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Raleigh NC, Indoor Omni directional Antenna Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by byron2008, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. byron2008

    byron2008 Cool Member

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    I'm looking to get good indoor antenna to pick up HD and digital channels for a 32" Samsung LNS3251DX/X tv. Samsung advised me to get something with an omni-directional + amplifier.

    Please share any and all advice. I'd really like to avoid having something outside.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    A lot depends on where you are located in Raleigh and what stuff is in between you and the towers.

    I have two Dish receivers, for example, in North Raleigh.

    In my main room I need a directional pointed at the Clayton antenna farm + another (omni or directional) pointed for PBS out of Chapel Hill.

    In my bedroom, however, with a small omni 1/4-wave I'm getting pretty good signal on everything except for channel 40.

    I can't completely explain the difference just a few feet and on the other side of one wall in my house.. but my antenna needs are clearly different just in that small amount of movement.

    I always recommend buying from places like Radio Shack, because they have a liberal return policy that allows you to try a few different kinds of antennas until you find one (or a combination) that works.
     
  3. miketorse

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    Yes, big difference as to where in Raleigh you are. Can you give us an idea?
     
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  5. byron2008

    byron2008 Cool Member

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    Thanks for helping pass along advice to find a decent indoor antenna for our Samsung tv. Looking to buy something soon.
     
  6. Jim5506

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    The best indoor antenna is a small antenna mounted outdoors.
     

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