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Comments about Winegard Winegard Hd-1080 Hd-1080 Bowtie Outdoor Dtv/hdtv Antenna:
This is a great Antenna, brings in over the air vhf/uhf siganals crystal clear. I had it up and viewable the next day after I received it. Bye Bye DirecTV. We get all of our local channels in super high quality. Signal stength was from the mid 70's to mid 90's depending on the channel. We are about 15-20 miles from the Antennas in our area with many big trees and some hills in between. This Antenna brings them all in. We now get 12 channels free from the major networks. Last night we watched the final show of Americas Got Talent the High Def was exceptional on our 1080i Sony (2000 XBR tube type 36" HD television). I hooked it up two different ways, First to one of the cheap analog to digital converter boxes from Radio Shack, Then I hooked it up to a Hughes HD receiver that I bought to get HD from DirecTV in 2004. They both worked great.
The instructions that come with the antenna are not as clear as they could be. An exploded view of all the parts would make assembly quicker, but if you stare at the picture for a minute or so, you realize that the smaller part of the antenna fits in front of the larger part, and is held there with standoff tubes with thru bolts and nuts. After you figure that out its a piece of cake to assemble. When tightening the coax to the 75 ohm transformer supplied with the antenna, the transformer housing started coming apart, so I siliconed it back together, and I beieve it will be fine. I mounted this antenna to a 10 ft long 1 5/16" O.D. piece of chain link fence top rail (installed vertically), and mounted this in a Ronard 730 Heavy Duty Under Eave Mount Bracket, which was about twice the price of the antenna, but very stout and not difficult to install, I attached the cable to my mast before putting it in the supplied 30" mast support. I did drill and tap the supplied mast support tube for a 1/4" bolt so I could lock in my antenna alignment. I am quiet pleased with the signal this setup provided.
Winegard HD 1080 on mast above roof
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Ronard 730 Under Eave Mount