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    Any word on TV reception?

    I know it's been covered, but it's one thing that could bare a fresh updated thread. SO how bout, anyone getting good TV Reception
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    I never could get very good reception with mine, though I was just using a little antenna that came with my 13" tv. I'm thinking of getting a high quality antenna for my trunk (I have a hatchback, so I can make it pretty tall) with an amplifier. We'll see if I get better reception that way...

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    tv reception in cars while driving is ****ty at best. you might get lucky when you park and get a good signal.

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    I tried a USB TV Tuner from Hauppage (OfficeMax) and let me tell you... IT SUCKED. I never had a real antenna (only the top of TV set kind), and I realized that the USB tuner that I had was only good for tuning cable channels (where you have a strong signal), not for "off the air" reception. I'm sure the tuners that are designed for mobile reception would do a much better job.

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    Well I have a 14" TV in my balcony on the Top floor (4th) and cannot get good reception with a Aerial without a booster. Its not the TV tuner, you just need a 36db+ signal amplification!!!

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    I have an in-car TV antenna. Its a wideband, 4way, diversity, amplified one. Its very neatly mounted in back window.

    I used to use a 12v TV tuner with composite for my old, no pc, setup.
    In some areas the TV signal is good on the move. Main problem is the slight tuning differences in some areas. Found myself having to adjust the tuning all the time.

    I will be purchasing a USB digtal TV tuner to pick-up free to air digital TV (UK)

    Will post results soon.
    P.S. I watch more TV in my car than playing DVD's or PS2 games.
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    sweetlikealemon, can you provide a link to the antenna you use? I see several on eBay but I'd like to see the one you are using.

    Thanks,
    Z

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zogg
    sweetlikealemon, can you provide a link to the antenna you use? I see several on eBay but I'd like to see the one you are using.

    Thanks,
    Z
    I actually purchased mine off eBay around 2 years ago, but can't find the actual one. I would go for a diversity one, amplified and 4way. Mine was only wideband cos I asked the seller if it was, none appear to be advertised as wideband(essential for digital TV I think)

    Even a wire coat-hanger can pickup signals(digital too). My first in car antenna was simply a loop of coax hidden around the back window.

    Also, some indoor digital antenna's work well in cars, especially the 12v ones.
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    I'm looking for the best, or a really good car TV antenna. Any suggestions? I'm going to connect it to my Pyle TV receiver in my 1999 Buick Century. If you have a link, that would be great! Thanks!

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