Best Attic Antennas

Review & Comparison, Last Update May 20, 2019
An attic antenna is any TV antenna that you can install in your attic. The best attic antenna performs equally well inside and outside, able to pick up a quality signal from a great range, and lets you enjoy quality TV entertainment without paying a cable subscription. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
Type
Placement
Frequencies
Amplification
Signal Support
Cable Length
Dimensions (assembled)
Warranty
 
PROS

Equipped with the Clean Peak Filter technology, the model is able to filter out cellular and FM signals. Thanks to this technology, it delivers a signal with very little noise, a much clearer picture, as well as access to more free HDTV channels in full HD.

CONS

The amplifier, when turned on, makes the FM signal quality a little worse. 

OUR VERDICT

Without taking the somewhat elevated price into account, Mohu SkyHDTV is easily the best option on this list and one of the more impressive models on the market right now. With it, you'll be able to enjoy a stable and reliable quality signal anywhere, anytime.

detailed parameters
Type

Outdoor

Placement

Roof top, attic

Frequencies

FM, DAB, VHF, UHF

Amplification

Amplifier included (USB or AC powered), gain: 15 dBi

Signal Support

Analog / Digital (DVB-T, DVB-T2)

Cable Length

30 ft. coaxial cable included

Dimensions (assembled)

21" x 3" x 27.5" (with a mounting pole) 

Warranty

1 year

PROS

In comparison with some other antenna systems, the ClearStream4 HDTV TV antenna successfully receives 98% of the signal. It also features a patented Loop ClearStream­™ construction that provides a wide frequency range.

CONS

Takes some time to put it together. 

OUR VERDICT

This highly functional attic antenna supports UHD 4K and is overall one of the best solutions for both outdoor and indoor installment. Plus, it comes with a lifetime warranty. 

detailed parameters
Type

Outdoor / indoor

Placement

Roof top, attic, wall

Frequencies

FM, DAB, VHF, UHF

Amplification

No amplifier, antenna gain: 11 dBi

Signal Support

Analog / Digital (DVB-T, DVB-T2)

Cable Length

N/A (not included)

Dimensions (assembled)

28" x 5" x 20" (with a mounting pole) 

Warranty

Limited lifetime

PROS

Incorporating signal enhancing reflectors, the model will be great for people looking to use the antenna to set up their FM/DAB radio. It will allow you to access Fox, PBS, CBS, ABC, NBC, and an abundance of local channels. Plus, it works with all TV and converter box brands.

CONS

Its gain is limited, so you'll probably be better off buying an amplifier separately. 

OUR VERDICT

What we have here is an effective and relatively versatile attic antenna. With its excellent reception for both UHF and VHF stations, you'll be able to enjoy an uncompressed 1080p signal. Plus, it doesn't take a genius to set it up.

detailed parameters
Type

Outdoor

Placement

Roof top, attic

Frequencies

FM, DAB, VHF, UHF

Amplification

No amplifier, antenna gain: ~5 dBi

Signal Support

Analog / Digital (DVB-T, DVB-T2)

Cable Length

N/A (not included)

Dimensions (assembled)

29" x 14" x 23.5" (with a mounting pole)

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The antenna comes equipped with a 360-degree motorized mechanism. You can use it to rotate the antenna however you want, pointing it into the optimal signal direction. What's more, you'll be able to control that mechanism via remote control.

CONS

You'll have to point the remote directly at the receiver to make it work. 

OUR VERDICT

An excellent antenna that comes at a really affordable price. You'll hardly be able to find a more powerful or practical model within the same price range. On top of it all, the product comes supplied with a really long (40 ft) coaxial cable, making it possible to use it with 2 TVs.

detailed parameters
Type

Outdoor

Placement

Roof top, attic

Frequencies

FM, DAB, VHF, UHF

Amplification

Amplifier included (AC powered), gain: ~32 dBi

Signal Support

Analog / Digital (DVB-T, DVB-T2)

Cable Length

40 ft. coaxial cable included

Dimensions (assembled)

12" x 18" x 6" (without a mounting pole - not included)

Warranty

1 year

PROS

With its cross-phase, multi-element design and metal construction, this device easily withstands the toughest weather conditions. The range of this antenna is no joke either, generally able to pick up any signal within a 150-mile radius.

CONS

The antenna isn't small per se, so it might not fit smaller attics. 

OUR VERDICT

The only major problem with 1byone OUS00-0551 is its size. Provided you have a large attic or don't mind putting it on the roof, we don't see any reason not to give this model a shot. It is easy to assemble and install and, for the most part, the antenna works extremely well. 

detailed parameters
Type

Outdoor

Placement

Roof top, attic

Frequencies

FM, DAB, VHF, UHF

Amplification

Amplifier included (AC powered), gain: 18 dBi

Signal Support

Analog / Digital (DVB-T, DVB-T2)

Cable Length

5 ft. coaxial cable included

Dimensions (assembled)

11" x 35" x 9" (without a mounting pole - not included)

Warranty

2 years

Mohu SkyHDTV (MH-110585)

Improved Form Factor

Mohu SkyHDTV is a little expensive, we aren't going to lie. Then again, the model more than pays for itself in the long run. First and foremost, the antenna's range extends up to 75 miles in the sky. With it, you'll be able to access HD over-the-air TV channels without paying for a cable or satellite subscription. The list of the channels includes but isn't limited to ABC, NBC CBS, PBS, Fox, Univision, and so on.

But it isn't just about its reach either. Equipped with the Clean Peak Filter technology, the model is capable of filtering out cellular and FM signals. This way, it is able to deliver a signal with very little noise, a much clearer picture, as well as access to more free HDTV channels in Full HD.

The antenna is multidirectional, so you won't have to constantly readjust it for that optimal signal strength.

Its unique form factor is another thing that favorably separates this antenna from its competition. It weighs just 3 pounds. With a mounting pole, the whole thing adds up to 21" x 3" x 27.5" in overall dimensions. You'll be able to easily mount it in any attic.

Bottom line, without taking the somewhat elevated price into account, Mohu SkyHDTV is easily the best multidirectional antenna on this list and one of the more impressive models on the market right now. With it, you'll be able to enjoy a stable and reliable quality signal anywhere, anytime.

Review of Mohu SkyHDTV (MH-110585) Amplified Attic TV Antenna

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Antennas Direct ClearStream 4 (C4-CJM)

Only the Leading Technologies

The ClearStream 4 is a really universal TV antenna, you can install it outdoors and indoors alike. With this TV antenna, you will receive TV signal in a Full HD resolution 1080 and even UHD 4K Ready where available. The patented Loop ClearStream™ technology provides a wide frequency rate and a wide beam angle, so you won't need to rotate the antenna. Also, the reflector creates a focus for the antenna power to add range and protect the signal from multipath interference. To top it all, we would like to point out that the ClearStream 4 TV antenna is really easy to mount, you will only need a mount and a mounting hardware, and they are included in the package. Catch your signals wherever your antenna is, outdoors on the roof or indoors hanging on a wall.

Review of Antennas Direct ClearStream 4 (C4-CJM) Indoor/Outdoor HDTV Antenna with Mount

Something Interesting

When you choose a TV antenna, look at its shape. The first thought is — how could it affect the performance? Well, there is an opinion that it can! Some experts, for example, say that the gain of the round loop antenna is higher than that of a square one, and the highest gain belongs to the ellipse-shaped antennas with the diameters ratio of 1:3. The reason, they say, is that the round and ellipse shapes have no corners which may create reflective waves and thus worsen antenna's reception.

Taking into account the information above, we'd say that the ClearStream 4 is one of the best options offered on the market as it complies with the recommendations. It is highly efficient when it comes to the signal reception and strengthening. The radius this TV antenna operates at is 70 miles from the broadcast towers at UFH frequencies even without the amplifier. And the quality will be top-notch.

Antennas Direct ClearStream 4 (C4-CJM) Indoor/Outdoor HDTV Antenna with Mount in the use

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ClearStream™ 4 Assembly, Antennas Direct

What customers say about this product

Key Specs

The HD reception is perfect, along with all the subchannels, many of which are not on cable.

Size & Weight

Reasonable size. All necessary hardware was included, including mounting lag bolts.

Features

This antenna is great. All of the channels come in great. CBS looks just as good as the other channel we get.
 

GE 33692

Does it the Old Way

GE PRO 33692, for the most part, is an old school TV antenna from a trusted brand. Putting it in your attic, you'll be able to keep the antenna out of sight, all without decreasing the strength of the signal. By the way, that "putting" part shouldn't prove to be a challenge either.

Since a mounting bracket, mast, and assembly instructions come supplied with the antenna itself, you should be able to set it up in no time at all. Though it isn't necessarily the smallest model on this list, the aforementioned mounting hardware should allow you to install it even in the most restricted areas.

Again, this is, in just about every way, a traditional attic antenna. Incorporating signal enhancing reflectors, it will prove particularly suitable for people looking to use the antenna to set up their FM/DAB radio.

Using GE PRO 33692, you'll be able to access Fox, PBS, CBS, ABC, NBC, and an abundance of local channels in 1080p (Full HD) resolution.

The only issue we have with this model is that its gain is limited and it doesn't include an amplifier, so we would recommend purchasing one separately.

Apart from that, what we have here is an effective and relatively versatile attic antenna. With its excellent reception for both UHF and VHF stations, you'll be able to enjoy an uncompressed 1080p signal. Plus, it doesn't take a genius to set it up.

Review of GE 33692 Attic Mount TV Antenna

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Tree New Bee TNB-WA2608

150 Miles is not a bad Range

The people behind Tree New Bee TNB-WA2608 claim that this attic mounted antenna boasts a 150-mile range. We have been able to neither confirm or deny it. But we can tell you that while its range may be a little shorter than advertised, it is definitely up there, somewhere in that 150-mile vicinity. There's practically no distance that will prevent this model from picking up a signal. There definitely isn't a single antenna capable of matching this range that comes at a similar price.

Furthermore, this thing comes equipped with a 360-degree motorized mechanism. You can use it to rotate the antenna however you want, pointing it into the optimal signal direction. What's more, you'll be able to control that mechanism via remote control. Sure, you'll have to point the remote directly at the receiver to make it work but that's hardly something to complain about.

Measuring just 12" x 18" x 6" in overall dimensions, this rotating model is as compact as they come. Though these numbers don't take a mounting pole into account, there's still no way you won't be able to find enough space for it in your attic.

To sum it all up, with its long range, Tree New Bee TNB-WA2608 is a great amplified attic antenna that comes at a really affordable price. You'll hardly be able to find a more powerful or practical model within the same price range. On top of it all, the product comes supplied with a really long (40 ft) coaxial cable, making it possible to use it with 2 TVs.

Review of Tree New Bee TNB-WA2608 Amplified TV Antenna with Motorized 360 Degree Rotation

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1byone OUS00-0551

More of a Roof Top Antenna

1byone OUS00-0551 is that huge classic TV antenna. It is really powerful, something that we definitely like to see in our antennas. The problem is, it is also kind of huge. See, even without a mounting pole, the antenna measures 11" x 35" x 9". With size like that, it just might not be able to fit smaller attics, so some people will have to install it on the roof. Other than that, however, we really don't have any major complaints.

Sure, you'll probably have to put it on the roof. But, with its cross-phase, multi-element design and metal construction, the model easily withstands the toughest outdoor weather conditions.

The range of this antenna is no joke either. As always, it will depend on a number of conditions but, more often than not, it should be able to reach any signal within a 150-mile radius. It is able to pick up and transmit channels that broadcast in UHD (4K) and 3D as well as those that employ the Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound technology.

The model comes with a robust AC-powered amplifier that boasts a solid 18 dBi gain. A 5-feet long 5 coaxial cable is also supplied with the antenna, so you'll be able to use it to transmit a signal to 2 separate TV sets.

To put it differently, the only major problem with 1byone OUS00-0551 is its size. Provided you have a large attic or don't mind putting it on the roof, we don't see any reason not to give this model a shot. It is easy to assemble and install and, for the most part, the antenna works extremely well.

Review of 1byone OUS00-0551 Amplified HDTV Antenna

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What Is an Attic Antenna?

Well, this one isn't difficult, is it? We all know what a regular TV antenna is, right? That specialized device designed to receive analog and/or digital signals that come from a tower or satellite? The device that, afterwards, transmits that signal directly to your TV set, which is, normally, how you get the picture to appear on your screen and how you're able to enjoy your favorite series? Alright, good, we're on the same page here.

There's practically no difference between a regular antenna and an attic antenna. In fact, most people probably associate the term "regular antenna" with attic models. As you'd imagine, the biggest difference is that these attic models are designed to fit your average attic. That being said, the majority of these antennas can be just as well used as rooftop antennas.

Just make sure to find out whether it comes supplied with an amplifier before you buy one and check how powerful the amplifier is. Other than that, keep in mind the size of the antenna and how it compares to the size of your attic and you should be able to figure out the rest.

After that, you can pick up a new TV remote or a wireless HDMI to declutter your living room.

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Publish Date: 2019-03-14 15:38:02