...I1UKJ0Q16R74HQ)

Last edited by NWHoustonFool; 30-May-2012 at 4:37 AM. Reason: Add antennas i've looked into
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Old 30-May-2012, 5:35 AM   #2
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Of the options listed in your first post, the HD-1080 tops the list.

The RCA ANT-751 is also a reasonable option.
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Old 30-May-2012, 10:38 PM   #3
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My choice is the ANT751 aimed at about 135 degree magnetic compass.
Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

The techshield metal backed insulation can reduce or block Tv reception so the antenna is mounted above the roof.

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