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Mito's new off-air antenna, installed, can't be seen on dish.

ELKHART, Ind. -- Mito Corp., an electronics sales, marketing and distribution company, has introduced an off-air antenna that conforms to any 18-inch Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) dish.

Once the antenna is installed, it can't be seen on the dish. The product is selling to consumers through consumer electronics stores, satellite installers and distributors. It's priced at $69.95.

Marvin Metzler, vice president of operations, said that the Freedom Antenna System is a UHF/VHF TV antenna that was designed to be "invisible" and to solve the problem of local program reception typical to satellite dish owners.

"We recognized the explosive growth of the DBS market and were able to solve the primary drawback [reception of local programming] using an existing patented technology that allows consumers to get all of their local stations using an 18-inch antenna. This will make antennas such as rabbit ears obsolete," Metzler said.

To get local stations, satellite dish owners have to either use an off-air antenna or subscribe to a basic cable system in addition to paying for their DBS programming.

Metzler said it solves the problem of having to get indoor antennas as well as rooftop antenna installations where there are often zoning codes, covenants or home owner restrictions.
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Title Annotation:Audio/Video; Direct Broadcast Satellite dish
Publication:HFN The Weekly Newspaper for the Home Furnishing Network
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Feb 10, 1997
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