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We purchased a Phillips digital TV and a digital antenna several months ago and when it works, the picture is great, but often it is unwatchable--major pixelization, freeze frames and broken audio. We use it only at the dock.
I started out with the antenna temporary on the fwd hatch and was not surprised when it provided poor reception. Moved it to the lifeline stanchion with the same results. I figured that since uhf tv is line-of-sight, higher would be better. Moved it halfway up the mizzen and it seemed a little better, so then I went to the top of the mizzen and could not see any improvement. I could take it to the top of the mainmast, but I have serious doubts that would make matters any better.
Before I invest $200 in one of those Shakespeare 2020 SeaWatch antennas, I'd like to hear from some who have actually used them. All opinions are appreciated.