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TERK Omni-Directional, Amplified Digital Flat Indoor HDTV Antenna

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Summary of the test results
Stationary Number/Sum: 13/641
Max Number/Sum: 13/673
Rank: 5 out of 13 - with 1 having the best test results
This is a review of the TERK Omni-Directional, Amplified Digital Flat Indoor HDTV 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.

Good
  • The coax cable ends are roughend up so they're easy to turn
  • The amp can be removed if desired
Bad
  • When the antenna is installed on the bracket, the coax cable comes out the back and it wants to touch the table. This makes the antenna want to move where it wants to go and not necessarily where you want it to be.
  • The name says omni directional but when I tested it in a stationary position it wasn't completely omni-directional. It does a pretty good job of picking up signals from the side though.
What's Included *
  • Antenna with attached coax cable
  • Mounting bracket
  • Removable Amplifier with power adapter
  • Screws
* This is what was included when I got mine, I make no claims what will be included in the future

Some descriptive notes from Amazon
  • Patented, 360 degree omni-directional design eliminates need for constant adjustments
  • Supports up to 1080i HDTV broadcasts for high-quality picture and sound - 50+ miles from the towers
  • Removable amplifier with advanced technology amplifies weak signals to deliver the most channels possible
  • Easy to position - Lay flat, mount it or stand it up with included mounting/easel stand and hardware
TERK Omni-Directional, Amplified Digital Flat Indoor HDTV Antenna
What's included

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.