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According to Best Buy Expert, Cut the Cord with Antennas Direct

It’s no secret that at Antennas Direct, we’re a little bit nerdy. We are dorks at heart who love learning about the newest technology and staying on top of the trends. You should have seen Richard Schneider, Antennas Direct president, drooling over the drones at CES. For that reason, our nerdy hearts have always loved Best Buy, and we have a great relationship with the folks over there. After all, they were our first retail partner in the United States.

But it looks like the love is mutual! Fox 6 Now news in Milwaukee decided to dig deeper into the cord cutting trend and interviewed Fox Point Best Buy team lead, Chester Jackson, on his thoughts and suggestions for those people considering cutting the cable cord.


The first thing Chester recommended when cutting the cord, is getting a TV antenna to watch over the air television. His antenna of choice? The Antennas Direct ClearStream 4V, of course. Chester said that the C4V is a great quality antenna and the best option when cutting the cord. Oh, Chester. We like you, a lot. You’re the man!

Are you ready to cut the cord but still have questions? Stop by your local Best Buy and ask for your “Chester”, or give us a call! Our wonderfully nerdy support team is ready to answer your questions and help you save close to $1000 a year. You’ll thank us, and Chester.


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HDTV Expert Gets Juiced

Putman,PetePete Putman is a renowned television technology expert. The articles he pens on HDTVexpert.com find their way into the TV industry’s leading publications, and, if you frequent technology conferences, chances are you’ve seen him at the front of the room. So when a guy like Pete has great things to say about one of your products, you listen.

Recently, our ClearStream Juice™ Amplifier System was featured in a Pepsi-challenge-like lineup with antennas that Pete assembled and tested:

“I also found a new inline signal preamplifier from Antennas Direct. The Juice UHF/VHF Amplifier ($79.99 from www.antennasdirect.com) can be used inside or outside and provides about 18 dB of signal boost with a low noise figure, which is real handy in areas where TV reception can be problematic. (Successful digital TV reception is all about signal-to-noise ratio!)”

And, with every spectrum analysis, Pete found our Juice™ Amplifier made for the juiciest reception.

“Finally, the Antennas Direct’s Juice amplifier is a solid performer and delivers the goods. A noise figure approaching 2 dB in the UHF TV band is excellent in performance for the price.”

Boosting the signal is the easy part. You can get boosted signal from any amplifier, but what is difficult, and we have managed to conquer, is low noise. Our Juice amplifier is a commercial grade amplifier available to consumers!

Read all of Pete’s words (complete with spectrum analysis) HERE.

Photo Credit: HDTVexpert.com


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Patrick Lew’s ClearStream 2V Video Review

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We have some truly amazing customers. We love hearing from our Antennas Direct clients with their feedback on their latest purchase. Patrick recently sent us a video of him reviewing his C2V antenna, and we were so excited with his feedback that we had to share it with all of you.

You might recognize Patrick from our blog: My Name is Patrick, and I’m a TV Lover. Here is a short bio of our cord cutting friend.

Name: Patrick Lew
Age: 28
Occupation: Freelance musician, merchandiser and lover of free TV
Location: San Francisco, CA
Antenna Technology: ClearSteam Micron,ClearStream C2V, RCA, Mohu

In Patrick’s latest YouTube video, he reviews our ClearStream 2V antenna and talks through his cord cutting setup. If you’re interested in hearing his thoughts on the C2V, be sure to watch his vlog!


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The Man Cave Cinema Puts Antennas Direct to the Test

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You might have heard our exciting news that we recently launched 4 models of our ClearStream antennas to Best Buy and FutureShop locations across Canada. Whoohoo, yay Canada!

Our fellow advocate of OTA technology, John Zanettos, of The Man Cave Cinema, posted a review video today talking about the ClearStream 2V and the ClearStream Juice. Here is a quick synopsis:

  1. The C2V is TOUGH! It will withstand anything snowpocalypse can possibly throw at it.
  2. Excellent signal. John was able to receive all the channels from Toronto and Buffalo, NY, as well as two channels from neighboring city, Hamilton that he was not receiving before using the C2V.
  3. With over 100 ft of cable, John decided to use the Juice to ensure he didn’t lose any signal. And indeed, he was able to “Juice” up his signal.
  4. The a**hole cable companies make you pay for HD signal. With an antenna, you receive HD television for FREE, the way it’s been since the 50’s. Well put, John.
  5. “This is a highly recommended Man Cave Cinema product.”

Aww, we’re blushing! Thanks, Man Cave Cinema, for the kind words.

See his review video in its entirety below, or on his website.


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How the ClearStream Juice Saved the Super Bowl


The Super Bowl is an event people prepare for all year. You invite friends over, make some kick ass snacks and stock up on beer. Now imagine the panic that sets in when you’re OTA antenna does not get the channel needed for the game. This is exactly the scenario Marshal Rosenthal of Examiner.com experienced with his nephew this past Sunday. However, Marshal knew there was a solution to his dilemma. He knew he could juice up his signal with the ClearStream Juice! Check out his latest article to see how our ClearStream Juice was able to save the day.



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Get Juice for the Big Game. Push the Limits of FREE TV.

It’s finally here – the Super Bowl. Football, elaborate and outlandish commercials, endless appetizers and drinking beer with friends. You know what makes the Super Bowl even better? Watching it for free!

Just in time for the most watched TV show in US history, we have released the ClearStream™ Juice™, a performance-enhanced UHF/VHF amplifier system for supercharging television signal strength. The low-noise amplifier capitalizes on the latest technology in digital broadcast television to overcome long distances, splitters and other obstacles.

What that means is that with this amp, the only thing more juiced than the players on the field will be the signal on your television screen.

Here is how Juice gives you an unfair performance advantage:

Unlike many amplifiers on the market, the Juice™ helps to improve signal strength while reducing noise and unwanted frequencies from cell and data signals. Juice™ is ideal for antennas located in dense suburban or urban areas where amplifiers have previously had performance issues due to close transmitter locations.

The ClearStream™ Juice™ ($79) is available starting today in our online store. More information is available at www.antennasdirect.com/juice.

Will the Seattle Seahawks take home the Super Bowl ring two years in a row, or will Tom Brady lead the Patriots to their first Super Bowl win since 2004? You don’t have to miss a moment of the big game with Antennas Direct and the ClearStream Juice.

Interested in learning more about Juice? Check out this excellent install video and review from Robert Garrett with his firsthand thoughts and reaction.


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My name is Patrick, and I am a TV lover.


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Name: Patrick Lew
Age: 28
Occupation: Freelance musician, merchandiser and lover of free TV
Location: San Francisco, CA
Antenna Technology: ClearSteam Micron, ClearStream C2V, RCA, Mohu



My love for television started when I was very young. Our house had a 13-channel Mitsubishi in the family room and on Thursday nights, my father and I would stay up past my bedtime to watch Unsolved Mysteries and TV movies. I also remember watching the Saturday morning cartoons in my pajamas over multiple bowls of cereal.

When I was a teenager, I used TV as a way to deal with challenges in real life. It helped me to deal with things I would face in the future – both good and bad. When DJ on Full House would have to deal with things like gossip and crushes, it helped me to cope with the same situations.

Today, I am still hooked on over-the-air television. I think it is the most sophisticated communication we have even in the twenty-first century. Because the news, shows and sports teach me something about life. I recently broke up with a girlfriend and I know that television was subliminally a good teacher for me in how to deal with the situation and with the heartbreak afterwards.Patrick Lew Guitar

A lot of people my age go to social media and dig Facebook for the latest news. I love social media and I use it to promote my band, Heavy Sigma – my other passion in life. But I would rather be entertained and learn about the world from my television.

Also, television technology is so much better than when I was a kid. There is no more spotty reception and clunky antennas. Today, the antennas are the size of a CD player. And here in San Francisco I get over 40 channels for free. It’s everything that I want to watch. When it comes to TV, less is more.

A lot of people may not believe me, but check it out: Livewell, a free channel is just like Lifetime – I love those movies. KPOP-TV, a free music channel, is like MTV – back when it wasn’t about pregnant teens. qubo is like Nickelodeon or Disney. Accuweather is the Weather Channel. Bounce is like BET. And the prime time selection of movies on the simulcast stations are like AMC or Discovery. When I combine all of that with a Netflix subscription, I don’t need anything else.

I love TV. I love it so much I wrote a song about cutting the cord and watching TV for free with an antenna. Check it out.


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Antennas Direct Announces the ClearStream Eclipse Indoor TV Antenna

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The days of finding the perfect placement for your antenna are over! No more putting holes in your wall, fighting with your spouse over antenna location, or intrusive technology cramping your style. Introducing the all-new ClearStream™ Eclipse with Sure Grip™ Technology. This indoor antenna has a unique design that allows it to grip to virtually any flat surface, such as a wall or window. The ClearStream™ Eclipse can be repositioned countless times on any smooth surface to achieve the best reception and never loses its grip!

The secret to the ClearStream™ Eclipse’s ability to deliver HD programming? The patented tapered loop, of course! The ClearStream™ Eclipse is efficient and powerful, engineered to deliver uncompromised indoor, high-gain digital reception.

We are releasing two versions of the ClearStream™ Eclipse: Amplified and Passive.

The ClearStream™ Eclipse Passive antenna can reach up to 25 miles and comes with a lifetime warranty. The ClearStream™ Eclipse Passive Indoor HDTV antenna is being sold for $69.99.

The Amplified model can reach up to 35 miles with a max gain of 4.35 dBi. The heightened gain performance of the ClearStream™ Eclipse Amplified antenna is achieved with the 20 dB In-Line Preamplifier System. The antenna is being sold for $99.99.

For more info on ClearStream™ Eclipse click here now. Be one of the first to experience the future of television!


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ClearStream Micron-R Review From Modsynergy.com

As you may know, our Micron-R antenna is one of the most popular indoor antennas on the market. The advanced design allows these 10”x11” digital antennas to be smaller and more powerful than ever before. The precision engineered reflector focuses two-times more broadcast signal through the antenna, making it ideal for those who experience multi-path interference. 

The good folks at Modsynergy.com recently got their hands on our prizes indoor antenna. To read their review in full, please click on the provided link below.



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HDTV Antenna Review: ClearStream 4 – #1 Featured Product

HDTV Antenna Review features the ClearStream 4 as a Hot item and their #1 featured product.The   ClearStream 4 is also a Top Ten seller as well for HD Antenna Review. Make sure to read the glowing reviews of people that have bought our ClearStream 4 Antenna.

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