August DTA500 - USB Amplified Freeview TV Aerial - Portable Indoor / Outdoor Antenna with Signal Booster for USB TV Tuner / DVB-T Television / Analogue TV / DAB Radio
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- Optimised for digital and analogue reception - Enjoy clear DVB-T and DAB radio broadcasting
- USB or antenna socket powered high gain amplifier - Ideal for portable Freeview ready devices with USB ports and modern TVs with powered antenna sockets
- Indoor stand and Mounting kit - Ready to use as both outdoor and indoor aerial
- Standard coaxial cable - Compatible with almost any Freeview enabled TV
- 3m cable - Easy and flexible positioning for best reception
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Optimized for Digital Reception
An aerial designed specifically for digital reception. With a standard coaxial connection, it can be easily used with almost any portable or living room television set. Capable of receiving frequencies of VHF 170-230MHz and UHF 470-869MHz it is ideal for both Digital ATSC and DAB broadcasting.
Compact and Lightweight
Perfect for portable TVs and USB DTV tuners; you can easily carry it in your laptop bag or TV case without worrying about extra weight or space.
Whether you are looking for an aerial for your bedroom, kitchen, caravan, boat or car, the DTA500 will greatly improve your reception in almost any circumstance.
DTV reception is dependent upon environmental factors; we cannot guarantee reception in all conditions. For more information, please consult the Digital Television website.
New product supplied retail packaged with 12 month warranty.
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Top Customer Reviews
In my laymans experience I've had a few over the years. Some expensive all singing and dancing, some cheap as chips and they all seem to be the same.
So when I was kindly sent this aerial by the manufacturer to test and review I thought I'd give it a go, as it could be 'The one'
It certainly looks the business and is very well presented. In the box you will find -
- The aerial unit
- Indoor stand
- A 3 metre aerial cable that connects the unit to your tv
- The USB powered frequency booster/cable
- Outdoor mounting kit
- The instruction booklet
So, it's pretty easy to set up and takes 5 minutes. A green power on light will come on once you've plugged the USB booster/aerial in (most tellys have a USB port nowadays) and switched your tv on.
In use in my bedroom -
I set it up and switched on. I then tuned my freeview/digital tv in using the auto tune in the set up menu. These are the channels I picked up in Liverpool. . .
Channels I picked up were -
Dave ja vu
G.O.L.Read more ›
So, its back to the old 'non-amplified' wire aerial - may not look nice but it works!!!
This will not work for everyone as digital TV requires a certain amount of signal before it decodes to produce the picture. The analogue TV used to be able to provide a picture even if it looked like it was snowing when the levels were poor.
Taking the power supply from a USB socket is very handy as the August TV can power the aerial. Well worth the money.
I'm perplexed as to how any aerial could perform worse that the simple stick aerial, which is barely 4 inches tall, however this managed to perform much worse. In fact I found it totally impossible to find even a single channel with this aerial connected to the TV. I also tried using the amplifier provided as part of this aerial, with the simple stick aerial and discovered that this managed to reduce, rather than improve reception.
All in all a very disappointing purchase. Happily the suppliers 'George and Freddie' were very quick to supply a refund.
The signal is very weak. It works ok on a 'good day'. However we cant depend on it to work day to day, so not really feasible. We've tried numerous different orientations and placements with little difference. When we tried the philex model in same room/tv it worked 1st time with 100% signal. The USB amp appears to make little difference. Signal strength is about the same either way. (40% on a good day according to our samsung tv)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After trying several antennas in my poor signal area, this is the first antenna that seems to work. And the wire is pretty long also. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Doesn't work. I bought this product due to poor reception from a standard wire plug in aerial... turns out the wire aerial works better and this product doesn't boost signal or... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Miss Hayley J Davies
Signal performance is governed by the strength of the signal in your area.Published 8 months ago by B L
Well impressed, my son hasn't had clear TV channels since I bought him the tele 4 yrs ago. This looked a bit fiddly at first so I left it in the box for a week. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Shellyme