The best thing about this antenna is its design. It's designed to be simple, to be placed out of the way and forgotten about; no pointing necessary. But before you can be able to forget about it, you have to find the right spot for it, which takes some time. Putting it on a wall, search for channels, taking it down, putting it in a window, search for channels, taking it down, putting it higher up, search for channels... In order to get every available channel (HD ones included) you have to find the right spot for it. So don't think you just plug it in, set it and forget it. But once you do, it works. I have all of the broadcast stations in HD. Still though, once you do find the right spot for it, it acts just like any other antenna. Depends on the weather, where you live. Some channels work just fine, others are occasionally spotty, some despite receiving a signal, cut in and out constantly. So on a clear day or night, it works. Otherwise, it acts just like any other antenna.