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Old 10-08-2010, 02:54 PM   #1
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On air antenna

Anyone recently installed a different type of rooftop on air tv antenna? Mine blew off and I would like to replace it with the best unit out there for local over-the-air digital reception for use when I am in a poor Satellite reception spot.
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:05 PM   #2
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Hi Jerry,
A lot of people are giving the Jack Antenna high marks for reception and it's smaller footprint is a plus.
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I really haven't even HEARD of an OTA antenna that can beat the old standard Winegard Batwing crankup with power booster. It does a great job for us everywhere we've been. Even though we've got DirecTv HD DVR DNS service we still use the batwing to pick up local news, etc.

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Old 10-08-2010, 03:23 PM   #4
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Rick,
The upgrade for the old batwing for better digital reception is the wingman. It's an easy install but make the batwing very directional. The Jack antenna on the other hand beats the wingman in the reviews I've read.
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The upgrade for the old batwing for better digital reception is the wingman. It's an easy install but make the batwing very directional. The Jack antenna on the other hand beats the wingman in the reviews I've read.
Thanks RJay. Actually I now remember the wingman being discussed. I believe it's a bolt on? Good to hear that the Jack is getting even better reviews.

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I have the wingman but only used it once with no luck, I'm thinking it was more of the area I was in than the wingman. I'll be giving it a workout though in a couple of weeks.
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I think the reviews showed the Sensar batwing with the Wingman add-on were rated the same on reception as the Jack, but the Jack is smaller and omni-directional, both pluses if you are missing everything.
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We have the Winegard with the add-on and the antenna is powered so I'll hold off changing at this time. I did read that the Jack is not so touchy when pointing it in the general direction of known TV stations, so maybe sometime down the road. Joe
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I agree with TakePride.. I have seen several reviews of the Jack v/s the Sensar (Jack wins) and the Jack v/s Sensar WITH batwing (Tie)

I would not replace my Sensar w/Batwing with the Jack based on those reviews.

HOWEVER... And this is a biggie.. The O/P's batwing went fly-about on him.. so he has to replace it with something, and the JACK is a direct replacement, looks nice, it's physically smaller (At least in one dimension) and the construction looks a bit more "Rugged" due to a shorter wingspan, and if it performs the same (or better) which it appears it does. I'd say: GO FOR IT.
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