Channel Master HDTV Outdoor Antenna
The Best OTA Antenna For Me
I bought the CM-4228 to pick up free OTA digital channels from a fringe area – over 60 miles away. After trying the Antennas Direct DB8 and the 91XG, I found the CM-4228 to out preform the others getting more channels, being more durable in strong winds and less likely to be affected by ice and snow loads.
I did read somewhere that discarding the black plastic covers increases it's range. I do use the CM 7777 amplifier for my distant stations such as PBS Watertown. It’s not needed for CBC Ottawa
While some people use a rotor, I use 2 antennas and a remote control switch. Canadian winters don’t like rotors.
Yes, it is built overseas. Be cautious when tightening anything especially the balum (cable to the black box). I added some stainless steel lock washers.
It’s shipped in a large box - basically assembled already. But check all the connectors anyway. It might have had a bumpy ride to your place.
I’ve had good success with my CM7000 PVR over the past 2 years so I’m comfortable with the Channel Master brand.
Get it on sale and shipped to your nearest Source – no charge for shipping.
January 28, 2013
FREE TV is good, free HDTV is BETTER!
This antenna does the job, I just leaned it up against our bungalow interior wall and got 2 channels crystal clear, I then hooked up the suggested Channel Master CM 7777 Titan2 High Gain Preamplifier with Power Supply and got no channels? I went through Channel Master's troubleshooting steps on their website (yes I got out the volt meter) and decided that this was a dead unit, it's been three weeks and I'm still waiting on my replacement.... I'm hoping for 4 or 5 channels with the amp! My wife couldn't handle the three foot by four foot monster on our bedroom wall so I've stuck it up on my roof; now I get another couple of channels (although not consistently)...
October 7, 2013
Mounted On Roof Top In Woodstock, Ont.
Combined with a CM7777 amp and Channel Master Rotator and I get 28 hd channels. (your looking at an investment of about $350 total)
HD channels include all locals and about a dozen US channels as well.
Don't bother with satellite or cable. This move is the way to go!!!!
December 13, 2011
Excellent investissement qui vous permet de sauver de l'argent à chaque mois! Avec cette antenne sur mon balcon, de St-Hyacinthe, je suis capable de capter Radio-Canada ainsi que Tele-Quebec. Ajouter un amplificateur de signal et vous pourrez capter V et TVA. Tout ca en HD!!! Fini le câble!
September 1, 2014