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Winegard Heavy Duty Platinum VHF UHF FM HDTV Antenna (HD8200U)

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Winegard Heavy Duty Platinum VHF UHF FM HDTV Antenna (HD8200U)

Brand: Winegard           P\N: HD8200U           UPC: 615798398491

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Dozens of free TV channels are available with the HD8200U HDTV antenna from Winegard. It provides an HD alternative to redundancy and the expense of cable TV. This top-of-the-line VHF/UHF/FM antenna will allow you to continue to watch all of your favorite over-the-air network programming, while also having access to dozens of local HDTV stations from your surrounding area.

The Winegard Platinum HD antenna delivers powerful VHF performance and offers additional 1 dB to 2 dB higher gain on VHF and UHF, which is important for weak signal areas. This TV antenna is great for the those in low-signal areas who are trying to overcome loss from trees and terrain. This antenna features zinc-plated, high quality steel construction for maximum corrosion resistance and heavy duty construction.

Key features
  • One of our best-selling outdoor TV antennas
  • One of the most powerful, full-spectrum TV antennas that also pulls in FM and HD FM signals
  • High quality construction offers extra strength with double boom braces, high-impact ABS girder design and supports
  • 69 Active Elements, 34 VHF elements, and 35 UHF elements
  • No transformer required, this antenna uses a unique PC board with a direct 75 Ohm connection
  • Includes hardware for mounting to a mast; antenna has a 75-ohm coax connection
  • Made in the USA

  • Features

    • Platinum HD antennas deliver powerful VHF performance and offer additional 1 dB to 2 dB higher gain on VHF and UHF, important for weak signal areas.

    • Great for the those in a low signal areas, trying to overcome loss from trees, and terrain or those who simply want the best

    • High quality construction offers extra strength with double boom braces, high-impact ABS girder design and supports

    • Outstanding UHF reception acheived by precise director spacing and highly efficient corner reflectors

    • No transformer required, this antenna uses a unique PC board with a direct 75 Ohm connection

    • Includes hardware for mounting to a mast; antenna has a 75 ohm coax connection

    • FREE TV - This antenna pays for itself in the second month based on $100 cable bill

    • Directional performance offers high gain reception while blocking out interference

    • Cut the cord with confidence - this antenna gets both VHF and UHF transmissions

    • 69 Active Elements, 34 VHF elements, and 35 UHF elements

    • Best possible reception on VHF and UHF

    • Brand New - Not Refurbished

    • Weight: 15.2 lbs. Oversized Box

    • Box size: 99½ x 6½ x 7½

    • Turning Radius: 101 in.


    High gain, long range VHF UHF antenna reception of even the weakest TV stations.  Made in America, and built to withstand high winds and snow loads.    Uses weather proof cartridge for direct 75 Ohm coaxial connection (included) for better performance.

    The best of the best.  The HD8200U has some of the highest gain of any consumer grade antenna.  Built to last, so if you just want to purchase an antenna once, this is the one you want.  Includes weather proof cartridge house for download module with 75 Ohm coaxial connection.

    The metallic silver elements with high-gloss finish give an esthetic look with practical weather protection.   Mast clamps with four locking jaws. Fits 1" to 2" OD mast.   Double boom on longer flat line models for extra strength and rigidity.
    Tri-Linear directors with new plastic insulators are 50% stronger than before. New lock design on UHF director.
    Four positive locks give maximum support and permanent alignment. High-impact girder design support insulators.

    Truss-type phasing bars, top and bottom, with more conductive surface give maximum transfer of signal. The truss-Type "bridge" construction more than doubles the boom strength.  The HD8200P has  a compact weatherproof cartridge housing for downlead module with 75ohm coaxial connection. F-connector on PC board sealed with silicone. No separate matching transformer required.

    Powerful Performance:

    Platinum HD antennas deliver powerful VHF performance, and offer an additional 1 dB to 2 dB higher gain on VHF and UHF for greatly improved picture quality, especially important for weak signal areas. Outstanding UHF reception is achieved by precise director spacing and highly efficient corner reflectors. 



    dB gain over reference dipole

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    Beam width at half power points

    63° 66° 67° 30° 34° 44° 38° 47° 48° 30° 28°

    Front-to-back ratio

    14dB >20dB >20dB 17dB >20dB >20dB 18dB 20dB 17dB 20dB 20dB


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    Product Reviews for Winegard Heavy Duty Platinum VHF UHF FM HDTV Antenna (HD8200U)

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    Average Review (49 reviews):5 Star Reviews!

    Five Stars:
     35 (71%)
    Four Stars:
     11 (22%)
    Three Stars:
     2 (4%)
    Two Stars:
     1 (2%)
    One Star:
     0 (0%)
    Recent Review:
    Santa Claus - Cartersville, GA - 10/9/2016
    WOW . . . !

    Customer Reviews:
    WOW . . . !
    - Cartersville, GA -
    45 miles NW of downtown Atlanta GA. I receive 76 channels plus 27 low power specific market stations...amazing
    The Best antenna available...especially in fringe areas
    - Plainfield, CT -
    Pro's :
    - Outstanding reception with a pre-amp
    - fairly easy to assemble if you take your time and are familiar with antenna construction
    - seems to be solid, the double boom to resist sag is excellent
    - set it up and pulled in 30 channels...haven't even bothered to adjust the aim
    - picked up additional channels over the antenna it replaced
    - this antenna does what it claims

    Con's :
    - not for novice antenna installers
    - it's big and awkward to handle...you've been warned
    - needs a sturdy mount to handle the weight and likely twist from wind
    - the balun box is cheap plastic and is the only part I have any concern over as far as longevity

    Overall this is easily the best antenna I have used. If you have proper coax tools and know what your doing this antenna will provide great service.
    Survived major wind storm 2015 - solid construction!
    - WNC, NC -
    Several weeks ago, we had a very strong windstorm here. The wind toppled 2 huge 70+ ft tall, 50 year old pine trees in my yard. Plus other wind damage around my home. This antenna withstood hours of high wind, plus what I believe was a high powered storm cell that moved through my yard. NO PROBLEM! I will never return to pay TV again!
    powerful reception
    - enfield, CT -
    i bought this antenna about 6 yrs ago. i love it i pull stations in from surrounding states. i get 38 stations .unbelievable picture quality color depth is better than cable or satellite. it also picks up the dolby digital surround signal when its broadcast.i still have good reception even in the worst storms.i also bought a rotor but i fond that i really dont need to use it very often with this antenna.if you aim it properly in the first place this thing picks up stations from any direction.the only times i use the rotor is when ther is a storm on the remote stations and once for setup.some people recommend a preamp im not sure i can do much better but woul like to try only because i have a long run of cable from the antenna to the tv.i find that alot of people dont realize that the cable you use has to be capable of carrying enough information for hd broadcast .also a quad shield cable will keep interference out .you cant just use your old rg59 thats in your basement already.this thing is big but to tell you the truth i dont think anyone notices it until i mention it.the setup was easy .what else can i say great ,great product.
    8200u is a GREAT antenna. NO problems after nearly a year on top of my home.
    - McDowell County, NC -
    8200u=CM7777 preamp + CM Rotator is a perfect combination! I';m receiving 40 +/- channels from multiple directions up to 115 miles away. My local Radio Sh*ck rep told me to forget trying this and cutting the cable, due to our mountainous terrain. Thanks for proving him wrong, Winegard! The size is large and frankly makes me chuckle - bigger IS BETTER when it comes to fringe reception, including low VHF. 2 of my major networks are on VHF, BTW. Thanks for steering me correctly on this purchase Solid Signal! Very happy.
    More than I expected
    - Clinton Corners, NY -
    I live on the outer fringe of broadcast towers that are in Albany NY and Hartford CT.(80-100 miles away) I installed this antenna because it looked like it was heavy duty and it is made in the USA. I am very happy with the result. I pull in all major networks plus many more in beautiful high definition. The picture is so much better than cable was, without the electricity sucking cable boxes. I installed this weingard with a pre-amp and a rotor at a height of 40 feet. It has been 6 months and it has survived a couple of nor-easters. At this point I am confident that the antenna will last for many years. I am keeping my fingers crossed for the Chinese made rotator and pre-amp.
    I';ve bought one of these units previously and it worked great. Very satisfied with reception and the ease of assembly. How great? I bought a second antenna for another location!
    - Island, KY -
    If your in a marginal reception area or looking for excellent reception, this antenna is for you.
    Great antenna! I have bought 3 of them.
    - Mound City, KS -
    Best antenna I have ever owned. I use an antenna craft amplifier that works great and doesn';t get blown up by lightning the way others do.
    Reviewer about "Who needs VHF"
    - Grand Island, NE -
    Go to TVFool.com or AntennaPoint.com and dial in 68801 zip code. Every body is VHF except two stations. 60-70 mile range. Local ch5 KHAS in Hastings was bought out and the brilliant FCC rules and Grey Comm. cannot have two transmitters in the same market. Thus, the transmitter just north of Hastings is shut off. Look at the maps and see the brilliance and my frustrations.
    Power Antenna Excellent Range
    - Louisville , OH -
    I Install this 8200u with wingard pre amp 201 . They Both Work Flawless together .
    In my Area with out the Rotor on I received 52 channels . if had to correct one thing would be a bigger pre amp .to bring in those few stations that stutter .But with my rotor installed i picked up wheeling Cambridge Pittsburgh which added another 13 stations . my antenna only 30 foot high when antenna sat on the bare ground i received 17 channels .so you can see I played around with my installation .I bought antenna in January waited till this weekend when had my kids home had time to just do crazy experiment . only hitch was dropped pre amp off the roof aside from that we had good time .in close please get higher pre amp if in Louisville area Ohio we plan to change the pre amp but we have other need to tend to with double rail the antenna stays very firm in place laugh so strong i could move pole with out rotor on it Thank Solid Signal
    Very clear picture without additional amplification.
    - Davis, CA -
    I';m located about 35-50 miles from the cluster of antennas that serve this part of the Sacramento valley. I had tried using a 20+ year-old antenna on the roof that was from the previous owner, but although I got channels, the TV was prone to weather pixelation and sound interruption during rain and winds. I assembled the antenna carefully and with help from my son, placed the antenna on the existing mast. We aimed the antenna and I not only received a few more channels, but each one was very clear. This was definitely worth the money and we will save $700.00 this year and more next year. Free TV is the way to go!
    Awesome antenna
    - Canmer, KY -
    I just received this antenna from Solidsignal and installed it. I live in South Central Kentucky in a area that quite hilly. I must admit that I was skeptical about purchasing the antenna because after reviewing the map on the net about digital coverage in this area it didn';t look to promising. However I installed it on a 30ft piush up antenna ple along with the preamp from Solidsignal and was astounded at the signal that I received. The coverage map indicated that I would receive 9 channels at the most and only 3 moderate and the rest poorly. Wrong I receive a total 31 channel crystal clear from KY.TN. and IND. Absolutely amazed and thrilled with reception. I would strongly recommend the Winegard 8200U and the Winegard CB2130 preamp.
    Heavy Duty Work Horse of Antennas
    - Albion, PA -
    I installed this antenna along with the Winegard AP8275 Chromstar 2000 Series VHF/UHF Pre Amplifier (AP-8275) in the summer of 2011, it is now January 2014. I live near Lake Erie in PA. We get high winds, lots of snow and freezing rain. This antenna has taken everything mother nature has thrown at it and works like a champ. I live about 30 miles from the Erie stations and get all there stations in the worst weather 100%. I had a smaller antenna and when the weather acted up I would loose the digital stations. Not with this antenna. I would highly recommend this antenna and amplifier to everyone.
    Great antenna! Unbelieveable reception!
    - Roseboro, NC -
    Picks up crystal clear HD channels over 100 miles away from me down in Florence & Myrtle Beach, SC. I';m also using a Winegard AP8275 Chromstar 2000 Series VHF/UHF Pre Amplifier. I';m getting a total of 61 channels where I live here in NC. Good Bye Satellite! LOVE IT! ?
    Great antenna. This is the one to get!!
    - Hamlin, NY -
    Bought the HD-8200u bundle looking to get rid of over priced cable and I';m very happy with it. I live in Hamlin NY get 20 over the air channels without using a rotor and the picture quality is better than cable. I will add a rotor just to see how much more I can get. Thanks Solid Signal!
    Best Antenna On The Market!
    - Central Texas, Central Texas -
    Every thing great.Own 3 of these antennas
    I highly recommend this product
    - Linn Grove, Grove Ia. -
    Superb picture quality and I live in a deep fringe region!
    great for long distance to transmitter
    - northern Arizon, northern Arizon -
    Wind never stops up here.Already had days of 40 MPH sustained and gusts of 60 MPH.Still up there why pay for satellite TV when you can get it for free.Also bought a rotor for it to pick up an HD station 68 miles away.
    Alot of bang for the buck!
    - Flat Rock, Rock AL -
    I bought this product because I did not want to pay for cable or satlite. It works great picking up stations in 2 different cities. I like the picture that comes in very well. It was well worth the price that I paid for it.
    I would buy this Winegard HD 8200U again
    - Elkin, -
    I use the antenna for the HD television and it works much better then the one I had before.I get most of the channels in the aera without changing the position.
    This is a great antenna
    - Hancock, ny -
    This antenna with Ap8275 amp was a great investment I went from about 10 to 12Unreliable channels to 25 great digital channels.My friends are jealous that I get so many free stations.
    - Washington stat, Washington stat -
    Got the HD8200U for our place between Seattle and Portland5-8 stations come in even though theres hills and trees in the way. Our place in Arizona 95 miles from Phoenix stations we get 30 channels. Its a great antennaand would recomend it just wish the assembly instructions were easier to follow.
    - Indiana, PA -
    Purchased this thing and it was a WHOPPER! Twice the size of the old antenna.If sized is a concern pre-measure!Seems to be pretty rugged.Was disappointed at first until I installed a Winegard AP8275 Chromstar 2000 Series VHF/UHF Pre Amplifier (AP-8275) and that made a world of difference.Im 70 miles from most of the stations and I dont need to even use the rotor on most days to bring in
    Outstanding Antenna!
    - Burlington, ington IA -
    Easy to assemble. Will pull all possible stations in fringe area.Outstanding in every way.
    I like my antenna
    - hartland michig, hartland michig -
    the signal is strong . about 2 months agoI seen the biggest wind and thunder storm in my life. 8 large trees on and near my home didnt servive but the antenna is still up with no bent elements
    Very good reception
    - damscus oregon, damscus oregon -
    Great reception was easy to install and is made to last. Very satisfied.
    Premium results from a premium antenna.
    - Mount Airy, t Airy MD -
    I live roughly 35 miles from two major TV markets Baltimore and DC and needed an antenna with good directivity selectivity and gain to receive the many stations in several directions from my home. This was the best antenna I could find that satisfied myrequirements. I teamed this antenna with a strong chimney mount a good RF signal amplifier and a programmable rotator. This has resulted in e
    Great Antenna
    - port st joe, rt st joef -
    I had a smaller made in china antenna that claimed a 125 mile range but i couldnt pick up 50 miles. Got thiswinegard 8200 and wow . Its a little bit big but made well and picks up even the weakest stations .I`m picking up channels i never knew existed .I have a signal booster but I didnt even need it.
    Outstanding money saver
    - Kutztown, wn PA -
    I am 15 miles from the nearest tranmitter and 130 miles from the furtherest.With the Winegard AP8700 amplifier and a a rotor I am able to receive over 30 channels with NO CABLE BILL.The antenna is about 20+ feet above ground in southeast PA.The directions were excellent the I am no sitting back and enjoying the savings$$$$$.I have suggested this setup to several friends.
    I can (almost) recieve Russia!
    - Brush Valley, ush Valley P -
    This thing is MASSIVE but works excellent. You will need a pre-amp as I tried it without and wasnt impressed.I live in zipcode 15720 and I can without any problem get WTOV Steubinville OH which is about 100 miles away. I got the Channelmaster rotor too.Just make sure you have good mounts even though its well balanced it is on the heavier side.I have it mounted about a foot or two a
    Great Performance!
    - Eastern Shore o, Eastern Shore o -
    The Winegard HD8200U antenna connected to a Windegard AP8275 preamplifier is an unbeatable combination for great broadcast TV reception.We are located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland near Annapolis and now receive 51 channels from stations in Northern Virginia Washington D.C.Baltimore and Salisbury Maryland.I tried a preamplifier from another manufacturer which overloaded and failed c
    It works even 70 miles from the tower
    - Lititz PA, Lititz PA -
    I spent hours researching as we live 70 miles west of Philadelphia and after changing to direct tv we lost the Philly channels.The issues is we work and travel east bound.The antenna works great and solid signal was extremely helpful and knowledgable.
    youll get enough gain for your buck.
    - WatersidePa., WatersidePa. -
    love it! next to the cm4251(that they dont make anymore). 8200u the besthigh gaineasy to install.Live in central Pa.Does great with local channels and long distancepicks up channels in WVAMDPANY. Thanks Winegard.
    Awesome Antenna
    - BethlehemPa., BethlehemPa. -
    installed antenna and the PRE-AMPHI-GAIN U/V US package-(AP_8275) with it picks up real clear Very pleased with the rsception its great.
    A very good long-range antenna
    - Sebring, FL -
    I';ve used this antenna a dozen or so times and I';m relatively happy with it. It seems to pull in channels up to 100 miles away as I think Winegard suggests. I won';t bother going into details such as trees, elevation and such that every installer should know about his area. I will mention that it is a highly directional antenna, which is good and bad. You should definitely have a rotor installed with it to get the optimum benefit .

    More importantly are the reasons I only gave the antenna 4 stars. It';s touted as being "heavy-duty", but I';m not very impressed with the construction. The elements don';t really lock solidly into place. There';s way too much play in their seating. you have to do a lot of positioning to align them and then, of course, be VERY careful taking the antenna up the tower. Either way though, you know the elements won';t remain parallel after the first good wind.

    The other problem I';ve got with the construction of the antenna are minor issues that make assembly very awkward. Holes that are punched to accept the bolts NEVER have the "chads" removed so you can';t put the sections together until you run a screwdriver inside to knock them off. And the elements are folded down in such an odd way it seems to make it a puzzle to unfold.

    The HD-8200U uses a snap-in balun so you can start your run with co-ax which should be very convenient, but...like the rest of the construction, it fits together poorly and it';s difficult to be sure that it';s securely engaged. On one installation I had a bad balun which made for a VERY long and VERY bad day. Because of the way the antenna is constructed and packaged the box is too long to have an extra on the truck (it';s also too long for convenient storage as inventory). When I contacted Winegard, they were happy to send me another balun and expressed surprise that one was bad. Maybe this was just a fluke, but if a reader of this review is an installer, I strongly recommend buying an extra balun to keep on the truck!

    If a home owner buys one of these antennas for himself, I';m sure he';ll overcome all these little annoyances and have great reception, but for an installer they become a real nuisance. Winegard makes a private label version of this antenna (adding an XL to the model no.) and it eliminates a few of my complaints...box size, balun, and directionality, I think. Plus it';s a little cheaper. I like that one better.
    Antenna is built sturdy but the plastic box the coax cable screws into was hard to get snapped together (it seemed like it was not wanting to stay snapped together). I had to tape it together to make sure it would not come apart later.
    - Menifee 92584, CA -
    I live in a hilly area out in the country with some large trees(antenna is 40ft up). It is probably about 75 miles from Los Angeles and about 7o miles from San Diego. I use a Channel Master 0747 amplifier and a Channel Master antenna rotator. Channel`s 4 and 28 do not want to come in most of the time for some reason though they should be perfect (at times they do come in fine). I can pick up about 108 channels altogether from all directions with the rotator however many are not in english. Sometimes picture break up can be found on any station, but most of the time it is a great picture. I amazingly enough for a short time was able to pick up a station on analog channel 2 from Quebec Canada somehow in California, not a bad DXer apparently. Probably the antenna does about as good as to be expected in this deep fringe area.
    good job Winegard
    - CorningArk, CorningArk -
    with a good install this antenna will do what it says it will and a little more reliable
    Very large well built
    - Land O Lakes, nd O Lakes W -
    Gets TV stations over 50 miles away but not over 90 miles. I have it on a 25 foot TV tower in a very tall wooded hilly area on the UP/Wisconsin border.
    - Pratt ks., Pratt ks. -
    I would buy this product again.
    - Richton, MS -
    We do not get many extra station but the ones we get are so much better. No more losing signal and blurred picture or sound.We live out in the country.
    tv antenna
    - fort lupton, t lupton co -
    to get better tv service
    This might over-do most areas.....
    - Gainesville, nesville FL -
    This product will work well....HDTV antennas NEED TO BE UP HIGH and MANY AREAS DO NOT REQUIRE VHF....I thought I did enough research but I didnt....however the antenna is GREAT and the company is EXCELLENT.
    Great product would buy again..
    - CoatsNC, CoatsNC -
    Great reception have it on a tower 35 feet and get stations from next State aprox. 95 to 110 miles away.Very happy not paying a cable or satellite bill. I get about 36 channels not bad..
    Antenna was assembled wrong from the fac
    - Anchorage, rage Alas -
    Antenna assembled wrong from the factory. [...]
    Heavy Duty Well Built Antenna but lacks the power it is suppose to have.
    - Wheat State, KS -
    I installed this antenna and was disappointed with the results. I couldn';t receive the channels that I could with my old antenna with missing elements. Also, it is very big and bulky to handle. The box that snaps into place to connect the coax cable is hard to stay in place. This antenna isn';t for me as I thought it would be.
    Does Not Reach As Far As Claimed
    - Painter, VA -
    [...]Have it positioned 6 feet above the roof line and am 56 miles from broadcasting tower. I have the suggested amplifier. Signal is not reliable and can consitantly watch only 3 channels out of 7 we should receive according to the FCC. Therefore I do not think the range is as good as claimed on package. I recommend but for people closer to their broadcasting tower.
    Wasted $116
    - canton, ohio -
    I replaced an antenna that was over 20 years old with this one. Also I bought and installed a wineguard 8275 chromstar 2000 and new rg6 wire. The # of stations and quality of reception with the new system did not improve one bit over the old one I took down. Why go though the effort and expence to upgrade?!

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