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TERK HDTVa Amplified Directional Indoor HDTV Antenna

Item #: 9B-82-145-017  |  Mfr. Part #: HDTVa  |  UNSPSC: 43221706
$52.99
$69.99 Save: $17.00 (24%)
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    Top Favorable Review

    Fantastic antenna, fantastic price!

    I use this antenna in my garage workshop where I don't have cable and it is amazing. I tried other indoor antennas about a year ago and none ever worked, and I wasn't too keen on the idea of climbing the roof, so I gave up on them.. until this ... Read more
    — Catharine W. 4/14/2008
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    Top Critical Review

    Just okay

    It's weight is horrible. The thing falls over so easily, and when it did one of the rabbit ears broke. Also, it only gets in 6 or 7 channels. And it's directional. That's annoying. Read more
    — adam s. 8/15/2012


    Quick Info

    Warranty

    • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
    • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


    Sometimes an outdoor antenna isn't practical, or aesthetically pleasing. That's where Terk's HDTVa come in. It is a compact but powerful indoor HDTV antenna that will pick up all available VHF and UHF broadcasts from channels 2-69.

    The high gain amplifier increases the reception range and signal quality. The UHF element is highly directional for minimal signal interference. The rabbit ear antennae can be tucked away when not in use.

    • newegg Outstanding UHF Reception The Terk HDTVa amplified directional antenna features highly directional UHF elements to achieve a remarkably high UHF gain with reduced signal interference.
    • newegg Designed for HDTV The Terk HDTVa amplified directional antenna is specifically engineered to provide superior reception of UHF and VHF high-definition television (HDTV) signals.
    • newegg High Performance Amplifier The integrated high-gain amplifier improves reception of weak signals and boosts picture quality for an enhanced TV watching experience.

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    Learn more about the TERK HDTVa

    Model

    Brand
    TERK
    Model
    HDTVa

    Spec

    Specifications
    Dimensions:
    Base: 13"W x 9.125"H x 16"L
    Height of dipoles open: 44"

    Operating Bandwidth:
    VHF: Channels 2-13(HDTV Compatible)
    UHF: Channels 4-69(HDTV Optimized)

    Output Impedance: 75ohms

    Amplifier Gain:
    HDTVa; VHF: 12 dB typical
    UHF: 11 dB typical

    Features

    Features
    High gain amplifier increases reception range

    Optimized for HDTV reception

    UHF and VHF elements for reception of all available broadcasts (channels 2-69)

    Highly directional UHF element reduces signal interference

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Parts
    1 year limited
    Labor
    1 year limited

    Customer Reviews of the TERK HDTVa

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    4 out of 5 eggs Based on 116 Reviews

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    • adam s.
    • Verified Owner

    3 out of 5 eggs Just okay

    Pros: It looks kinda cool and it managed to get like 6 or 7 channels in.

    Cons: It's weight is horrible. The thing falls over so easily, and when it did one of the rabbit ears broke. Also, it only gets in 6 or 7 channels. And it's directional. That's annoying.

    Bottom Line: It would be nice if you didn't have to point it, scan, wait, watch, repeat. It would also be nice if it had some way to securely mount it to the top of something or to the wall.

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    • Joe H.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Excellent signal in Denver

    Pros: Easy setup. Excellent signal reception just north and east of Denver, CO. About 20 miles from the signals origin.

    Cons: None so far.

    Bottom Line: Dumping satellite is satisfying.

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    • Angel A.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Great indoor antenna!

    Pros: Gets all of the local channels in clear digital

    Cons: A little unstable, but who cares? Place it in a stable place, orient it accordingly and leave it alone!

    Bottom Line: I don't know if the amplifier helps in a place like NYC. Either way, you should buy this toy for over-the-air signals.

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    • Nathaniel M.
    • Verified Owner

    3 out of 5 eggs

    Pros: Lightweight
    Small
    Not hideous
    Picks up a lot of channels

    Cons: Requires constant moving around and re-configuring

    Bottom Line: Meh, works pretty well for what it is I guess. My room is on the wrong side of the house and maybe I should be happy it works at all. It does pick up a lot of channels, but to get them to come in I have to move it around and re-position the antenna. Once I have it receiving a specific channel, it loses the signal if I move around in my room, or if anyone walks by my door.

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    • Todd P.

    5 out of 5 eggs Great Antenna

    Pros: Easy to assemble, reception is clear as can be.

    Cons: Could maybe have a better base to balance itself.

    Bottom Line: I am using my Terk HDTVa antenna inside my living room with one wall between it and the towers it is facing. The picture I get on my windows media center is clear as day and in perfect high definition even though the towers are over 60 miles away! I would highly recommend this product to you if you need an antenna inside your house for receiving over the air HD TV stations.

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    • Benjamin H.
    • Verified Owner

    4 out of 5 eggs

    Pros: Picks up FOX in my area, which still uses VHF, and only comes in at about 25% with any other antenna. A must for my cable-free apartment for Football Sunday

    Cons: Rather large for an indoor antenna, but hey, good signal requires physical dimensions in the world of antennas

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

    • Garry H.
    • Verified Owner

    3 out of 5 eggs ehh

    Pros: looks futuristic

    Cons: channel selection is very limited (may be due to me living near a mountain)

    antenna can easily fall over

    i only get 2 channels that come in clearly

    Bottom Line: you will probably get more channels if you live in an open area or closer to the broadcasting antennas ( i.e. closer to LA)

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    • Michael F.
    • Verified Owner

    1 out of 5 eggs

    Pros: It receives every channel the one I bought for $10 does.

    Cons: It doesn't work any better than the antenna I picked up for $10.

    Bottom Line: I was hoping it would find the two channels the other one doesn't pick up. Don't waste your money. Buy a $10 Artec instead. Will be returning mine tomorrow. You really don't get what you pay for with this item.

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    • Ignacio R.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs I love it!!

    Pros: This is a great item. Futuristic looks. The price is lower than all of the other retailers I researched. It comes with a singal booster. Other retailers wanted to charge an additional premium for those. The image it AMAZING!!! I was able to pick up 20+ channels in CRYSTAL CLEAR HD!!!

    Cons: The base of the product is a little unstable, but once I settled the position, I left it alone and no worries.

    Bottom Line: Buy it NOW!!!!

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    • Anonymous
    • Verified Owner

    1 out of 5 eggs Terk is a T_r_ !

    Pros: None

    Cons: Works about the same as when the TV has no antenna.

    Bottom Line: I have a BSEE degree, and the best I can say is Terk must have a high rate of defections in their manufacturing; even the "amplifier" causes signal loss. Of the 4 types of annetnna designs I tried the amplified loop does the best and the bow-ties works very well too but are to large for desktop.

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