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    What is the range? How far away can a station be if mounted on the roof?   (11 Answers)

    By Boneset April 2, 2015.

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      I found that its not just the distance from the broadcast tower but also the power of the signal. I got a channel that's over 45 miles away easier than one only 15 miles away. However in order to get all the channels I wanted I also had to buy an amplifier (I purchased the Antennas Direct product called 'The Juice').

      By SpartyJack June 4, 2015.

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      can I mount this antenna in the attic   (11 Answers)

      By Anonymous January 22, 2015.

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        Yes, though its not easy as you'll have to fish cable through your attic, down walls to your TV. And you'll need a level to ensure that the antenna is perfectly level once attached to a rafter, both vertically & horizonally.

        By SpartyJack June 4, 2015.

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        So what kind of channels would I get with this antenna   (10 Answers)

        So if I got this antenna and put it on the roof and it would give me 44 channels or more would it just be local channels or would I get stuff like HGTV, FoodNetwork, Fox News, Cooking Channel, DIY network, Espn, Espn 2, Espn U, and so on and so forth. Because I would like to know before I spend money and not like what I get.

        By Anonymous January 12, 2016.

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          The channels you mention are pay channels and are not available on OTA antennas. You also don't receive channels that you pay for and don't watch like you do with cable and satellite bundles, and you don't receive channels with shows full of profanity. You do receive all your local channels, a few movie channels, some christian channels, a couple of DIY and home channels, ION telivision, Grit, WKNO and even a couple of spanish language channels. Something else you don't get is a $90.00 to $200.00 monthly bill for something you only watch 10% of. The shows you thought you couldn't live without (The Walking Dead) are soon not missed when you start to get you life back.

          By Yogi March 1, 2016.

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          We will be cutting the cord in the summer. Can we use the Comcast cable?   (11 Answers)

          By Anonymous February 16, 2015.

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            Yes but you may want to buy a higher grade cable since the Comcast one isn't the best. Enjoy the "no bill" each month. i do!

            By Edwebslinger March 18, 2015.

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            Do you need and amplifier with this antenna?   (11 Answers)

            By needtoknower August 26, 2015.

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              Yes. No. Maybe. It all depends on your location and what your dwelling is constructed of. Go here: http://www.tvfool.com enter your address and you will get a map of the transmitters with their direction, distance and signal strength along with a list of channels and what you may need to get a good signal from them. It will also generate an anonymized link that you can then use in http://www.dtvusaforum.com to get further advise on what equipment to try.

              By TdKjs3S3Eu September 19, 2015.

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              What is the difference between the C4-V-CJM and the C4-CJM models, besides the extra antenna on top?   (10 Answers)

              By Skip November 29, 2014.

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                The "V" in the model number stands for VHF, which is another band for tv stations. It includes the "extra antenna" and a diplexer to allow you to receive both UHF and VHF stations. Depending on your area, you may or may not have VHF stations. Your local station information can be found at sites like antennaweb.com, or tvfool.com.

                By fishfuzzy January 5, 2015.

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                Can I wire into existing directv cable and do I need a converter   (10 Answers)

                By DJ October 26, 2014.

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                  I was able to install this antenna onto my existing DTV roof mount and use the existing cable with no issues. One item on my DTV mount, I did have to cut the bracket down a little to fit onto the post. The bracket that comes with the antenna was 1/8 too small to fit over the pull, 15 minutes with a dremmel and was able to mount the antenna. Sending the signal to 3 TV's with the us of a hd 4 way splitter and all TV's look good.

                  By gjd99 March 15, 2015.

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                  Rotor needed?   (10 Answers)

                  It's been a while since we purchased an antenna … they used to require rotors inside to turn the antenna. I see some are multi-directional, which obviously do NOT need rotors, but what about this style? Does it stay fixed in one spot or need a rotor to turn it?

                  By MommaD July 29, 2015.

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                    This antenna comes with a mount that is fixed. If you wanted to be able to pick up channels that are located in different directions you would need a mount with a rotor as this is a directional antenna. In my case all channels are from one location so I point it in that direction and leave it. You will have to decide if u want to be able to target different areas or not. Most of the time you can get all the channels you want without moving the antenna.

                    By Kevin July 31, 2015.

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                    installation instructions for clearstream 4v antenna   (10 Answers)

                    I have cable and internet from same company. What do I need to do to drop cable company and install you antenna instead? Have 4 tvs, all flatscreen. What equipment do I need to buy and can I install it myself ( I assume instructions would be a part of antenna purchase, but maybe not, Please help!

                    By tech dino March 18, 2015.

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                      With 4 tv's I would get a signal booster from Antenna Direct check out their website. But get the antenna sold by Best Buy because it has the additional antenna that allows you to pickup VHF channels also. This antenna has been working great for me.

                      By MABSR1 August 12, 2015.

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                      I cannot mount an antenna and hook up the system myself. Are there companies that do this?   (7 Answers)

                      By Anonymous July 11, 2015.

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                        The Geek squad should be able to help. It was not that hard to do. My husband fastened a 2x4 to the ladder on the back of the camper, attached a pole to it. Then he fastened to antenna to the top of the pole, went in the camper, turned the TV on, and we had a great picture. I hope this helps. My husband is good at repairs, but not technologies, but he had no problems. The hardest part is fastening the slip ties that come with the antenna, and that is because he was on the camper roof leaning over to the pole.

                        By MsOhBoater July 15, 2015.

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