Terk Omni Tower
Amplified multi-directional indoor TV antenna
Our take on the Terk Omni Tower by Crutchfield's Steve Kindig
Terk's sleek Omni Tower doesn't look like a conventional TV antenna.
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Terk's Omni Tower can hide in plain sight — it doesn't look like a conventional TV antenna. It doesn't perform like one, either. The Omni Tower can pull in free over-the-air HDTV broadcasts from multiple directions, so you don't have to move it to pick up signals from different TV towers.
Terk's patent pending 360° multi-directional design improves performance without having to make adjustments when you change channels. It can pull in stations in the UHF and high-band VHF ranges (channels 7-51).
Terk's DualBoost amplifier
One feature that sets the Omni Tower apart from other indoor antennas is Terk's DualBoost amplifier technology. In maximum amplification mode, this dual-stage design boosts the signal at the antenna, and again as the signal gets close to your TV.
- receives digital and analog TV signals high-band VHF (channels 7-13) and UHF (channels 14-51)
- patent-pending 360° multi-directional design for improved performance without any adjustments
- DualBoost amplifier can boost the signal at the antenna and again near your TV
- amplifier has a 3-way switch that lets you adjust the amount of amplification for different TV signals
- coaxial cable included
- 4-5/8"W x 10-7/8"H x 4-5/8"D
- weight: 1.3 lbs.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Indoor HDTV antenna
- Amplifier (attached to antenna with 5' cable)
- Power adapter (attached to amplifier with 6' cable)
- 3' Coax cable (attached to amplifier)
- Quick Start Guide
I thought I would give this a shot because rabbit ears were not doing it for me, always having to adjust their direction. This item works better, but is not a cure all.
Bill, Saint Paul, MN
Terk Omni Tower Reviews
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Amplified Multi-Directional Indoor Antenna: The Terk Omni receives TV broadcasts including 4K and 1080 HDTV for the highest-quality picture and sound, both UHF (470-698MHz) and VHF (174-216MHz) stations. Its patent pending 360° Multi-Directional design improves performance without having to make adjustments when changing channels. Innovative dual-stage amplifier technology boosts the signal at the antenna and boosts the signal again near your TV.
Amplifier Settings: The amplifier has a 3-way switch (Dual/Preamp/Bypass) that lets you adjust the amplifier for different TV signals. The "Dual" position uses both external amplifier and the preamp built into the antenna itself. The "Preamp" position uses just the preamp. The "Bypass" position turns all amplification off. Most TV channels will perform better with this switch left in the "Dual" position. However, if a channel is not providing the performance you expect, try watching it with this switch in the "Preamp" or "Bypass" position to see if that makes a difference.
Antenna Placement: Place the antenna on a flat surface within reach of your TV, facing the direction where most of your broadcast towers are located. Place the antenna close to in a window if possible, and position it as high as possible. Avoid placing the antenna on a metal surface.
Power Requirements: The Terk Omni features an external power adapter that will need to be plugged into an AC wall outlet or surge protector.
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Why did you buy this?
Chose it because is omni-directional, which I am hoping means it can sit behind the tv or speaker (out of sight). Tired of seeing the cable and the 12x12 flat antenna hanging from the patio door. [ corey Nov 11, 2018 ]
reviews, price, omni-directional, looks and built in amplifier. [ Kevin Oct 23, 2018 ]
Based on reviews and the appearance of the product compared to other antenna,s. [ James Oct 22, 2018 ]
Specs matched my needs and good reviews. [ Rodney L. Oct 12, 2018 ]
Crutchfield advice and good reviews. And it can be placed near electronics without interference. We have limited wall space, as well. [ Al Oct 11, 2018 ]
I like the look of the product as it won't draw any unwanted attention. It will blend right in with everything else in the room. [ Eric Sep 30, 2018 ]
Like the price and the look. [ Peter Sep 24, 2018 ]
Have an old Terk HD antenna that worked great and this looks like a significant improvement. [ David Sep 09, 2018 ]
Looking for a good HD antenna and this is rated very highly. Could only find the HD on Crutchfield at a reasonable price. [ Dawna Aug 10, 2018 ]
it looks cool [ Anthony Aug 07, 2018 ]
I needed a new antenna. [ David Jul 05, 2018 ]
This is our second Channel Master DVR.. We decided that we did not want to transport our original unit to and from our homes and set them up whenever we moved so we ordered a new unit. We cannot live without them! They work well in the city and in the country where our signal is weak. Hence I ordered the tower antenna to try and improve our reception.. [ Arthur S. Jun 27, 2018 ]
Looking to dump cable. Will try the Terk Omni. Hopefully it works like I need so I can give the cable company the boot [ Kimberly May 29, 2018 ]
I went on to the Terk website and this is the tower antenna that's recommended for my area and my solution in zip code 75708 [ STEVE May 03, 2018 ]
converting to over the air signal from cable service [ Mark Apr 11, 2018 ]
I have an amplified Terk antenna for my home receiver and it works very well. [ Glenn Mar 27, 2018 ]
Terk antennas are the best! [ Jean Feb 19, 2018 ]
Reviews [ Benny Jan 07, 2018 ]
Looking to pick up some local channels since my cable company is currently unable to provide the local network. Based on description, the Terk Antenna should be up to the task. [ Mark Nov 13, 2017 ]
I've had previous good experience with Terk brand antennas. [ Robert Aug 01, 2017 ]
4 questions already asked
1 answer I live approximately 30 miles outside of the NY metro area & 65 miles outside Philadelphia, no major obstructions blocking antenna path. There are TV stations scattered from NE to SW that I could potentially pick up with a strong enough antenna. Would you recommend an omnidirectional antenna like this one or a directional antenna w/a remote control rotor? I appreciate any suggestions, thanks! [ Pattie Jan 15, 2018 ]
For the longer distance (65 miles) it's best to use an outdoor, long range, directional antenna model. If you want to use the same antenna for signals from multiple directions, you'll also want to add a rotor to adjust the antenna's position based on the desired channel. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx [ Ryan Jan 19, 2018 ] Staff
I've looked through all the details we have for the range. I cannot find any mention. Usually, multi-directional antennas like this have a maximum range of 20-40 miles for the stations they can pull in. I'd recommend contact Terk on 800-645-4994 to see if they have more specific information on its range. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul Jan 15, 2018 ] Staff
this is an indoor antenna [ DELOURDE Jan 06, 2018 ]
No. This is an indoor amplified antenna. Works great. I can receive about 50 HD channels for free. [ Jimmy Dec 28, 2017 ]
Amplified indoor antenna [ michael Dec 27, 2017 ]
It's an amplified antenna for indoor use. [ Robert Dec 27, 2017 ]
This is an INDOOR unit placed near a window works the best............... Great reception in my area [ Philip Dec 27, 2017 ]
1 answer I'm doing a basement finish and looking for an alternative to putting an antenna in the attic, then hacking into the mechanical chase (wood, insulation, and/or drywall) to run cables into the basement mechanical area where the A/V is located. I want to see if the Terk Omni Tower will work while installed in the basement. I'm okay with planning otherwise, but has anyone used this antenna in a basement with any measurable success? [ Todd Dec 26, 2017 ]
Much depends on the signal strength and direction of the broadcast stations in your local area. We do provide a 60 day satisfaction guarantee period on all purchases so, you'll have two full months to try the antenna and see for yourself: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/returns.aspx I hope that helps. My bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan [ Ryan Jan 01, 2018 ] Staff