Terk HDTV Antennas
Terk antenna is probably the most heavily hyped HDTV antenna in the market. AudioVox company, Terk antennas' manufacturer, makes a wide variety of antennas that may fit your specific needs. Some of the Terk models offer superb signal reception, some others are a waste of money.
Recommended Terk Antennas
In peoples mind Terk brand is mostly associated with an indoor antenna - HDTVi, HDTVa and TV5 are very successful indoor terk models. If you are looking for an outdoor antenna, you have better choices from Channel Master
. However, if antenna size is an issue of concern for you, take a look at Terk HDTVo model. HDTVo is virtually the best in terms of quality per buck and quality per size ratio This is a log-periodic antenna and it comes with a built-in 12dB amplifier. Often, you can pull in blue CEA area stations, and this is probably the smallest and lightest antenna that works in blue areas. Ease of installation is another important aspect. AudioVox has worked diligently to produce an easy to install antenna that many users find takes a few minutes to set up instead of a few hours.
Terk HDTVo is not as good as Channelmaster 4228, it will not pull in the weakest signals in bad weather, but it is great for its size.
For an indoor antenna check out HDTVlp. It is the same design as Winegard SS-3000. Both antennas are scatter plane indoor with high F/B ratio and medium directivity. Not as popular as HDTVa, but IMHO is much better.
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Terk antenna issues and models to beware of
A decent TV antenna has to be large and ugly. Slim antenna profiles just don't do well with the laws of physics. The stylish Terk TV55 model is a slim nice looking antenna that should better be avoided. It is too expensive for the performance it delivers. The general consensus is one of disappointment when it comes to the range and reliability of reception. Especially if you live in a remote area with respect to the HDTV broadcasts.
HDTVi and HDTVa
These are indoor log-periodic antennas. The difference between those two similar version is that HDTVa comes with an amplifier while HDTVi doesn't. HDTVi will typically work only in the areas where the HD dignal is very strong. HDTVa performance is ok for an indoor antenna and the price is reasonable. One potential problem is that both antennas are very directional and some adjustment may be required every time you switch channels.
TV42/TV44 are amplified clip on antennas for a satellite dish. It can catch VHF, UHF and FM signals along with your satellite reception. The antenna has a built in amplifier and diplexer in order to reduce signal losses and combining the satellite and antenna reception. Keep in mind that clip on antennas may be not completely compatible with all types of HDTV dishes. The antenna that fits overtop of the dish may not work with all dish models, especially the newer models that are more frequently on the market. Before you purchase TV42/TV44, you should be completely sure that the antenna itself will be compatible with your dish and system to prevent any hassles and headaches down the road. If the two prove to not be compatible, do not attempt to force the situation to work, as a stiff breeze can easily upset your installation.
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