Channel Master CM 4228HD HDTV Outdoor Antenna
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
I am receiving 27 channels from my second floor window. Hope to receive more when mounted on the roof. Had to wait 6 weeks though for the back order .
June 30, 2013
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
Easy to assemble and use.
Pretty easy to put up anywhere. Inside attic, on the roof (my case) or on a wall. I used a tripod to fix it on the roof, and right away I started getting 18 channels, 14 of them in HD. ZERO dollars. Bye bye cable providers !!
November 12, 2012