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Old 02-26-2012, 06:14 AM
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What is the best marine digital broadcast TV antenna? Shakespeare 2025? Glomex?
Old 02-26-2012, 06:34 AM
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Nothing special about antennas used to pick up digital OTA (over the air) signals. (there is no such thing as a "digital" antenna, it's a marketing ploy) Any UHF antenna works fine. I've used the Shakespeare before. Have a Dantronics UFO now. As these are all omni-directional, they work best in strong signal areas.
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You really need a combination UHF/VHF antenna for most areas of the country as there are quite a few digital stations still in the high-VHF band (channels 7-13).

There are even a handful of stations in the low-VHF spectrum (chan. 2-6).

In my area, we have stations in all three bands, each typically broadcasting on three channels (like 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, with usually only two in HD).
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Originally Posted by Buoy Scout View Post
Nothing special about antennas used to pick up digital OTA (over the air) signals. (there is no such thing as a "digital" antenna, it's a marketing ploy) .
X2. Lots of folks on land have hooked up old antennas that have been sitting around in the attic unused for 20 years and found they have great reception.
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Guys...I purchased this 19' Philips HDTV (720P) just for a few weeks in the fall (up here in New England to watch the NFL) I would love to watch it on my Pioneer 50" 1080P but the wife says we must go boating when it's nice out in September!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889104154

This Philips had one awesome HD tuner! I live about 35-40 miles away from the Boston (Needham, MA.) HDTV towers & I get anymost all of the local stations. I use this cheapo double bow-tie antena here:

http://www.summitsource.com/channel-...49-p-7193.html

Yes...It looks like something you would find in your grandfathers attic, but it works & doesn't require any power. It's the BEST indoor antenna for the money!

Oh...BTW: I only have 2 Group-24 Deep-Cycle batteries & I am on a mooring!
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i just installed a Glomex 10" and it works really well in my area. a dockmate has the shakespeare unit and it doesn't seem to pick up as well when the signal gets weaker.

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