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Now LCD TVs are less and less used to watch television. Nevertheless, such a task is still set for the device, so you can’t do without an antenna, unless you are connected to cable TV. It is about antennas for TVs that will be discussed in this rating. We will talk about both models for receiving an on-air signal (DVB-T2) and satellite “dishes”.

Rating of the best antennas for digital television

Nomination Place Name Price

Best Indoor Antennas for Digital TV

one

Selenga 105A

872 ₽

2

Harper ADVB-2111

350 ₽

3

Harper ADVB-2120

490 ₽

four

BBK-DA05

443 ₽

The best outdoor antennas for digital TV

one

Remo Twin-Super-A-DX DeLuxe

1 290 ₽

2

Locus Ether-08AF

400 ₽

3

Selenga 111F-A

310 ₽

four

Harper ADVB-2440

1 590 ₽

The best satellite dishes (dishes)

one

GIBERTINI PL-85A

6 440 ₽

2

LANS-65MS6506AS

1 850 ₽

Best Indoor Antennas for Digital TV

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Selenga 105A

Rating: 4.7

Selenga 105A

This is a relatively inexpensive antenna for those who are not ready to install it outdoors. This model can be installed directly in the room. Its small size allows you to hide the device behind the TV, hiding it from view. If you want to achieve a more stable signal reception, it is better to place the antenna higher – for example, on a cabinet. Also, buyers note that the product shows itself perfectly when installed on a windowsill, but not everyone will like this option.

The “horned” antenna does an excellent job of receiving a DVB-T2 signal. Recall that it is in it that digital TV is distributed in our country, and in many other countries. The signal gain here is 12 dB. This is a very good figure, which is surpassed only by outdoor models designed for mounting on the wall of the house. To achieve it, the manufacturer had to supply his creation with additional power. It is provided by a complete network adapter, from which a current of 12 V is output. It should be noted that you can do without it, but in this case the amplifier will turn off, because of which the signal reception quality will very much depend on how far you are from the TV tower.

When buying a Selenga 105A, you will immediately pay attention to the modest size of this device. Alas, the length of the cable used here is also minimal, which is necessary to connect the antenna to the TV. Its length is 1.5 m. If you want to place the antenna at the other end of the room, you will have to get an extension cord. Not particularly long is the cord emanating from the power supply. Also check the build quality before buying. In the reviews, you can often find references to the fact that one of the pins is held very loosely, which is why a breakdown occurs right on the day of purchase.

Advantages

  • There is an amplifier;

  • modest size;

  • Low cost;

  • Does not require any special settings.

Flaws

  • Poorly assembled specimens exist;

  • The power of the amplifier is small.

Harper ADVB-2111

Rating: 4.7

Harper ADVB-2111

If you are asked to imagine an indoor antenna in your mind, then it is Harper ADVB-2111 that will appear in your thoughts. This is the usual “horned” specimen. For greater reliability, it is supplemented with a small ring, which should contribute to a more stable signal reception. The pins here extend to a very decent length. This allows you to improve the quality of reception, if it suddenly seemed insufficient. But do not forget that in this case the antenna begins to require a lot of space.

The base of the accessory is made of budget plastic. That is why the antenna is very inexpensive. And also because of the lack of an amplifier in it. If you look at the technical data sheet, it becomes clear that without it, the amplification of most types of signal does not exceed 3 dB. Therefore, the Harper ADVB-2111 is not the best choice if you live many kilometers from the TV tower. But this model does not require a separate connection to the mains. As for the connection to the TV, it is carried out using a meter cord.

We recommend buying the Harper ADVB-2111 if you live in a major city. In this case, the quality of digital TV signal reception will definitely suit you. And you will not overpay for an unnecessary amplifier. It’s also nice that the product turned out to be durable, despite the use of very inexpensive plastic – there are no complaints about the build quality (although less successful specimens can leave the assembly line).

Advantages

  • Good build quality;

  • Low cost;

  • familiar design;

  • Good noise figure;

  • The antenna turned out to be very stable;

  • Does not require connection to a power outlet.

Flaws

  • The length of the connection cord may not suit everyone;

  • There is no amplifier.

Harper ADVB-2120

Rating: 4.7

Harper ADVB-2120

One of the most unusual indoor antennas in our ranking. Only one telescopic rod is used here, the rest of the device is an oval arch. Too bad it’s made of plastic. If it were glass or ceramics, the product would turn out to be incredibly beautiful. But the plastic part does not spoil the interior of the room. Also, this design did not greatly affect the price tag – for an antenna in Russian stores they ask for no more than 500 rubles. And how much would a porcelain product cost?!

Otherwise, this is a typical antenna, designed to be mounted somewhere on a table or even on a cabinet. The device can catch both signals in the DVB-T2 standard and the FM band. HARPER ADVB-2120 belongs to the active type, so the antenna will have to be connected to the mains. It is due to the power supply that amplification occurs up to 30 dB. In a word, this is a good choice for those who want to purchase an unusual outwardly antenna for a TV for very little money.

Advantages

  • Good gain;
  • Low cost;
  • Interesting design;
  • Good assembly;
  • Can work with FM radio.

Flaws

  • Not the longest cable to connect;
  • The noise figure reaches 3 dB.

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BBK-DA05

Rating: 4.5

BBK-DA05

Chinese manufacturers have flooded the home and outdoor antenna market. However, they are rarely of interest to buyers, because their price is often much higher than the cost of domestic counterparts. But sometimes there are exceptions to the rule. For example, for BBK DA05 they ask for only 400 rubles, and sometimes even less. That is why this instance is found in many retail outlets, the windows of which are littered with antennas, remotes and batteries.

This model does not have the usual “horns” for a home antenna. Instead, a rectangular plastic case is used, inside of which metal parts are located. Therefore, this antenna will definitely not spoil the interior of your room. But this design has one serious drawback. The accessory may not do its job well when placed on the cabinet behind the TV. Ideally, the antenna should be fixed somewhere on the wall so that it is higher, and not everyone can do this. However, this is only relevant if you live very far from the TV tower.

Unfortunately, this model is not equipped with an amplifier. Someone will find an advantage in this, because the accessory does not need to provide power – it can be easily connected to absolutely any TV, even a very old one. But if you live in a village that is far enough away from a major city, then this option will not allow you to enjoy a high-quality picture. However, that is why they ask for so little money for BBK DA05.

Advantages

  • Very low cost;

  • Does not spoil the interior of the room;

  • Does not require power;

  • Very modest size.

Flaws

  • Build quality may not be the best;

  • No amplifier;

  • I would like a longer connection cable.

The best outdoor antennas for digital TV

Remo Twin-Super-A-DX DeLuxe

Rating: 4.9

Emo Twin-Super-A-DX DeLuxe

This outdoor antenna for television can be considered traditional. It is completely made of metal, while its installation is unlikely to take much time. It got into our rating thanks to the high-quality signal reception. It is possible that thanks for this you need to connect to the mains. A special amplifier will try to recognize signals even from a very remote transmitter. Basically, this antenna will be used to watch television in the DVB-T2 standard. But, if you are interested, the product can also be used to receive signals in TNT, DTT and HDTV digital standards. Support for analog standards has not gone away either – including VHF, UHF and FM.

The product is connected to a TV or set-top box via a six-meter cable. But the power cord here is much shorter – its length does not exceed 0.9 m. Interestingly, the antenna can be mounted on a mast – you just need to make sure that its diameter does not exceed 70 mm. It is purchased separately – only a standard installation kit is supplied with the antenna.

Advantages

  • Large size for stable reception;
  • A large number of digital and analog standards are supported;
  • Mounting on a mast is possible;
  • Long antenna cable;
  • There is a double corner reflector;
  • It costs no more than 1400 rubles.

Flaws

  • Short network cable.

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Locus Ether-08AF

Rating: 4.9

Locus Ether-08AF

This is an outdoor antenna that comes with the usual rod to which it is attached. The bar itself can be placed on the wall of the house or the side wall of the balcony. As a result, you will get a design that has already become traditional, designed to successfully catch a television signal. For little money, by the way! Russian sellers ask for about 500 rubles for an antenna, and sometimes even less!

This accessory is connected to the TV in the usual way, using the appropriate cable, at the end of which there is an F-connector. The antenna is used to receive a signal distributed in the DVB-T2 standard. The volume that now corresponds to our digital TV. She handles it with no problems. Without using a power supply!

If you live in a locality where the nearest repeater is several tens of kilometers away, it is recommended to use the LI series power injector. In short, you need to somehow provide a 5-volt voltage. In this case, the built-in amplifier will be used. It provides 27 decibel signal amplification! There is no doubt that with him you will find the most stable reception of the “picture” in almost any conditions. But we advise you to make sure that the TV or set-top box is ready to supply this voltage to the antenna connector – older models cannot do this. However, no one forbids the use of the already mentioned power supply. However, it will have to be purchased separately.

As for the rest of the technical characteristics, they cannot be called bad either. The impedance here does not exceed 75 ohms. The noise figure is 3.7 dB. Not a record, but with normal use, this figure is quite satisfactory.

Advantages

  • A powerful amplifier is used;

  • Not very high noise figure;

  • Very modest size and weight;

  • Low cost.

Flaws

  • Requires power from a set-top box or TV.

Selenga 111F-A

Rating: 4.8

Selenga 111F-A

Typically, outdoor antennas are very large. Because of this, all kinds of birds regularly sit on them – crows and doves. Also, it does not paint the wall of your house or the balcony. That is why sometimes you want to purchase a much more compact outdoor antenna. Previously, such options practically did not exist, but with the development of digital TV, they have become more accessible. For example, you can buy Selenga 111F-A. At the same time, you should not hope for a record amplification power, but you will save a lot of money.

A copy sold in Russia for 350-500 rubles is equipped with a familiar bar to which the entire structure is attached. It has a relatively small size and minimal visibility. It is possible that the birds will not pay their attention to it at all, which cannot but rejoice. Perhaps, only a modest plastic box, painted black, stands out here at least somehow. As you might guess, it hides electronics. She’s amplifying the signal. Up to 22 dB, by the way! Practice shows that this is enough even if you live 30-40 km from the nearest TV tower. Therefore, the antenna can be placed on the wall of a private house located somewhere in a godforsaken village.

Of course, the amplifier cannot run on air. He needs electricity. In the case of this antenna, it must be fed through the antenna cable, and its voltage must be 5 V. Therefore, make sure that the TV or set-top box can supply power to its connector. If the device does not have such an ability, then the antenna becomes almost useless, especially if the TV tower is really located very far away. Of course, the accessory can also be powered from the mains. But you won’t be able to easily connect a network adapter – there is no corresponding connector, so you have to work with a soldering iron.

Otherwise, this is a familiar outdoor antenna that stably copes with receiving a television signal encoded in the DVB-T2 format. Its impedance does not exceed 75 ohms, and the operating frequency range is 474-862 MHz.

Advantages

  • There is a very powerful amplifier;

  • Not the largest sizes;

  • Low cost;

  • Quality assembly;

  • Not very high noise figure.

Flaws

  • Requires power supplied via antenna cable.

Harper ADVB-2440

Rating: 4.7

Harper ADVB-2440

Would you like to ensure that the outdoor antenna does not make eyesore at all? Buy yourself a copy equipped with a spherical plastic case. From afar, such an accessory can be mistaken for a familiar lantern. Or for a security camera, for that matter. In a word, it is not so easy to recognize a street antenna in it.

This accessory is easy enough to attach to any flat base. The easiest way is to screw it to the wall of a wooden house, but other surfaces should not cause any problems. Included with the product is not only a miniature bracket, but also all the necessary fasteners.

The HARPER ADVB-2440 antenna is designed to receive a TV signal of the DVB-T2 standard. At the same time, it is able to amplify it by 30 dB. A very good result! With it, you can count on comfortable viewing of digital TV even if the nearest TV tower is many tens of kilometers away. However, do not forget that the amplifier requires electricity. In this case, it should be with a voltage of 12 V. A lot. TVs and set-top boxes cannot provide this. Therefore, you will have to use the complete power supply by connecting it to the outlet.

Many features of the HARPER ADVB-2440 should suit most Expertology readers. For example, the noise factor here does not exceed 3 dB, which should contribute to the minimum amount of interference. And only the cable length, which is 1.4 m, immediately makes it clear that you will need an extension cord. It is also impossible not to note the existence of defective specimens suffering from poor-quality assembly of the insides. Such an antenna will not normally catch a television signal, and it should be handed over under warranty.

Advantages

  • Compact and not particularly conspicuous design;

  • Power supply included;

  • There is a powerful amplifier;

  • The kit includes all necessary fasteners.

Flaws

  • High price;

  • There are defective copies;

  • Not very long wire;

  • Requires an electrical connection.

The best satellite dishes (dishes)

GIBERTINI PL-85A

Rating: 4.9

GIBERTINI PL-85A

A very popular satellite dish, which is in stable demand throughout Russia. It is offset, but the satellite dish is made of aluminum. Its size is 85×90.5 cm. This should be enough to get a good signal even at a fairly large distance from the satellite. It should be noted that the antenna is supplied without a mast and a converter, this is the reason for the price, which does not exceed 4000 rubles.

This model was included in our rating due to its durability. The aluminum design indicates that the product will definitely not begin to rust. Also, the gain should please the buyer, reaching here 37 dB. It remains to add that the satellite dish has a wind load of 70 kg. She herself weighs 6.9 kg.

Advantages

  • Made in Italy;
  • Can be placed on a mast with a diameter of 30 to 90 mm;
  • A strong wind is practically not terrible;
  • High gain;
  • Optimal dimensions;
  • Created from aluminium.

Flaws

  • The price tag will not seem optimal to everyone.

LANS-65MS6506AS

Rating: 4.8

LANS-65MS6506AS

The most inexpensive satellite dish belonging to the perforated offset type. Its dimensions are 65.6×65 cm, and the cost does not exceed 2000 rubles. We can safely say that the product is intended for installation in a settlement located relatively close to the satellite. In this case, the signal will be stably caught even in bad weather, which is explained by the presence of a self-cleaning function here.

The satellite dish pleasantly pleases with a reinforced mount, which, moreover, allows you to smoothly adjust the angle. Unfortunately, the product is made of steel. For several years, the “plate” will be protected by a powder coating. But after a longer period, the appearance of rusty spots is quite possible. If we return to the advantages of the antenna, then one cannot fail to note the gain, which reaches 35-37 dB here, depending on the range used.

As you might have guessed, the satellite dish comes without a converter and a mast.

Advantages

  • High gain;
  • Easily withstands strong winds;
  • Can be installed on a mast with a diameter of 22 to 58 mm;
  • There is self-cleaning;
  • The geometry is close to a perfect parabola;
  • Low cost.

Flaws

  • The dimensions cannot be called large;
  • Corrosion may occur in the future.

Conclusion

As you can see, not every antenna costs a lot of money. Many budget models designed for use in the room also do an excellent job. If you live far enough from the TV tower, then it is recommended to purchase an outdoor antenna. Its installation will require the use of forces and tools, but the quality of signal reception will be almost perfect. Then it remains only to choose a set-top box if the TV itself is not trained to receive digital television.