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Terk HDTVa antenna reviews: 1258
Terk HDTVa average rating: 3.8

Excellent 566 reviews
Good 323 reviews
Average 128 reviews
Poor 89 reviews
Very Poor 152 reviews
Terk HDTVa antenna

Band: VHF/UHF
Placement: Indoor
Amplifier: Yes
Amplifier Gain: 12 dB
Range: 45 miles
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Below are 5 randomly chosen reviews of Terk HDTVa antenna. See all HDTVa reviews.

Terk HDTVa Review #0
Rating: 4 (good) Nickname: Winston Smith Date: 2012-04-26
Summary: Worked immediately
I have a Boxee and with their antenna (Boxee Live) I only got 3 analog channels and 1 digital here in Toronto, Canada. I purchased the TERK HDTV-A antenna and immediately it picked up 5 digital channels and 2 analog channels! I had previously tried hooking my Shaw satellite dish into the Boxee and nothing came down. The tuning didnt work and everything seemed hopeless. The reviews on the TERK are for real. Here in Toronto only 23-30 channels are digital. Im about 40 minutes from downtown and being able to pickup 7 channels in total in itself is amazing! Im going to be able to cut the cord now with cable thanks to TERK and the Boxee. 2 great products!


Terk HDTVa Review #1
Rating: 1 (very poor) Nickname: anonymous Date: 2012-01-30
Summary: Didnt Work
Plugged it into my Sharp Aquos, nothing happened. A little tiny, non amplified, USB antenna, plugged into my laptop picked up 7 UHF stations. I wanted the 2 missing VHF stations, so I bought this. I got no signal what so ever. The TV doesnt recognize there is an antenna plugged in and wont run set up. I have no way to trouble shoot thisI dont know if the TV is broken, the coaxial on the antenna has a problem or the antenna has a problem. I went to the Terk website and tried to get customer support. It doesnt recognize the model number of my antenna. I will be returning it.


Terk HDTVa Review #2
Rating: 4 (good) Nickname: Anonymous Date: 2011-09-09
Summary: Cant Complain About the Return on Investment
I have two of these antennas both in bedroom closets. It appeared to be the best available indoor antenna for HD / digital signals and for the money. I paid $30 for one and $25 for the second (Amazon & Craigslist). 65 miles from Chicago,IL and 45 miles from Rockford,IL. One faces East towards Chicago and one faces West toward Rockford. Extremely flat terrain. There was a huge difference moving from the basement window to a second floor bedroom. They are visually appealing and somewhat compact. I have mine amplified and split repeatedly throughout the house. I noticed that the tv sensativity to the signal quality affects if your channel comes in our not. For exmaple, I have two tvs on the same feed and one comes in great the other goes in and out. The tvs have a feature where I can view the signal quality. The older tv appears to be more sensative and requires a better signal. Yes there have been days of inconsistent signals which was expected. To receive free HD football for 2 years its hard to complain. Most of the prime time shows and major stations there are no issues.


Terk HDTVa Review #3
Rating: 2 (poor) Nickname: Y8S Date: 2011-05-19
Summary: Doesn\t pick up where I live - my previous RCA Digital Flat antenna worked better.
I live in southern Virginia, about 40 miles from the local broadcasting stations, and I can\t pick up a single one. I would advise using this antenna if you live within 10 miles or so, but evidently not for the folks that live outside of city limits. I replaced a Digital RCA Flat antenna that I purchased for around $30 and after spending about $50 I had expected to pickup a little better but I have actually lost several stations by switching to this antenna. This antenna is the Turk HDTVA, which is an amplified digital antenna. I even attached a second amplifier from my digital rca antenna and it seems to have made the signal even worse. I now cant pick up a single station and I would not recommend this antenna.


Terk HDTVa Review #4
Rating: 4 (good) Nickname: anonymous Date: 2011-04-05
Summary: Great on UHF
I have this antenna and on some UHF stations I am picking up great coverage up to 50mi away. I am only giving it a 4 because it\s mid VHF reception is not any better than regular rabit ears. When I was 14 miles away from a VHF station at RF 7 it was highly sensitive to direction and experienced blocking regardless of amplifier being on/off. I now live 32mi from the same station and it doesn\t even show up regardless of amp or antenna position. There are alot of variables here, but VHF performance on this antennat is not what I expected. Also the rabbit ears are angled in such a way that the antenna must be 2-3 feet away from the wall if the ears point back towards it. This is less than ideal for an indoor antenna that is supposed to integrate into the living room.


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