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Re: Shark Fin Antenna

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Oh, well we don't have satellite radio here in Australia... The marketing makes out this is as good or better than the original antenna.
Much worse, FM is almost dead with shark fin here in NJ. Tons of static and dead spots. AM is OK but still worse.
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Re: Shark Fin Antenna

ok - that makes up my mind
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Re: Shark Fin Antenna

I certainly would not use the above negative review as proof of anything. Some folks are never happy. I have one and it works very well. Read past posts of some of the negative folks and you'll see a pattern. I would buy one again and I have nothing to gain from saying that.
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Re: Shark Fin Antenna

mine works fine on fm and am here in nyc.
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I certainly would not use the above negative review as proof of anything. Some folks are never happy. I have one and it works very well. Read past posts of some of the negative folks and you'll see a pattern. I would buy one again and I have nothing to gain from saying that.

Well it is also up to OP to decide what to do, either listen to one who is not happy with this antenna based on facts and in compare to his other cars or to follow fanboys and brand lovers protecting their own interests that is not related to the antenna.

It works, but mostly looks better than original. As actual antenna it is worse product and works not as good as original.
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mine works fine on fm and am here in nyc.

Well, considering most radio stations in 3 state area transmitting from NYC that is assumable result, in compare just drive to Staten Island and try there near to the Outerbridge Crossing area for example and let us know if any difference. Is it part of NYC, am I right?
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Re: Shark Fin Antenna

Not being a fanboy, but in my recent experience with the SharkFin traveling to Philadelphia, PA and listening to FM stations transmitted from NYC stations. I was able to get a fairly clear signal up to the last 20 miles or so of the trip. So objectively, and using the car 99% within a 50 mile radius of NYC. I would say it works just fine...
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Not being a fanboy, but in my recent experience with the SharkFin traveling to Philadelphia, PA and listening to FM stations transmitted from NYC stations. I was able to get a fairly clear signal up to the last 20 miles or so of the trip. So objectively, and using the car 99% within a 50 mile radius of NYC. I would say it works just fine...

Did you compare same with how it works before shark fin?
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Re: Shark Fin Antenna

+1' mine works as advertised on VG. Boonies locations are the only weaker spot relative to the flag pole antennae. It also works more effectively if you take care not to touch the Sharkfin to the base plate when mounting the unit.
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Re: Shark Fin Antenna

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I certainly would not use the above negative review as proof of anything. Some folks are never happy. I have one and it works very well. Read past posts of some of the negative folks and you'll see a pattern. I would buy one again and I have nothing to gain from saying that.
X2. I have had my Sharkfin for a few weeks and I have not noticed ANY degradation of the signal. I live in San Antonio and have Mineral Grey Metallic paint. I looked at reviews as well and decided to see for myself and I couldn't be happier. The aesthetic is great and the signal for me is just as good as stock. Just make your own decision but I'm happy with mine. I purchased mine from VG as well.
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Did you compare same with how it works before shark fin?
No I didn't. My point wasn't to show that the SharkFin had the SAME reception, just that even if there is degradation, it isn't detrimental in any sense. Also, if I can get clear reception up to ~100 miles from the source, it is good enough.
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