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Jan
10

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ClearStream 5 Antenna Tested and Approved by TV Technology

An editor of TV Technology, James E. O’Neal describes a story that is similar to many of our customers. He was looking for a high power, easy to assemble antenna that would provide clear reception for channels that broadcast in high VHF that may be more than 65+ miles away.

Our ClearStream 5 High Gain VHF Antenna was up to O’Neal’s challenge in his country home outside of Washington DC. Here is how he describes his experience from the antenna installation to performance:

The C5 consists of two pieces—a more or less rectangular “loop” with a small box at the bottom sporting an output connector. The other member is similar to the “loop” but is in the form of a sideways “H” affixed to a mesh element that is obviously a reflector, but one that seems more in keeping with what you’d find on a UHF bowtie rig. The hardware supplied consisted of screws, washers, spacers, and U-bolts for mast mounting. There was also a V/U combiner (diplexer) in a nice weatherproof enclosure.

IN USE

ClearStream 5 Featured on TV Technology

I parked it on the den floor, and with just a little tweaking and shimming, the game reappeared—solid as a rock. The height AGL was now only about three feet. This is one remarkable antenna.

Rather than retreat to the attic, I left the unit on the floor and viewed the remainder of the game. When it ended (my college team won), I uncabled things and journeyed to the attic hatchway. On a hunch, I elected not to take the C5 apart, and found that it easily fit through the 23×29-inch hatch opening.

The C5 is now mounted alongside my bow-tie array and performs very nicely.

Read the full article about the ClearStream 5 from TVTechnology.com.
Thanks for the glowing review Mr. O’Neal. We hope you enjoy the C5 and those VHF channels for years to come.
Jan
28

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ModSynergy.com Reviews Our ClearStream4 Long Range HDTV Antenna

The folks at ModSynergy.com recommend our ClearStream4 Antenna.

Here is the reviewer’s conclusion.

I really like the Antennas Direct ClearStream4 antenna, it does everything it says it would do and it can pull channels miles away. The construction of the tapered-loop antennas are covered in solid plastic and will take a beating. Being covered in plastic means it’ll last longer outdoors and not be covered in rust if it were made out of metal. The only thing that would rust overtime is the metal reflectors and unfortunately would get worse if the paint was chipped off like this unit was.

The only thing I don’t like about the ClearStream4 is not the antenna itself, it’s the packaging. There is no packaging basically. Antennas Direct really needs to put some foam support in the box, put the nuts and bolts in a bag and keep everything from hitting each other.

The only other downside is that this antenna includes no mast/pole to mount it on your roof or like a satellite dish, that is extra.

I have no problems recommending the Antennas Direct ClearStream4 antenna for your HDTV needs.

Thanks for the review and the feedback! Check out the entire review at ModSynergy.com.

Jun
12

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Breaking News: Man buys every antenna in the store – none works, except one.

Great job by the LA Daily News of highlighting what we’ve been saying for 5 years; don’t waste your time with rabbit ears. We hear this story several times a day, “I wasted my time with several antennas and the only one that works is from Antennas Direct”.

Money Quote:

“I was in a tizzy when I bought my Sharp digital TV just before Christmas. I wound up going through three cheaper models of antenna at Best Buy without achieving success … I finally bought the most expensive antenna (I could find), for about $99.99, and I hit paydirt.

“And part of hitting paydirt was hooking up with the owner of the company, Antennas Direct (877-825-5572), and the model is the Clearstream C2.”

Save yourselves the aggravation and get a ClearStream or a bowtie. Now… will someone please explain to me why we only have 10% market share?

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