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Winegard FL5500A FlatWave Amplified Razor Thin HDTV Indoor Antenna, Black/White
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- Embedded ultralow-noise amp with clear circuit technology
- 1.0Db Typical noise figure
- Dual-Band amplified Hdtv reception up to 50 miles
- Energy-Saving usb power supply with led power indicator
- The most advanced indoor antenna
- Embedded Ultra Low Noise Amplifier with Clear Circuit Technology, 1.0 dB typical noise figure
- Dual-band amplified HDTV reception up to 50 miles/Extra Long Quality Coax (18-Feet)
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Style: Flatwave Amped (New)
FlatWave Amped Indoor HDTV Antenna
The Winegard FlatWave Amped Indoor HDTV Antenna's enhanced dual band antenna features a state-of-the-art, ultra-low-noise preamplifier embedded directly at the elements, where 100% of the signal is amplified. The innovative USB power supply provides energy savings by only consuming power while the TV is powered on.
Long Range Amplified Indoor Antenna
The FlatWave Amped offers an extended reception range of up to 50 miles--ideal for smaller communities, or areas where conventional antennas have trouble getting a signal. The revolutionary Clear Circuit technology provides an incredibly low-noise figure of only 1.0dB, letting you receive more channels and minimizing pixelization and dropouts. Dual band reception means you don't miss out on channels that UHF-only antennas can't pick up. Install it in minutes and say goodbye to big monthly cable bills.
Free HDTV Channels
90% of the most-watched TV shows are available on local stations. Why pay for the same programming you can get for free and in high definition with the FlatWave? Many local stations now broadcast in crystal-clear high definition, and also broadcast audio in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, giving you the ultimate home theatre experience--but with no monthly bills. No monthly fees, no contract, no installation fees, no credit checks and no cancellation fees. You can save an average of $1,000 per year by switching to FlatWave.
Unbelievably Razor Thin
The FlatWave is less than 2/100 of an inch thick (0.43mm). You won't believe how thin the FlatWave antenna is. Designed with black on one side and white on the other, the FlatWave can be flipped to display the side that best suits your home decor.
Quick and Easy Setup
A four-step setup process gets you watching your favorite shows in minutes, with no assembly and no tools.
1. Place the antenna in the desired location.
2. Connect the coax cable coming from antenna to the "Antenna In" coax port on your TV.
3. Plug in the amplifier using the supplied mini USB power plug or 110V adapter.
4. Run a channel scan on your TV.
Watch TV Your Way
The FlatWave is a perfect companion to an Apple TV, Boxee, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, or other streaming video and DVR devices. Combine a FlatWave antenna with your favorite streaming device and get live and on-demand programming with no monthly bills.
The FlatWave is still a great solution for your home if you don't wish to cancel your cable or satellite programming. Use the FlatWave in areas of your house or garage that are not connected to your cable or satellite system. Or, use the FlatWave for superior HD quality viewing and for additional programming that may not be available through cable or satellite. The FlatWave also works as a great back-up in situations where reception may be lost.
What Channels Does the FlatWave Amped Receive?
FlatWave antennas deliver free over-the-air programming to your television. While the channels in your area may vary, there are more channels being broadcast for free than ever before. In most areas you can receive your local ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and PBS channels as well as new "digital subchannels" that broadcast 24 hour news, weather, kids programming, and your favorite syndicated shows. This includes 90% of the most watched television shows including programs such as NBC Sunday Night Football, NCIS, Dancing With The Stars, 60 Minutes and more.
In larger markets many other channels are available including 24 hour sports programming, 24 hour classic movie channels, travel and dining networks, 24 hour music channels and more.
What's in the Box?
FlatWave FL-5500A Amped Antenna, attached 18.5' mini 59 coax cable, 3' USB power cable with 110V adapter, 2 easy install patches, printed documentation.
Choose the Winegard FlatWave Antenna That's Right for You
FlatWave digital indoor TV antennas are designed and made in the U.S.A. by Winegard Company, makers of the first all-channel antenna in the U.S. The new generation of TV antennas offers a "true" HD picture quality and pulls in free HDTV broadcast programming available in your area. Simply, take it out of the box, connect to your television and start watching your favorite network TV channels. Choose the FlatWave Antenna that's right for you.
|FlatWave Mini||FlatWave||FlatWave Amped|
|Range||15 miles||Up to 35 miles||50 miles|
|High Definition UHF|
|High Definition VHF|
|Embedded Low Noise (1 dB) Digital Amplifier|
|Dimensions||7.25" x 9.25"||13" x 12"||13" x 12"|
|Cable||15' coax cable||15' coax cable||18.5' mini 59 coaxial cable |
3' USB power cable with 110V adapter
From the Manufacturer
Watch the top rated shows in HD for Free!
Watch local news, weather, live sports and all of the top-rated shows for free, in HD, and with Dolby Digital Surround Sound with a Winegard FlatWave TV antenna.
Watch More Free HDTV!
FlatWave antennas provide the maximum content available in your area antennas capable of receiving both VHF and UHF signal from up to 60 miles away.
FlatWave amplified antennas feature Clear Circuit technology to give you the absolute best signal quality.
What Channels Will You Receive?
Free over-the-air programming has more options and more channels than ever before! Watch local news and weather, live sports, and all of the top-rated shows. New mult-cast channels offer free movie channels and more!
Cut-the-Cord and Save
The average home pays over $750 for cable in just one year! Did you know that the average household receives 189 channels with cable, but uses only 17 of them.
Watch what you want without the big monthly bill. Cut-the-cord and watch the top-rated shows for free!
Pair With a Streaming Device for more content!
Pair a FlatWave antenna with a streaming device such as a Roku, Fire TV or Chromecast for maximum programming. Watch tons of other TV shows and movies for a fraction of the cost.
|FlatWave Micro||FlatWave Non-Amplified||FlatWave Amped||FlatWave Air|
|Frequency||H-VHF/UHF||H-VHF/UHF||H-VHF/UHF Amplified||H-VHF/UHF Amplified|
|Ideal Mile Range||30 miles||35 miles||50 miles||60+ miles|
|Antenna Dimensions||5.3" x 7" x .5"||12" x 13" x .6"||12" x 13" x .6"||14" x 14" x 4"|
|Mini Coax Length||5'||15'||18.5' w/ USB Power Supply||N/A|
|USB Power Supply||No||No||Yes||Yes|
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Top Customer Reviews
from the Ottawa area, all local stations broadcast from the Northwest (Camp Fortune) and Southwest (Manotick).
with the Terk, i receive around 5 viewable channels at a time, and i had to tweak its physical position to receive channels from either broadcast tower.
with this Winegard FL5500A antenna, i receive all available channels (see attached photo) in good signal quality! even with 3 high rise apartments to my north and houses/foliage to my south, i receive uninterrupted signal = non-pixellated HDTV broadcast.
the antenna is flat and slim to hide discreetly behind my living room painting, and the white cable was long enough to blend in the wall surface and corners.
i usually do not write reviews, but this this antenna deserves such praise! the only down side is that the flat antenna is very flexible and unable to stand on its own. i had to McGyver it by attaching paper clips to the included cardboard panel, and then had it stand on the back frame of a painting.
this product is well worth the advertising it boasts with. this definitely is a recommended product!
Make sure you try placing this at multiple areas in your house/apt to check for where you are getting maximum reception. I was holding it like a kite moving around with it (yeah, the wire is pretty long!!) as I scanned to see where I get maximum channels! The adhesive strips are pretty neat too!
Generally speaking both units out of the box are similar, however the Winegard's "thin" coax is nice for tucking the cable away under a baseboard.
The WInegard unit generally speaking feels a bit more stiff yet thinner than the Leaf, and in direct sunlight seemingly warmed up a lot quicker.
My advice to users of either is to opt for the black side facing in if you are opting for a window mount.
The double sided tape that came with the Winegard is much more of a pain if you plan to reposition and largely becomes useless after a move or two, I would suggest grabbing a package of double sided foam squares along with the unit. The Leaf came with Velcro and some pins which have seemingly held up after about a half dozen repositions.
In terms of the performance itself;
In ideal conditions in West Toronto I can secure 23 channels in an optimal scan, yet with the WInegard placed in the exact same position it was able to secure 21 channels with the two lost being the channels that seemingly had towers the furthest distance away (Fox & Some sort of Non-Weather Channel Weather Channel).
Either unit still performed far better than any unpowered unit or the Mohu Curve.
For the price difference its not a bad alternative;
I live in an apartment building (Ottawa, ON) and the indoor antenna I had (the old rabbit ear type) just wasn't receiving all the channels I should have been. I am very happy with the antenna! It picks up every channel that is being broadcast from the only transmitter I have line of sight with. Every channel is clear with no pixelation. The cable coming from the antenna is very thin and white in color making with quite easy to hide or hard to notice. The amplifier is also close to the end cable also making it easy to hide behind the TV.
The only reason I didn't give it five stars was the refurbished antenna, in factory packaging, had several black scratches on the white side of antenna right out of the box. Using a white eraser I was able to make them less noticeable but none the less, still there. If I was mounting the antenna on a wall where it was easily visible I may have sent it back. I have it mounted in the window though so it's not a big deal and most importantly, it works well. I guess that's one of the issues anyone may have in buying a refurbished unit.
Most recent customer reviews
Picked up about 10 to 12 channels at my mom's nursing home in North York, Ontario (Cummer Lodge) on Cummer between Yonge and Bayview. Read morePublished 11 hours ago by LP
We get 4 stations, 3 very clearly. We are located away from any urbane centre and this is what we expected.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Ne fait pas la distance annoncée de 50 miles mais ok dans les 20 miles d'éloignement.Published 2 days ago by CAC
It installs quickly and works better than the rabbit ear setup. Available channels match the location model found on TVFOOL.Published 3 days ago by Fixit Stumpy
Great reception. I needed an indoor antenna that didn't take up much space. This did the trick and gets more channels than the largers Antennas Direct unit it replaced. Read morePublished 5 days ago by N. Saer
Didn't even bother reading the manual! Plugged it into the wall, hooked up to TV and immediately picked up 8 channels in my area (all that is available) without even having to... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Tired of I.T!
Don't bother if your in Toronto. I only got 2 channels from it.Published 10 days ago by Stefano Palmacci
I am unable to get more than one TV Channel. I had tried lot but no result. I don't know what was the problem with device...Published 11 days ago by Mohan