CeeVoo Antenna Review
CeeVoo is an HDTV indoor antenna that claims to be “the only ‘super’ HDTV antenna” and provide unlimited TV for free.
The antenna is multi-directional and has a 65-mile range, which means it’s designed to pull in signals from all directions from TV towers as far as 65 miles away.
Part of the antenna’s marketing focuses on the fact that it’s good for if you’re trying to cut the cord, saying it was “designed specifically to fight back against the big cable companies who continue to rip off countless Americans.”
In this review, we’ll analyze how the antenna works, how it can help you cut the cord, how much it costs and how it compares to other antennas from well-known retailers like Amazon, Target and Walmart.
How the CeeVoo Antenna Works
This antenna is a flat rectangular square that ships with a coaxial cable you plug into your TV and a power cord you plug into a wall. The power cord is a bit outside the norm because there’s a plug and a USB cord. The end of the USB cord, which appears to be a micro-USB connection, plugs into a small box integrated into your coaxial cable.
Getting the antenna to work is identical to using other indoor HD antennas. You’ll plug the coaxial cable into your TV, then plug the power cord into the wall. The antenna has an adhesive pad that you’ll stick to the wall.
Once you install everything, you’ll turn your TV on and go to your Settings menu. Somewhere in there—usually in the Channels option—you’ll have the option to “autoscan” channels. Doing an autoscan means the TV is using the antenna to find channels in your local area and, when it finds them, it stores them in your channel lineup.
One the scan is done, you can use your remote or the buttons on your TV to check out all the channels available to you.
How to Maximize Your CeeVoo Antenna’s Reception
Which channels you get has a lot to do with which channels are available in your area, where the nearest TV towers are and how far away from an outdoor wall your TV antenna is.
Ideally, you can place your antenna on a window because there’s no interference between your antenna and the outdoors.
Another thing to keep in mind is a tip we learned from Richard Lloyd, a YouTube electronics expert. Your TV will most likely provide a rating like 480i or 1080i for each channel you get. This rating refers to the resolution of the channel. Should most of your channels have low resolution, you may want to put your antenna in a different place to see if you can get a better signal.
We also found a pair of great tips on YouTube from Australian antenna service Jim’s Antennas. The company says that LTE signals your phones use can interfere with your TV signal.
Another issue is the coaxial cable connecting your antenna to your TV, the company said. Thin cables most likely will reduce the antenna’s effectiveness because it has a hard time carrying the antenna signal to your TV without losing some of it. One sign that your coaxial cable may not be efficient is that it’s flimsy or thin, they pointed out.
How CeeVoo Can Help You Cut the Cord
HD antennas have become a favorite among cord cutters because they provide you with free local HDTV channels. This perk gives you access to news, shows and sporting events on major networks like ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.
Now, depending on where your home or apartment is located will dictate how many channels you can get, as well some of the other things we mentioned in the previous section.
So, when CeeVoo claims their antenna will give you unlimited TV for free, they’re correct but you have to remember that they can’t guarantee that you’ll get all the available channels all the time.
Also, your antenna will not give you free premium channels like ESPN, HBO and other channels you get when you pay for upgraded cable packages.
CeeVoo Price and Return Policy
At the time of publishing, you could buy one antenna for $39.95, with the added bonus of lowering the per-antenna price if you buy more:
- Two antennas: $69.90
- Three antennas: $100
- Four antennas: $130
At four antennas, you’re paying $32.50 per antenna, presenting a roughly $7.50 savings per antenna. What’s interesting is that we left the order page on the site for a couple of minutes and came back to it to find an offer for $10 off.
So, if you’re seriously considering this antenna, we suggest opening the order page, then opening a new tab, do some browsing and come back to the CeeVoo tab to get the discount.
The antenna comes with a 90-day guarantee, such that you can send the antenna back within 90 days of buying the antenna to get a “full refund or replacement,” the website notes.
What’s interesting, though, is that the site’s fine print says that CeeVoo Antenna “express no representations or warranties, of any kind related to this Website or the materials contained on this Website.”
We called the company’s customer service line during their business hours to clear up the conflict of facts but nobody picked up the phone.
Based on this experience, we’d say you should approach the guarantee with caution because it could mean that the company won’t accept any returns. We searched the site for other return information and couldn’t find any.
Pro tip: CeeVoo’s phone number is (661)250-6881 and their email address is email@example.com.
How CeeVoo Compares to Other TV Antennas
We wanted to give you a sense of how this antenna stacks up against other ones that provide the same general type of benefits as the CeeVoo, so we and found the top antennas at Amazon, Target and Walmart:
- Antop Big Boy (Target): $58.76, 60-mile range
- CSDTV Long-Range (Walmart): $21.99, 120-mile range
- Jetortep HDTV Antenna (Amazon): $21.99, 105-mile range
Based on our research, we believe that the options we presented in the list above provide some strong competition for the CeeVoo. The CSDTV antenna has twice as much range as the CeeVoo at about half the cost.
However, the CSDTV is sold on the Walmart marketplace, which means that, if you need to make a return, you’ll have to pay postage to send it back to the third=party vendor selling the item. If the vendor is located overseas, the shipping will most likely be prohibitively expensive.
The Final Word: Our Thoughts About the CeeVoo Antenna
Based on our research of this antenna as well as other ones like it, we believe that you’ll probably be able to find a better value for a more powerful antenna from retailers like Walmart and Amazon.
Normally, we’d present you with a general summary of the reviews of a product to give you a sense of how your fellow consumers feel about the CeeVoo. Unfortunately, at the time of publishing we couldn’t find any reviews about this product.
Whichever antenna you decide to use, we think you’ll be most happy with your purchase if you know the basics of how to maximize an antenna. Even the best-rated antennas are useless if you don’t use them the right way.
If you own a home in which your TV is near a window, we think you could have some success with this antenna as well as other antennas we listed. If not, you may find your experience frustrating.
8 out 10 people found this review helpful
My granddaughter received the CeeVoo Antenna today. She loves it. It brings in a lot of channels. She lives in Portland, Oregon. They said they were going out of business and they were selling at the shipping rate of $9.95, the antenna is free. My granddaughter said it was really a high rate of an antenna.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
82 out 87 people found this review helpful
This "VooDoo" item does not work as advertised
This CeeVoo Antenna does not work as advertised. I would recommend not to purchase this item as it is a total fraud. I am on hold now to ask for a refund. I am getting the feeling that they are not interested in giving me my refund.
I will continue to ask for a refund for as long as it takes. I may just simply refuse to pay them from my credit card. I have to enter 180 characters to get this to work. So I will continue to write a review to fulfill my obligation for this review to be presented to them. How is everyone doing out there? I am doing well and I will get my refund one way or another. It still will not receive my review - not enough words. I need 180 characters to make this work. What an outfit this CeeVoo is. It should be called "VooDoo," which better expresses what it is. What a joke this is. I'm trying to fill 180 characters so I will keep going to reach that number.
I recommend that any of you who are considering to purchase this item PLEASE don't waste your money. It is fraudulent through and through. Look elsewhere. This "VooDoo" is a total fraud. It does not work with anyone's TV, so don't waste your time and hard money trying to buy this item. This is "VooDoo," pure and simple. I am still writing and it will not receive my review. I think this whole thing is a fraud.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
104 out 106 people found this review helpful
I ordered three of these units and now I'm sorry I did, just another racket to get money for a piece of JUNK. After installing I could only receive 5 channels, which I could get from any roof top antenna. The claims of hundreds of channels is a joke. I have called the return line and have been on hold for 20 minutes before being helped. They are issuing a full refund. If these antennas are so good why are they issuing a refund and told me not to send the antennas back?
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend