|Power Source||AC, DC|
|No. of Elements||10|
The antenna arrived on time and it took all of 5-6 minutes to put together. I live in an RF hole with an inside antenna Best I ever got was 2 channels! I went to tvfool.com to determine where to point the antenna. Most towers are over 50 miles away through trees and no clean line of site. I stick this antenna on a pole 8 ft in the air pointed it about 212 degrees and went inside to do a channels scan believing if I was lucky I would get 9 a 10 channels. I got 39 channels on the first scan! Believe me I was utterly amazed! Best 29 bucks I ever spent!
I really wanted to like this antenna. It seems like a good design. I live 12.8 miles away from the transmission towers in Portland, Oregon. All but one station is NNE from my home. Unfortunately I could never reliably receive all of the UHF channels, despite attempting several different orientations. For example, KGW-8 would never work from this antenna. In addition to this antenna, I tried 3 different outdoor antennas in my environment: RCA 800F, Clearstream 2V, and Winegard FreeVision FV-30BB. Here are the results, in order of best to worst:
1) Winegard FreeVision FV-30BB ("up to 60 miles")
2) Clearstream 2V ("up to 60 miles"). Unamplified.
3) 1byone UHF OUS00-0551 ("up to 80 miles") Amplified.
4) RCA 800F ("up to 40 miles") Amplified
Of interest is that the Winegard is only $2 different in cost from the 1byone antenna and I achieved superior results without even using a signal amplifier. The signal strength is also consistently strongest from the Winegard FreeVision.
So, this antenna made me very mad, I bought the antenna for my mom's house, she is cutting the cord and I bought her a Roku Player and this antenna, my mom lives 4 hours away from me, so I ordered it and drove 4 hours on a weekend to install the Roku and the antenna for her. I installed the antenna and was surprised at the begging because my mom lives on the eastern shore of Virginia and it picked up about 16 channels (about 6 of them were HD). THE PROBLEM however was that the picture went blank after 10 minutes, so I thought maybe something got disconnected, after checking I realized that the power supply LED was off. after unplugging and re-plugging the LED remained OFF. so naturally without the power supply the antenna no longer worked. I immediately got in contact with amazon and they issued a re-fund and set up a pick up for the bad unit. Now I have to see when I can drive back to my mom's house to install another antenna, this ended up being a total waste of my time! good thing at least my mom has the Roku player in the meantime.
I decided to "cut the cord" and ditch DIRECTV due to the increasing bill. I took a chance on this antenna because of the price and advertised range capability. I live about 35-40 miles SW of Milwaukee's transmitter locations. I initially attempted to use the antenna mounted in the attic and got decent results. I got most of the Milwaukee stations but it seemed every day one of the major network stations would get choppy and pixelated. This was using the supplied amplifier and running the coax to one TV. I pulled in 45 digital channels but several were not viewable. I attempted to split the signal to multiple TVs and the signal went to crap for all channels. I contemplated buying a more expensive antenna, power distributor splitter and the whole works, but decided I would try it one last time mounting it outside on the roof. I used the existing tripod and mast holding up my now useless DIRECTV dish, used the same coax from that, pointed it 32 degrees toward Milwaukee and BOOM! 52 digital channels including some from Chicago 63 miles away coming from the Willis Tower! I hooked up a Mohu Jolt 4 way splitter, capped off one of the 4 out ends, and still get 50 channels on each of the 3 TVs in the house. I'm glad I didn't spend a ton of money on a more expensive antenna when I had all I needed in this one! I just hope it holds up in the elements outside.
I would recommend this antenna but will probably have to be rigged up outside if not getting good results in the attic.
Very pleased with this. I'd tried the flat panel type, but in our area, we got 3 channels. With this one, we get 60+
Things to remember.. 1.. if you don't have a tuner in your TV, you'll need one.
2. Use the websites listed in the reviews to know where to aim your antenna. use a compass, or the compass app in your phone.
3. Be careful on the ladder. I was careful. you be too.
My first thought about this antenna was for the price I took a gamble . When I received I did what most people might do and plugged it in and haphazardly aimed the antenna with it laying on dresser. I wanted to see if it was better than the basic antenna I have before mounting on the roof. Don't do this, it does not work well without a little effort to set-up.
However the GOOD NEWS is I took a tripod as a temporary mount, changed all the coax to RG-U6 cable, and properly pointed. I got every channel expected with the exception of the one that is behind a small mountain. (which of course is the channel my wife wants, anyway)
Why fours stars? The antenna is cheap, I don't know how long it will last outdoors and the other reason is the amplifier housing cannot be mounted outdoors. Otherwise for a cheap antenna I am impressed so far, will update once mounted.
Couldn't be happier. Had bought various indoor antenna's from a large store, but got a couple of channels badly and returned them. Bought the 1byone amped antenna, and when it arrived, I put it together and attached it to the end of a shovel against the fence out back, guessed the best direction (we're 25 miles from downtown DC) and tried it. 40 some channels!! The basic ones (NBC, ABC CBS & FOX plus a lot more) in HD. Tested it for week, then took off a satellite dish from previous owners and used the pole to attach this antenna a couple of feet above the roof in place of the dish, and done. Even used their wiring down from the roof. Only pay for internet now and very happy.
This antenna works great and it is a real bargain! I've been struggling for years with trying to make various antenna installations work in my home to pick up local OTA channels. I live right on the fringe of the coverage area and have terrain that blocks much of the signal from the TV towers. I received this antenna today, had it assembled in about 5 minutes, and hooked it up to the same TV where I previously was able to pick up 1 or 2 channels with lots of tiling, etc. I was very happy to see that not only can I now pick up all of the OTA channels for my area but now I can get most of the channels from the adjacent metropolitan area too! Awesome! That was with the antenna only mounted to a broomstick temporarily in a 2nd story room in my house. Long term, I plan to set it up in my attic and hope to squeeze a little more out of it.
Could only pick up 3 channels, none of which are anything good. I'm replacing the "150 mile range" antenna you see advertised everywhere which worked pretty well until it cracked at the base from wind. I gave 2 stars because the build quality and ease of installation was good. I live inbetween Chattanooga and Nashville and seem to get the same 3 channels regardless of which way the antenna is pointing. A lot of good reviews on here so maybe I just got a weak unit.
Edit: The company emailed me the day after this review and gave me a full refund without the hassle of shipping the product back. The full refund amount was in my bank account the same day. Excellent customer service!! Would highly recommend this company!
Ehhh! I had 2 "HOS" DTV antennas that cost $10.00 for both. I received 30 DTV channels on them. The 1byone was ordered 1/1/17 it showed up late (probably because it didn't ship for 4 days) and guess what ... It only picked up 30 channels even though in a 94 mile there 82 DTV channels listed on the web. The channels I received are closer than 19 miles. The range on this joke is more like 20 miles at best! Guess I should be more mad at myself for believing the spam 5 star reviews. Buyers beware anything with reviews this good can't be true. Save your money this thing is a piece of junk! Honestly isn't worth $.50 cheaply made cost from manufacturer at country of origin is around that. Go to alibaba.com and see for yourself ... To give it 0 stars is a undeserving compliment!