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DIY HDTV Antenna0

While I’ve not yet moved into the world of HDTV (I simply don’t have the money to blow on a new television when I have three perfectly fine older ones), I can’t help but admire this relatively new technology.  Not only is the video from cable, DVD, and Blu-Ray incredibly clear, but off-air signals are extremely impressive as well.

But some people don’t realize that the off-air signal may not reach their home.  So, there they are, stuck with a giant, rectangular sculpture  in the living room that picks up a few channels—but with artifacts and glitches through the picture.

But fret not, my fellow FIY-ers!  If you are in this situation, you are not alone.  And babblin5 at Metacafe has a solution: make your own.  With just a few simple materials (clothes hangers, washers, wood, screws, and a small length of cable line), babblin5 claims you can easily make a HD antenna that will outperform store-bought models.

The following (very well made) instructional video will walk you through the process:

See what I mean?  Easy and inexpensive!  And it appears to work really well!  What more could you ask for?

If anyone tries it, let us know how it works out. 

by John Barker

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