Clear-Cast antenae reviews
by davhil - 2/18/12 9:28 AM
Has anyone bought a Clear-Cast Indoor antena that enables you to receive over- the- air digital signals for free?
by: davhil February 18, 2012 9:28 AM PST
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Sorry but just like the days of yore, your performance may vary with LOCATION, Location and location. One antenna may work better than the next and even I tried a cheap antenna (picture at http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w146/rproffitt2000/HDTVantenna.png ) before I bought a real one.
Results? I got 2 more channels with the store bought antenna.
Forget the indoor antenna, it won't give you anything beyond ten to fifteen miles range. Even a cheap one outside will work better. Forget the amplified ones too. Now if you could mount one in an attic if outside doesn't work for you. Get it a high as possible.
Clear Cast X1 Price and Other Issues
I am reviving this thread because a Clear-Cast X1 ad appeared in today's issue of USA Today. Brilliant Built Technologies appears to be positioning the Clear Cast X1 against the Mohu Leaf, another small thin antenna. Understand that you cannot expect exceptional results for VHF channels on a small antenna. Most OTA channels today are UHF. However, there are still a significant number of full-power Hi-VHF channels in use and even a small number of full-power Lo-VHF channels. There are many more low-power VHF channels. You need an antenna that is designed to receive your mix of channels at your location.
I will not come right out and say that the Clear Cast X1 is a rip-off. I am, however, concerned that its ads are somewhat misleading. I am even more concerned that the Brilliant Built Technologies website does not list a price for the antenna. As of this writing, a YouTube video on the site has been withdrawn by the owner. Elsewhere on the Internet, I have found prices for the CC X1 ranging from $17 to $38.
If you have a vice, a hammer, a pair of pliers, a 40-inch length of steel wire, and 30 minutes, then you can construct an excellent antenna as good as the Mohu Leaf. I have no knowledge that the CC X1 is not as good, but I am not willing to spend the asking price to find out.
Build an atenna with 40" wire
What do you connect the steel wire to on the TV? I have mixed results on 3 different TVs in my house. A Radioshack amplified atenna seems to work best, but depends on the room too.
Cannot cancel order
I am from Bloomington, IL, and I placed an order on Friday 5/25. Based on the review forum, I called Clear-Cast ordering department today 5/27, and they refused to cancel my order. I was told to call customer service which is not open for calls until Tuesday, 5/29. How do you like that for busness practices! I did call my credit card company to stop payment on these jerks.
I work for the sales dept - it IS a rip off
It's a $12 antenna from Walmart basically, with misleading ads marketed in areas generally that are poor and undereducated. Customer service is staffed by 12 people, who also handle Heat Surge (the Amish fireplace scam) and World Reserve Monetary Exchange (the uncut money, coins and safe scam). they're also taking sales calls. this company is owned by Arthur Middleton Capital Holdings from Canton, OH. They got shut down this year while the FBI/IRS and Secret Service raided them.
CLEARCAST vs Antenna
From what I read it doesn't sound good. Go to RADIO SHACK and buy the $99 antenna for outside a tripod or gable end mount. I receive 25 to 30 channels in the Buffalo area. I spent more than most as I wanted all NEW cable ect.. $300.00 which has paid for itself. All channels com in HD if they are HD. Sweet. I also get Channel 5 out of Toronto 2 plus hours away
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