We cut the cord several years ago and where doing fine until the TV stations in my area moved frequencies and we had to rescan, No matter what did we could not get back one of the national channels, talking with their engineers they suggested we may need to get a longer range antenna.
Bought this antenna for a neighbor who was suffering the same and Presto, everything came back plus more, made the change ourself today, easy assembly, super easy installation, supports 5 TV's (all on at once!) rescan and good to go. Nice Product, well worth the money.
I read in the online description that Five Star highly recommended outdoor placement of this antenna. I put it in my attic in the Chicago suburbs and pulled in 51 channels. So no need to apologize Five Star. The antenna arrived intact, all parts were included, the setup instructions were clear, and less than an hour of work later, I had good picture on my small portable set. I am now awaiting arrival of my new TV and expect to hook up to the antenna and take full advantage of the strong signal. I am about 40 miles SW of downtown Chicago.
Using this antenna I am receiving with excellent reception all OTA stations available in my area. Although I have not had to adjust the direction of my antenna it is very helpful to have the ability to do that from inside the house rather that having to climb a ladder and make a manual adjustment. This antenna is attached to an OTA DVR device that shows signal strength. That device shows I have the strongest available signal on all available OTA stations.
I received the antenna and saved the box. I wasn’t sure I’d like it based on some of the reviews. I’m glad I waited and tried it for myself. I first of all assembled the antenna and hooked it up inside of my house right next to the TV and I received 24 stations. Already better than the cheap antenna that that I bought locally which only received 4 stations depending on the weather. Granted that antenna was $17.
So I debated if I wanted to put it in the attic or outside of the house. that an outside would be better, so I went outside and figured out a good place to mount it on a facia board. I drilled a hole through the wall and ran the coaxial cable that came with the antenna. I added a ground to the antenna per the antenna man, and when I finally hooked up the coaxial cable to the TV and did the auto program, I was stunned to find 56 channels coming in! Some signals are broadcast in less than Hd signal, but were all a solid signal and Did not get that digital pixelation drop out. I do not have a signal amplifier on but I’m thinking about adding one in. I did add in the supplied splitter and sent signals to two other TVs. They all get excellent pictures and to my amazement, my tv in my downstairs even received some additional channels that the upstairs tv did not. I suspect that tuner is more sensitive. I’m not an expert installer. I think I need a taller pole because if I were to rotate the antenna now it may hit the roof, but with this many tv stations, I may just leave well enough alone. Incidentally, I figured out how to delete those stations I don’t want so it is almost better than having cable tv. For reference, I’m about 20 miles out of a decent sized city in Oregon. In Los Angeles, I used to get over 200 channels over the air but I watched about 10 of them.
Hope this review helps you all enjoy the free tv signals that are out there. The instructions are not so clear and the pieces do face certain ways. It is easy enough to put thing backwards. I had to correct some wing nuts and the two “tail feather” attachments. I had mine pointing the wrong easement I irate started assembling.
I'm going to place a second one on my roof now because I've tripled my available channels!
I live in a very rural region, and this one allowed me to get stations from five major cities that are more than 250 miles distant! I assume it's also picking up stations further away; you can adjust the range with the remote controller, and it goes up to 950 miles!
I bought a few different antennas to see which one would work best, and this is the winner. We can get over 100 channels with this gadget, with crystal clear images up to 4K Ultra HD quality and remarkable long-range.
It was simple to put together, and it was up and running in minutes. I'm pleased I tried it.
I was dubious at first since I wanted good channels like CBS, NBC, and others, but when it arrived, it pleasantly surprised me; the visual quality was excellent, smooth, and uninterrupted. I live around 150 miles between two large cities and have access to all of those channels, as well as others. The best antenna I've ever bought.
We finally cut the cord... this antenna is the greatest, easy to install, quick to install, and requires little technical understanding.