Jason H.
Houston, TXMember since September 2020

Reviews (1)

    • Sep 15, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer

    Clear TV

    Much cheaper than other digital TV antenna products

    • Length of Use: Less than 3 months
    Overall Experience:

    For years, I've used an old Radio Shack rabbit ear type antenna to get digital channels in the Houston, TX area. Every time I would scan my TV channels (it is necessary to occasionally re-scan due to changing frequencies), I would have to move the antenna around to get the maximum number of channels. I saw the Clear TV antenna at the store for $15, so I thought that I would give it a try and see if it could do any better. It increased my channels from around 80 to over 100, so it does indeed work better, and it is much smaller. At $15, it is a good deal, a better digital antenna can run $100. The biggest problem with it is that unlike rabbit ears, it doesn't adjust. It's made to attach to a window with suction cups or to be mounted with screws. You can also purchase a stand for it, or make a stand yourself. Since you can't move it around like rabbit ears, mounting it can make it difficult, because typically all channels won't get the best reception from the exact same location. Also, it has a cord to the TV set, so if you place the antenna on a window, you have an unsightly cord stretching across the wall to the window.

    Pros and Cons:

    • Increased the number of channels I can receive
    • Small and lightweight
    • Cheap, and a great alternative to cable
    • Finding the right spot to mount it is a challenge, no location gets all channels
    • Cord, if mounting distant from the TV you have an unsightly cord
    • Estimated range is about 35 miles, so more expensive types of antenna have longer range

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

    13 people found it helpful

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