Did we find ALIEN technology inside this paper thin antenna? No.
My HDTV flat antenna was already peeling apart. Out of curiosity, I peeled it back further and held it up to backlit window to reveal the internal antenna pattern. Looks like a simple HDTV antenna found on various DIY HDTV internet sites. The “good stuff” must be in the connector. Nope, appears to be a simple balun (matching transformer).
|HDTV antenna pattern||Inside connector|
How easy could it be to build one out of aluminum flashing from Home Depot? How would it perform?
I do agree with the experts. Unless you use a known DIY HDTV pattern or understand antenna signal/wave theory, your wasting your time. But, I have a pattern to trace.
DIY HDTV antenna:
The DIY performed just as well as the official ~$30 store bought flat antenna. However, the official one does look better on the wall. I really didn’t save money after adding up my DIY costs to include time, labor and parts. But, it was fun to build.