Terk Indoor HDTV Antenna Widens Broadcast Availability

Staff On Jan 8 2004 - 8:00am

Terk Technologies is introducing HDTVi, the company's first-ever indoor HDTV antenna.

The HDTVi is said to be the only indoor antenna designed to receive both UHF and VHF signals (channels 2 – 69), to provide reception of all local HDTV broadcasts.

Terk's antenna provides consumers, who live anywhere from a city apartment to a suburban home, the ability to experience true local HDTV broadcasts in full resolution.

The HDTVi utilizes a high-gain antenna array that can be oriented either horizontally or vertically within its mounting base, to achieve maximum capture of off-air HDTV broadcasts within the user's reception area, the company said.

"The HDTVi makes it easy for a wide range of consumers to receive HDTV broadcasts without having to install an outdoor antenna, and without being hampered by the lower resolution broadcasts often delivered by satellite and cable providers," said Randall Rosenbaum, Terk product manager.

The HDTVi is engineered for reception of all local HDTV broadcasts, with an operating bandwidth covering both the UHF (channels 2 – 13) and VHF (channels 14 – 69) frequency ranges.

Its highly directional log periodic UHF and precision VHF elements are designed to receive HDTV broadcasts with maximum signal strength, along with high interference rejection. The antenna HDTVi is compact and easy to install atop or near a TV set, Terk said.

The TERK HDTVi will be shipping at the end of this month at a suggested retail of $39.99. Commack, N.Y.-based Terk is showing the new product at the 2003 International Consumer Electronics Show here this week in the Convention Center's Central Hall, booth 7845.

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