Antop AT-414B UFO Smartpass Amplified Outdoor/RV/Attic HDTV Antenna - 55-65 Miles(AT-414B)
- Brand: Antop
- P\N: AT-414B
- UPC: 856134006391
Supporting Multiple TVs
by Paul D
I purchased an out/indoor omni-directional antenna from Solid Signal back in 2011 (Winegard Metrostar). Put it in my attic and get 40+ channels. The main reason I'm posting this review is because the last review asked if this 414B antenna can support multiple TVs. I'm sure it can since my antenna currently supports 3 TVs. Just need a single signal amplifier, a splitter (2, 3, or 4 way depending on your needs), and cables to reach all the TVs. I had to feed cables from the attic down through walls and add 'outlet' boxes in each room. You can get the cable 'plate' for the outlet box(s) at places like Home Depot. I'm considering a new antenna like this 414B in the near future to see if my reception range can be increased since my current antenna has spent 10 years in that freezing or mega-hot attic. Still works great, but maybe new technology will extend the range.
A small powerful inconspicuous cool looking antenna AT-414B
I needed to add an antenna off the front porch post quite visible from the street. My spouse was pleasantly surprised when I put up the AT-414B antenna because it's small (13 inch width) and pretty cool looking yet strong as a much larger one on our primary residence before I knew about this one. I got it to get every type of broadcast from stations in opposite directions 30 miles north and south. It designed to receive from all directions! And the specs show it can it pick up much further than that.
A small powerful inconspicuous cool looking antenna AT-414B
Also, I was impressed that it also came with a 30 foot RJ6 75ohm cable and an amplifier. There's two small stations 30 miles away and the amplifier helped power them thru clearly and consistently. Unlike most other antennas, this one protects the cable from the weather better because it's under the dome including a strong rubber encasing that fits snuggly around the cable where it plugs into the antenna. The plastic exterior is a strong material made well and definitely protects the internal workings. The arm allows for the dome to be positioned to your liking.. up, forward, left, right. There's also clamps if you want to attach it to a pole. It's light weight, small and stable. I'm grateful for this really nice antenna.
Great compact antenna for suburb or city.
by Happy Customer
Installed the AT414B antenna in my attic but up against an attic window facing West. 90 percent of my area stations are grouped either northwest or southwest of here so the westerly window exposure and an Omni directional antenna was perfect. After running autoscan on the tv I got 67 stations. I got a few less stations with included amplifier on one setting versus the other setting. I also used 75’ of RG6 75 ohm cable between the antenna and tv. Certainly every station within 30 miles in that southwest to northwest sweep are crystal clear, both UHF and high VHF. Home is relatively high elevation compared to areas around it and is located in a suburb of Hartford, CT. I was unable to pick up stations due north that are 41 miles away but I don’t have good visibility from the antenna location to the north. I imagine this antenna mounted outside would be incredible.
so far so good . Not as strong as winegard omni directionals
Did not work ..glitzy and visually appealing but in my opinion not worth the money. I have 20 dollar antennas that are much better in receiving channel reception than this offer
From 5-7 OTA channels to 40!
by Joe R
VERY pleased with my first purchase from Solid Signal and this omni-directional antenna. Instead of 5-7 OTA channels, now get 40 and the Antop unit not even yet installed in our attic but on a 6' ladder in our garage! . I found the Omni directional antenna from a 2 yr or so customer near us who gets 47 channels.
Did not work for me
I bought this antenna a while back for our bedroom and my son installed it. We live in a open area by a lake and thought this would pick up channels around 55 to 60 miles. It is mounted 40 feet high and it will only receive channels 33 miles away. They come in great. That's it. I tried lower and higher with the antenna pole and it did not make a difference. I even tried turning it in different directions but it did not matter. I don't know how these folks receive channels 60 miles away. I receive 5 channels that are 33 miles away but the ones that are 40 or 45 will not even try to come in. I have a Solid Signal Xtreme Signal VHF/UHF Outdoor TV Antenna (HDB8X) with a older style Channel Master High Gain TV Antenna Preamplifier in my living room and pick up 32 channels from 65 miles away. This was a big let down with this Antop antenna.
Best antenna I have bought as of yet
I have stations to the North of me and stations to the South. I tried a directional that would rotate but that was aggravating rotating the antenna all the time. I tried several other kinds But this one has been the best and it is 360 reception. Just had to get it up in the air just a little for best results Jury is still out on how well it holds up.
Easy install, got channels from up to 50 miles
by Basic Skills
I purchased this to install on a one-story house in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It was a very easy install, as it is a small antenna and it is omnidirectional so I didn't have to point it. (This was really helpful, as it is on my parents' house and I'm not there to adjust it if needed.) We went from a couple of channels on a good day to about 30 -- Detroit about 30 miles away and Toledo around 50 miles away. The included amplifier made the difference. Ann Arbor is a pretty flat area, but for basics, this was great. I also can't speak highly enough about Solid Signal customer service. Chris was really helpful as I debated between the 8-bay bow-tie and this one. I'm glad I went with this -- easier, and gives us what we need.