Terk HDTVa

Amplified indoor HDTV antenna

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When an outdoor antenna just isn't an option, you can count on the Terk HDTVa for crystal-clear over-the-air digital TV reception. This compact indoor antenna can pick up both high-definition and standard-definition local digital channels, and will look great sitting next to your TV. It sports a high-gain design for receiving both UHF and VHF broadcasts, plus an amplifier that boosts its ability to pull in weaker signals. And you can position the UHF antenna element either vertically or horizontally to aid reception.

Product Highlights:

  • receives digital and analog UHF and VHF TV signals (channels 2-51)
  • log periodic and extendable dipole elements
  • fixed-gain amplifier (12 dB for VHF, 11 dB for UHF)
  • pre-attached 66" coax cable
  • VHF/UHF band separator with 75-300 ohm matching transformer
  • AC adapter
  • 13-3/8"W x 9-1/8"H x 16"D (41-1/2"H with dipoles extended)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • UHF Antenna
  • Antenna base with integrated VHF antenna and attached 6' coaxial RF cable
  • AC adapter with attached 6' DC cable terminated by an RF-connector
  • Owner's Manual
  • Addendum
  • Customer Service/Tech Support note

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Overview: The Terk HDTVa is optimized for both UHF and VHF HDTV reception (channels 2-69) and engineered to receive 1080i HDTV broadcasts (HDTV compatible TV with built-in HD tuner required). The antenna features a high-gain amplifier to increase reception range. The antenna's high directional UHF element reduces signal interference.

Placement: The UHF antenna element can even be mounted vertically or horizontally to aid in better reception.


Operating Bandwidth:

  • VHF: 40 MHz - 230 MHz (Channels 2-13)
  • UHF: 470 MHz - 806 MHz (Channels 14-69)

Amplifier Gain:

  • VHF: 12 dB typical
  • UHF: 11 dB typical

Output Impedance: 75 ohms

Weight = 2 lbs

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Brought In Hard to Get Channels

Written By DB, Illinois on Sunday, February 15, 2015

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Saving $150/month with no cable. Previous antenna could not bring in lowest frequency channels, even though we live in the city. This antenna with the in-line amplifier brought in what the flat, non-amplified antenna could not.

Pros: Works well

Cons: A little cumbersome looking, but it's an antenna

indoor antenna performance

Written By ms. b, New York on Saturday, February 07, 2015

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performs every bit as well as advertised

Pros: fits in limited space

Cons: MUST have line of sight to broadcast tower location!!!!

Terk HDTVa review from Boston suburb

Written By Billcubed, Massachusetts on Saturday, January 24, 2015

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I'm amazed at how well this works. I hate paying Mr Comcast and have not cut the cord yet but am experimenting. I live 20 miles southeast of Boston. I am also going to try it in southern VT at our ski place but have a feeling the mountains will have a serious effect on the reception and number of channels.

Pros: Gets the networks and local stations like PBS etc. I get about 20 channels. Very clear. The 3 network HD stations and FOX have a VERY good picture. So as long as the game of interest is on a network this is a great solution.

Cons: Does not get cable stations like ESPN and the golf channel BUT i knew that. Part of my experiment is to see if I can live without them.

Great reception

Written By Lee, Tennessee on Saturday, November 15, 2014

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Picks up channels the previous HDTV antenna could not

Pros: Good reception

Cons: Larger footprint


Written By BillC, Queens, NY on Sunday, October 26, 2014

I purchased this antenna some time ago, it is just collecting dust now. The product design is horrendous, it does not sit stable on any surface, the weight distribution is unbalanced causing it to tip over. It takes up a lot of space, and it's general appearance is ugly. Works no better or worse than any other antenna I have used.

Pros: none

Cons: ugly design, unbalanced leading to it tipping over, takes up a lot of space

Terk indoor antenna

Written By Richard, Palm Bay Florida on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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I did not know what to expect from this antenna .After scanning in the channels i received about twenty clear channels.in HD

Pros: Works great.Better than I expected.and fast shipping from crutchfield

Cons: Base is slightly unstable if cable is not tucked in base slot.

Gets the job done

Written By Matthew S, Charlottesville, VA on Monday, October 20, 2014

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Pulls in the local channels with decent strength but I have no other antenna to compare it's performance to.

Pros: Can tune in the local channels I need. Looks pretty good for what it is.

Cons: None so far.

Didn't meet my expectations

Written By jeffinevv, Evansville, IN on Sunday, October 05, 2014

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I was hoping to get all of our local channels but only got 50%. I'm in an apartment so that may have made a difference but the stations aren't that far away.

Pros: Easy to set up.

Cons: Only brought in half the local channels

Great antenna at a great price

Written By Daric, Ada, Ohio on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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Built a shelf for a west facing window and sat antenna on it. hooked up to outlet and TV. Used the auto tune feature on the TV that looks for channels. Got about 20 channels with no problem when the website for TV antennas said I should only get 3 or 4. Very happy with purchase.

Pros: small and easy to hook up

Cons: might be difficult to find a good spot to place it

Terk HDTVa

Written By markb, Birmingham,AL. on Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Picks up most of the local channels if placed exactly toward the correct area. Needs a stand that allows 360 degree placement. Also kind of large for most locations. Works pretty good considering I live on the lower side of a mountain blocking direct sight to towers.

Pros: Less expensive than cable or satellite.

Cons: large, hard to position exactly correct for best reception.

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Written By Scott, Weston Florida on Friday, June 20, 2014

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Picks so many stations with clear picture. Great antenna.


Written By rr, pineville nc on Monday, April 21, 2014

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cut the cable bill of @ 90.00 a month.didnt watch enough tv to justify it. the antenna took less than 10 minutes start to finish to set up. im in the charlotte area and get 21 stations. well worth the money. have been dealing with Crutchfield since the mid seventies and i know if it is not a good product they dont carry it.

Best indoor antenna for the price!

Written By JeanS, Mebane, NC on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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I always get 41+ TV stations from Raleigh, NC to Greensboro, NC

Pros: Very simple setup, even with converter box attached to older TV

Cons: None

Daughter loves it...

Written By EForbes, Springdale, AR on Friday, March 14, 2014

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Bought this for my daughter who just moved out of the house. She wasn't going to pay for cable nor was I. Her and Mom love to watch wheel of fortune which we get on local broadcast. Antenna works as advertised and when the women are happy...we are all happy.

Pros: It works

Cons: non


Written By ben, loveland colorado on Friday, March 07, 2014

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Works very good.... I get about 30 channels.

Pros: Easy hook up Good reception

Cons: A little touchy Kinda big

Terk HDTVa

Written By Mathilda, Charlottesville on Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Had bad connection then lost PBS station. I assumed it was the antenna, so I bought this new one. Well, the station was just off because of snow. Don't see that this is much better than my old rabbit ears.

Terk HDRV Antenna

Written By Ken, Charlottesville on Thursday, February 27, 2014

I bought the Terk HDTV to provide TV input to the computer card in the desktop computer I use in my home office. I was concerned about its ability to pick up local TV stations since I live behind a hill that blocks me from the TV transmitters. I was also concerned about the appearance in my office. When positioned at 70 degrees to the exterior walls, the antenna provided a good clear signal. This orientation was necessary to produce a signal. I mounted the antenna on the top shelf of my bookcase, looking across the room. Its appearance is not distracting and has not been noticed by my wife who occasionally enters my office.

Pros: Provides a good signal for a home with a suboptimum location relative to the signal source.

Cons: The signal quality is sensitive to the orientation of the antenna. Some care is required in selecting a location for the antenna that is satisfactory for both signal quality and appearance..

Ok Antenna

Written By Camyia, Dayton, OH on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

This antenna was OK. It didn't provide as many OTA Channels as another antenna I purchased no matter where it was placed. I was only able to get 12 channels vs 26 with the other brand.

Pros: Antenna expands so more signals can be picked up.

Cons: Since I live in a downtown area I didn't receive as many channels with this product. Received more with another brand.

Yay for the attic

Written By jacobjm922, Louisiana on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

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This antenna is great. Works best in the attic.

Great Antenna

Written By BA, Youngsville, NC on Monday, January 27, 2014

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Works great. I have my tv in a corner of the room which leaves dead space behind it; this Terk antenna fits perfect behind the tv, I don't see the antenna and I don't have to adjust it at all (I did go online and look at the directions to the local broadcast towers before setting it up, definitely took the guesswork out). I get all the local OTA channels plus some extended ones. Great price too.

A Fantastic Way To View HiDef TV

Written By Richrt, Victoria,Texas on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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After trying and discarding several different brands of "guaranteed to work" OTA antennas I actually found that this one works. I've tried LEAF, Amplified LEAF and another off brand I can't remember right now (doesn't matter anyway because it didn't work). The Terk was extremely easy to set up and tune in to my local OTA HD stations which I got an extra three HD channels. I highly recommend. I'm happy, happy. Nuf said.

Pros: It works. Nuf said.

Cons: None. Nuf said.

Terk HDTVa

Written By Tony L, NC on Monday, January 13, 2014

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Works as advertised,

Pros: Easy setup

Cons: None

Great antenna, great support

Written By Lorri C, Schenectady, NY on Thursday, December 12, 2013

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This product works beautifully, bringing in sound and image every bit as clear as my (now former) cable connection. At first I got a "No Signal" response on my TV, rechecked the very easy steps, tried the second TV, then thought I needed to call tech support. *This is why you want to buy from Crutchfield rather than other online vendors.

Dylan and Eli were both very pleasant and helpful. It was a "duh" moment for me I had forgotten that you have to scan for channels aft setting up a new input to a TV. My call was answered and my problem solved in a couple of minutes. I felt like an idiot for overlooking this step, but the tech support guys did not make me feel that way. Good people!

Pros: Cost effective, easy set up, responsive tech support. I even picked up channels not offered by my former cable provider!

Cons: Some may not care for the appearance factor, but I think the people at Terk did a pretty good job of getting this item to pass for hi-tech sculpture. ;-)

Terk hdtva

Written By RVT, Sun City West, AZ on Thursday, November 28, 2013

Great reception for local tv. Easy set up. wish there was a way to get USA channel Free. Next adventure is wifi TV

Pros: Fun setting up. Just make sure to plug antenna all the way in when setting up.

Attic Install

Written By Richard, Colonial Heights, Va. on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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It was pretty good when used in my living room, but not good enough. Some channels I could not receive clearly.

After installing it in the attic I could receive all channels in my regional area very clearly.

I would recommend this antenna to anyone who wants clear reception over the Air. But for the best reception be sure to install it in your attic.

Pros: Clear reception when install in an upper position of housing such as attic

Cons: Reception not so good when there are other obstacles around. Such as house wiring, metal lamps, stereo, etc.

Great Buy!

Written By KarlaC, Rogersville, TN on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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Great buy for the price! Was getting 7-10 channels on my outdoor digital antenna, that is up on a tower pole. Would have to turn & adjust it to get those....I'm now getting 17-20 stations, even out of Ashville, NC(110 miles away) with a few Mountains in between!

Pros: Easy to connect, works great and doesn't cost big $!!!!

Cons: Can't think of any.......

Did not work for me

Written By MDB, Coral Gables on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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Purchased this to give a signal into nanny's quarters located in garage. No signal there. I then went to second floor outside balcony. plugged tv in with antenna pointed in all directions and all I got was white noise. As such, I plan on returning this item as it did not work.

Great Antenna

Written By BobBG, Charlottesville, VA on Friday, October 04, 2013

Works very well, easy to install. Provides a very clear picture. We live in a rural area with hills, but once it's properly oriented pulls in the signal very well and provides a clear picture. The website for the antenna allows you to type in your address and see which direction the antenna should be pointed at, and it works.

Pros: Works very well, easy to install.

Cons: None

Works like it should.

Written By F.L., Diamond Bar, CA on Sunday, September 08, 2013

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Our house is located ~ 25 miles from the towers. This antenna picks up the signals just fine. Just make sure to point the flat side of the fish-bone shaped antenna to the right direction of where the towers is. Just connect the antenna to the TV, do channel scan, and sit back and relax.

Pros: Clear signals. Amplification is a plus.

Cons: overall size is big, so need to plan ahead where you want to position it.

Great Product

Written By Mike S., Minneapolis, MN on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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Great product - works far better than other antennas I have tried in the past. Only downside is its size.

Pros: Excellent reception; amplified

Cons: Larger size

Terk HDTVa antenna

Written By GetRidofCable, Winston-Salem on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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The Terk HDTVa antenna is extremely easy to assemble and hook up. I get a solid, consistent signal on every station shown in yellow and blue on antennaweb.org. This is much better than the GE amplified antenna it replaced.

Pros: Get every station.

Cons: It is bulky.

Trek HDTV antenna

Written By Chrisb277, Ephrata on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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The picture that I can bring in are very clear.

Pros: The picture is clear. It's free tv.

Cons: I have to turn the antenna for each channel. It is pretty large is not disguiseable.

Works pretty well!

Written By FM, Red Hook, NY on Sunday, June 16, 2013

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Using it in a remote farmhouse about 90 miles north of NYC- picks up some core stations, and is a nice backup if the cable ever goes out in an emergency!

Pros: easy to set up! works!

Cons: looks like something off the set of "Bride of Frankenstein". I guess depending on your house decor, that could be a plus.


Written By EdK, Scottsdale AZ on Friday, June 14, 2013

This antenna turned out to be the most gangly, poorly designed, and unforgiving I have tried. I had high hopes for this design, but the following design flaws made it unusable: The "rabbit-ears" extendable antennas lean back at about 15 degrees making it impossible to extend them and have the unit on a shelf against a wall. This design is non-flexible and makes finding a place to put it like torture. The arrow portion must be pointed exactly at the transmission antennas in your area. It was blocked by my fireplace and in an other area a wall with wiring. Also the base is the most tediously temperamental design, as you must feed the cord through a slot on the bottom that will not grip the cable so it was constantly causing it to tip over. Finally there is an on-off switch on the Amp Box that myself and Crutchfield support happened to think about causing hours of futile troubleshooting with the device non-amplified!

Pros: If you can find a place for this awkward thing, can get a clean view of your city's antennas and remember to turn ON the Amp... It's OK

Cons: This antenna turned out to be the most gangly, poorly designed, and unforgiving I have tried. I had high hopes for this design, but the following design flaws made it unusable: The "rabbit-ears" extendable antennas lean back at about 15 degrees making it impossible to extend them and have the unit on a shelf against a wall. This design is non-flexible and makes finding a place to put it like torture. The arrow portion must be pointed exactly at the transmission antennas in your area. It was bloc

Terk Indoor Antenna

Written By MikeJW, Memphis,TN on Friday, May 31, 2013

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Unfortunately, I cannot give this antenna a very high rating. Sometimes it performs pretty well, but other times it's rather poor. This is the fourth antenna I have purchased in my attempts to receive good reception and it is little better than any of the others which is somewhat surprising since the most distant broadcast station is only fifteen miles away. A times I lose the audio or the picture breaks up or both occur simultaneously. I suppose I shall have to continue looking for an antenna which will give me good reception.

i like it

Written By jack n, winthrop(boston) mass. on Monday, May 27, 2013

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i live on the other side of boston the tv ant is out by 128 the big buildings in boston block the antennas all in all it does a good job beter than the last one i had

A good indoor HD TV Antenna

Written By Derek, Twin Lakes, Greene Co, VA on Friday, May 24, 2013

A good indoor HD TV Antenna for the free Local HD channels

Pros: Good reception for all local HD TV channels

Cons: Need an out let for a power supply

Works Like a Charm

Written By dos, wallace, nc on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT: Great product - picked up 19 stations in Richmond, VA, incl all five networks with super HD reception; Great ease in quick as a flash installation; Great bargain, less than any of the other e-tailers I researched; Great company (Crutchfield) to do business with - quite professional in all aspects.

Pros: Works better than advertised and takes up very little room. Adjustments very easily accomplished

Cons: None

was definitely the way to go

Written By mitch, Brooklyn Park mn on Sunday, May 12, 2013

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The guy at the store was definitely right when he said not to buy their antennaes but look for a terk on-line. Definitely more bang for the buck. I have an antennae that I dont even think about when I turn on the tv. No fading & quality signal every channel! As usual. prompt delidery without a hitch. My 4th item from Crutchfield. Will always go to them for electronics

Pros: hi quality for less than store price. Very easy to set up

Cons: not familiar w/the antennae world but wish I got more than 44 channels -that may be because of location


Written By Derrick B., Pleasant Valley, VA on Thursday, May 09, 2013

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Good reception

Pros: Easy set up

Cons: Limited reception

Terk HDTVa

Written By Chris N, Madbury, NH on Monday, April 29, 2013

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This antenna did not pick up any VHF signals for my location (30 - 45 miles away). I did pick up several UHF signals in better than cable appearance, but no VHF at all.

Pros: light weight

Cons: big and cumbersome looking in the living room

Great antenna for the price

Written By Mike, New Hope, MN on Monday, April 29, 2013

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This is a great antenna if you want to cut the cord from your cable company. The HD picture is better than anything I received from my cable or satellite company. It is very easy to set up. I wish the "ears" were a bit smaller but I'm not sure if that's a realistic expectation.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Size

Terk HDTVa

Written By Lou, Orlando, Fl on Saturday, April 20, 2013

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We can now watch all the channels we knew were out there. Best indoor antenna I have owned, ever! Planning on purchasing another. Just add Netflix and you are set. No more ridiculous cable charges !!!

Very pleased with this purchase

Written By standrews, Glen Allen, VA on Sunday, February 03, 2013

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I dropped cable and bought the Terk HDTVa as a low-cost, easy-to-implement solution for over-the-air reception. If it didn't work I wouldn't have too much invested and could put an outdoor antenna in the attic. After 3 weeks of use I see no need to get a better antenna. Depending upon atmospheric conditions the antenna is able to pick up 2 stations 55 miles to the west in Charlottesville. I have the antenna in a second flood location and am using two-splitters to supply signal to three TVs using three different tuners. One tuner in a digital-to-analog conversion box does not perform as well as the others. My main tower cluster is 10 miles away, slightly west of due south. I still get a strong signal from those towers when pointing the antenna west toward Charlottesville. The VHF has no problem receiving the one local VHF station, also 10 miles away.

At first I attached it to a single Tv on the first floor. Moving it to the second floor resulted in a definite improvement. Placement and tuners are important to getting the most out of this antenna.

Pros: Easy to set up. It is not overly directional and can pick up signals when point 90 degrees away. Has the ability to pull in a signal 55 miles away with the right placement under the right conditions and with a good tuner.

Cons: It's not too pretty to look at.

A Big Improvement If you Live In a Shadowed area

Written By Oleg, The Woodlands, TX on Thursday, December 20, 2012

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After a recent purchase of an HDTV I found that there are no air channels I can receive on a standard home antenna. The only channel I could see was very unstable and it was given just a single picture updated once per minute. With Terk I can receive about 6 perfect quality HDTV programs some more are available depending on weather conditions. It is exactly what I was looking for.

Pros: Allows to receive perfect quality programs in an area with low level signals. No setup needed.

Cons: The product is perfect for this price. Be ready to manually redirect the antenna if there are more than one transmitter in your area. Somewhat sensitive to noise: most channels disappear when I turn my DVD recorder on.

Great antenna

Written By ClintB, OKC OK on Friday, December 14, 2012

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This antenna was everything I expected. I can get 35 channels and about 9 that broadcast in HD. All local channels both UHF and VHF. Some VHF channels will require outdoor anteena because of distance to tower. Anyway, i am dropping cable as it is way overpriced. Great product.

Pros: Picks up more channels for both UHF and VHF than any antenna I have seen. I think it looks cool too

Cons: needs to sit on flat surface

Great downtime alternative

Written By CJ, Long Valley,NJ on Sunday, November 18, 2012

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Bought this antenna after hurricane Sandy knocked my cable out for 2 weeks. Was skeptical since I am 40+ miles away from NYC and towers. Hooked it up and only was able to get one channel. Then I put it in my attic pointing towards the city and viola!!! I was very impressed at the quality and number of channels I was able to get. I thought I might get a couple of local channels, but I was able to get 2,4,5,9,11 and a dozen or so other channels that I have yet to explore. For me this is a big win since we loose cable often in the winter months and this is meant only to keep us occupied and in touch until it returns. The total quality of this product and the reception is more then worth the 40 bucks.

Pros: I can watch TV when cable is down!

Cons: had to put velcro on the bottom of it to keep it steady even on a flat surface...but hey, not really a huge con

Excellent Product

Written By Mk, Birmingham, AL on Tuesday, November 06, 2012

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This product works like wonder. Easy to set up. Used to get 2 channels with my rabbit ears. Now getting 14 sure shot + some random channels. I use it with a TV tuner with my PC. I just love this weird alien weapon like looking device which gives me uninterrupted HD channels. Check sites like antennaweb and tvfool. If your are has moderate signals I would recommend you get this antenna. Its design looks like it was made to pick up signals from outer space aliens.

Pros: UHF easy. adjustment needed for VHF. compact design except the two field pole structures. easy to set up

Cons: Balancing. Needs a flat surface for balancing this alien device.

Terk HDTVa

Written By Anonymous, Kansas on Monday, October 29, 2012

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Worked as described. Very simple to set up and great reception of digital channels. Thanks for a great product and website.

works fine

Written By bnormal, Ohio on Wednesday, October 03, 2012

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Works as advertised....brought in 19 stations....probably 9 more than i was getting using a stereo receiver FM antenna!!!

Pros: works great!

Cons: falls over quite a bit....

Should have gotten this antenna in the first place

Written By Steve, Dayton, OH suburb on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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I originally bought the Winegard SS-3000 seven months ago. A forum that discusses antennas claimed it was the best with the Terk HDTVa a close second.

Recently, the power injector went out on the Winegard antenna. Since Winegard only warrants the antenna for 90 days, I faced having to pay $25 for a new part when the entire antenna sells for $42 (I paid $48). Winegard was rather nonchalent about assisting me and backing up their product.

I cut my loses and bought the Terk, which has a much better warranty (one year). The reception is much better than with the Winegard, and it doesn't take up nearly as much space. In fact, I receive a few extra stations that I didn't before. I was even pulling in a few Columbus stations 60 miles away although they wouldn't stay in. However, I have great reception on my Dayton locals without having to work with the Terk antenna as much as I did the Winegard, and I even get two local low power analog stations that I couldn't get with the Winegard.

Pros: Good warranty, takes up little room, works better than most if not all indoor antennas

Cons: None

Terk HDTVa antenna

Written By Davidg, Augusta, GA on Monday, September 24, 2012

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This is an excellent antenna. It was very easy to set up and works great. This was a replacement for a HDTV antenna. My old antenna was always losing the picture or I would have to adjust it, the new Terk HDTVa antenna is fantastic, I get more channels, don't have to adjust it and the picture is so clear. I'm really glad I made the investment. I checked on the internet but no one could beat the Crutchfield price.

Pros: Easy to install, No adjusting needed after set-up, very clear picture and you can tell it is made well, a real quality antenna.

Cons: There is only one suggestion for the antenna. The cable is made to the antenna so you can only place it a certain distance from the TV. It would be nice if it had the cable jack so you could choose the length and quality of the cable.

Terk HDTVa

Written By TerriJ, Tulsa, Ok on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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This antenna is very good. I get a beautiful picture from stations as far away as Ok City. But I can't get NBC or ABC. I was told I had to have an outdoor antenna to get them but I live in an apartment. I have not rotated the antenna because of space issues, maybe I could pick up more channels. Still the best antenna I have used.

Pros: Easy to use, great pic, no cable bill.

Cons: No NBC, ABC

Cutting the cord

Written By MarkH, Richmond, VA on Sunday, July 29, 2012

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Free TV - What more can you say. We decided to get rid of Comcast TV and kept the internet and saved ourselves $50/mo. The antenna pays for itself. HD signals are great on my 60" Samsung and we get 22+ HD channels. Hulu and Amazon on fill in the gaps.

Pros: Easy setup Great signal

Cons: Antenna cable is too short. Had to extent with coax cable.

Cristal clear

Written By Anonymous, United States on Wednesday, July 11, 2012

it does everything they said it would do only better very pleased with this anntena A++++

Very happy

Written By Angel, San Juan, Puerto Rico on Monday, June 25, 2012

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Very happy with the antenna. I live in the 6th floor of a 24 story beachfront condo that has concrete walls inside and out. I have located the antenna close to the ceiling in one of the bedrooms and have excellent reception of all local channels (some 25). Definitely would recommend.

Pros: Very easy to install. Stop paying expensive cable TV or dish services.

Cons: Only local channels available.

Terk HDTVa

Written By KennyL, Redfield AR on Saturday, June 09, 2012

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I am very happy with this item, it gives me a clear picture

Pros: simple hookup, very clear picture

Cons: findiing site to set direction, no means to afix unit to shelf after directional setting so cats don't move it when we are gone.

Terk HDTVa - A pleased skeptic

Written By Mountain Home, Prescott, Arizona on Saturday, April 21, 2012

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I read the few more negatives reviews of the Terk HDTVa first. I was pretty skeptical - but decided to take a chance on the antenna anyway. With the Crutchfield return policy there was little to loose. I was pretty sure an outdoor antenna would be necessary but did not really want to go that route. I placed the Terk HDTVa up in the loft above my second floor (similar to an attic install option). I now have 10 digital stations. I noticed the signal is very susceptible to movement as I was up in the loft adjusting the position but with no one occupying the space up there it is not a problem when I am watching a program. I now have free commercial and public television after over twenty years with no TV at all. I used a splitter as an experiment and my radio tuner reception is better as well. My residence is well out of town in the mountains and too far from other residences for cable service. I've never had TV reception because in years past a very tall exterior antenna would have at best pulled a few weak signals. My residence is well out of town in the mountains and too far from other residences for cable service. I never wanted to pay for a satellite service option.

Pros: More stations than I expected.

Cons: May be a little sensitive to movement in a room depending on where you place the unit.

Improved reception

Written By Marty, Baltimore MD on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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Baltimore is problematic with regard to receiving the "local" public television station. The local transmitter has never been good, and the more powerful transmitter about 30 miles away breaks up regularly. I replaced the rabbit ears with this powered antenna, pointed it to the good transmitter, and there are no more problems with reception. All other local stations come in as well as before. The antenna is directional. If there were other iffy stations, I'd have to turn it, but as it is, I don't. It's also ugly, but I don't care because it does its job.

Pros: Improves marginal TV signal, met my expectations.

Cons: Ugly (but not too big), directional.

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Written By Just a Voice, Richmond, TX on Sunday, March 25, 2012

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Not wanting to pay close 50 bucks for a 2nd cable box and an additional monthly fee of 10 bucks, I decided to try my luck with the Terk HDTVa. To my pleasant surprise, it picked up 60+ channels after my sons installed it and run a scan on it. However, a fair bit of them are in Spanish and Vietnamese, but it still worthwhile as it picked up most local channels for me to watch. Definitely worth the price.

Pros: Ease of buying, on time delivery, easy to install and use.

Cons: Nothing.

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Written By holidaystocking, lumber bridge nc on Friday, March 23, 2012

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my channels do come in;put have to keep moving the antenna to much to get them in.

Pros: price a little to high

Cons: move antenna to much;cheap made;not sturdy

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Written By Anonymous, Jacksonville, fl on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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This antenna is very easy to setup and has very clear picture. I'm thinking about buying another antenna.

Terk HDTVa Indoor Antenna

Written By SallieC, henderson, NV on Saturday, March 17, 2012

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I am 73 and don't want/need cable: I've recently tried a flat panel antenna, but it didn't work; too near mountains apparently. Rabbit ears antenna has been great for years, but I needed a new stronger indoor antenna. Have been relying on Crutchfield's excellent product reviews, and the Terk HDTVa had very specific information and commentary that made my purchase easy. Since I got it, I have picked up about 15-20 additional stations including 2 major network channels that I'd never been able to watch unless I spent time adjusting the antenna for individual signal strength,then later returning to my original setting to get back the the three channels that were strongest. I positioned this Terk antenna one time & pulled in stations I didn't know existed. Hook up was fast and simple ,and reception is clear and stable even during heavy windstorms. Great product. .

Pros: Excellent antenna, and very reasonable.

Cons: A little tippy-cat walks around it, but so far, so good.

Great reception, many channels

Written By mirago, Mountain View, CA on Sunday, March 11, 2012

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The set-up was straight forward enough. 3rd floor apartment. Once my HDTV went through the automated channel search we ended up with approx. 70 channels. Granted, many were independent channels in foreign languages but the antenna brought them in with clear reception. Leaving in the San Jose/San Francisco Bay area means many different cultures and languages. The price of the antenna will pay for itself in less than a month (original Cable TV bill was $100 a month). The long coax cable allows the antenna to be placed away from the TV if desired or if needed to reach a table (as was in my case since my plasma HDTV was too thin to place the antenna on top of the TV).

Pros: Great reception for the price. Easy to set-up and use. Packaging uses recyclable material. Long coax cable. Futuristic look.

Cons: No wall mount option.

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Written By K in ATL, Atlanta, GA on Thursday, February 09, 2012

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I did lot's of research on TV antenna and became more and more discouraged with what may have been required for good reception. I decided to take a chance on this antenna as I live in Atlanta and fairly close to the broadcasters antennas. I could not be happier. I used the online map of my location to find the best direction to point the antenna and it's worked great. I get a bunch of channels (only about 5 of which I actually watch). I'm very happy with this antenna.

Pros: Easy to set up, good instructions, great performance.

Cons: None

Ordering a second one

Written By DavidP, Green Bay, WI on Monday, December 19, 2011

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The previous amplified antenna was not bringing in the resolution over all the local channels. This thing works like I expected the other one to work. Unfortunately I only live 10 miles from all the stations but getting the signals inside now is my priority. I'm happy and impressed.

Pros: Didn't put up the rabbit ears and reception was excellant.

Cons: Little tippy but I'll fab a plate to the bottom to prevent it from being tippy.

Terk HDTVa is the Best over the air HD Antenna

Written By Rick, O'Fallon, MO on Saturday, November 05, 2011

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I've always kept "over the air" TV available in my home. During storms the dish just doesn't cut it. I like to have a backup to check out approaching storms, etc. I've owned 4 different models ranging in price from $29 to $119. We're 28 miles from the nearest towers. The Terk HDTVa is the "hands down" winner in bringing all of the signals available into my home. I now own three of them. I bought my first Terk HDTVa a number of years back, (they used to cost twice as much). Because of price I tried a different brand or model each time a television was added to my home. None of the others came close. The last model I purchased, (when I gave up on cheap), was an omni-directional indoor antenna that ran me $119. Am I allowed to say "sucked" here? A few weeks ago I said the heck with it and ordered two more Terk HDTVa indoor antennas for a total of three and tossed out the rest. I'm now in the market for a captain's chair with star date log, a live in maid with pointy ears and a warp drive for my Buick Century.

Pros: It's simple to put together. It's simple to set up. It's directional. For someone like myself living 25 to 30 miles from a large city / transmission hub it's basically point and shoot. It picks up every channel available.

Cons: Neither my living room nor family room has the "Star Trek Photon Torpedo" decor this model was obviously designed to go with. "Captain. Channels 7 and 8 are locked on and await your command to fire." "Make it so number 1"

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Written By alex, chapel hill, nc on Saturday, October 22, 2011

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The antenna was easy to set up, and provides better reception (and more stations) than expected. This unit was purchased in lieu of a more expensive and longer range unit that was out of stock: turns out there's no need for me to look for anything better. Good value.

Pros: Easy to set up, better reception than expected. Good value.

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Written By Gaylen, Tucson on Thursday, September 29, 2011

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I was using the non-powered indoor version Terk HDTV antenna and replaced it with the HDTVa hoping for much better reception. It did help a little with the TV stations fading in and out. I would recommend the powered version since it only cost a few dollars more.

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Written By OttoC, Memphis, TN on Saturday, September 24, 2011

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Easy to set up. Good reception

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Written By JasonO, Chicago, IL on Wednesday, June 01, 2011

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This antenna has been working great for me so far. It was extremely easy to setup and the picture quality is arguably better than that of my satellite. To be fair for others reading this review, I live less than 5 miles from the TV towers with an unobstructed view so my setup is close to ideal. With that said, I feel it is well worth the money spent.


Written By JERRY G, Chicago,IL on Monday, April 18, 2011

This Antenna with Amplified for indoor, I wouldn't have believe it if someone
had told me, i live in a steel and concrete building were the reception is very
poor for cell phone and t.v. antenna,but it work as good as cable t.v

Best indoor antenna I've seen

Written By Ken, Beecher IL on Thursday, March 31, 2011

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I have finally cut the cord on high priced comcast cable and I now receive 35 wonderful pictures free. Beecher is about 40 miles south of the city of chicago and I can't believe the picture quality is so wonderful. Paying such a high price for cable when their wasn't many more good channels to watch should be considered a crime in my book. This antenna was well worth the money; and I'm only sorry I didn't do it years ago. Its fun for me but not fun for comcast.

Out of Range

Written By Yel0sub, Bordentown, NJ on Monday, March 28, 2011

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We are 30 miles from Philadelphia, but are clearly out of range for this antenna here. I presume that some hills and trees are enough to keep the antenna from working, since the specs indicate that it should work up to 45 miles. Hard to comment on an item that was not appropriate to the planned use. If there were some way to give it an NA rating, I would.

this antenna kicks, Beavis

Written By jesus chrysler, Mission Viejo, Ca on Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Butthead: Hey, Beavis. This antenna kicks!
Beavis: Your right, Butthead!

I even pick up 4 San Diego stations: kfmb ch 8, kgtv 10, kpbs 15 and kusi ch 69

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Written By Bill, Winston-Salem on Monday, March 08, 2010

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I am pleased with how effective this antenna is. We do not live in a major metropolitan area and yet pick up 16 stations with about half broadcasting in HD. The only challenge in setting this up was learning how to put the TV in automatic scan mode to find available stations. I do agree with some of the other reviewers that the antenna base could be a bit more stable.

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Written By Anonymous, Colorado on Thursday, February 25, 2010

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This antenna seems to be made from quality materials, but doesn't offer the performance I had hoped for. Telescoping antennas can't be extended straight up (to extend upward they must also extend rearward) so sitting this close to a wall doesn't work.

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Written By Jon, ALABAMA on Saturday, January 30, 2010

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Fair Reception

Written By joe, Sparks, NV on Friday, January 08, 2010

We purchased this same antenna else where and the amplifier is located inline with the cable. If you need good recaption steer clear buy the Terk TV5 instead better reception.

Godd for FREE HDTV

Written By Brenda, Forest Hills, NY on Saturday, November 14, 2009

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We bought this antenna for my low tech, no tech, father-in-law who just turned 80. He prefers free tv, so we bought this antenna to enable him to use his birthday gift a 19" lcd hd tv. This antenna allows him to view up to 20 clear channels without a cable or converter box. I tried it out in my home and got up to 40 clear channels (I'm closer to the city, so I guess I can access more channels.) The antenna may have to be repositioned to get clearer channel reception. I would have rated it a 5 but it needs to be redesigned to enable the cord to sit in place more firmly because it has a tendency to slip out and then the antenna topples over.

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