I got 2 channels on this, and my RV trailer antenna received 12. This thing is crap!
Very big did not work
My boyfriend lives out in the middle of nowhere so there is no digital TV signal without a large TV antennae. We have tried the flat ones, but they have a hard time getting any reception. It was easy to put together, install and hook up. It does not come with the coaxial cable so make sure you have or order that for this antenna. Once we got it installed we had so many more channels and they actually came in clear. This is great because it allows us to watch TV without having to pay for cable. One thing great about it is that it isn't big and bulky. It's the perfect size without having an eyesore of an antenna. We are so happy to have this Digital Outdoor HDTV Antenna by 1byone.
Worked perfectly and our picture for local stations is amazingly clear!
It finally works after a fashion but instructions have no words at all and no trouble shooting discussion. It didn't work in the beginning but after looking around, we found a hidden Direct TV control box which we needed to get rid of. Once we got rid of the Direct TV control box, it works just OK but I really prefer the more expensive one from Fry Electronics. I'll sell this one and buy the other one from Fry's Electronics.
The product works perfectly. It was easy to install and provides great HDTV reception to my two TVs. Everything about this transaction went well, from ordering to delivery and installation. It is also very reasonably-priced.
When I put the antenna together, the coax cable pulled out of its ends. Luckily, I had a few spare ends lying around and was able to fix the cable. Almost broke the black plastic piece the coax cable plugs into when attaching the cable. The mount is sturdy, but you will need a mast to mount the antenna to. I used the mast from my old satellite dish, and it worked perfectly. Although all of the area stations transmit from roughly the same location about 20 miles away, this antenna has better reception and a crisper picture then the RCA antenna it replaces. I am very satisfied with the reception, but am very concerned about the construction and how long it will survive the weather (ice, wind, cold, heat, etc).
San Francisco, because of its hills, can be dicey for picking up over the air TV signals. The area that I live in has direct line of site to Sutro Tower, about a half mile away with multiple TV stations. The challenge: the stations that aren't on that tower are either behind a mountain or 35-65 miles away. The ones behind a mountain (which include NBC) are noted as "2Edge" and a 29 dB noise margin from the TVFool website. The NBC station is notorious for not being able to be picked up over the air in certain parts of San Francisco. I was able to find a direction to point this antenna that picked up all of the stations crystal clear, they look great and somewhat better than I was getting with Comcast.
I can't really explain the positioning of the antenna direction (e.g. whether the black bar should be point towards the broadcast signal; away from the broadcast signal or at 90 degrees to the broadcast signal). The antenna is highly directional, though, as I noticed that even some of the channels that are a half mile away do not come in clearly if the antenna is rotated slightly.
The instructions are pretty vague, though I still found assembly easy enough based on the photo on the box.
I reused the base of my old satellite dish mount and added a "mast to mast mounting kit for small diameter pipes" and a "35 inch mast extension" which worked beautifully to mount this antenna as can be seen in the photo.
Great cord cutter addition. 25 m from towers and works like a charm
Tried one of those square window units and only got 2 channels of a very close tower. Put this on the already existing tripod on our 2 story house and got 48 channels. Worked very well!