HG-997 HDTV Digital Antenna Review

HG-997 Digital TV Antenna

Joe Bick does a real world review of the 180 mile directional UHF VHF HG-997 Digital TV antenna. He loves getting rid of basic cable so he decided to do a review and share his results with you – the world.

Joe is reviewing this antenna in Hillsdale, County, MI which is about 70 miles from any given TV transmitter station. His HG-997 is mounted on his roof top, about 15 foot off the ground.

He has been able to get rid of direct tv entirely and enjoy the sharp picture of HD digital TV.





Cut the cable bill – embrace over the air digital tv

Digital television has been in place via FCC mandate since June 12, 2009 – bringing about great advantages including more efficient use of airspace. The days of fuzzy television pictures are over. Digital TV has some great advantages – including more channels, crystal clear picture, and even HD.

Thanks to D-TV the days of needing cable for the weather channel are over. Why pay for HD-TV via cable or satellite when you can get it over the air for free? This guide is designed to help you cut out the cable or satellite company.

Digital TV Advantages:

  • Crystal Clear picture
  • Surround sound
  • Sub channels
    • sports
    • weather channels
    • movie channels
    • etc
  • HD picture
    • 1080P
    • 720P

Although the era of the digital TV world presents great advantages it also comes with it’s disadvantages. For the most part, the old analog antennas and equipment will support the new broadcasting mode – digital. However, it is true that your system may need an upgrade – or new equipment to replace the old bridle stuff.

While it’s true that digital TV offers crystal clear picture quality – it tends to be an “all-or-nothing” or “on-or-off” thing. Making sure your system is optimized is the key – weather you want just one room or multiple rooms. Old-school antennas are great but be sure to use 75-ohm coaxial cable rather than 300 ohm flat wire.

If you live in the country, or in a rural area or are 40 miles away or more from the broadcasting tower – you may need a booster to pull in that weaker TV station. In addition, an out door TV antenna and a booster may make it possible to distribute television through every room in the house.


Computer and Laptop Disposal Service

Get rid of your broken, obsolete, or outdated computer. We’re taking for free and buying computers laptops or electronics. Weather your office is updating it’s entire computer system or last year’s desktop broke – we’ll pick them up.

Although we’re not offering cash for computers and monitors older than 10 years, we’ll gladly pickup old crt monitors, keyboards, desktops, and laptops. We can offer cash money for decent electronics that are not to outdated.

Electronics we’ll pickup:

  • Desktop Computers
  • Laptop Computers
  • Tablets
  • Monitors (including CRT monitors)
  • Servers
  • working or not
  • Networking equipment
    • Hubs
    • switches
    • routers
    • access points
  • Various office equipment
    • phones
    • printers
    • etc

We’ll come to you – weather you have 1 computer or laptop or an entire office. The perfect place to sell your computer in Hillsdale county.

We’ll travel to:

  • Hillsdale, County, Michigan and surround areas.

Willing to pickup your scrap power equipment, lawn mowers, and small engines anywhere in Hillsdale, County and surrounding areas.


Dispose of Unwanted Lawn Mowers or Power Equipment

Power Equipment Disposal Service

Power Equipment Disposal Service & Recycling

Get rid of obsolete power equipment weather you bought a new lawn mower and don’t need the old one or your rider quit running 10 years ago and now it’s cluttering up your yard or garage space. Better Parts is willing to come to you and remove your unwanted or broken piece(s) of machinery.

Offering cash for equipment that is still in good condition, located in South Central, Michigan, we’re glad to pickup for free any equipment that may be considered scrap metal and are generally offering scrap price for the junk that’s cluttering up your yard.



We’ll pickup:

  • Riding lawn mowers
  • chainsaws
  • snow blowers
  • power washers
  • roto-tillers
  • running or not

We’ll travel to:

  • Hillsdale County, Michigan
    • anywhere in the county including Hudson
  • Jackson County, Michigan
  • Branch County, Michigan
  • Williams County, Ohio
  • Fulton County, Ohio
  • Lucas County, Ohio

Willing to pickup your scrap power equipment, lawn mowers, and small engines anywhere in Hillsdale, County and surrounding areas.



Hillsdale, County, Michigan



Leaving eBay, 18 and life…

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Better Parts, also known as “Joe’s Steals n Deals” on eBay, has had a tremendous run, helping over 1,000 customers since 2011. It has been fun, the process of finding products that will make people’s lives better while going green is very fulfilling and has been. The idea of tearing a machine apart so somebody can use that part and have it delivered to there home none-the-less is so good.

However, it’s in our best interest, from a business standpoint to move on from eBay and while we love serving people, it’s only fitting that we start our own website. Alas, betterparts.biz was born in November, 2017. Read more about the better parts mission, here!