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Clearstream 2Max Indoor Outdoor HDTV Antenna

Clearstream 2Max Indoor Outdoor HDTV Antenna

so it's been 13 months since I posted my video entitled how to install an HDTV antenna where I showed you how to cut the cord and harvest free high-definition video broadcasts by installing an outdoor HDTV antenna since that time I've saved a thousand four hundred and sixty-five dollars and twenty three cents and cable bills installing an outdoor antenna like I did is not difficult but if you thought it was and were intimidated by the process I got my hands on the clear stream to max which is the latest and greatest HDTV antenna by antennas direct and it's a pretty exciting product because it works both indoors and out making installation a breeze antennas direct the company that makes the db4 which is the original antenna that I purchased when I cut the cord way back when and is the one I featured in my previous video was kind enough to send me the clear stream to max and in this video I'm going to show you what comes in the box and its most compelling features having installed an outdoor antenna before the thing that jumped out at me when I open the box of the to max was its size it's much smaller than my DV 4 and both 260 mile range it also includes all the hardware you need to mount it indoors and out as well as easy to follow instructions to get you up and running lickety-split indoor installation is dead simple it comes with a plastic base that slides onto the bottom of the antenna the coaxial cable neatly routes out the back connect this to your TV or your home's central distribution point scan for channels and you're good to go 2 dipole antennas rotate outward to increase the antennas gathering power and its size and streamlined design allows you to place it in plain view so you'll probably want to hide it on top of or behind some furniture outdoor installation requires connecting the various mounting hardware to the antenna not difficult at all in something you can do in the comfort of your home on a table or a workbench a process that will take you about 5 minutes to complete 10 if you don't know what you're doing whether you plan to install this inside or out you'll want to that antennas Direct transmitter locator so you can determine the best location to put your antenna I'll place a link to in the video description below essentially you want to position your antenna such that it is as high as possible and pointed in the direction of the transmission tower that supplies the channels you desire most that are also within range of the antennas specifications in this case 60 miles once the mast is locked into place the corresponding mounting bracket needs to be secured to a sturdy exterior location and connected via a coaxial cable to the coaxial line that feeds the televisions in your home a process that will take you anywhere between 30 minutes and an hour depending on how far you have to route cable so all these features are great but does it work the answer it depends on several things like where you live your distance to the transmission towers the obstructions between your antenna and the towers and so on what I can say is that this is the first antenna that I have tried indoors and I've tried a few but actually works and what I would consider a less than ideal placement in fact the signal strength readings I was getting were better than what I am getting with my outdoor antenna keep in mind that they are in different locations of my home but the fact that it performs so well indoors is a big advantage to an outdoor only antenna because you can easily move it around and try different orientations with minimal effort anyway that's all I got if you want more information on the Clearstream to max i've included a link to it in the description below if you have any questions or comments please leave them in the comments section below don't forget to hit that subscribe button and I'll see you next time

Reader Comments

  1. For the past month, I have been trying tons of Antennas, Mohu, NO BRAND, ETC…., and so far Clearstream 2V is the best. I was able to get 28 Channels total with Clearstream 2V indoor. Today, I went and bought the Clearstream 4MAX. I merged BOTH together and OMG, I am now at 48 Channels *indoor*! I can't wait to get it *outdoor*, but so far, I am extremely happy with it!

  2. I have one and it’s legit. Mine is indoor mount and I’m about 35 miles from the nearest transmitter. The picture is amazing and there’s no pixelation. The price is sorta stout, $80 at Walmart but it works very well & isn’t even amplified.

  3. I live about 40 miles from the towers. Tried the Mohu Leaf 50 and only got 7 channels. None of the major 4 networks which is what Im really looking to watch. Would this antenna do the trick? It would be mounted indoors

  4. UP DATE! Hello Mad Hermit,

    I took your advice and now wanted to update you on my purchase of the ClearStream 2Max Indoor/Outdoor Antenna. I bought a used one from Ebay for $23, didn’t want to spend the full amt if it didn’t work for me plus money is tight. Im extremely happy with it. Im picking up channels 50 miles away. I used to pick up 9 channels all from the Ohio area. I live in New Castle, PA. 20 miles west of Ohio, & 53 miles north of Pittsburgh, PA. Ohio area is flat, New Castle, & PGH hilly and a lot of trees and tall buildings. With this crazy looking antenna, Im now getting 8 Pgh channels 50 miles away, where as before I got nada. I use this in my bedroom, I have it up on a 4.5 foot high chest near the south window. One dipole is pointing south-west, the other is pointing north-east. So its sitting at an angle on top the chest. Placing it on the chest and closer to the south window brought me the 8 PGH stations. Instead of 9 channels, Im now getting 17 channels. Im doing my happy dance! 17 channels may not seem like a lot to some, but for someone who doesn’t watch a lot of TV its huge.

    I thank you again for your advice, Im so glad I took it. 3 weeks later Im still doing my happy dance.

  5. Great Review, precise to the points of interest and no 15 sec loud music intro. LOL. Ive been looking for the 'perfect' indoor antenna. Ive had the RCA flat multi-directional and it didn’t work real well, next I have the Trek LOGTVAZ, its a directional. It would try to pick up diff stations but wasn’t strong enough to pull them in, at 35 miles, even though it showed I received them. I even pointed in the proper direction. So I want to go to try another multi-directional. I don’t want to mount anything on my stucco home, and not on my roof. So that leaves indoor which Im constantly looking for. Im going to give this one a try. Thanks very much for the time you took to do this vid.

  6. Question, would you say this antenna works better than all the flat antennas that you can put in the window,like Mohu Leaf and Terk? Took my mohu leaf back wasn't happy with it, think about trying this one. What are some experiences people have had with this antenna versus the mohu leaf and Terk? More channels, less channels, reception?

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