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81 reviews | 4.5 out of 5
Great antenna. Our stations are 20 and 50 miles away. This antenna mounted right on top of the house on an existing dish stand. We do have an amplifier attached inside. I would recommend using one.
I bought this antenna along with 2 AccessHD Digital-Analog Converter Boxes so I wouldn't have to keep paying for cable channels I don't watch. I put the antenna in my attic and connected it to the splitter the cable use to go through. To get the best reception I went online and found a website that gives you the compass heading you need to point the antenna to and the picture quality is just as good as when I had cable. I get all the local channels for free now!!!
The lower channels 2-7 would not come in at all with our Philips powered antenna. This antenna cost as much and was available online only in our area. We live 35 miles from the weakest station. After aiming the antenna, with the help of a compass and compass headings from antennaweb.org , we now get all stations with excellent picture. John Outside of Nashville , Tennessee
We switched from DirecTV to our own antenna when the satelite bill went up to about $120 a month. We would get about 100 stations, but we would end up watching maybe 10 of them, and that didn't even include movie channels. We had a small antenna before, but the reception was spotty, with us losing reception when it was stormy or windy. So we bought this unit, took down the satellite, and put the unit on the bracket on the roof once used for DirecTV. It works fine! The picture is pefect and there aren't too many times when the sound seems to "skip." The satellite holder is sturdy, and we didn't have to buy any adaptors. We added a booster and the picture is perfect!
This thing pulls in all the channels available from my upstairs closet I "mounted" it in (I set it on the shelf) I live 30 to 40 miles from transmitters and it pulled in UHF/VHF and HD. The price is great, easy to set up. Free HDTV rocks! Murfreesboro TN
I bought this antenna to try and see if I could improve the reception of the Boston based stations (30 miles away) after listening to my wife's comments for a while. I was relieved to find that it did a better job than the previous antenna, got more stations and good signal strength on the rest. It comes fully assembled, you just unfold the arms and they lock into the correct positions. I had it up in less than 30 minutes, and spent another 20 minutes to get it aimed for best reception. I'm pretty satisfied with how it worked out, and my wife went on to a different topic...And the amount I spent is less than a month of Direct TV :)
Replaced rabbit ears with Channel Master 2016 mounted in the attic. Streamlined cable routing for minimum db loss to all room connections. Reception has been quite good, goodbye rabbit ears. Be advised no mounting bracket is included even though it is pictured in the product description.
I chose to try this in the attic before mounting it on the chimney where my other antenna was, and to my surprise the channels came in crystal clear. I now get all over the air HD channels perfectly, no freezing, no pixelation, no fuzz. I have the antenna facing the towers which are about 22 miles away, and the antenna is mounted about 18 feet high at the highest possible point in my attic. There was no assembly required which was nice also. The antenna just unfolds into its fixed position.
I gave up cable some time ago but have been using rabbit ears type antennae. It just was not acceptable so I got his one and it is great! I just attached it to my rear deck about 10 feet up and aimed it and now I get as much TV as I could ever want. The signal is excellent, but I am about 30 miles from the stations, so if you are farther out you may need a better one or place it higher up. Thoroughly satisfied!
This antenna is based on a very old, tried and true design (the design is about 50 years old). It doesn't appear to be a beneficiary of modern computer modeling of antenna design. However, its performance for most of the digital TV channels is as good as any I have tried. It is made from very sturdy, yet very lightweight materials. The hardware is "gold anodized" to resist corrosion (and it likely will for a few years, but I recommend coating the whole antenna with clear acrylic or polyurethane spray enamel before installing it). Overall, I believe this is the best constructed compact antenna that I have seen that is designed primarily for the digital frequencies. Although it performs well in my location, I believe that its performance could be improved further from design enhancements based on computer modeling. This antenna is meant for outdoor or attic installation. Although it is compact and lightweight. it is a bit too large for satisfactory indoor use. Overall, it's an impressive antenna, particularly with regard to its sturdiness, which I would rate as excellent. I would rate its performance as very good. If you live within 25 to 35 miles of a digital TV station, this antenna should serve you well. As with all antennas designed mainly for UHF frequencies, the higher you mount the antenna, the better. With sufficient height (e.g., 50 ft) and clear path to the station, this antenna will operate satisfactorily out to 50 miles or even more. It's a very good product at a very reasonable price.
I GOT THE CHANNEL MASTER 2016 ONLINE AT WALMART, GOT FREE SHIPPING SITE TO STORE,
WITH TAX CAME TO $ 31.61 ALSO GOT A 15 FT. ROLL OF COAX CABLE, WITH TAX $ 8.68
AND A GENERAL ELECTRIC VIDEO SIGNAL AMPLIFIER, WITH RETURN PATH 24 DB, WITH
TAX $ 27.21 I MOUNTED THE ANTENNA IN THE ATTIC 2 FT. OFF THE FLOOR, I RAN 15 FT. OF
COAX FROM THE ANT. DOWN THROUGH THE ATTIC FLOOR, AND OUT OF THE UTILITY ROOM
CEILING, DOWN THE WALL 1 FT. FROM FLOOR. I MOUNTED THE SIGNAL AMP. ON THE WALL
AND CONNECTED THE ANT. COAX TO IT. THEN I WHENT UNDER THE HOUSE AND GOT
THE MAIN CABLE TV LINE THAT FEEDS THE WHOLE HOUSE AND RAN IT THROUGH THE
UTILITY ROOM FLOOR, AND CONNECTED IT TO THE SIGNAL AMP. POINTED THE ANT. TWARD
THE BROADCASTERS TOWERS. I DID NOT HAVE A COMPASS SO I USED THE SIGNAL STRENGTH METER ON MY TV TO ADJUST THE ANT. THEN I DONE A CHANNEL SCAN ON ALL
MY TV'S. SO FOR $ 67.50 I GET ABC-6.1 1080iHD RTV-7.1 1080iHD RTV-7.2 480SD
CBS-8.1 720HD CBS-8.2 720HD NBC-10.1 1080iHD NBC-10.2 480SD PBS-15.1 1080iHD
PBS-15.2 480SD PBS-15.3 480SD CW20-20.1 1080iHD FOX-43.1 720HD FOX-43.2 480SD
I GET ALL THE CHANNELS THAT ARE IN MY AREA, AND THEY LOOK GREAT. BETTER THAN CABLE
AND IT'S FREE. GO TO ANTENNA WEB.COM TO SEE HOW MANY YOU CHANNELS YOU CAN GET
IN YOUR AREA. OH IF YOU MOUNT YOUR ANT. IN THE ATTIC, YOU DONT HAVE TO GROUND IT.
AND BY KEEPING IT OUT OF THE WEATHER,IT WILL LAST FOREVER.
The antenna is well made and the instructions are easy to follow. You will need a mast or base mount kit of some kind. as the antenna only comes with a u-bolt. I had been using HD rabbit ears which never worked that well and cost about the same as this antenna. Reception ranges from medium 63 out of 100 to high 97 out of 100. I get the same number of channels as with the rabbit ears, just with much improved signal strength. If you live within 12 miles of the broadcast towers this antenna should work fine. Farther than that a higher range antenna would be better.
This antenna may be ok if you live close to the stations. But, it does not work at all for where we live, about 50-60 miles away from the stations. Check what type of antenna and amp you need before you start shopping. This site helps you determine how far you live from the primary stations and gives you recommendation on type of antennas appropriate fpr your location. www.hdtvantennalabs.com
Small amplified antenna wasn't enough to receive a local high-VHF channel (Ch 12 in Richmond). Put this antenna in the attic (just set it on a box) and now get every available channel in the area. Have used it daily for the last 3 weeks without a problem. Also, I no longer use the amplifier as it is not needed.
I tried every antenna possible at the local big box electronics store ranging in price from $15-$100. Indoor and Outdoor, Passive and Amplified, about 6 in total. I even tried Indoor antennas outside and Outdoor antennas inside. None of them were able to pick up all the UHF and VHF signals in my area. Besides the $15 one I tried, this Channel Master was the cheapest and it worked the best, It is an exterior antenna but I carried it around my house with a little portable TV and no matter where I was in the house it never failed to pick up a solid signal with a perfect picture. I live in a NW suburb of Rochester, NY and I get 8.1, 8.2, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 13.1, 13.2, 21.1, 21.2, 21.3, 31.1, 31.2. I ended up installing it in my attic. It is actually just laying up there on top of the insulation and rafters and it still works fine. You won't go wrong with this antenna depending on your distance from the transmitters. I am located about 10.5 miles away.
I purchased this product online and it arrived in a few days. It was pretty easy to set up but does not come with a mast for mounting. I used a 1 X2 to mount in the attic and it works fine and very cheap. You can pick one up at your local hardware store for around $2. I picked up about 12 channels with this model. You might want to consider a pre-amp if you are running more than the specified amount of cable and multiple tv's.
Our cable company increased rates, AGAIN, so we purchased this antenna. We mounted it in the attic and live 21-28 miles from the area stations. The reception is fantastic! Great product. Great value!
We are 15 to 17 miles from the TV transponder tower, our antenna only 30 feet in the air. Pics quality is much better than I expected. Great antenna.
Antenna works great! Local HDTV channels and FM radio reception is crystal clear. Good antenna for urban areas. Small size and light weight makes it easy to install. Would highly recommend for local reception because of its superior performance compared to indoor rabbit ears.
No problems, works as advertised. Easy to install.
Some signals at 99%, some at 72%. All work ok.