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Which Off Air Antenna Is Best?
Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:46 am


Trying to decide which way to go, Winegard Omni Roadstar, or Winegard Sensor III with Wingman. Any experience on what works best?

I like the idea of the Omni, don't have to worry about cranking it down like the Sensor III.

Becky is having withdrawls, she can't watch local ABC!

Thanks,

~Paul~
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Re: Which Off Air Antenna Is Best?
Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:18 am


This is just my opinion but I would choose a style that would work with digital signal and then get the converter box as well to pick up on air channels where ever you are ....it is my understanding that the digital styles are much smaller ...more like a sat radio antenna ....pls correct me if I am wrong
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Re: Which Off Air Antenna Is Best?
Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:43 am


Dreamscape wrote:Trying to decide which way to go, Winegard Omni Roadstar, or Winegard Sensor III with Wingman. Any experience on what works best?

I like the idea of the Omni, don't have to worry about cranking it down like the Sensor III.

Becky is having withdrawls, she can't watch local ABC!

Thanks,

~Paul~

Paul,
I have had Omni Roadstar, Winegard Sensor and now a Braun Concordia (which is electrically powered). I have had very poor experience with the Roadstar, but extraordinary performance with the Concordia. The Winegard and Concordia are both bat wing and I was told by lots of experts back when I was making the decision, the bat wings were the only way to go. I see on your website that you have the Winegard. I think you will find it very acceptable. My concordia picks up digital tv remarkably well and does not need a converter box. I do have all digital tvs in the coach as well.
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Re: Which Off Air Antenna Is Best?
Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:30 pm


Hi Bill,

Yes, just installed the Winegard Sensar Batwing. It's working great! We now can get the local ABC, which my wife will be happy to see again. I'm waiting for the Winegard Wingman, should be here on Monday. It will boost the signal, we'll see after it's mounted.

Thanks for the information.

~Paul

Update - I received the Wingman and installed it, now we get a few more channels than before. It works great!

I installed a splitter so the new HDTV in the bedroom can have access to the same signal, we're happy campers now!
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Re: Which Off Air Antenna Is Best?
Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:35 pm


Personally I think omni-directional are great if you are in a good signal area. No getting up and turning for each channel if they come from different directions, no forgetting to lower it and they look cleaner on the roof to me.
On the other hand, the crank up directional ones are almost always going to be able to get you a better signal in the fringe areas. That used to be getting a clearer picture or sometimes if it was really bad some snow and some audio so you could at least listen to the tv. But now that digital is all or nothing reception that becomes even more important.
I have a Wineguard crank that I will be putting on, and at some point (very tight budget) I will probably add omni-directional to it so that I can leave the crank down and hidden if I don't need it and use the omni the rest of the time.
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