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1byone Amplified HDTV 50 Mile Range With Detachable Amplifier Antenna

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Summary of the test results
Stationary Number/Sum: 8/291
Max Number/Sum: 9/335
Rank: 12 out of 13 - with 1 having the best test results
This is a review of the 1byone Amplified HDTV 50 Mile Range With Detachable Amplifier Antenna. If you didn't already see the TV antenna side by side comparison page, I recommend you look at that page also. There you can compare the results of this antenna with many other antennas in all shapes and sizes.

This is a powered antenna but you can remove the power adapter from it if you want.
Good
  • It's made from sturdy plastic
Bad
  • As you can see from above, the test results weren't very good
What's Included
  • The antenna with attached coax cable
  • An amplifier
  • Power cord for the amplifier
  • The last time I look at the picture on Amazon, the amp power cord and power adapter changed to a USB type
Some descriptive notes from Amazon
  • FREE FOR LIFE - Never Pay Your Cable or Satellite For Television Again! 1byone antenna can pull in all of your local news, weather, sitcoms, kids and sports programs absolutely FREE. Just connect it to your television and let the antenna do all the work.
  • Slim and High Performance - Extremely soft design and lightweight. You can hide it behind the TV, lay flat on table; stick it high on window (stand moisture weather or exposed to sunshine). It'll pull in hundreds of crystal clear digital & HD shows!
  • 10FT LONG CABLE - Makes it easier for you to place it in your house to get the best reception, especially for customers whose televisions are quite far away from windows.
  • As with any antenna, you may find many variables contribute to your antenna's performance. If your antenna is not working as expected, try one of the following: 1.) Check the antenna is correctly connected to your HDTV or 3rd party HD receiver. 2.) Set the mode to Antenna or Air in the TV's setup menu and re-scan for channels. 3.) Antenna signal strength can vary depending on distance from the tower, terrain, and weather. If needed, reposition the antenna in a different location. It is best to place the antenna in line of sight with the TV tower(s) and avoid obstructions. Always re-scan for channels after moving the antenna. 4.) This is an amplified antenna; If a signal cannot be received with the external amplifier, remove the amplifier and try again. In some instances, the amplifier may cause self-oscillation, which may interfere with the signal.
1byone Amplified HDTV 50 Mile Range With Detachable Amplifier Antenna
1byone Amplified HDTV Antenna 50 Mile Range

About these results

1) Test method
Each antenna was tested in the same location and the results were recorded using a Winegard signal strength meter.

2) Frequencies tested
I am only able to test the frequencies in my area.

3) What the numbers mean
Stationary Number
The antenna was not rotated while the frequencies were tested. If a tested frequency showed a reading, it increased this number by 1.

Stationary Sum
The antenna was not rotated while the frequencies were tested. I added all the signal strengths together. A higher number means stronger signals are delivered to your TV.

Max Number
The antenna was rotated for each frequency to get the maximum possible signal. If a tested frequency showed a reading, it increased this number by 1.

Max Sum
The antenna was rotated for each frequency to get the maximum possible signal. I added all the signal strengths together. A higher number means stronger signals are delivered to your TV.

4) Directional/Non-directional
If the antenna is a non-directional type, only one test was needed because rotating the antenna wouldn't change the readings. This means the stationary and max numbers are the same.

5) Test timing
Because real world conditions change, if I tested an antenna again I'm sure the numbers would be slightly different. I'm also quite confident the different readings wouldn't be enough to significantly change the overall results.

If you have any question about how the tests were done feel free to contact me.