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Old 16-Dec-2011, 3:28 AM   #1
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Antenna recommendations

First, thanks in advance for any advice / help.
Here is the analysis link: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...4033e218381af7

I'm looking for an antenna (and possibly a preamp) for my mother's house. I've seen quite a bit about the Clear Stream 2 and 4. I would like to give her the opportunity to get as many channels (within reason) as possible. The CS4 with pre-amp combo is about $160. Is there an equivalent, more cost effective alternative? What other brand(s) should I think about or avoid?

If I'm missing any info, please let me know and I'll furnish it.
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Old 16-Dec-2011, 3:36 AM   #2
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Tv Reception with Tv antennas

How many tv's are/will be connected??
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Old 16-Dec-2011, 6:28 AM   #3
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The stations south and slightly east, listed in the green section of your report are going to be easy to receive reliably with the C2 or C4.

These 4-bay UHF panel antennas are competitive, and sold by reputable companies.

U4000, DB-4, DB-4e, CS4, CM-4221 or HD4400.

http://www.antennacraft.net/Antennas/AntennasUHF.html
http://www.antennasdirect.com/store/...-Antennas.html
http://www.channelmaster.com/Channel...ntenna_s/3.htm
http://www.winegarddirect.com/cview....nly%20Antennas

Any of these antennas should have no trouble feeding 1 to 4 sets with no amplifier needed, there is plenty of signal power at your location.

If your mother is interested in religious programing, a high-VHF antenna pointed at 79 compass will provide reliable reception of WINM. An Antennacraft Y5713 would be my suggestion. To combine the UHF antenna and h-VHF signals into one down-lead, use a UVSJ.
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Old 16-Dec-2011, 10:42 AM   #4
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GroundUrMast: Thanks for the recommendations. I'll check them out.


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How many tv's are/will be connected??
She will have up to 4 TVs connected. However, only two will likely be on at any given time. Also, as it was late last night when I posted, I neglected to mention that she also has an antenna rotor already in place.
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