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?
Numerous Clear TV customers have 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 eligible 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.
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.