Living in rural, this is a bit better then a flat digital. You only get Network Channels - Free TV, no Cable Channels (those are channel numbers 14 and above on cable/satellite providers, example: USA Network, Bravo, Discovery, History, TLC, etc. Plus the strength of the signal from the transmitting towers. Everything depends on the digital airwaves, time of day, weather, and temperature for location of antenna. Pixels are the pits, and you lose stations. In my area there is only one analog transmission, and it had picked it up, channel not worth watching. You can skip the search for the analog portion, since the Networks Channels are transmitting digital. I have received over 64 channels with one search - covered 3 states, lost them within 24 hours because of temperature change. Only channel I didn't receive was a CBS channel in my area. Yet picked up CBS in the southern state, twice the distance to its transmitting tower. Finding a sweet spot that will pick up channels will take a lot of time. The hint of 40 mile range is just that. You may need to adjust the antenna anywhere from 1/2 inch, up to a couple inches. Work with it, 45 and 90 degree angles work best, picture of antenna shows about a 30 degree angle.. Only bad thing is the cable length 3+ feet, not long enough. Will receive reception better by a window. You may need to arrange furniture.
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