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    Default are power plug in tv bunny ears any better?

    I need to get some tv antenna for my PC in my room and was wondering if those ones that plug in to the wall provide any better reception and are worth the extra $30

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    Default Re: are power plug in tv bunny ears any better?

    Never had any power plug in tv bunny ears.

    Might be ok, if you're in an area with good reception. And you put it in the right place.

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    Default Re: are power plug in tv bunny ears any better?

    Get one of each at DSE or maybe the Warehouse, keep the best one and return the other. Other stores may also have a no-nonsense return policy, such as Noel Leemings.
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    Default Re: are power plug in tv bunny ears any better?

    Quote Originally Posted by wawape**s View Post
    I need to get some tv antenna for my PC in my room and was wondering if those ones that plug in to the wall provide any better reception and are worth the extra $30
    They are if you manufacture and sell them....that's where they really shine!


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    Default Re: are power plug in tv bunny ears any better?

    i did some testing on them once, the "booster" versions don't do jack. there was no signal increase what so ever.
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Default Re: are power plug in tv bunny ears any better?

    I purchased a DSE combo FM antenna and powered rabbits ears a few weeks ago while I wait for freeview... I think they cost about 49.00.

    I live centralish Aucks, reception on TV2, 3, C4 and Prime is excellent, as good as any roof aerial, FM radio is also good but not quite perfect. TV1 is crap of course. I can also get some unusual programs but that requires me to keep my tongue in contact with one of the ears

    I don't know whether they are worth $50.00 as I haven't tried the standard rabbits ears, but I think DSE had roof aerials for about $79.00 on special
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    Default Re: are power plug in tv bunny ears any better?

    As above, if the signal is there, ordinary bunny ears will work.

    If the signal is poor (snowy) then all the amplified ones will do is amplify the poor signal, so the snowy signal is at a higher level, but still just as snowy.

    When you need a real outside antenna, you need a real outside antenna.

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    Default Re: are power plug in tv bunny ears any better?

    Quote Originally Posted by godfather View Post
    When you need a real outside antenna, you need a real outside antenna.
    And a longer tongue
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    Default Re: are power plug in tv bunny ears any better?

    Quote Originally Posted by godfather View Post
    As above, if the signal is there, ordinary bunny ears will work.

    If the signal is poor (snowy) then all the amplified ones will do is amplify the poor signal, so the snowy signal is at a higher level, but still just as snowy.

    When you need a real outside antenna, you need a real outside antenna.

    I guess it depends on how good the amplifier is. I purchased a DSE signal amplifier, and it works really well when plugged through my outside aerial, and it does improve the signal alot.

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    Default Re: are power plug in tv bunny ears any better?

    the snow you see is actually noise. the amp/booster boosts everything, signal + noise. there is a minimum signal you need before boosting is worthwhile otherwise you get an increase in signal but still a crap picture. the old crap in = crap out principle

    rabbit ears gets crap signal even in most of auck. some places in west auckland can get good signal off rabbit ears, but then again you can get picture using a wet piece of chewing gum

    (before you all chime in saying your pics are good off rabbit ears, what is considered technically a good signal is not necessarily your idea of good picture.)
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