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Raleigh NC, Indoor Omni directional Antenna Recommendations?


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#1 OFFLINE   byron2008

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 02:58 PM

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!

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#2 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 04:43 PM

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.

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#3 OFFLINE   miketorse

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 04:44 PM

Yes, big difference as to where in Raleigh you are. Can you give us an idea?
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#4 OFFLINE   scooper

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 06:08 PM

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#5 OFFLINE   byron2008

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 08:28 PM

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

#6 OFFLINE   Jim5506

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 03:42 PM

The best indoor antenna is a small antenna mounted outdoors.
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