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Antennas Direct - ClearStream 2MAX Indoor/Outdoor HDTV Antenna - Black

Improve your digital television reception with this low-profile ClearStream 2MAX antenna. Powerful and easy to install, this durable unit receives digital signals from up to 60 miles away, which it amplifies to enhance your picture. Mount this weather-resistant ClearStream 2MAX antenna indoors or outdoors using its conveniently included base stand.
$79.99

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    • Antennas Direct ClearStream 2MAX Indoor/Outdoor HDTV Antenna

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (541 out of 608)

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    Features


    Compatible with most HDTVs

    For simple operation with your existing television.

    Receives VHF and UHF signals

    To deliver HD channels without the need for a cable package.

    Multidirectional design

    Delivers optimal performance and helps eliminate the need for frequent adjustments.

    470-700MHz frequency range

    Along with 8.7 dBi maximum gain for high-quality performance.

    Up to 60.3-mile reception range

    Ensures a clean, clear signal.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 608 reviews

    89%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good OTA HD Antenna

      Posted
      OTAHD
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I was contemplating cutting the cord and trying to see if I could get any local HD TV signals over the air. I see that no matter what antenna, there are both good and bad reviews out there. No matter how you look at it, every one will get different results based on their location, placement of TV, antenna, wiring used, topography of the area and where and how far the broadcast is coming from. After reading many reviews of the antennas and various factors that will affect reception, I decided to try out the ClearStream 2Max. To my surprise, I received quite a few stations/sub-stations in my area. Of course many are foreign language based but I got about 35 just plugging it in and playing around with the direction just sitting next to the TV. I then proceeded to move the antenna up into the attic and after moving it around in different spots, the channel count increased to over 50. After living with this antenna for about 2 weeks, I do notice some stations go in and out based on different factors that cannot be easily determined but some days good some days not so good on those specific channels. Here are the relevant details: * Antenna placed as high as possible short of going outside on the roof with cable kept to under 25 feet from antenna to distribution box area in bedroom closet. * No signal booster used and using high performance signal splitter to 2 TVs downstream each about another 25 feet from splitter. If connected directly to only one TV, the signal is better on those weaker channels, so perhaps a signal booster might help when splitting the signal to more than one TV. * Several broadcast stations about 40 miles away in a few different directions. * We are located in the SF East Bay area (Dublin/Pleasanton) in a valley area with hills towards the direction of the main broadcast towers. Conclusions: * The antenna itself I think is fine and will work. There are a lot of contributing factors that will affect if you get 5 channels or 50 and unfortunately, everyone's experience will be different. * Based on the number of channels I got and because many are not ones I would really watch, and if you cannot live with only having a few just strictly local channels, you probably cannot rely solely only on an OTA antenna. * However, it might be a good way to supplement a bare bones streaming service that don't offer any local channels so that you can still have a way to watch your local news. That way, you could probably get your monthly bills to lower than having traditional cable service. Hope this experience helps...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      HD Quality OTA, and it actually works!

      Posted
      KrisH97

      So, spending $80 on an antenna for Over The Air broadcast was a little off-putting and I went into this with high hopes, but low expectations. Upon opening the package I was actually a little worried as to its performance due to it's relative small size and seemingly weightlessness to it. It just feels like hollow plastic with a couple sticks that you can adjust (either up or down) on its sides. A feeble attempt to set it up indoors fell short of any channels, as expected. Not a single one came in. Lots of interference and I totally expected nothing. So, with a satellite dish already installed on the house from previous owners I decided to utilize the already installed mounting bracket for this antenna. Basically the same setup that comes with the 2MAX, but I didn't have to do the hard work, just removed the dish from the mounting post and placed the 2MAX in the same spot and faced it in about the same direction the dish was at. Basically pointed it towards the open part of the yard. Ran the channel search option on the Vizio TV (after running the antenna wire through the basement and directly to the TV) and after about a 3-5 minute scan I had broadcast TV! And way better quality than when I was a kid! I expected some channels to come in, but I didn't expect HD quality pictures, which include NBC, PBS, FOX and some other channels. A good amount to select from and all equally as good HD quality. I know location has a lot to do with it and relative distance to the broadcasting antennas, but if you've got those working with you then this antenna is a sure hit. Lightweight, easy install, extremely simply design. Just make sure you get yourself a long enough antenna cable if you have to install outside. I got the 50' wire for about $15 from bestbuy and it works great too.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect for my needs

      Posted
      BrianB
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I finally cut out DirecTV after 7 years of calling customer service back annually to try to negotiate a better rate after the promotional period ended, plus the years before that calling cable annually to do the same. I took the satellite dish down and just used the existing base to attach the antenna, then hooked up the existing cable line to the antenna to service the two televisions in my home. Definitely take the dish down first to leave the base and don't try to just attach it to one of the stabilizing legs, as I tried that first, but the dish itself seems to interfere with the incoming signal. I used the recommended app to aim the antenna in the most ideal direction and 100 percent of the available channels are coming in clear without any degradation of the signal strength. At first, I had the antenna hooked directly to one television in the living room, but I was admittedly having some trouble with the signal where several channels were either having signal strength issues and were virtually unwatchable, or having pixilation about every 20 seconds. Moving it outside to where the satellite dish was made all the difference and I am now very satisfied with my purchase. I originally tried the Leaf 50 by Mohu, but was having the same trouble with signal strength and pixilation no matter where I moved it in the room.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Indoor/Outdoor HDTV Clearstream 2Max OTA Antenna

      Posted
      JDMoe
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought the Indoor/Outdoor HDTV Clear stream 2Max OTA Antenna just to test it as an outdoor antenna. There was no doubt in my mind that it would not work as well as I wanted it to, and that I would return it. So I put it on my roof but did not mount it down and pretty much got the same channels I was getting before. I went back and adjusted the antenna slightly in another direction, rescanned the channels again and WOW!, I could not believe it, my channel line up went from 29 channels to 44 clear channels with no pixels. the digital indicator on my Yamaha 6.1 receiver indicated digital source and the picture and surround sound is incredible. Grant it , it is still Winter and the leaves are not on the thousand trees I have in my back yard, but right now everything is great. I am getting channels 60 + miles away. This Clear stream 2Max OTA Antenna for me is a keeper.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wow what an improvement

      Posted
      GaryE90000
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Let me first say I own 3 generations of this antenna. I consider this to be the 3rd generation. All three generations look different and perform different. What sets this antenna apart is the performance in the vhf band. In Detroit all the networks broadcast in the UHF band except channel 2.1 Fox Network which is vhf. I could not get Fox. With this antenna I get Fox and all the other channels/Networks. **This antenna is a "Directional" antenna and Must be pointed in the general direction of the Broadcast Towers. Fortunately all the networks broadcast in the same general direction. Bottom line is I am happy. Enjoy free tv while you can because our government is taking it away in 5 years with the new tv standard with encryption and authentication not backward compatible with existing tv's. Bottom line is all the tv's and drv's will be useless. Enjoy free tv while you can. The FCC approved the change Nov 2017. You can Google it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      No complaints and met my needs

      Posted
      Funny2me

      I live in the bigger city and my goal was just to pull in the major stations, which this did. I was able to even use it within the living room (1st floor) on a two story house. With the tuner (external) I was using it with, I had to hold and aim the antenna near the windows (did it twice, both left and right, to see which way pulled the most stations and limited by the cable length I had too) to grab the signals during my tuners scan process and after that, the stations pulled in fine with it sitting above the TV. You may need to do the same or go so far to mounting it in the attic or even outside, especially if your trying to get more channels than what you had before. The TV tuner (again, mine was external) your using could dictate all this, as mine did. Some tuners will only work if it catches the signal and prevents you from manually punching in stations. As described above, once the tuner grabbed the station, it didn't matter where I put the antenna.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My Indoor Antenna Search is Finally Over

      Posted
      Azekecse

      I've tried several different indoor antennas, I would get 5 to 6 channels after scanning, and don't let it rain, this became very frustrating for my wife and I. Picked up this antenna for BB, install/config, and voila, I picked up ~50 channels, I was astonished, so much so, that I ran the auto scan again to be certain. This antenna is the bomb.dot.com, and I highly recommend it as an indoor antenna option. I went directly to antennasdirect website this specific model is out of stock if that is any indication. Hope this helps to eliminate frustrations expereinced by others. Peace and blessings, Azeke

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Works in a Brick House!

      Posted
      Pittseric2015
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Worth every Penny. Bye Bye Rabbit ears. So happy with this purchase and excited about finally cutting the cord from sattelite and cable. This product was extremely easy to install and tied right into the existing infrastructure in my home. I used a compass to ensure i was at the right azimuth for the broadcasting station and receive 32 digital channels over the air for free! i live 25 miles from the broadcast station in a housing development so i was worried about interference but everything worked great. The hd resolution is better than i've ever seen with cable and sattelite. I was very surprised! couldn't be happier with this antenna!

      I would recommend this to a friend




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