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Old 03-10-2012, 09:18   #16
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Re: Which TV Antenna is Best??

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Agreed but all digital stations are not equal. They can transmit in different resolutions the higher resolutions require a better signal.
That's why some require 80% versus 50%, but even the lower resolution is not as good as analog.
By the way, assuming you have a computer aboard, you can buy a USB tv thingy that will turn your computer into a digital tv for about $50.
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Huh. Thanks for that about the USB tv thing, I'll check those out.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:27   #17
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Re: Which TV Antenna is Best??

We have a Glomex amp'ed version, works well. Even more channels, since the digital transition.

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Old 03-10-2012, 16:58   #18
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Re: Which TV Antenna is Best??

Has anyone tried a DVB-T twin tuner box I've heard they are are the way to go?
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Old 03-10-2012, 18:19   #19
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If you want a great antenna check this out and build your own cost @ $5 and 1 hour. Sounds stupid but mine works great.
Very cool. Maybe I build one and just hoist it up a halyard when I'm using it.
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Re: Which TV Antenna is Best??

Dishnet or Direct TV worked at the dock for my buddy. at anchor he spent a lot of time reirecting it, but when you get a pic it's a good one. Anyone know if they work in another country? It's satellite so... why not? programming issues?
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Old 03-10-2012, 19:48   #21
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Re: Which TV Antenna is Best??

rebel heart - i've got one of those usb tv dongles. it works. has an antenna connector which allows you to hook up any of the antenna's being discussed here.

since it uses your computer to process the signal, the faster your cpu and the more available memory you have the better the results. i seem to recall that the instructions that came with it specify a 2mhz or faster cpu.

for someone who can only afford one entertainment device - or just doesn't have a lot of storage space - it's nice to know you can use your laptop to play dvd's or watch antenna tv....
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Agreed but all digital stations are not equal. They can transmit in different resolutions the higher resolutions require a better signal.
That's why some require 80% versus 50%, but even the lower resolution is not as good as analog.
Not sure I understand how higher resolution requires a better signal. 8VSB is 8VSB, regardless of resolution. Bit errors will affect the lower resolution streams within the signal the same as higher resolution.
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Currently have a UFO one from Whitworths and on my mooring at Tarren Point, Botany Bay,near Sydney cannot get anything else but one digital channel- TV Sydney. Going to try some "rabbit ears" with amplifier as I have heard that might work.

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I also have no luck with the UFO omnidirectional antenna from Whitworth. I am on a swing mooring at Morreson bay. Also being a motor cruiser it doesnt have the hight of a mast.
Any ideas on the twin antenna set top box from The Superdigi mobile tv solution? Its available in Dee Why for around $1000.
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............The Superdigi mobile tv solution? Its available in Dee Why for around $1000.
Not worth the box it comes in!

Have had one for 5 years and works when it wants to! Been back to Oceantalk several times but they say it is working as it should.
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Re: Which TV Antenna is Best??

Last year I bought one of the older larger GME Omnidirectional TV antennas from Whitworth's & was totally disappointed with it. To their credit they gave me a refund.

When the new (& much smaller & cheaper) GME AE3000 appeared this year I got one of those. Its like chalk & cheese. It works very well even though I haven't permanently mounted it up the mast yet. I just sit it on the boom for now. Hopefully when I finally get it mounted on the mast it will be even better.

Unlike the old one it now comes with a few different mounting hardware options including a mast mount bracket.

See it here.

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We have a Glomex amp'ed version, works well. Even more channels, since the digital transition.

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That's what I have, a Glomex with an external amplifier/switch box. I mounted it underneath the flybridge dash and it works fine and it's out of the way.
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Re: Which TV Antenna is Best??

Hi all,

12 months ago, I purchased a new Banten whip antenna. It's only 25cm (10 inches) in height.

But it apparently needs a 12v power supply. But it doesn't come with one. I know nothing about tv antennas. Can some one tell me how you connect a power supply to it. There doesn't seem to be anywhere to plug power in to it?

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Hi all,

12 months ago, I purchased a new Banten whip antenna. It's only 25cm (10 inches) in height.

But it apparently needs a 12v power supply. But it doesn't come with one. I know nothing about tv antennas. Can some one tell me how you connect a power supply to it. There doesn't seem to be anywhere to plug power in to it?

Ted

Not familiar with the brand... but was it advertised as a powered antenna? Does it have a pair of red/yellow (or perhaps red/black) wires leading out from the base? In addition to the coax cable?

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Re: Which TV Antenna is Best??

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Hi all,

12 months ago, I purchased a new Banten whip antenna. It's only 25cm (10 inches) in height.

But it apparently needs a 12v power supply. But it doesn't come with one. I know nothing about tv antennas. Can some one tell me how you connect a power supply to it. There doesn't seem to be anywhere to plug power in to it?

Ted
That antenna comes with a power supply. If you didn't get one, your missing a part. Chuck
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Re: Which TV Antenna is Best??

sea view was good--required power supply and has a remote for you he-men out there..i threw one away in la cruz de huanacaxtle last summer...
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