Based out of Wallingford, Connecticut, Clear TV is a digital HD antenna that connects to your TV and promises to provide you with HD quality broadcast channels for free.
Clear TV, an As Seen on TV product that is only available by ordering, works like a regular TV antenna, only it picks up the HD version of channels instead of the regular version. This is possible thanks to a law that requires local broadcast stations to transmit digital signals via airwaves.
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How Clear TV Works
Prior to placing your order for a Clear TV antenna, the company invites you to visit www.antennaweb.org and enter your address to get a listing of exactly what local broadcast channels are available to you based on your location.
When you receive your Clear TV antenna, you simply connect it to your TV and mount it on the wall. It works best if the TV towers broadcasting the channels are closer than 25 miles and you mount it on the wall facing those towers.
It’s important to note that this device will not allow you to receive free cable channels, but only broadcast channels like ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CW and any other local programming channels.
Clear TV Pricing and Return Policy
The Clear TV HD Antenna is $19.95 plus $7.99 for a shipping. Standard delivery time is 3-4 weeks and this, in total, will run you $27.94.
But for an additional $9.99 you can fast-track your purchase and receive it within 7 to 10 business days, for a total cost of $37.93.
Clear TV also has a “Buy one get on free offer,” so you can get a second antenna for free, but you will have to pay an additional $7.99 in shipping costs.
Clear TV has a 60-day money-back guarantee where you can recoup the price of the antenna itself, but you will not get reimbursed for the shipping charges and you will also have to pay to ship the antenna back to the company if you decide to return it.
If you are interested in purchasing a Clear TV antenna, you can do so by simply calling 973-287-5158 to speak to company’s services reps.
The Clear TV antenna is not sold in stores.
Is it Worth Buying the Clear TV HD Antenna? Is Clear TV a Scam?
Numerous Clear TV customers have thrown out the word scam and complained that they do not receive many channels with the device. However, it is not known if these people checked on www.antennaweb.org prior to ordering the device to see what channels were available in their area so these complaints may or may not be valid. You can only expect to receive the channels that are identified on the website for your area and only if you are within a reasonable distance from a TV tower.
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It is also unknown whether the customers who complained were expecting to receive cable network channels in addition to local broadcast channels.
Other people have pointed out that there appear to be similar products that sell in Walmart and other places for less money and you don’t have to wait to have it shipped.
If you are looking for more than just receiving your local broadcast channels in HD, or you already have a cable or satellite provider, then Clear TV will not be of much use to you.
However, if you do not have cable or satellite but you are interested in receiving the channels you do get for free in HD, then Clear TV might be of use to you.
I wouldn't send or give or try to give this to any one. They stole money from me. It's made in china and it don't work. The fcc & the federal gov will hear about this scam along with the New York FBI.
DONT BUY! Facebook will hear about this soon too!
Surprised at the great reception
I refuse and honestly can't afford expensive cable so was looking for an alternative. I bought a converter box with standard rabbit ears and got home free channels but not all that I should. My dad ordered tge Clear tv antenna and I was afraid he had wasted his money. It was much easier to install than the box and it doubled the lical free stations I got. I a. Very happy with the reception and would advise buying one. The only negative is I can foresee it breaking easily because it is a very thin plastic. Overall I say it's a buy.
most unsatisfactory product
Should have read the reviews before buying it. The reception was poor and offered half the channels of my outdoor antenna. The return address was a UPS location in the area, and when I called to get their address to return it, the person I talked to became nasty. I wouldn't recommend it to an enemy - it's that bad!
Clear Tv is just for your local channels. If U think U are gonna get what U get on cable U are not informed. U get local and what they give U on free tv which isnt much. Clear tv doesnt let U know that if U want Espn as your sports network U have 2 pay 4 it but I can't fault them bcuz U are an idiot 2 think u would get what U have 2 pay 4 on cable and satellite and get it on free tv 4 free. They didn't lie cuz if U live in a big city U will get local sports 4 free and they didn't say what sports u will get. Lol. I love my free tv and watch all my programming off the internet and local 4 free on my antenna. Been doing this without a bill 4 over 5 yrs.
Junk junk thats all I can say. I would never recommend it to anyone. I say stick with cable before buying this HUNK OF JUNK
This piece of junk is not worth the 26 dollars. You ony get 6 channels and 3 spanish channels. Every other channel does not work.
Tried it on two TVs. Moved antenna around. Nothing! Scam. Have to call a long distance number to tell someone I want my money back.
When contacting Clear TV. to place order one is corraled through a automated phone service all information is obtained such as personal info and payment type, charge card name and info etc. Customer is then informed that to receive the BEST possible reception more purchases will need to be made at more cost.
You can not speak to a customer service at this calling venue one has to place a long distance call to canel order and told it will be a waiting period of 3-5 hours. All this extra time, cost, and frustration is not worth the advertised savings.
I was not informed of website to check prior to ordering to ensure area of residents that product would provide improved reception.
Bottom line buy from locat retail store with customer satisfaction and save in cost, time and frustration.
Loved the product at first 6 months ago, over time however channels stopped coming in. At first the clarity would be off or choppy. Now it just says channel not available. I have tried resetting the channels but nothing worked.
I order clear tv and did not think it would work but it surprised me. So far I'm getting in a lot of good channels. Some people say its bad on her but its just there location. It will work I'm some places but not all. Im planning on sticking to this because clear tv as saved me a lot of money.
I just ordered ClearTV and am not exactly thrilled. Some of the channels won't program into my converter box, even though I have moved the antenna and reprogrammed about 50 times. The channels that I do get come in better than with my roof antenna, but I have to move the antenna each time. SUCKS.
I ordered the Clear TV Antenna on 12/23/13 and was only debited on 1/9/14. They actually sent it ot the wrong address turns out. They did return all of my money but they actually charged me for the postage! For a product that never even arrived at my house in the first place!
They are a BIG RIP OFF! If you order anything from thsee people, be prepared to lose your money with nothing to show for it.
Very poor service and nothing special
Was charged $79, returned it and requested refund then was given $42...so, where is my money. Maybe it's a duck
Clear TV was a ripoff I am getting an excellent Picture free and major stations better than local cable stations I do not need Clear TV or Cable Using an old antenna on my roof from 47 years ago with several arms missing.
Definitely not a good experience for me!
I ordered the clear tv but ended up getting charged lots More. What should be about 79.00 before tax ended up $146.00 tax and all. I was advised to not open the package and to mail it back. I received it the 8th of February mailed it back the same day. I was told I could reorder and they would charge the cheaper. I am afraid to I have not got my money back yet from the other one.
I have not received any credit as of yet and they say they Have not received it yet.
Natasha, was not very helpfull. I feel I have been scammed. I thought when iordered it but thinking if it was it would Only be a small amount.
Not good - no signal at all!
It's very poor. I picked up only one channel and it definitely did not work in my area which is Alberta, Michigan.
Google "Best HDTV Antenna"
And this will not be listed anywhere in the top hits. My nephew made this mistake. I have used his, and it is JUST an antenna... like the older among us used for years. Not a particularly good one either. I was not impressed. I wanted to cut ties with cable costs as well, so I googled, and I got the test review from Consumer Reports on "Best HDTV Antenna". It was easy to find. Their recommendation as a "best buy" was the RCA 1650 amplified HDTV antenna.
I went on EBay and found it for 24.99, with free shipping. It looks cool, it's flat and multi directional, can be hung on the wall, and works like a charm- I get all local channels clearly without having to fuss with moving it around. I'm not schilling for RCA- Consumer Reports liked several others, as well. Just DO YOUR RESEARCH. It's so easy to do- just GOOGLE, and pick a reputable review- I happen to have faith in what Consumer Reports says.
Clear TV is just taking advantage of people's misunderstanding of HDTV. You don't need special equipment. If you still have an old coax antenna, by all means, hook it up! If it is fussy to deal with, get a top rated multi directional antenna, like I did. Clear TV is not one of those "top rated" antennas. Don't get taken in by tricky advertising like Clear TV's... my RCA was a much better deal with the free shipping.
We own 2 homes one in East Texas and one in Houston Texas and have 5 TV's. This product did not work on any of our TV's.
When I called to return them I was told that I would not get a refund on the shipping and handling ($32.00). I can understand having to pay to return the item but not for the shipping and handling to send it to me because the product does not work. I also could understand if I just did not want the product but I am returning the product because it does not work.
The "supervisor" (Jodie Ann B12) I spoke to sounded like a robot. When I ask to speak to someone above her she advised me that there was no one above her.
I agree that this is probably a scam.
great except for one thing
I wrote before how well this worked for me. Then it stopped working. That is when I found that the coax solder joint at the antenna is poorly done. Re-soldered it and it works fine. I still get PBS channels from Madison, Wi, 65 miles away. Bad weather will occasionally effect it. I am using their amplifier which I ordered from them with no problems.
My girlfriend was only receiving one channel on her kitchen TV. I took this antenna over there last night, hooked it up, just set the antenna flat on top of a curtain valance and received all of the same channels from 60 miles away from where she lives. It isn't even pointing outside. It's facing the ceiling. I wish I could do that at my house but it is MUCH more fussy there.
But I'm still amazed.
They do need to attach coax better. If you have one that just plain doesn't work, that is probably the problem. It's too bad they overlooked such a simple item.
I'm an engineer and can't leave anything alone. I fix stuff. Usually successful.
Its junk!!!!!!!!!!!! don't buy it. Friend bought one and got junk. So thanks to him I am not going to waste my money on this stuff.