Tech Challenged Senior Female here, so keep that in mind.
Not only tech challenged, but financially challenged too.
Which is why, when my cable company offered me a digital package for only $20/mth, and HD for $40 mth ) I declined. After all, all i had was an old zenith large screen TV, hooked to a VCR and old DVD player and the basic cable from my cable company, hooked through an entry level Yamaha Home Theater receiver ( Trust me i had to learn all this as i went along, but I do sound techy, eh? lol )
This changed, when I won a TCD648250B model Tivo on Ebay, that records HD, and has THX sound capability.
I started to long for the idea of recording shows that I couldn't get.
When trying to hook through the TiVO to the VCR, I noticed that instead of a cable in and cable out jack on the TiVO unit that it had a cable in and ALSO an ANTENNA IN. So i thought, why not give the HD antenna a shot, before, perhaps, breaking down and ordering digital cable that I could ill afford.
Hence the search for an antenna
I received this antenna in the afternoon, it took me all of 10 minutes to put it together with a Phillips screwdriver, using this short cable, the type the cable company uses, that I happened to have around, who remembers why?
I then screwed it onto the back of my TiVO to the antenna jack in.
Stuffed it behind the big screen TV, so it wouldn't show to the room, ( another 10 minutes ) did a channel scan...( that took the longest time )
and VOILA !! 128 channels found !
I then proceeded to look up some HD movies and told the TiVO to record them, and now enjoy HD THX movies at night.
Bravo Clearstream!! You're my Heroes !
Except for the fact that now i am longing for an HD TV ~ ;-)
UPDATE ON THIS REVIEW -> FAST FORWARD TO AUGUST 2012
I have since gotten an HD TV AND a projector HD TV and an HDMI THX home theater unit... I can't tell you how wonderful it is to see the HD shows that the antenna pulls in. Nicer looking than anything coming over a cable.
In addition, i took the antenna out of my south facing window and we put it on the roof, and now we get 153 !!!! channels.
Meanwhile... before putting this on the roof, we got an expensive Orca antenna with rotary capability and supposedly is good for 150 miles !!!
The rotation unit was DOA... and the very few stations pulled in had weak signals...
So we put this up there in the interim of finding something else.
However, this works so very well, and almost every station is pulled in with a strong signal, we are not going to get anything else !
I do have to mention that we added a Clearstream CV 2 reflector assembly, a week after we put it up. ( Costs $19.95) for VHF stations.
Before we did that, it only got 142 stations, not 153 ;[)