Words from our Inventor, Brad “The Antenna Man”
I was known as an antenna geek as a boy when I spent hours on our home roof experimenting and perfecting antennas to get the ultimate in reception. I must have made thousands of different attempts and experiments, which was OK with my parents as long as everything was back in place by Sunday afternoon and the Packer games came in loud and clear. I was fascinated with what it took to make an antenna work.
When I grew up I worked as an installer, went to a technical school, and installed roof antennas, home theaters and other electronic systems for residences. This gave me hands-on experience and an in-depth insight on what worked and why—and what failed. I knew almost everything there was to know about installing an antenna that worked. Then, the digital transition occurred.
When the digital change-over occurred in 2009, it changed everything about antenna design and performance. No one was getting it right. There were lots of claims but very poor results and the people I knew were disappointed and wanted something better. What worked reasonably well for analog TVs was no longer effective for high definition free broadcast TV reception. (HDTV) Even the big, ugly antennas couldn’t pull in enough signals to receive all the available channels and there was a lot of distortion causing the picture to freeze or disappear. High definition TV is different than the old analog TVs. If the signal isn’t sent to the TV correctly, you won’t get all of the available channels and you will get a lot of distortion. I knew too many young families and people in my neighborhood who were struggling in a tough economy. They couldn’t afford cable or satellite. I knew grandmas down the street who wanted to watch their favorite shows but didn’t want to pay for a lot of other stuff they would never watch.
I knew there had to be a better way and I was determined to find it. I went back to the roof to find out what worked. Only this time, I had the technical background to understand what needed to be done and understood the problems installers and users experienced.
Here comes DigiTenna!®
A lot of people I talked to didn’t even know that they can get free broadcast, high definition TV, and they certainly didn’t know how many great channels are available. The antennas on themarket were big, ugly, and inefficient. They didn’t give people a great signal, certainly not the quality HD picture we like. And who wants a big eyesore of an antenna mounted on their roof. I hated the idea that people were buying antennas that weren’t going to work, when I knew a better solution was out there, waiting to be discovered.
So there I was, back to experimenting with antennas. It took a lot of work. The same buddies who called me the antenna geek as a boy were now my business partners, and together believed there was a way to make a great product that would help our friends and neighbors. After
months of experimenting, a little discouragement, and a lot of prayer, the solution came to me like a lightning bolt, late one night as I was looking at my experiments and calculations again. The solution was astounding and DigiTenna changed everything about antennas -- performance, size, look, and construction. And it worked! An outdoor DigiTenna is one half to one third the size of other antennas and DigiTenna completely outperforms them. I guarantee that a user will get the most free channels possible with DigiTenna!
We make the DigiTenna DUV product line to provide, “The ultimate experience in free HDTV.” DigiTenna DUV products deliver the free broadcast signal directly to the TV, which means the high definition signal is clear, sharp and without distortion. The viewer gets a picture that is even better than a satellite or cable picture and the quality of the picture is the same year after year with DigiTenna. Installation of outdoor DigiTennas is safer and quicker than other antennas. I took into account harsh weather conditions and made DigiTenna DUV products sturdy so they stand up in harsh environments and resist corrosion to provide long life.
No other antenna today can match the DigiTenna DUV performance. This has been verified by an independent agency. DigiTenna DUV is the preferred product of broadcast engineers becauseof its reception, quality and performance.
Most importantly, anyone who buys it gets the “the ultimate experience in free HDTV with no monthly cable or satellite costs or expensive contracts.” And that’s what I set out to do.