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Old 07-14-2019, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Durham NC
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What you get is dependent upon the location in the house. Of course it matters where you live and the distance from the signal.

I bought a $10 antennae from a big box retailer which was supposed to come with a usb connection for power and to get an amplified signal. It didn't come with it but I tried it anyway. Scanned every possible channel you can get where I live. Perfect reception. I'm not sure if this is the result of the tuner in the TV or what but there are locations in the house especially downstairs where I even have a problem getting CBS which is the strongest signal in the area.
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Old 07-16-2019, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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CBS in my house is very iffy. Even with the high priced antenna on the roof. The sound goes out several times an hour. I don't know if it's the antenna (sometimes birds sit on it) or if it's the station, or if it's the TV. Am going to try my daughter's old TV to see if it helps. We do have many mountains around us, but the outside antenna should overcome that, I think.
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Old 07-16-2019, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I have a MoHu Leaf on the TV is my spare bedroom. I put it as high on the wall as I could. I did have to move it about a bit to get more stations. Works fine.

I bought mine at Walmart so I could ready to return it if needed.
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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We have a Winegard, Mohu, and a cheap Ohm for our 3 TVs, and each one pulls in the maximum number of channels for this area. None are amplified, either.

As others have mentioned, the terrain will impact what you receive. Luckily, it's pretty flat around here. It's comical, how each antenna is situated, too. In our BR, for example, we were attempting to get optimum reception/channels when I dropped it. It stayed on the floor, and I was able to move it into the closet just enough to hide most of it. The Ohm--a little "half" one, is on the wall, about an inch from the ceiling, and the other one is also on the floor, but not flat--it's upright and leaning against the wall, with the top just touching it. And it's behind the TV, so it's hidden from view.

It can be fun looking for that "sweet spot" lol.
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Old Yesterday, 09:10 PM
 
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I use a wireless WatchAir antenna and have most of it installed in the attic. This gives me TV access and playback of recorded programs access any TV or device in the home. Recording is a real plus. WatchAir is not perfect, but good enough to not want cable.
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Old Today, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I have a MoHu Leaf on the TV is my spare bedroom. I put it as high on the wall as I could. I did have to move it about a bit to get more stations. Works fine.

I bought mine at Walmart so I could ready to return it if needed.
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Mine is MoHu 50 which requires electricity for the signal amplifier.
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