Product Comparison: Antennas Direct DB8 vs Antennas Direct DB8-E

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General Specifications
Antennas Direct
Antennas Direct
About the Product
Intended for people at great distances from the transmitters the DB8 is our most powerful multi-directional HD antenna. In fact its 15.8 dB gain make it one of the most powerful multi-directional antennas available.
The DB8e Bowtie antenna has an unsurpassed gain of 17.4 dBi making this the most powerful antenna in the world! Utilizing patented technology to receive TV signals 70 miles away.
Key Specs
Antenna Reception Range
70 miles
70 miles
Signal Support
HD, Full HD
UHD 4K, Full HD, HD
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Antennas Direct DB8 8-Element High Gain Bowtie TV Antenna
  • The Antennas Direct DB8 is a great antenna. Antennas Direct claims this antenna is multi-directional and has a range of up to 70 miles or more.
  • I have been using this antenna for just under a month and I am very satisfied with its performance. The television stations in my area range from 22 to 47 miles from my house and I live in heavily wooded and hilly terrain.
  • I live 60 miles from the major TV stations. So the advertized range seemed good.
  • I placed in on my old antenna pole and it is about 25 to 30ft high. Excellent long range antenna.
  • I am very pleased with the reception i am receiving, after reading others rewiews i decided to get this one.
Antennas Direct DB8-E 8-Element Bowtie TV Antenna
  • This is a great product, and lives up to its rating of having a 60-70 mile range when mounted outside with no obstructions.
  • The signal strength meter ranges around 60-85% and the quality is 100% across the board.
  • The range is 80+ miles, and the reception is very clear. I live in a small rural city, and with this pick up the 35+ stations from the larger city 80 miles away without any issues.
  • It is very sensitive, and well made. Please realize that it is UHF only and is only designed to receive real channels 14-51.
  • Good antenna. Clear assembly directions and excellent signal boost. Mounted in attic.
Size & Weight
28.5 in.
37.5 in.
42.9 in.
50 in.
9.1 in.
6 in.
7.79 lb
12 lb
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Antennas Direct DB8 8-Element High Gain Bowtie TV Antenna
  • Compact and it works great. It is also easy to assemble and to mount.
  • Much more compact than a yagi, better quality on upper channels even if they're not HD.
  • Well made, light weight, and simple, with thumb-turn hardware. Took a while to figure out the assembly instructions.
  • The device is very light weight and easy to carry up to most antenna poles. I am very satisfied with this product.
  • Works great, light weight, grabs signal from all directions, just need a straight pole to attach to.
Antennas Direct DB8-E 8-Element Bowtie TV Antenna
  • It is very light weight but even still when you are holding it trying to find that perfect location it does get a little heavy on your hands.
  • The elements are light weight, easy to construct and hopefully durable. I attached the antenna on a 12' mast on my roof.
  • It is light weight, well built and easy to assemble. My only concern is our CT winters.
  • It's large size works against it to make 'tuning' extremely difficult in such signal challenged areas.
  • As someone who remembers what antennas were like before cable, I am very impressed. It is, however, very large.
Antenna Type
Amplification Type
Active with line supply
Active with line supply
15.8 dB
17.4 dB
Weatherproof construction, The latest antenna technology
All-weather mounting hardware, Lifetime Warranty on parts, 2 each 28" cables to combine antenna panels, Multi-Directional Reception
Cable Length
2.3 feet
What customers say about "Features"
Antennas Direct DB8 8-Element High Gain Bowtie TV Antenna
  • This is a true performer antenna. Once set, you just forget about it because it doesn't miss a beat in catching signals under any weather and even through thick tile roofing like mine.
  • We hooked this up with the old one only because 2 has to be better then one.... after a few months we no longer know when bad weather is coming.
  • I have only had this antenna for little over a month but so far so good, we have had some bad wind but so far it's standing up to the bad weather .
  • I got every channel TVFool indicated I would. Also, the antenna fits nicely in the attic, no weather induced problems.
  • Signal quality in rainy weather is excellent. I did not use any signal amplifier and have (5) TV drops hooked up and the split does not degrade the signal quality.
Antennas Direct DB8-E 8-Element Bowtie TV Antenna
  • I'm getting 90-100% strength on all of them without amplification, mounting the antenna in the attic of my two story house.
  • This antenna works great. I installed it in my attic and have it split off to 4 TVs. It is picking up 64 channels with no amplification.
  • All received signals are excellent – no pixilation, ghosting, fading, etc.
  • All of the stations come in very clear. Since it's protected from the elements inside our attic, this antenna should easily last without the need for the lifetime parts guarantee.
  • It is impossible to install in the room because it is very large and will take up a lot of space.
Power Supply
Not needed
Not needed
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
Other Information
89.99 $
159.99 $

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