Today we’re talking about one of the more expensive antennas- the GE UltraPro Signal Finder HD Amplified Antenna- which costs $60. Question is, is it worth $60? We’re going to find out!
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Last week we talked about the top 5 best-selling antennas on Amazon, and even put them head-to-head with a metal spoon (check out that video here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEtrynEnrYc&t=1s). Today we’re talking about the GE UltraPro Signal Finder HD Amplified Antenna.
The GE UltraPro Signal Finder HD is expensive. $60 is a lot for an antenna. It’s probably not worth that much (at least I don’t think so), but depends on whether you like the little details.
Most HD antennas are window units that are confined to your window and can’t be moved around, sometimes this means you get a weak signal and not many channels. The GE UltraPro is a bit different. It’s a tabletop unit with a stand, but the stand can be removed so the antenna can lay flat on a table as well. But can you get a good signal that way?
Where you money really goes on the GE UltraPro Signal Finder HD is on the light display of the antenna. You turn it on (Yes, I know. What other HD antenna actually has an on/off switch?!) Once turned on, blue lights appear to show you signal strength. Or at least that’s what they said- not sure my hand should work as an antenna when i’m holding it though.
The light-up bars show you how strong your signal is, and can be improved by moving the antenna around a bit. Like I said, not sure I trust this right now….
The question is whether it’s worth the $60 price tag, when something like the Vansky (we reviewed in our top 5 roundup) is so much cheaper at $23. Does the GE UltraPro perform any better than the Vansky? Does it perform better than my DIY spoon antenna featured in last week’s video? (Really, go check this out- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEtrynEnrYc&t=1s)
Our spoon got 37 channels! The GE antenna got 54 channels.
So… worth the price tag? From our experiments- no. Fewer channels and lesser picture quality than other options, but you do get the add-ons like the signal strength light display and the removable stand. So if those things are worth it to you, then it’s probably worth the $60.
If it’s not? Then it’s not! $23 for the Vansky is a better deal! Or there’s always the free spoon option, which is a pretty good deal.
Do you think the GE UltraPro Signal Finder HD Amplified Antenna is worth it? Let us know in the comments!