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Philips (Terk-lookalike) clip on antenna
Posted 29 November 2002 - 11:13 PM
In my many travels this Black Friday, I saw a Philips version of the Terk clip-on. It promises great things, but I want to know what real people think.
Next question is plugging it into a Dish system. It says it'll work with Dual LNBFs and multiple receivers, but only has two inputs. My guess would be that you would have to feed the output of the SW21s back up to the dish, into the diplexer built into this antenna, then into the house. Is this correct?
Big block of talk, but bottom line is this: is this thing worth the $48? Also, anyone try it for FM broadcast band reception?
Posted 30 November 2002 - 12:35 AM
If conditions aren't favorable, I would bet you are better off with the traditional style OTA antenna, even if it costs a bit more. I put one in the attic at my old house, and still got a better signal than what I did with the clip on.
Posted 01 December 2002 - 11:19 PM
I can always return it if it doesn't perform well. My main concern is hooking it up with two dual LNBF's as it only has two inputs. I guess I could take the output from each of my switches and feed to each input on the Terk-wannabe. Would like to know if anyone has tried that, tho
As for a traditonal antenna, I bought the second-biggest model RatShack had last summer for $4.97 (yes, less than five bucks) when it was deval-ed. I just don't have a place to put it. The place formerly occupied by a TV antenna now holds a 15-element Yagi for two meters
(P.S. Forget finding the $4.97 antennas anymore--any store with a ham nearby is completely out. And any manager that likes profit won't ship them in as they take a HUGE hit.)
Posted 02 December 2002 - 04:54 PM
Posted 03 December 2002 - 10:47 AM
I just gotta find a place to stick that TV antenna now