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Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black)

Price: $79.99
Product Highlights
  • Extremely Low Noise Amplifier
  • Amp Is Removable for Flexibility
  • High Gain Picks Up Farther Stations
  • Optimized for HDTV
  • 360° Pattern Limits Adjustments
  • Patented Reception Technology
  • 3-Way Bracket Simplifies Mounting
  • Blends In with HDTV Gear

If you're having trouble getting good over-the-air reception from your HDTV or converter box, the Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black) just may be the accessory you need. The flat, digital antenna employs a high gain design to pick up more distant stations, and its 360° reception pattern means you won't have to keep making adjustments to receive your local channels.

The antenna has an Extremely Low Noise (ELN) amplifier for outstanding digital TV reception without signal saturation. But you can remove the amp if signal strength is not a problem in your area. The attractive black antenna is designed to blend in with your existing TV gear, and comes with a 3-way mounting bracket so that it can be used hanging, standing, or lying flat. With the FDTV1A Antenna, you'll soon be enjoying excellent reception of your favorite local digital channels.

Removable amplifier for maximum flexibility and performance
Extremely Low Noise (ELN) amplifier provides outstanding digital TV reception without saturating the signal
High gain picks up farther stations
Optimized for HDTV reception
360° reception pattern eliminates need for constant adjustments
Patented reception technology outperforms traditional antennas
Includes 3-way mounting bracket for flexibility in placement (hanging, standing or lying flat)
Designed to blend in with today's high-end HDTV systems
Antenna
Antenna Type Omni-Directional Amplified Flat Digital Indoor Antenna
Operating Bandwidth VHF: 174-216 MHz
UHF: 470-698 MHz
Amplifier Gain 10dB Typical
Impedance 75 ohms
Element Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
Compatibility Optimized for HDTV Reception
Connectors Not Specified by Manufacturer
General
Power Requirements Power Supply: 12VDC 100 mA, UL Listed
Dimensions (WxHxD) 11.25 x 11.73 x 1.18" (285.75 x 297.94 x 29.97mm)
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Warranty Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black)
  • Mounting Stand
  • Power Injector
  • Removable Amplifier
  • Installation Hardware
  • Owner's Manual
  • Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Terk TechnologiesFDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black)
     
    4.0

    (based on 47 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (37)
    • Strong signal (29)
    • Attractive (24)
    • Durable (13)
    • Fine-tuning (5)

    Cons

    • Bad reception / weak antenna (8)
    • Flimsy (5)

    Best Uses

    • Living room (26)
    • Bedroom (20)
    • Small rooms (14)
    • Portable devices (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (27), Power user (11), Enthusiast (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (40)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice that it's flat

    It's very nice to have a flat antenna so it's not sticking out into the room. Having multiple ways to mount it is nice as well. It feels a little delicate, but probably...Read complete review

    It's very nice to have a flat antenna so it's not sticking out into the room. Having multiple ways to mount it is nice as well. It feels a little delicate, but probably better that it's lightweight since it's hanging on the wall. There seems to be a little trade off in reception for flatness compared to other antennas, but it still works well enough for me. I borrowed a different TERK antenna from my sister and her's got slightly better reception, but it was not flat.

    In the Metro-Detroit area and i get all stations broadcasting in the area using the amplifier. I can get most stations reasonably well without the amplifier, but not all and others broke up from time to time. I mounted it on the wall as close to the ceiling as i could for it to get the best reception in my apartment/living room. Took a bit of playing around holding the antenna in different spots and positions to find what worked well for all stations. I have the signal split between my TV and a MediaPC and it seems to keep signal to both well (with a quality splitter). The only thing i wish it had was a power switch on the amplifier to save power when not using it. Overall I'd recommend giving it a try.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Terk FDTV1A HDTV Indoor Antennae. DOA

    This product was ordered with great expectation and good on line reviews.
    But mine arrived DOA.
    I had Sony guide me through a complete system rescan and check to try to get...Read complete review

    This product was ordered with great expectation and good on line reviews.
    But mine arrived DOA.
    I had Sony guide me through a complete system rescan and check to try to get the antennae to function but Sony said NO signal.
    So I called the TERK Tech Support Hot Line as instructed on their instructions.
    An excellent Technician guided me through a check list and then had me touch the amplifier box and when I said "room temp" he gave me an address to return it so they could provide a working amplifier.
    I am waiting with great expectation. BUT be warned you may get a dead one also.

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    4.0

    Not magic

    By Video Man

    from NC.

    About Me Power User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Rooms

      Comments about Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black):

      This antenna does what it is expected.
      Where I live it is decided that local TV is to be from the Va.area.And that is the point of origination for our weather and news coverage.
      Most of our weather seems to come from the Greenville direction. This unit will receive greenville stations off & on throughout the day and night. For our need something is better than nothing.so this helps us prepare for weather.

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      4.0

      Glad I bought this.

      By homebound

      from highlands ranch, co

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Strong Signal

      Cons

      • Weather Can Interfere

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Living Room
      • Small Rooms

      Comments about Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black):

      This product works great after a few scans from satelite dvr. First 2 scans did not pick up all available secondary channels for abc, nbc, fox & pbs. Picked up more channels scanning 2nd day of being plugged into power supply.

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      5.0

      This works great

      By Randy

      from Lexington, Ky

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fine-Tuning
      • Strong Signal

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Living Room

        Comments about Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black):

        I got rid of my cable/dish a while back, nothing but commercials. I bought 2 Terks prior to this that looked more like antennas and they worked fine, but I have cats. Cats like to play (with antennas). This model is much better and the the cats don't bother it.

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        4.0

        Nice Purchase

        By The Mid Night Flyer

        from Upper West Side - New York, NY

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Strong Signal

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Attic/Roof Mount
        • Bedroom
        • Living Room

        Comments about Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black):

        Works well. Receives local stations and other digital TV broadcasts in the NYC area with excellent receptions. At times reception can be a bit spotty, depending on the time of day, weather, cloud coverage with only certain channels. For the most part there are no issues. I would recommend this product if you have an obstruted view from your window. I am on the 6ht floor on the out skirts of the UWS of Manhattan, my apt faces the inner courtyard and the buildings in the area are basically the same height. Even on rainy days I have decent reception.

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        1.0

        Total waste of money as a antenna.

        By Jim

        from Houston,Tx

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

        • Poor Reception

        Best Uses

          Comments about Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black):

          Replacement for outside antenna blown down by storm. No good!

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          2.0

          Amplified indoor antenna

          By C429

          from NY, NY

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

          • Poor Reception

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Living Room

          Comments about Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black):

          I tried using this in Western Mass. and had no luck. The salesperson said it should work in the mountains, ie upstate NY. I also tried it on Long Island, in a suburb where reception should not be a problem, but it didn't work there either. B&H took it back without a problem.

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          1.0

          Save your money

          By Sean

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

          • Poor Reception
          • Too expensive

          Best Uses

            Comments about Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black):

            Poor reception. Not worth the cost.

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            5.0

            Awesome

            By Alxc

            from Ottawa, On, Canada

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Living Room

              Comments about Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black):

              I cut cable, saving $ a month and this baby's getting me higher quality broadcast TV!

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              4.0

              Functional and compact

              By Steven K

              from New York, NY

              About Me Casual User

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Rooms

                Comments about Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black):

                This antenna works well for me in an urban apartment on the 10th floor, mounted in a window.

                The base/wall mount is easy to attach to the antenna in two different locations via threaded inserts and two machine screws. A few minutes of trying various locations and orientations quickly let me settle on the best setup for me.

                This antenna isn't as directional as another one I had. But that's really not an issue for me, as most signals are strong here. And the convenience of a small panel with no extended aerials is a delight. No fussing, no rearranging, just solid performance.

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                5.0

                The best indoor digital antenna

                By BubbaRay

                from Indian Land, SC

                About Me Power User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fine-Tuning
                • Strong Signal

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bedroom
                  • Living Room
                  • Small Rooms

                  Comments about Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black):

                  I have always had problems getting all the local digital stations in my area without having to do the old Married With Children "Fox watching positions" but with the FDTV1A I just positioned it once, scanned and Voila! We get a lot of boomers here that interrupt satellite signal so I am now going to order two more for my other sets. Amazing product.

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                  5.0

                  Great antenna, great reception

                  By Shane

                  from Williston, VT

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Strong Signal

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedroom
                    • Living Room

                    Comments about Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black):

                    I can receive over 20 channels, half of those in HD. Just plug it in and ready to go. I placed a splitter at the end and have multiple tv's in different rooms connected to it without any impact in reception. I figure it will pay for itself in the first month now that I can stop paying for basic cable.

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                    1.0

                    piece of junk

                    By Randy B

                    from Jackson, MO

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Poor Reception

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black):

                        As soon as I opened the box, I could see that it was poor quality (also made in China). I wanted to replace cheap rabbit ears with this antenna, and the performance was significantly poorer. Don't waste your money on this one.

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                        4.0

                        Works for me

                        By Tim the broadcast viewer

                        from Minneapolis, MN

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Strong Signal

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black):

                            We live about 20 miles from the hilltop where most signals are transmitted. We have no windows facing the correct direction, so the attenna has to pick up the signals thru brick walls. Metal doors add to the challenges. This attenna picks up the signals for all available stations without physical readjustment.
                            It did take awhile to get the placement exactly right, but since then we haven't had to move it.

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                            5.0

                            Eureka!!!

                            By JerseyJake

                            from Clifton, NJ

                            About Me Casual User

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Strong Signal

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Living Room
                              • Near a Window

                              Comments about Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black):

                              The FDTV1A antenna works better than I expected. I am pleased with the results.

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                              5.0

                              Good item. Gets ALL local channels fine

                              By Steve the Homewood Sage

                              from Homewood, Alabama

                              About Me Casual User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Fine-Tuning
                              • Strong Signal

                              Cons

                              • Look for best location

                              Best Uses

                              • Bedroom
                              • Living Room

                              Comments about Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black):

                              I use this antenna in lieu of cable. I get what I want off the air, and the picture quality actually exceeds that of cable...straight from the TV station to me. I get the local stations that carry all the network stuff, plus Educational TV (3 channels), Channel 21, Shopping channel, a couple of rogue channels for movies, and enough religious stuff to save me for generations. B&H service great as usual.

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                              5.0

                              It Really Works!

                              By BruceR

                              from Roanoke, VA

                              About Me Casual User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive Design
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Strong Signal

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Bedroom
                                • Living Room
                                • On the TV stand

                                Comments about Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black):

                                I was skeptical whether it would work. I live on the ground floor of a building located in somewhat of a valley. After positioning it several ways I'm able to get 11 channels... all the locals and several others... all in HD! It seems to work best in the horizontal position.

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                                4.0

                                Antenna Works Well

                                By dowdymark

                                from Newport News VA

                                About Me Casual User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy

                                Best Uses

                                • Bedroom

                                Comments about Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black):

                                I'm getting all of the Channels I hoped to get.

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                                4.0

                                Very good antenna

                                By TV no cable or satellite

                                from Philadelphia, PA

                                About Me Casual User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Strong Signal

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Living Room

                                  Comments about Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black):

                                  It is very easy to hook up and can be kept vertical or horizontal. Small footprint and easy on the eye. As some others had remarked, it is very light and topples over easily. The picture quality on our TV improved dramatically. We did not get any additional channels but that is fine. Certain channels are not viewed well when there is a thunderstorm, hence the 4 stars instead of 5.

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                                  5.0

                                  Works

                                  By Alan

                                  from Evanston, IL

                                  About Me Casual User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Strong Signal

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Portable Devices

                                    Comments about Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black):

                                    works as it should

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                                    5.0

                                    FDTV1A

                                    By Ken

                                    from Independence, MO

                                    About Me Casual User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Fine-Tuning
                                    • Strong Signal

                                    Cons

                                    • If stormy orlow line area

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Bedroom
                                    • Living Room
                                    • Portable Devices
                                    • Small Rooms

                                    Comments about Terk Technologies FDTV1A Flat Digital Omni Directional Amplified Indoor Antenna (Black):

                                    This is the 2nd one that I have purchased from you and it is great. You shipped it like the speed of light and I would purchase again. No problems with me & have had a week signal only if was stormy or a lot of wind outside but this is not frequent.

                                    Is more attractive then other brands & not unsightly.

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