someuser, on Nov 25 2006, 02:55 PM, said:
I hope this can help some people with Indoor Antenna reception.
I have tried 6 different Indoor Antennas in my bedroom to try and get good reception. To start with, all I could get was SBS, then I read this forum and re-positioned to get 10 as well. I was happy for a while but started trying different Antennas. I first tried a non-amplified Chinese brand antenna from the local electrics store and that was far better than all three rabbit ears based Amplified Antennas I tried from Dick Smith and Jaycar that only received SBS intermittently. So I tried a couple more non-amplified versions and had similar results to the Chinese brand (not so great).
Now Dick Smith have a fairly new product and it's catalog number L4074
DSE Digital Antenna
I was fairly skeptical at first but now I get perfect reception on all channels. So if you are having no luck with your indoor antenna, give this one a try as it's definitely the best one I've tried and it's really small so it doesn't take up your whole bedroom with long rabbit ears.
hi well that was good luck for you then.
(my region is Bankstown, Sydney and i am in a 2 story flat)
i bought the same antenna from DS (it was the only one that looked like it was suitable at $70 ) and have the spent the last couple of nights playing with it. I found one had to move it around to be able to pick both 10 and 9 (no channel 7) although SBS and ABC were just acceptable.
In short but, it was a pain and impractical (i was getting sick of moving it around just to test it).
So i started looking through advertisments for installers as i thought that i was just going to have to bite the bullet and pay up for an antenna. I have a $1000 42"plasma and a $99 Legend HD Box so $500 for an external antenna felt disproportionately excessive for my budget thus far.
But just a few moments ago I had the idea to try an old funky non powered set of FM-VHF-UHF rabbit ears to see how big a difference the Digital antenna made. And lo and behold to my absolute amazement the reception on all channels jumped at least 30% in quality, and about 15% in reception without the necessity to resite for 9 and 10 respectivily.
I am over the moon as the reception looks great.....
now to set my old XBOX as an upscaling DVD player (just waiting for the HD XBOX cable
(some might find this contrasting experience enlightening)
Edited by colcam, 29 September 2007 - 02:40 AM.