Winegard FreeVision Compact High Power DTV TV Antenna (FV-HD30)
- Brand: Winegard
- P\N: FV-HD30
- UPC: 615798399542
Great antenna and great buying experience in purchase from Solid Signal
This is a great antenna, I live in the suburbs of a city and I have some stations that are nearby and some are weak powered and others about 30 miles away and this new antenna pulls them all in. This antenna gives me about 7 more channels than my old antenna and today was windy and even on the weak powered channels I get a good picture without much signal loss. Very quick handling and shipping from Solid Signal, got my antenna in 3 business days. Thank you SS !
Makes a better indoor antenna than the indoor antennas!
Bought this in an attempt to get stronger signals from my local stations. Tried rabbit ears and the modern square amplified flat antenna. Rabbits could not get CBS and NBC, the stations I wanted. The square flat antenna could get CBS, barely, and NBC but the signal was weak and the video would lag. So I bought the Winegard FreeVision FV-HD30, thinking Winegard has made antennas for a long time (since 1948), maybe this will work. And boy was I surprised at just how well it does work. I get many more channels and CBS and NBC come in strong - no lag, no signal dropouts. I did have to mount this as high as possible on my north facing bedroom wall to get CBS and NBC, which was about 13 or 14 feet above ground. I live in a second floor apartment with an apartment above me and one in the front between me and the broadcast towers and I am still able to get a strong signal. It helps that the broadcast towers are all within a 22 mile range. It was a huge surprise for me to find that this outdoor antenna was so much better than the so-called indoor ones. I should add that I have this hooked up to a USB WinTV dual tuner connected to my computer so I can watch TV! The antenna mounts just fine to the wall with a couple long nails or screws, should you decide to use it indoors, which most of us apartment dwellers must do.
Anyway, absolutely love this antenna, and am so glad I took the risk in buying it! It's excellent.
great indoors alternative to rabbit ears
I made several purchases of amplified indoor antennas - rabbit ears or flat square styles.I found they were not significantly better than unamplified rabbit ears so it was frustrating to spend the time buying them trying them and returning them.There were some marginal channels with the unamplified rabbit ears and they needed to be placed very precisely otherwise channels would be dropping
TOTALLY AWESOME ANTENNA AND COMPANY
AWESOME ANTENNA......I live in a valley surrounded by huge trees.I am in an apartment and have a 55 1080 HDTV.I have not had an antenna work in the past year. THIS ANTENNA IS PERFECT.I get absolutely perfect reception on every channel.On my worst channel Fox 4 I never got a signal strength above 60 and always lost the digital signal. Every single day I would have to move my inside anten
Great small antenna attic mount
Use antennaweb.org to see where to point and what stations you will receive.For me 20 miles with 2 way split.All networks are fine.
Awesome right out of the box
by Cranky Old Gal
Replaced my big old antenna by mounting this on existing pole.Used Antenna Web for directionality installed in30 minutes including finding the ladder to get to the roof. Get 15 incredibly clear FREE channels for less than 1 month of cable even with all the tall trees and mountains around me. So far heavy snow and freezing hasnt affected it.
i got rid of cable for this.
i asked for an antenna that would pick up the stations in D.C. (i live in Baltimore) they recommended this antenna. during the day nothing. if your up at 2:00 or 3:00 oclock in the morning and the satellites are aligned just right you might get something?
This is an amazing antenna.
I bought this to replace my Terk antenna which performed very poorly after moving to a new location in my complex. I was only able to receive ONE channel without dropouts in the reception. I bought the FV-HD30 in hopes I would be able to pick up the two VHF channels that I couldn't receive at all, no matter how I positioned the old antenna. I couldn't believe the number of channels I was receiving with this antenna. I am receiving EVERY channel in my area without any problems with the antenna indoors, however I put it on my porch just to keep it out of sight in my living room. With the antenna outside, I get a few channels outside my area that I wasn't getting before. This antenna does everything that Winegard says it does. I highly recommend this antenna to anyone with reception problems in an urban area.
Great Antenna for Attic
This is one of the few Antennas that gets good signal mounted in my attic which has a foil insulation.Only misses one station out of 60 in my area.I have 2 antennas one roof mount and this one which allows me to record up to 4 stations and watch one station live with by using a dual and triple split.Im very happy with the build quality ease of installation and how effective this antenna is
Better than I imagined
by Antenna Noobie
This small unobtrusive antenna picks up all the stations I hoped it would everything in a radius of 30 miles even though it is placed indoors. The antenna has met all my expectations and Im very pleased with it. Its so good that I plan to get some longer wire and try it outdoors to see if it could pull in more distant stations.