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RCA ANT1650R Flat-Panel Antenna

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ANT1650R

 | Catalog #: 15-384
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  • Gold-plated "F" connector output for better signal and picture
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  • Up to 40-mile VHF/UHF range*
  • Included programmable remote allows you to rotate the antenna easily and recall channels instantly
  • Less prone to overload in strong areas, making it ideal for urban areas and suburbs
  • Built-in split-band amplifier delivers a 16dB gain for VHF and a 20dB gain for UHF
  • Runs on AC or DC, so it can be used at home, on your boat or your RV
  • Can be used indoor or out
  • Channel/frequency: 2~69
  • Output impedance: 75 ohms

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RCA's ANT1650R Flat-Panel Antenna incorporates a patented design specifically for 360° digital TV reception that eliminates adjustments. It receives local HD and DTV broadcasts and supports 1080 resolution.

  • Enhances reception with included amplifier
  • ELN circuitry cleans the signal
  • Slim, paintable profile in black to blend with high tech components
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  • ANT1650R antenna
  • Removeable amplifier
 

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RCA ANT1650R Flat-Panel Antenna
 
3.8

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (30)
  • Strong signal (23)
  • Attractive (22)
  • Fine-tuning (8)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

  • Bad reception / weak antenna (11)

Best Uses

  • Living room (20)
  • Bedroom (9)
  • Home (3)
  • Small rooms (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (24), Enthusiast (14), Power user (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43)

Reviewed by 46 customers

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5.0

Wow what an indoor antenna!!!

By Grammy Lu

from Spring Lake, NC

About Me Casual User

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to install
  • Fast Setup
  • Great Digital Pictures
  • Improved Audio/Video
  • Simple Controls

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • In A Window

    Comments about RCA ANT1650R Flat-Panel Antenna:

    Installed it and run channel check--got 20 channels. Moved it to the window about 2 1/2 ft from TV and run channel check again---got 30 channels. 3 did not come in good at all and 2 or 3 are in Spanish. So I figure I have 20-25 very Great working channels, including CBS, NBC, ABC, ION, the CW Channel, plus many others; get all my favorite shows! We are about 15 miles from Fayetteville and 55 miles from Raleigh--low lands. Antenna is about 6 feet from the floor. Great reception!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By memphisslim

    from Roswell, GA

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fast Setup
    • Improved Audio/Video

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about RCA ANT1650R Flat-Panel Antenna:

      This product is GREAT. I get 26 channels without a monthly bill.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Rebellion on cable brought me here and I

      By chrissygm

      from Salem, MA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy set up
      • Fast Setup
      • Improved Audio/Video

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about RCA ANT1650R Flat-Panel Antenna:

        Rebellion against the cable machine's exhorbitant cost and bad programming. I have a bigger selection of PBS channels than with cable - all in crystal clear digital without all the cable reality nonsense.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Bad reception

        By Joe F

        from Chicago western suburbs

        About Me Enthusiast

        Pros

          Cons

          • No Power Indicator
          • Poor Reception
          • Poor Stand
          • Shows Fingerprints
          • Unattractive Design

          Best Uses

          • Don't Buy

          Comments about RCA ANT1650R Flat-Panel Antenna:

          RCA does not specify the dB gain of this antenna. There is a channel signal strength meter on our Aquos TV and comparing the signal strength to another less expensive antenna that claims 20 dB gain, the RCA antenna must have only 5dB gain. The reception on this antenna is so poor it could not pick up CBS about 22 miles away, but did receive another channels but not as many as the other antenna. Also the stand is poorly designed, it won't hold the antenna upright, but at an angle that allows the antenna to easily topple over. Also lacks a power indicator light. It's glossy plastic so it shows every fingerprint.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          just ok

          By dog lover

          from seattle, wa

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

          • Poor Reception

          Best Uses

            Comments about RCA ANT1650R Flat-Panel Antenna:

            Does not work all that well but it is in a terrible spot for an antenna. I do get most major channels most of the time.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Failure: Useless

            By B

            from Ohio

            About Me Power User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Reception
              • Worthless No Reception

              Best Uses

                Comments about RCA ANT1650R Flat-Panel Antenna:

                In my opinion this product DID NOT WORK. In the same location via the same wires, a preexisting antenna works much better, receiving 22+ over-the-air channels. By contrast, even after many efforts to fine-tune the direction in which it is pointed this RCA antenna received only 10 channels.

                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                It Works

                By Happy Camper

                from Seattle

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Strong Signal

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bedroom
                  • Living Room

                  Comments about RCA ANT1650R Flat-Panel Antenna:

                  Live on the 4th floor in downtown Seattle. Can't see any of the transmitter towers, but all local stations are coming through, including PBS. Works better than hoped. Take that, Comcast.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Works great with good setup

                  By Mr Atari Mac

                  from Chesapeake, VA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Strong Signal

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RCA ANT1650R Flat-Panel Antenna:

                      Proper position gets great results. When flat up against a wall was not so good. Flat up against a window was better, but not much better surprisingly. Flat in front of a window with a 'view' of the direction where local transmitting antennas works good. The antenna has 6 feet of cable and a booster. When the cable was running up vertically in front of the window also in view of the antennas, the reception was much better. I also have 25' of additional cable that is connected to the booster and it did not affect it negatively. With the antenna flat in front of a window and the cable also in the 'view', reception is very good.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      TV Nut

                      By Edwnd Knnor

                      from South Mills, NC

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Strong Signal

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bedroom

                        Comments about RCA ANT1650R Flat-Panel Antenna:

                        I agree with Broadcast Fan on all points. Just adding that I used the TV Signal Locator Tool at the TV Fool web site to determine which signals I could possibly receive before purchasing a antenna. I am renting a second floor bedroom in a two-story home on the south side of the house. I discovered that the nearest signals from the major broadcast networks to my location were on average 25.5 miles away coming from the north. So the entire house is between me and the signals I am trying to receive. There are no other nearby outside obstructions except for other houses, well apart from each other, and trees in the neighborhood. This info helped me decide to purchase this particular antenna since it has a signal amplifier which I might need. As it turns out I did need it. The antenna is capable of being set up and used without the amplifier so I tried that method first. I was able to pick up the channels I wanted but at very weak signal strength according to the meter on my TV. I then added the amplifier and found that the signal strength improved enough that I was able to pick up the signals I wanted plus some extra signals which were 40 miles away - as long as the weather is good. The closer signals (25.5 Miles) remain good even in stormy weather. In all - I am receiving 23 digital channels which I think is pretty good for living out in the country.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Great up to 15 miles

                        By Mike

                        from Willow springs IL

                        About Me Casual User

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Living Room

                          Comments about RCA ANT1650R Flat-Panel Antenna:

                          It did not work for me but I am not going to write negative comments about it, because you can`t complain that water is wet. This antena is good for somebody who lives up to 15 miles away from tower. I am 17 miles away from chicago tower and I was occasionally losing signal.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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