Winegard Omnidirectional TV Antenna Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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If you have a low amount of space to begin with, an omni directional antenna with a small footprint will be the Best TV Antenna option for you. And we will be glad to state that the Winegard Omnidirectional TV Antenna manages to achieve that same feat. That is precisely why this VHF UHF HDTV Antenna could be the Best Omnidirectional TV Antenna in its class.

Why We Like It – Winegard Omnidirectional TV Antenna

If you want an excellent Winegard HDTV antenna on a strict budget, the Winegard Omnidirectional TV Antenna is a great one to go for. Omni directional TV antennas usually don’t hold their reputation well of them being actually “Omni directional.” But not this one. This one actually works pretty well to keep up its “360 degrees” signal reception claims. No part of it will be a dealbreaker for most buyers.

  • Provides free TV
  • HD TV channels
  • Low profile design
  • Short-range for UHF VHF signal reception
  • The “omni directional” aspect of it doesn’t hold up well


If you have broadcasting points near your house, it performs even better than something like the Lava HD8008 Antenna. And on top of that, it also comes with a pre-amplifier built-in. This enables you to pretty much control the signal reception at the antenna’s end, making up for the signal loss that occurs due to long coax cables. If you like enjoying your favorite TV shows without any interruptions, this is definitely the UHF VHF antenna you should go for.

Ease Of Install

The Winegard Metrostar antenna is mainly an outdoor antenna. So obviously, it’s not going to be as easy to install as indoor antennas like the 1byone Indoor Amplified TV Antenna. But, it comes included with all the necessary mounting hardware.


The Winegard Metrostar antenna is a very durable HDTV antenna too, despite being somewhat cheap. Unlike the Lava Antenna, this one doesn’t even get discoloured, let alone break away under extreme wind and heat. That’s why the Winegard Metrostar VHF UHF antenna will stand firm for years without any maintenance.


The range is one section where this VHF UHF antenna stumbles a bit. It can get signal reception from only about 35 miles away when other omni directional antennas at the same price can achieve double that. But, we can pretty much forgive them on this part, as the whole antenna has such a low profile design to begin with. A better option would be to get GE 33692 Attic Mount HD TV Antenna, which has a better mile range at 60 miles.


Granted, it doesn’t come included with a mast or even a good coax cable, for that matter. So you need to make sure that you have those already. But other than that, this HDTV antenna delivers on the things it promises/advertises to provide.

Winegard Omnidirectional TV Antenna Wrap Up

Overall, the Winegard Omnidirectional TV Antenna is a great one to upgrade to, if you’re on a strict budget. But, you must make sure that you have a few components (like a good coax cable, a mast) ready, or else you’ll face troubles installing or using this UHF VHF antenna.

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