I have had my antenna for about 4 years. I lived in an area that was 65 miles from the nearest tower and still got about 4-5 local channels. I now live in Vegas and get about 65 channels. No, you don't get sports or movie channels, but you get ABC, CBS, NBC, MeTV, and many others. To me, it's definitely worth the money. I wouldn't want most of the channels I could get with cable, so why pay for it?
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend