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Model 24769

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Futura Indoor/Outdoor Antenna

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  • Optimizes free digital channels for high-definition resolution
  • Receives and amplifies signal for improved performance
  • Ideal for today's HDTVs and complements streaming box

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Do you stream videos through a PC, game console or other device? When you add an HD antenna, you get free local TV as well! Enjoy exceptional digital reception with the GE Futura Antenna. This versatile antenna can be installed indoors or outdoors. There is a fully adjustable mounting bracket included for maximum utility. Perfect for use with digital TVs, the antenna provides crystal-clear digital reception. It is also UHF/VHF capable. This product comes with a limited-lifetime warranty.

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From how far away will this pull in a strong signal? Is it suitable for a marine environment?

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September 25, 2011
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October 8, 2013
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the better the height the better the reception - over the water every foot makes a difference - Be sure to use a good waterproofing on the connector not just a boot, but good tape wrapping - all the other components are OK for saltwater exposure as its all plastic etc, suggest replacing the mounting screws with brass though,
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August 6, 2013
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50 + miles here in South Central Wisconsin to get Madison, WI and Rockford, IL. Not sure about any signals over water as this is very hard to do... just ask the Navy.
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February 2, 2013
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no sure marine environment. I think not suitable for it. The 2 main concerns are: 1.) reception is only 30 miles or so in urban area. 2.) The screw mount from plastic antenna to the pole that come with it, it is not very secure.
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November 30, 2012
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Don't know about marine....but I am at least 60 miles out from Dallas and pick up a good number of the stations there. The unit is installed outdoors.
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April 10, 2012
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Depends on your area, and yet from what I can tell it is suitable for a marine environment. The only thing I would recommend possibly which is what I did with mine was to throw some plumbers putty around the connectors to keep out any saltwater.
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Jacksonville, FL, USA
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March 28, 2012
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Not suitable for a marine environment. Needs to be plugged in according to Manufacturer and I have found it to be HIGHLY DIRECTIONAL meaning it has to be pointed in the right direction before it will work. Save your money and shop for an antenna NOT made by GE.
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Orange, TX, USA
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February 15, 2012
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It can be pretty directional sensitive so if you were securely moored, probably okay. Other than that, probably not.
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Uxbridge, MA, USA
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January 12, 2012
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Dave, I'm 48 miles from Boston and pull all of the Boston channels in crystal clear.
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September 30, 2011
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Hello Dave, I’m Newf from the Home Depot’s how-to Community. Thank you for your question.
The distance away from a station that this unit can receive will vary greatly due to many factors. These include line-of-sight placement vs. reflected signals, directional aiming and interference.
The antenna itself is designed for outdoor use, but not salt water exposure. Being amplified, this unit also comes Read More
Hello Dave, I’m Newf from the Home Depot’s how-to Community. Thank you for your question.
The distance away from a station that this unit can receive will vary greatly due to many factors. These include line-of-sight placement vs. reflected signals, directional aiming and interference.
The antenna itself is designed for outdoor use, but not salt water exposure. Being amplified, this unit also comes with an indoor only 120v power transformer.
I hope this helps,
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How does that work with multiple TVs?

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Kansas City
October 23, 2011
Hi,
I bought this item a few months ago, and I am completely satisfied. I used on my 2nd floor, indoor, it is connected to a LG TV.
Now, I am getting a TV for my basement. I am wondering how I can benefit of that same antenna for that second TV.
Do I need to buy another one for the basement (will it work in the basement)?
Do I need to run cables/wires between 2nd floor and basement to benefit from the antenna?

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December 17, 2015
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I have this hooked to three TV's with no problem
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October 8, 2013
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You can add a splitter at the TV upstairs and continue downstairs, for runs over 100ft I suggest getting an amplified splitter. These can be found at your Home Depot
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I am running 6 TVs in a tri-level home. I used a splitter that you can pick up at Home Depot. My antenna is in the attic. I ran the cable from the antenna to the part that you are to plug into the back of the TV and put an outlet close to this area so that I could plug in the transformer. From there you are to hook up to the TV BUT instead I hooked up to my first splitter and ran some cables to the front Read More
I am running 6 TVs in a tri-level home. I used a splitter that you can pick up at Home Depot. My antenna is in the attic. I ran the cable from the antenna to the part that you are to plug into the back of the TV and put an outlet close to this area so that I could plug in the transformer. From there you are to hook up to the TV BUT instead I hooked up to my first splitter and ran some cables to the front room and the kitchen. Then I ran another cable down to the basement to another splitter and ran the bedroom & basement cables. The system works great. Read Less
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Just put a splitter somewhere in the path from the antenna to the first TV. Do it a point that makes routing to the second TV easier.
A splitter has terminals on it to allow for one input (the antenna) going to two or more outputs. Note that if the antenna you purchased uses an AC adapter pack, a splitter by itself may not work. If that is the case, you'll probably need two separate antennas. But! I Read More
Just put a splitter somewhere in the path from the antenna to the first TV. Do it a point that makes routing to the second TV easier.
A splitter has terminals on it to allow for one input (the antenna) going to two or more outputs. Note that if the antenna you purchased uses an AC adapter pack, a splitter by itself may not work. If that is the case, you'll probably need two separate antennas. But! I would first try just using the splitter (not expensive). Read Less
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You should be able to run a splitter to the tv assuming you already have coax running to the area you want. Just remember, a cheap splitter is just that.... cheap, and gold doesn't make a noticible difference. Get yourself a splitter rated at AT LEAST 1000mhz or higher with a loss of -7db or less for a two way.
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You should be able to use a splitter. If you can find one, use a cable-tv grade splitter because it will have less signal loss. Be sure to have the included amplifier connected before the splitter so it is pushing the amplified signal to both outputs.
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Chicago IL
October 25, 2011
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Hi there Bert and thank you for your question.
This is George form our How-to-Community.
Bert you don't need to purchase another antenna, you can benefit from the existing antenna by connecting a slitter (see related product ) at the end of the existing coaxial line running to your LG TV.
Once split ,one cable would continue to run to your existing TV and another cable would need to get routed to the
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Hi there Bert and thank you for your question.
This is George form our How-to-Community.
Bert you don't need to purchase another antenna, you can benefit from the existing antenna by connecting a slitter (see related product ) at the end of the existing coaxial line running to your LG TV.
Once split ,one cable would continue to run to your existing TV and another cable would need to get routed to the TV that's in the basement.
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what is the range for this antenna

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September 21, 2011
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50 + miles
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February 2, 2013
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from my experience and test.. it is around 30 miles max. BUT... not necessary it will get ALL channels within 30 miles. I have problem getting one channel within 30 miles.
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I am at least 60 miles out from Dallas and am able to receive a good number of the over-the-air stations. Oddly, most of them look better than when I had a satellite with HD programming.
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Russ, I'm pulling in Boston stations 48 miles away. The antenna is along side the roof outdoors and I run high quality coaxial cable and compression type F-connectors. All Cable TV grade.
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September 22, 2011
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Hi Russ,
Thank you for your question.
This antenna can cover a Range of about : 1 mile.
Hope this helps.
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how do install it and hook it up

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October 5, 2012
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August 6, 2013
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Installation instructions are VERY clear and it is a very simple hook up.
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February 2, 2013
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There is a mounting screws and "U" shape mounts. You can either mount on a pole or screw it to a wall.
then, you just need to run the cable.
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Google your model number. A PDF file is posted with step-by-step instructions.
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October 5, 2012
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Hello sherylsb and thank you for your question.
The Instruction Manual for the GE Futura Outdoor TV Antenna, including installation and use information, can be found here: http://jascoproducts.com/support/manual-downloads/applications/DocumentLibraryManager/upload/24769-Manual-Eng.pdf.
Best wishes on your project!
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Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 40 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works Great! I have several of these antennas mounted in my attic dedicated for each tv and now one dedicated for my hd radio tuner. They work perfectly. Great signal strength. I am located in the northern suburbs of Phila., PA about 20 miles from the transmitters in Phila., PA. Easy to set up. Used about 50ft. of coax on the longest run. Highly recommend. March 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GE Futura Antenna Small but powerful. I have this connected to three TV's with no signal loss. The farthest TV is running thru 120 feet of cable. I put the antenna on the roof, ran 50 feet of cable into the house then connected the booster then split it to the TV's. Works great! December 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Big Surprise This purchase was somewhat of an experiment for me. Just having moved to a new house, and didn't want cable or satellite I thought I would push the limits of the HOA covenants by trying this little guy. Well, the experiment worked out great. With it's small size it's hardly visible on the roof of my garage. I hooked it up and after a scan I was now receiving 23 channels crystal clear. Some of the channels are duplicates, buy hey, that's pretty impressive from a product that I thought I would be returning. Most of the tv station antennas are about 22 miles from my house. I'm very pleasantly surprised with this product. June 24, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Expensive but flawed The AC power wire has a short. Picture flicks on & off. Wire needs constant adjustment. Missing channels my friends get with cheaper antennaes. March 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by works great! I'm in a very good reception area and the antenna works perfectly. Outside instalation June 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Amazing difference I bought this antenna a couple of weeks ago after looking at options. Mainly I started here because I knew that if I hooked it up and it wasn't good, it could go right back. I couldn't find anything on how to aim the antenna - and it IS directional so I literally claped it onto a 6' ladder on my back porch and started turning it a little bit at a time to see what happened. Right away I went from 5 channels to 12. After a bit more "tuning" - and somewhat dependent on weather I am up to about 25 channels - and it's still attached to the ladder! I plan to attach it to the house this weekend (at about 16') and will update you all. February 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FINALLY FUZZ FREE TV!!!!!!!!!!!! Was leary of purchasing based on most reviews on here, but glad we took the plunge. We got about 5 channels and not always clearly, we tried so many indoor antenna's that did not change the amount of channels we received or the quality. My husband put this outdoor antenna on the peek of the roof. Installation was simple, took him about 5 minutes(helped we used the exisiting cable wire from when we use to have cable) he did have to buy a little extra cable wire. Well we went from 5 channels to 40 and they are crystal clear!!! So happy, no cable for us ever again!!! This antenna is sooo worth the investment! June 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good quality Very nice appearance and unobtrusive in the house. However, we are too far from transmitters for this to pull the signal in. April 8, 2015
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