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Poor reception on atsc portable tv

I just purchased a 7" axion tv to replace my old b&w portable. I am using the external antenna that came with the tv, but I am only getting about 3 channels clearly. Is there a better quality antenna I can purchase to get a few more stations?

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  • OObeach Mar 13, 2009

    thank you!

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An external or outside antenna will improve the amount of stations picked up and maybe a amplified antenna will help
but the boxes they sell seem to do better in reception even with only a rabbit ear antenna.
I use a box on my 32in LCD because the internal tuner just does not get all the channels without having to get up and move the antenna and the outside antenna , well I'm not going to go out there to move it all the time , and the amplified antenna I still have to keep getting up to move the antenna
so in all the box( "zenith","digital stream"are good , have yet to test others) works the best in recieving the digital channels without much worry of the antenna

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  • jason Mar 13, 2009

    also on windy days some channels will have the "stop and go audio/video" problem

  • jason Mar 13, 2009

    this does not help fix your problem ?

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