About HD Free TV Antenna

How would you like to save hundreds on your cable subscription?

HD Free TV Antenna can help by giving you access to broadcast TV, without worrying about contracts, fees, or price hikes. All you have to do is:

  1. Attach HD Free TV Antenna to any window, wall, door, or flat surface. The thin, low profile design makes it easy to conceal.
  2. Plug the antenna into your TV’s AUX/IN.
  3. Scan for channels and enjoy.

Once you’re up and running, HD Free TV Antenna will send an uncompressed, full 1080 picture to your television, which will allow you to watch sports, movies, races, news, and more. And because the HD Free TV Antenna is so easy to install, you can use the same one at the home or office—even on a boat!

On top of this, HD Free TV Antenna will pull signals in from all directions, giving you the ability to watch TV in any room of the house, without extra cable boxes and wires.

If you’re thinking about going cable-free, the thought of saving hundreds (or thousands) of dollars can seem tempting. But before deciding that HD Free TV Antenna is your best choice, let’s cover all the basics you’ll need to know.

First, let’s discuss exactly what you can expect out of HD Free TV Antenna.

What Kind of Content Can You Watch with HD Free TV Antenna?

HD Free TV Antenna’s manufacturer would like you to believe their product can help you “eliminate your cable bill without losing your favorite channels.” Is this really the case though?

First, a little back story:

Because of the Digital Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005, all broadcast TV stations were required to begin transmitting digital (versus the old analog) signals as of February 17, 2009. In other words, if you watched TV using an old antenna (such as rabbit ears), you would have been required to purchase a new antenna that could pick up these new digital signals.

What’s all of this mean for you? The signals you pick up with your digital antenna are broadcasted for free from major networks (such as NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, PBS, etc.), but you won’t be able to watch shows from “premium” cable channels such as HBO, TNT, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, and others. These always require a cable subscription.

So yes, if your favorite shows are on major networks, then HD Free TV Antenna can help you watch them. On the other hand, if your favorite shows are only found with a cable subscription, HD Free TV Antenna will not help you watch them once you’ve canceled your cable subscription.

Now that you understand which kinds of content you’ll get with HD Free TV Antenna, let’s talk about the quality.

What Kind of Picture Quality Will HD Free TV Antenna Provide?

When you watch shows with cable, the image you see on your TV first travels through the cable in your wall, and then into your cable box, after which it’s sent to your TV. This signal is compressed, which just means that its size is decreased, making it easier to transmit (i.e. it takes up less space).

However, although compressed signals are easier to transmit, they also lose a fair amount of quality by the time they reach you.

On the flip side, digital over-the-air signals remain uncompressed, which means that you can potentially receive a better picture than with cable using products like HD Free TV Antenna.

Pro tip: HD Free TV Antenna connects to your TV through the AUX/IN (the same place many cable boxed connect). In order to receive “true” HD quality images though, it would need to connect using an HDMI cable. So, in a very real way, HD Free TV Antenna will not provide true HD picture quality.

Regardless of the cables you use though, there are two primary factors that really define picture quality with products like HD Free TV Antenna:

  1. Your distance to the nearest broadcast tower, and
  2. If there are any obstacles between you and the tower, such as hills or mountains, trees, other buildings, and more.

To address this, HD Free TV Antenna’s manufacturer links to AntennaWeb.org and DTV.gov, where you’ll be able to check your distances and better gauge what kind of reception you can expect.

In many instances, customers for similar digital antennas have complained that they still didn’t get many (or any) channels, even though they were well within range of a tower.

Let’s talk more about these other options.

What Does HD Free TV Antenna’s Competition Look Like?

Perhaps the most popular “As Seen on TV” digital antenna currently on the market is Clear TV, although the company also offers other models like Clear TV Black Box and Free TV Key by Clear TV.

But it doesn’t stop there. Try typing “digital antenna” into your favorite search engine, and you’ll find dozens more essentially identical options to HD Free TV Antenna, many of which are priced about the same (more about this next).

Overall, Clear TV’s products had an average rating of 1.9 stars here on HighYa, based on nearly 600 reader reviews (as of 11/3/15). While many customers felt “scammed” because these antennas didn’t provide access to cable content (as we discussed above), many more complained of:

  • Failure to work (primarily, that they were unable to get more than a couple channels, and even those they could get were poor quality), and
  • Difficult customer service experiences (problems processing returns, unhelpful personnel, etc.).

Will you experience the same with HD Free TV Antenna? Since they’re made by different companies, there’s no way to know. But we’d certainly recommend keeping it in mind.

Speaking of which, let’s talk more about HD Free TV Antenna’s manufacturer, as well as the price.

HD Free TV Antenna’s Pricing & Manufacturer

One HD Free TV Antenna will cost you $10 plus $5.99 S&H, and you can purchase a second at checkout for an additional $5.99 S&H.

All HD Free TV Antennas come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H.

Did you purchase the BOGO offer? This means you might lose twice as much in S&H by the time you ship your antennas back to the manufacturer!

Nonetheless, in order to request a refund, you’ll need to call Inventel’s customer service department at 973-531-4421.

Inventel is an up-and-coming ASOTV manufacturer who makes many other popular products, including DashCam Pro, Gripeez, Liberty Lantern, and more.

These products had an average rating of 2 stars here on HighYa at the time of our research, and complaints closely mirrored those found with other ASOTV products: failure to work as advertised, poor quality, and less-than-stellar customer service.

Again, we’re not saying this is what you’ll experience with HD Free TV Antenna, but it’s definitely worth noting.

Now, let’s bring it home, shall we?

Should You Buy HD Free TV Antenna?

As we detailed in our Updated Guide To Cutting the Cord, there are three primary parts you’ll need to free yourself from expensive cable, while still retaining access to many of your favorite programs:

  1. An internet connection,
  2. Hardware (including digital antennas), and
  3. Software (such as apps or online subscriptions).

Now, if you want to take a “bare bones” approach and save as much money as possible (e.g. not paying for a faster internet connection or purchasing other types of hardware), a digital antenna like HD Free TV Antenna might be a good choice. Just keep in mind that you may only get access to a handful of broadcast channels, and your picture quality might not be fantastic.

Regardless of the number of channels you get though, HD Free TV Antenna will not give you access to your favorite cable-only shows.

So, if you’re expecting HD Free TV Antenna to magically give you access to all your favorite cable content, but without paying an expensive monthly bill, you’re bound to be disappointed.

But if you understand that you might have to make some sacrifices in the content you receive (and/or are willing to round out your digital antenna with other hardware and software options), you might be pleased with HD Free TV Antenna.

Before you go: Be sure to tell us about your HD Free TV Antenna experience by writing a review below!

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30 Customer Reviews for HD Free TV Antenna

Average Customer Rating: 1.3
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 1 4 stars: 1 3 stars: 0 2 stars: 1 1 stars: 27
Bottom Line: 7% would recommend it to a friend
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  • This is a stupid cable

    • Flint, TX,
    • Dec 8, 2016

    I wouldn't buy another one. My mother in law had one and when she hooked it up to her flat screen TV that she had for 4 years it went out. It a waste of money, she is on disability and now she can't get her another one thanks to this free cable antenna so I would not recommend this to anyone.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Does not work.

    After purchasing this and finding out it didn't work, we found out our son bought it for his son's bedroom and it didn't work for them either. Luckily, I kept my receipt.

    NOTE: Apparently, you need to be near a broadcast tower and there can't be mountains, hills, trees or buildings in the path. Anyway, not worth wasting time on. Too bad there isn't a 0-star rating.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Mad as hell

    Ever since I got this antenna, I have had to fight to get the signal. I only wish I would have not gave away my other box, that worked just fine. I'm so flipping upset. I just missed Stevie Nick on TV. I'm sorry, but I'm not happy that so many shows are just sitting there trying to get reception. Now I'm hanging it on the back of the chair.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Wasted money

    • Denver, CO,
    • Sep 4, 2016

    Purchased online, buy 1 get one free. When I hit the confirm order button, it raised the price and there was nothing I was able to do about it, no one to talk to or get a hold of. I left it alone so I can at least receive it to try it out. Have yet to receive it. I tried to contact the company several times with no response. I think it's a fake, a scam, and a waste of money.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 8 people found this review helpful

    HD Free TV Digital Antenna

    Not worth the cardboard box it was sent in. I live in an area with over 1.5 million people and can't get 1 channel. What a joke! I have four if anyone wants them.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    No good

    I purchased 2 HD Free TV Antennas. Never got one channel I wasn't already getting, that're three of the 4 local channels. Thumbs down.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 10 out 14 people found this review helpful

    HD Free TV

    • Texas,
    • Jul 20, 2016

    I guess I'm one of the exceptions. I bought mine from Groupon (2 for $18). I installed them in two bedrooms and I'm picking up over 30 channels. I'm located in a Dallas suberb. I'm going to buy more for other bedrooms to get channels I don't get on Time Warner cable.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 10 out 12 people found this review helpful

    It did not work for me.

    I live out in the country they say plug and play right. Well it took several times of me scanning for channels and only got 2 channels and can't even watch them because signal is way too low. Do not buy and save your money.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 9 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Horrible Reception and only 3 channels!

    Not impressed with this product at all. I live very close to a lot of TV networks and should pickup about 20 channels but one day I got 10 and today I am down to 3. The channels go in and out constantly. it's been the worst experience ever. Should have known it was too good to be true.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 25 out 26 people found this review helpful

    Unfortunately this wasn't a good experience

    Just don't give your card number to this company because I paid but did not receive my HD Antenna.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Jul 5, 2016

      tina

      The same thing happened to me. I never received my antennas. They charged my card 57.00 and I kept calling to ask for a refund and they would lie to me and tell me it would be refunded, but it never was, nor did I receive my antennas. I had to put in a claim with my bank, and they refunded me my money after they investigated the claim. So don't waste your time. Go to Walmart they have antennas as low as 8.00 and you can always return or get a refund for up to 3 months.

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  • 32 out 35 people found this review helpful

    Lost in the mail

    I purchased two get two free antenna in the middle of March. They told me that it would be here near the end of March. I called them March 31 and they said that it's in the mail. I told them I was moving and they said that it should be no problem if I give USPS a change of address. I did. It is now the end of May and I have a tracking number yet no antenna. I go online and chat with customer service and they give me some phone number to call but that was not much help.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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