Enjoy a crisp and clear digital TV signal with this Antennas Direct ClearStream 2V C2-V-CJM long-range HDTV antenna that is specially tuned to receive high-quality DTV signals, including UHF and VHF frequencies, from more than 60 miles.
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Very good antenna
Posted by: Robm from: on
I read a lot of reviews before purchasing this OTA antenna for our new house. I had tried using the flat amplified antenna's and they did sort of work, but resulted in choppy video and drop outs. I mounted this antenna on the side of our house, 30 feet up, facing due north. From my address there are two primary broadcast areas, one about 30 degrees west of north, and another location 25 degrees east of north. Although I could have selected either and gotten a perfect signal I opted for the middle so I could receive more channels. My reception is crystal clear and perfect from all but one channel, but for us this is minor and not worth complaining about. We are very happy with how this antenna works and would recommend it to friends.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
WORKS for my best channels well within 32 miles
Posted by: mikep5802 from: Washoe Valley, NV on
I bought this open-box item at Best Buy yesterday ($20 savings). I'm in a ground-level apartment, with no outdoor-facing walls facing south, where my broadcast towers are located (30-35 miles away). So, an indoor antenna performed only fair (missing some channels). I set this Direct ClearStream 2V unit up on my patio facing south (5' high, no pole). it's working perfectly! I'm now getting ALL the best local OTA digital channels. The picture-quality is amazing (OTA digital quality is better than cable because it’s not compressed). Combined with my Roku, I'll never go back to paying a cable company $90 per month just for 150 channels, most of which I do not watch. Be a cord-cutter!
25 out of 25 found this review helpful.
I get about 25 channels
Posted by: Uneekarts from: on
You really need to do a little research to have any idea about how many channels you can get in your area. At first, I placed this just behind my TV and ran the scan and only got 3 channels. Then I moved it out to the floor of my living room, still near a wall but not sandwiched in and went up to 25 channels. Once the last "final" episodes of a couple of shows the wife watches are over, I will remove the SAT dish and mount this antenna to the existing pole located outside. There I expect to get maybe a couple more channels and to get better reception on the ones I am already getting. Assembly on this was a little mire hassle than I expected - some plastic parts did not want to accept the wire parts without forcing them. I just bolted them down securely and feel like that was enough. I think for the price point, quality and range, this is a decent choice for Over The Air programming.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Don't wake up in a roadside ditch, CUT THE CORD!
Posted by: JC103 from: Georgia on
Great buy, just wish I'd purchased it earlier. The HD that's received over the Clearstream seems to be a higher clarity over the cable or satellite, guess those guys have a higher compression ratio on the signal, not sure. I'm in the Atlanta area and I've got the antenna mounted in the attic and I'm about 30 miles from the source and still pulls in around 18 channels.
The antenna assembles in minutes, very easy to do. Solid construction and easy to follow instructions, not that you'll need them. It even comes with tar strips in case you want to mount the unit on top of your shingle roof. If you're thinking about ditching your cable or satellite company, this will do a great job, haven't even missed it!
13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Over the air
Posted by: Uneekarts from: on
There were some assembly issues with this in that the plastic base and metal grid did not "lock" into place as easily as it should have but other than that no real issues. I first placed the antenna behind my TV and ran a channel search which only gave 3 channels. That wasn't going to work so I moved it to the floor about 5 feet away from the TV, ran a rescan and got 25 channels which is about what I expected. I intend to mount this outside on my SAT dish pole once I turn that stuff in and expect better reception there. I'd say the antenna has worked as well as expected and mounting location is critical for picking up good signals. This antenna is a middle of the road price wise and expect it to last and perform well. Happy with is so far.
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Easy set up and performs fantastic
Posted by: JPSC from: on
I have read a lot of reviews and was very concerned about the performance. I did buy a Mohu Leaf 50 and it did well but best reception was when I held it outside. I had to turn and flip the antenna to get all the channels that I did want and had to move based on which ones I wanted to get. Ok, not fun when settling to watch our favorite shows. Sooooo....took it back and got this one. It performed fairly well on the back porch but performed the best in the attic. (Live in two story townhouse) I was able to hang in the rafters and find several positions that worked to get maximum channels. After running the channel search, I got multiples of network stations which was great since they show slightly different programming. Easy to install and tapped into the coax that was already run for cable. Channels are very clear (some interference from time to time on a couple channels) and steady. We get enough programming and movies that we really do not need cable. Do miss some of the news channels but it is probably better for my health. I have read peoples issues with it but I have not had any problem. Good luck.
3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Clearstream 2V Packs Punch for Small Antenna
Posted by: TheKMan from: on
Clearstream 2V C2-C-VJM - Great Reception and decent price For a Small Antenna
Just follow assembly instruction steps and it is easy to put together.
Clearstream's newer models cure a major shortcoming of compact OTA antennas - little/no VHF-high(chan 6-13) capacity. People need to know that VHF is still part of the digital broadcast spectrum. UHF performance, of course is as great as it was on earlier versions of this model. I now get in an ABC affiliate to compliment the ABC flagship station where I live.
I still recommend installing it as high as possible to maximize channels recieved with it in your area.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Posted by: MegadethFan from: Kansas CIty, MO on
Yesterday I spent an hour trying to get an RCA antenna that I bought at Walmart to work. I directly connected it to my tv with a 25ft coax cable. No signal. I took the antenna out on my deck, stood on a ladder (my shins were touching my gutters), taped the antenna to a tiki torch and held it in the air as high as I could reach. STILL no signal.
In desperation I went to Best Buy tonight to look for a more beefy antenna. I decided to take a chance on this unit, hoping that it's unique design would pick up the weakest of signals. Like the night before, I connected this unit to my tv with the same 25ft cable. I turned on my tv and low and behold I had a picture. Huh? I had to double check to make sure my tv input wasn't on my direct tv signal. It wasn't.
The part of this review that makes this read worthwhile is the fact that the antenna was lying flat on my bed the whole time I got a signal. I didn't even need to climb in my attic. I simply held it over my head and the signal maxed. This thing is far superior to any other antenna I have tried.
If you are having any issues with weak signal, I suggest you give this antenna a shot
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Antenna got all the local channels with preamp.
Posted by: HamPilot from: on
The antenna was easy to assemble. I was able to tie it into the existing cable TV wiring built into the house by replacing the original external cable feed with the antenna feed. The signal was not strong enough for all rooms in the house. I installed a preamp in the cable box powered by 12 volts that was on the coax running from the TV. All rooms have good picture now.
Beware the antenna is fragile and not likely to last through a major storm or icing. Given the option, I would have installed it in the attic.
4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Works Great, Easy to Assemble
Posted by: edsn from: on
I used the youtube assembly video from the Antennas Direct website to assemble this antenna because it was easier to understand and made a lot more sense then the instructions which came with the antenna. I mounted it in my garage on top of a tool shed. I used 3/8" bolts and nuts instead of the screw bolts that came with the antenna. I chose this antenna because I could mount it far away from the TV. The old antenna was a small flat HDTV antenna which we set next to the TV and had to change positions for each channel, not good!! The reception is very good but we're only 5 miles from the TV towers. I mounted it facing the TV towers and haven't had to adjust it at all. I used a 25 foot RG6 coax cable from the antenna to a wall mounted coax outlet and then used a 12 foot RG6 coax cable from the wall mount to the TV. Easy to work with, great reception