Winegard Platinum Outdoor TV Antenna VHF UHF FM (HD8200U)
- Brand: Winegard
- P\N: HD8200U
- UPC: 635331581425
Very clear picture without additional amplification.
by Mark P.
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!
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 Well Built Antenna but lacks the power it is suppose to have.
by Antenna TV Fan
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.
Heavy Duty Work Horse of Antennas
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.
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.
by lone antenna user
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.
Great antenna! Unbelieveable reception!
by Allen R.
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!!
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!
This might over-do most areas.....
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.
WINEGARD HD8200U ANTENNA
I LIVE ON LONG ISLAND NEAR NEW YORK CITY. I USED TO GET CHANNEL 4 BUT IT STOPPED AFTER INSTALLING THE NEW ANTENNA. SOME STATIONS APPEAR & DISAPPEAR BASED ON THE ANTENNA MOVEMENT DUE TO WIND. OVERALL IT IS O.K.
good job Winegard
with a good install this antenna will do what it says it will and a little more reliable