today we're taking a look at the view TV super outdoor antenna with amplifier a cool thing about this is it not only is an attempt but also has the ability to rotate it now if you remember back in the 70s and early eighties antennas that rotator were a big deal because often you have some towers down in this direction in some in that direction if you have a directional antenna you kind of have to pick which way you want to go with an antenna that rotates it kind of gives you the freedom to don't pick a bolt and adjust them I actually had a grandparent that had one of these next to his easy-chair was a not this brand by the antenna that rotated it next to his easy-chair with a device and he had lines drawn I turn it this way for ABC this way for NBC and more so let's take a look at this actual device I'll put a link to it in the show it's down below so you find us on Amazon always be careful about links that YouTube puts on here because they are often not exactly the product I'm reviewing now with this saw a link down there so you can make sure you get the actual product for viewing now with this I will jump about halfway through this to a live demo of it and you Supes sorry about that loud noise so if you want to actually see it in action you'll care so much about the unboxing I'll put a about halfway through I'll go to a live demo after I've tested out put it all together so the actual antenna it comes not fully assembled for pretty much assembled there's not a lot you need to do to put these together see there I'm locking that up there and then you just snap a few things together and you got the whole setup here so it's very very simple to put together not a lot complicated parts or screwdrivers or really anything if you're not very technical to do it does so it comes with all the pieces here you're seeing it also comes with a very long I have no idea how long this cable is but it's a very long cable so you can run this from outside your home to the inside of your house and it also includes some equipment apologize to mount it to a pull or stand on your house if you want to do that so overall build quality is with all of you TV products kind of average a lot of plastic with this this is a thin some metal with plastic on it in the back this is the device that looks like that rotates right here I don't want to break it but looks like if I would plug this all in together this would be the part that rotates on let's see what we got here so we got a power plug for the amplifier we have and get open the actual amplifier which it's pretty straight for you on/off and you got a little bun that rotates it not sure shows a remote did I miss oh here's the remote ran from my face I thought there was a remote so there is also a remote to rotate it from the comfort of your couch so you don't have to get up and walk over to where this is this TV is meant to be inside the house you put this next to your TV and then run the cables back from there so here's the law on one II can direct it to rotate left or right there lastly is a ship unless an instruction to set up with the actual device I'm sure I actually got this cleanly in the frame so right there's a remote to control the direction so and then lastly is just a little looks like I got two copies one probably a Spanish one in English that makes sense oh well um guide here is set it all up and installed so I'm gonna go test this all out come back after I've had a chance to play with it but my first impression with the quality of this product is its plastic where some of these come with metal clips and are pretty much 90% metal this is plastic how long it will last I'm not sure does it feel to be decent quality plastic I can actually probably mostly put this all together real quick raw year all here see here right slide that in and then you kind of slide these all all on down I'm putting this in upside down but you get the idea so you just slide this all together and you have the actual antenna so all these keep sliding in together and then you have this all assembled without needing a lot of screws now you still need screws to finish the connectors on this and finish all the final pieces of the set but it's a very simple easy to use one a screwdriver is about all you need for mostly assembly on this well if you have questions comments let me know I'll be raped so I'm playing around the view TV antenna for a little while now then very impressed a few things about super simple set up 14 screws took less than five minutes no power tools needed just a regular old screwdriver slapped it all together and I was all set it is a directional antenna which is kind of good most antennas are going to an omnidirectional where it doesn't matter quite as much which way you point it with these directionals it does do a little bit better job in that direction you point it the downside is you kind of cut out access to other transmitters coming from other directions and that's where the rotator comes in and they kind of do something cool with it so the power and the control from the rotator comes from the coaxial cable which means you don't need to run a power cable to the antenna itself that long white coaxial cable I showed you go with plugs into the amplifier and the splitter there and then that amplifier splitter takes the signal and power transmitted back up through the cable to the antenna to power it to tell it when to rotate when not to rotate so that's pretty cool that worked really well this amplifier splitter also includes the ability to connect to TVs so you can have two TVs running off of it at once which is great if you put it in your attic for example you can split that off drop it into your bedroom in your living room and have both of them running off the same antenna the thing about though like I said during the unboxing this is plastic is one the budget antennas we'll call it so how long this lasts I don't know it doesn't feel as flimsy as summer I've tested it doesn't feel as well-built as soon I have tested over although for the price that's a pretty good deal you're you know you're not paying premium dollar you need to get the ability to rotate which i think is a under mentioned feature that I wish more in ten manufacturers would bring back the ability to say hey this is a direction on a live an area where there's weak signal here in the north side there's weak signal on the south side I can rotate this back and forth to get the best signal the downside to it though is I like some of the ones I saw from the 60s and 70s like my grandfather had which will have a dial that you could point you know north south that kind of thing and he wrote Rihanna ABC NBC CBS this one doesn't have any easy marketing so it's almost like you have to tune to the challenge I want and then rotate it until you see the channel come into reception so you that may be a little difficult as you go outside the house and you rotate it looking at it or you can say okay yeah that's moving in the direction I want it to be let that say so what's the reception I would say again 60 80 mile outdoor antenna kind of range it did a very good job so I'm getting all the channels I would expect to pick up from an antenna like this Fox ABC PBS and Moore are all coming in right here keep in mind though two things I'm reviewing this inside a metal office building which is not the best situation metal blocks over there signals and it doesn't always give the best performance so your experience may be different you may have a better experience being in a wooden hole which doesn't block signals or you may be in an area like 80 miles when there's transmitter in a valley been there I lived in a house like that were over there signals were very weak so keep that in mind you may want to do research to see what you can get where you live before you buy an antenna it's possible you live in an area where you don't need an outdoor antenna or an indoor antenna is all you need it's possible you live in an area where you need a even bigger outdoor antenna than this one so just keep that in mind I love the ability to rotate it the amplifier seems to do a great job this splitter between multiple TVs is nice and it's picking up all the channels I would hope to get with an antenna like this and it's doing a very good job as you see here there no issues no problem no fragmentation this is picking up a channel it should get with the quality it should get if I was buying let's say an $80.00 outdoor or 80 mile not dollar outdoor antenna so that's my review thoughts – thumbs up make sure you know if you can get signal before you pay the money to buy a TV antenna like this hate for you to buy an antenna it's not powerful enough or overspend again antenna that is too powerful and you're don't really need that kind of antenna if you live close to the transmitters so check out online sites that offer that feature there questions comments let me know I'll do my best answer them again link to this in the show notes I don't want to include the price I mentioned it's kind of a budget antenna the reason I say that is I used to always list the price people would email me and leave nasty comments well you said it was this and now it's that it's more expensive it's less expensive and so products change the price a lot so I'll put a link to this down in the show notes where you can go and pull up the current price for right now when you're considering to buy it again link in the show notes avoid the recommended products YouTube may suggest to you because they're often not the one I'm actually reviewing so thanks for watching hit that thumbs up hit that subscribe button it's a huge help to us

Review: ViewTV 2018 Version Outdoor Amplified Digital HDTV Antenna – 150 Mile Range

21 thoughts on “Review: ViewTV 2018 Version Outdoor Amplified Digital HDTV Antenna – 150 Mile Range

  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    You can find the View TV 2018 Outdoor Antenna on Amazon Here: (You also support Cord Cutters News by using this link.) https://amzn.to/2RV1SJT

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    These antennas are all made in the same chinese factory and sold under a dozen names.
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    They fail quickly outdoors and a simple 4 bay bowtie will easily pick up at twice the distance.
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    Buy a REAL antenna made by a REAL antenna company like Winegard instead of thowing yourvmoney away on chinese slave made gimmicks
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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    Mine wont rotate, and bough it 4 days ago. All was done according to the book.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    Where are you physically located? What part of Texas?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    Your accent is awful, you fail to enunciate

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    These are sold in Alibaba for as little as $3 bucks each.
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    Low quality and the range, gain, and frequency coverage claims are all lies.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    So…your 'review' of the '150 mile antennae' could pick up a signal from how far?
    I watched both of these assembly videos but no results.
    Distances may vary…but don't put the miles in the title if you don't measure results.

    I could benefit from a 20 mile boost over rabbit ears, but you never analyze. 'Should get a good picture for stations you should get' isn't a helpful review.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    how did you improve this antenna I have a live voice in the Dominican Republic and I want more channels and better signal

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    My antenna stop working and now I have the red green and yellow light on.. Any toughs?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    How about the good old hanger…..

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    i got this antenna yesterday 2/1/2019 for 20.00 +shipping and a 3 year warranty 30.00. I was picking up between 7 and 18 channels daytime and night time are different. I installed this on my Direct tv pole and used the existing rg8 cable and pointed it in the direction of Dallas/Ft Worth area and rescanned and got 51 channels not all come in but this antenna does work. Dallas is 111 miles away from my house, I still will tweak the position and see how much it will improve.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    Yeah your grandfather's antenna was pretty darn good I guess his HD channels with HD sound we're pretty good sucks you ain't got that one huh

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    I have this antenna and it does a decent job…I live near Akron and about a half hour south of Cleveland. I use PS Vue most of the time and use this as an OTA backup. Only station I have occasional problems with is the Fox affiliate, WJW TV 8 (on digital 8) and its subchannels. I get a solid 41 channels from the Akron and Cleveland areas…

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    I've got this antenna that I use with my travel trailer when camping. I put it on top of a flag pole. When it's really windy it will rotate and I'll have to hit the button to put it back south. The one tower that is 35 miles away is ok, but most are 55 miles and it's hit or miss. I also have this inside my house for OTA, but I'm thinking of calling sling to put an antenna on top of my 2 story house. Would Slings antenna get better singles then this. Coming from a bay city Mi location. 🙂

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    Down in Florida, the heat and sun with an outdoor antenna, be careful with plastics. Inside might be best or in the attic as well.mine is great, but I live on a hill.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    do you need any other tuner to get channels? ex: Hauppauge WinTV-DualHD Dual USB 2.0 HD TV Tuner for Windows PC 1595

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    Best antenna option for a Northern climate seems to be an attic-mount, omnidirectional one. Any suggestions?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    I live in Woodway Texas not very for from where you live, I have two of these antennas up ( one pointing to Dallas stations and one pointing to Moody for Waco stations ). I get stations from 100 miles away most days but, there are problems, the rooter I just used once to set it up because you have to have someone watching the antenna to know where it is pointing, the other big problem there is no way to hook up two antennas to one tuner because the antenna amp, I have a extra tuner for the Dallas stations. I have had to replace one antenna after about 3 years, I think the electronics played out in the amp. I hope that helps.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    Can you do a unboxing of the new Roku Touch

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    I have this antenna. It works well for the towers about 26 miles away. I never can figure out the remote control to rotate the antenna. The buttons don't rotate in the same direction when I repeat a button push. It was hard to zero in on the direction to get the best signals. In a strong wind my setup moves some which may cause the reception to get lost.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    How would you handle scanning to find channels with a rotating antenna? Wouldn't you have to have your TV rescan every time you rotated it?

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