Make your installation a breeze and split signals to three TVs with this ClearStream 4MAX Complete Amplified antenna. Receive signals 70+ miles away with long-range, multi-directional UHF and VHF reception. Boost signal strength with the included Jolt 15dB USB in-line antenna amplifier to provide boost TV signals for efficient turning. The result is a clean, clear picture and sound to your TV. The amplifier includes a USB cable to connect directly into the USB port on your TV and the amplifier will only draw power when the TV is turned on, eliminating power consumption. If you don’t have a USB port on your TV, use the included USB power adapter with any standard wall outlet. The 20-inch mast includes a pivoting base to install the antenna on horizontal and vertical surfaces, such as a roof, fascia, eave, deck rail, or the side of a house. Includes durable, all-weather adjustable mounting hardware and sealing pads. The ClearStream 4MAX Complete is whole-home ready. If your residence ever had satellite or cable TV service, the coaxial cable needed to distribute the antenna's signal throughout the home is already installed. The 30-foot high-performance coaxial cable is made using copper-coated steel with a high-capacity center conductor and a larger insulating dielectric that allows you to extend the mounting options for your antenna while providing you with the highest-quality picture available. With the 3-way splitter, split over-the-air signals to three TVs with 1-input and 3-outputs. Note: the range of this antenna will vary greatly depending on the height, power, and frequency coming from the TV tower, as well as the height of the antenna installation, the terrain and obstacles between your home and the broadcast towers.
This antenna is simply amazing! I can’t believe I was trying to get live tv without it! I used to have a few local broadcast channels drop in and out which made watching sports aggravating. I live in the DFW area. Now I no longer have that problem! I get way more channels too compared to my flat antenna which is now going in the donation pile. Great device, I would definitely recommend. I have it placed looking out my front living room window but plan on installing it in my attic later.Nov 19, 2021 18:16
So here is a real review. While this thing takes only minutes to piece together, finding the proper setting to get stations was insanely hard. I downloaded the app, and it tells you the direction to point them, however, there is height and pitch to consider, and that’s all a guessing game. It took over two hours of random and frustrating adjustments in order to get it to work. But when it finally did. It made all the difference in the world.Oct 16, 2021 23:05
I was using one of the flat antennas on my main TV when I cut my cable subscription. Had questionable reception. I purchased this to help my parents while the waited for internet and cable to be connected. Mounted inside their house but broadcasters were too far away. I brought it home recently and hooked it up in my attic. Now I am getting 34 local channels and much less pixelating of the digital signal. Very happy!Nov 17, 2021 17:08
I actually returned this antenna because I mistakenly bought the wrong one online. I bought the same antenna without the pre-amp this package comes with. I needed a better higher gain and quality antenna mounted pre-amp for the area I am in.Jun 11, 2021 21:32
I’m in Brooklyn, on a lower floor surrounded by buildings and all sorts of interference. This antenna pulls in 79 stations (including the 3 major networks and some music stations). Every once in a while, some channels will change their frequencies. Just rescan from the beginning to get them back.Sep 24, 2021 18:42
Replaced existing amplified outdoor antenna with this ClearStream 4Max amplified antenna and went from receiving 36 channels to 68 channels. Well made product with easy to follow instructions.Oct 15, 2021 15:43
Its great not having to pay for local channels. Specially when they come in HD without the ridiculous feesNov 05, 2021 12:22
Bought this one to install outside and connected 3 tv’s to it. Have been pleased with this brand of antenna so far. All 3 tv’s get lots of channels. A little bit of work to get it installed and connected, but well worth it!Oct 18, 2021 21:13
Watch your favorite TV shows and channels for free with great clarity and signal reception. With the Best Buy essentials BE-ANT200HA Thin Film Indoor HDTV Antenna, access free channel broadcasts by connecting it to your existing HDTV. VHF and UHF signals provide you with HD channels without having to pay for a cable package. A 35-mile range ensures strong signal reception, while a 10-foot coaxial cable offers easy routing. Providing flexible placement, this ultra-thin antenna can be mounted on the wall or set on your TV stand. A two-sided black-and-white design lets you choose what side blends in best with your wall and other electronics. Backed by Best Buy, enjoy free quality television with an antenna that is made to impress.
This was thin and stylish, and the cord was long enough to put anywhere. Sadly, it didn't pick up the signal I wanted it to, despite my living in the city. Then again, I live in a newly renovated apartment with well insulated walls, so I am not going to put the blame completely on this antenna.Oct 28, 2021 19:55
I was skeptical but this found 70 channels !! So happy with this purchase!Sep 16, 2021 13:43
Awww excellent for your TV if you don’t have cable…I get prefect pictures on my TV just using this!!Oct 29, 2021 19:56
I picked up 47 digital channels with this antenna held up as high as I could reach. Only picked up 22 about 3 ft off the floor at level of TV’s feet.
Channels are crystal clear in 78414.Oct 22, 2021 22:17
All my local channels come in, so this was definitely a great buy. You can hang it with the adhesive stickers it comes with, but I just lay it on the tv stand.Oct 26, 2021 16:39
No idea how something so cheaply priced works so well. Once connected, we went from 21 channels to 46 channels in 4k quality.Nov 04, 2021 15:37
Did exactly what I was expecting it too.
Works well even away from the windows.Nov 09, 2021 15:36
Very easy to connect. I get great quality picture and lots of different channels.Nov 01, 2021 08:51
Watch your favorite TV shows and channels for free with great clarity and signal reception. With the Best Buy essentials BE-ANT500HA Amplified Ultra-Thin Film Indoor HDTV Antenna, access free channel broadcasts by connecting it to your existing HDTV. An amplified design reaches further signals for optimal performance and signal transmission. VHF and UHF signals provide you with HD channels without having to pay for a cable package. A range of up to 50 miles ensures strong signal reception, while a 10-foot coaxial cable offers easy routing. Providing flexible placement, this ultra-thin antenna can be mounted on the wall or set on your TV stand. A two-sided black-and-white design lets you choose what side blends in best with your wall and other electronics. Backed by Best Buy, enjoy free quality television with an antenna that is made to impress.
I paid about $30 for this antenna. I plugged it in and followed the easy instructions. I received all the channels that I was looking for to watch football on the networks plus so much more! The picture is crystal clear and sometimes I have to move the antenna to one side or another depending on how clear or not clear it’s coming through. But overall I bought a 50 mile range. I am super happy with this purchase. And counting all the money that I am saving not having cable.Nov 05, 2021 16:31
This indoor antenna is better than my working rabbit ears. It is rated for a 50 mile radius and that is what is making the difference. I get good reception from an additional 10 channels than my previous rabbit ears do not pull in my area. I like the table top stand as well. Do not have to mount on a wall.Aug 13, 2021 15:17
It works just the same as a cheap antenna. The glued pads don't last a day if you want to stick it to the wall. you will find it on the floor. It comes with a stand but it forces you to put it low. Bunch of channels won't work, you have to put it high so you can get the most channels.Oct 03, 2021 15:51
Very easy set-up and effectively pulls in clear no interference local ABC NBC CBS FOX channels --so useful for all the local news and weather in the AM--and here in Milw all the other channels showing throwback TV from Leave it to Beaver to Svengoolie the kiddie Horror host--goood tiiimesOct 15, 2021 16:14
Works good only if positioned near in window. If you have it anywhere else it does not pick up channelsNov 10, 2021 05:51
At first, channels wouldn't load but after moving it around a few times they loaded in. Very lightweight and easy to set up, just make sure all the wires are attached securely.Oct 01, 2021 16:12
This brought in 88 channels inside the house. I was very happy, and am saving some money from the cable company.Oct 29, 2021 18:00
easy to install and get working. was just disappointed tht I could don't get many stations from my locationOct 29, 2021 21:24
Watch your favorite 4K and HDTV network content with this TERK Indoor antenna. With the ability to pick signals with a reception range of up to 65 miles, this multidirectional antenna ensures clarity without frequent adjustment, and the dual-stage amplifier clears up poor signal. This TERK Indoor antenna is 4K and 8K Ultra HD compatible for continued reception during satellite failure.
The terk app allowed me to locate the digital signals for the stations I wanted. The led display (lights when first plugged in) on the antenna also helped position the antenna. As I expected, I have to adjust it's location to improve the signal. I am able to fet 32 over the air stations.Sep 10, 2021 16:42
The antenna works pretty well. It gets a bit wonky here and there but overall we are satisfied. We bought a second one for another room because we didn't take the time to figure out how to add another tv. We are purchasing a third one for another tv. I am happy that we can get a lot of local channels and are not paying a monthly cable bill. We do miss our guide and recording capabilities, but love saving money!Oct 22, 2021 16:34
Great picture and I receive enough channels to make the wife happy. I suppose I do not understand what "multi-directional" means since turning the antenna gets you stations from other cities. I assumed that orienting to the strongest signal would get all the stations within a given radius - not so.Nov 02, 2021 18:05
I get very good reception on 27 channels for free in NE Anchorage most of the time. Not so good in a storm which I expected. Jets and helicopters also affect good reception.
Overall I am very satisfied with my purchase.Oct 15, 2021 15:55
I don't get many channels using this antenna but that may be due to the area I live in. I get enough so am happy with my purchase.Oct 24, 2021 07:53
I tried several brands/models including Mohu. This one worked best for me. I have this hooked up to a HDHomerun and it picks up all the local channels I care about. All the others had trouble getting one of my desired channels. However, I think the rangefinder app thing is just a gimmick. You can simply look up where the broadcast towers are in your area via online search. The optional app does not actually talk to this antenna. Just point this antenna in the direction toward the stations you care about.Sep 10, 2021 16:02
This antenna pulls in the weak stations as well as the strong signals. Easy to use and to set up. They recommend using a smartphone app for setup but I didn't need to use the app. Just point the flat part of the antenna in the direction of the transmitters.Nov 05, 2021 16:11
Outstanding young man helped me every step of the way purchasing my drink fridge. Went above a beyond getting me a great deal and extra time preparing it for transport. Big box stores need more employees like him.Nov 05, 2021 18:48
Enhance your television's reception with this TERK amplified multidirectional HDTV antenna. A range of more than 65 miles provides extended reach for flexibility, while the reversible ultrathin design ensures effortless installation. Featuring a SMARTBOOST system to optimize signal strength and 1080p, 4K and 8K video support, this NextGen compatible TERK amplified multidirectional HDTV antenna delivers crystal-clear visuals.
Actually does work pretty well...better than my other "roundish" antenna...if mobile even if just a little further from previous spot, channel search again on the TV settings for maybe better receptionOct 23, 2021 14:58
Work well but was not better than the one i already had....box advertising gave the impression it was superSep 03, 2021 16:21
We bought 2 Terk antennas for 2 tvs. Stranly the one in the basement works fine. Maybe due to the orientation. The one we bought for the living room worked very inconsistently depending on weather or who knows what. Probably could not get in the best orientation. So is sort of hit or miss. We live more than 30 miles from the broadcasting towersOct 01, 2021 16:17
Super easy to install; able to pick-up all of the major networks, several in HD. Just one (ABC) comes in a little fuzzy at times. The reversible color came in handy. Originally thought I would have to run the antenna all the way to my window and position it on a white wall. But it works fine just above the TV set, so ended up using the black color.Nov 07, 2021 01:41
Indoor antenna. Good so far. We still have a bit of a pixels issue but it’s has worked well so far.Oct 30, 2021 15:43
Works well, poor reception problem solved. Easy set up. I used Velcro tape to mountOct 29, 2021 15:42
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Super thin, easy setup, Works like it should but had higher hopes of signal quality, probably my location.Nov 04, 2021 09:38
The Core Innovations ANT800BAR Indoor TV Antenna Bar allows you to access HDTV channels up to 80 miles away, free of charge. The signal indicator displays reception strength for peak viewing potential, and the omni-directional bar design provides connectivity in all directions. Enjoy content in up to 4K full HD where supported.
Decent indoor amplified antenna with installation issue. Read further.
So right up front I had issues. The screws that it came with 1 of the heads had a slight defect and could not fit the mounting hole. In addition the slop or lack of slop with the given screws is not enough. I other words I could not use the supplied screws to mount.
Other than that plug in power and plug coax into TV and you are all set.
Looks nice. It actually looks like a sound bar. You can either display it or hid it behind your TV. Either way it worked.
It picked up almost full bars in my garage which has stuff all over the place and has stucco. Picture quality was good. I was able to pickup all the local digital channels with no problems.
Overall good product.
Even with the installation issue I would recommend it. Just use different screws if you buy this.Oct 14, 2021 20:18
With the rapid increase in cord-cutting (ending cable subscription) finding a good premium OTA antenna to pull in current HD 1080i (ASTC 2.0) or near future 4K (ASTC 3.0 Next Gen) broadcast content is vital since plenty of TV shows, local news and sports can be viewed for free. Major broadcasting station offer channels for free via over-the-air that is accessed with an antenna but getting these channels in can be a pain since there are so many factors that affect reception quality. The Core Innovations - Indoor TV Antenna pick ups station signals very well in my area and should also work well with others under ideal circumstances.
Design wise I’m impressed with the small form factor and slick modern look that fits in well with décor of other devices. In my case, the lady of the house hated having the previous antenna hanging on the wall and prefers this one. It looks like a cool tech device rather than others that’s obviously an antenna. As another option you can just place the antenna out of sight behind TV.
Instructions were easy to follow and after connecting to TV and plugging in, the antenna pulled in 96 channels on TV scan. All my desired channels come in and are stable with an additional bonus of one that did not come in with prior antennas, that station is PBS and I’m extremely happy. :) Other features such as signal indicator makes things so much easier for you when it comes to placement and 3G/4G/5G LTE (cellular signals tends to interfere with TV signal) filtering is another one.
When searching for an indoor antenna, you must do some research first, for example I’m around 25 miles away from broadcast towers, so considered an ideal candidate for an amplified indoor antenna according to https://www.antennasdirect.com. At a minimal it is key that you find out how many miles you’re away from the towers, for example, folks in a rural area with mountains far away from towers and would need an outdoor antenna but there is still no guarantee that you will pull in stations Your results will vary on any antenna depending on the situation so don’t expect any miracles.
Now for the bad stuff: a USB for the power source would have been better in my opinion. Power cord is also too short.Oct 15, 2021 20:38
The Core TV antenna bar is lightweight and has a surprisingly small footprint. In the box you get the antenna with built-in amplifier, power cable, built-in coax cable, and mounting screws with anchors. The antenna can be setup to stand on a table/tv stand or you can set it on top of your TV. Setup is as simple as it can be since you only need to connect the power cable and coax cable. It has a signal meter that lights up on the front of the antenna so you can get an idea of optimal position. You can rotate the antenna on it’s base 180 degrees which helps to orient it in an optimal position. I was able to pick up 15 channels initially, but they were cutting in and out. Rotating the antenna 90 degrees helped and all but 4 of the channels were picked up with good signals. Rotating the antenna back to the normal position allowed me to get the other 4 channels without them cutting out. In my area, the 15 channels are what I expect to pick up, so it did receive all available channels near me. There are some additional TV stations 70 miles from me, but the antenna didn’t pick up any of those. This may have been due to terrain since that is near the maximum 80 mile range that Core indicates this antenna has. The highest resolution of the 15 was 720 and the lowest resolution was 480. According to Core, the antenna is capable of receiving up to a 4K signal which is a good feature for when stations begin to broadcast in 4K. I live in a hurricane and tropical storm prone area, so having the antenna will help when I have no land line power and I’m running my TV and this antenna off of a portable lithium battery. It’s small footprint and it being lightweight helped since it ended up being better for me to setup the antenna on top of my TV instead of leaving it on my TV stand. It works as expected and will be helpful when my area has bad weather. I would recommend the Core indoor TV antenna bar to anyone wanting to receive over the air TV broadcasts with an indoor antenna.Oct 18, 2021 22:23
I quit Cable TV about 5 years ago and have used an indoor antenna ever since. Cable did give us more channels, but there were only 2 or 3 of the many available that we watched so it wasn’t worth the cost.
The indoor antenna bar that I’ve been using for 5 years has a 50 mile range. I’m able to get 17 channels with it, but I was having trouble with the sound and reception - even though the broadcast towers are less than 15 miles away. The sound wouldn’t start until the TV had been on for about 15 seconds. The sound also cut out periodically and the picture would go haywire if anyone walked in front of the antenna bar. The antenna had to be adjusted whenever the station was changed.
The Core Innovations indoor antenna bar has a 80 mile range. I was hoping for more stations, and by repositioning the antenna and re-scanning, I was eventually able to pick up 23. But the reception for the additional 9 stations was so poor I had to delete them and stay with the original 17. But the reception for those 17 channels is greatly improved over my old antenna. We haven’t had any problems in the 5 days since I installed it. There is no picture distortion when walking past it. The sound comes on instantly when the TV is turned on and it doesn’t cut out.
When installing it, it was nice to have the signal strength bar on the front of the antenna to help position it in the optimal direction.
My old antenna had the option of plugging into the TV HDMI port or a wall outlet. The only power source option for the Core Innovations antenna is an electrical outlet. When I attached the coaxial cable to the TV and placed the antenna bar on top of the display case (where I get the best reception), the electrical cord on the antenna was about 8 inches too short. I rigged up an extension cord, but because of the configuration of the cabinet the TV sits on and all the things that are plugged into the surge protector, it’s a stretch. I don’t have much room to maneuver the antenna bar without pulling the plug. But so far the reception has been stable where I’ve positioned it.
I would highly recommend this indoor antenna bar and I would highly recommend using an antenna bar instead of cable. Installation is simple - power cord to the electrical outlet and coaxial cable to the TV antenna input port. My only suggestion would be to provide a longer power cord.Oct 23, 2021 00:41
The Core Innovation Indoor Antenna Bar is a simple design, with a lightweight bar shape, and two included lengths of cable. One cable is a 75 ohm connection that needs to plug into most modern digital TVs. The other provides power for the built-in (and hidden) antenna and needs a standard outlet for the small power brick. Setup takes mere moments (unless your TV antenna input is hidden and awkwardly oriented as mine always seem to be).
I’m not going to attempt to explain why I had the best signal performance in my troubling location, but I have the evidence. Every year or so, I tempt frustration and futility by acquiring another OTA digital antenna. I’m not far from the broadcast antennas which co-locate on a well known high spot in my region. But, I happen to live on the wrong side of a hill which, along with too many taller nearby homes, confounds my reception. This time, however, I found and was able to watch a larger group of stations. With minimal fussing, they all presented stable signals that were easily tuned with some simple re-orientation of the antenna.
I’m sold. This really is an innovative solution, even if I don’t know why.Oct 15, 2021 19:00
I have tried several antennas since cutting cable over a year ago. I do like that this has lights to show you the strength of the signal. I don't find I get any more channels than the other antennas I have tried.
Some design issues- They have the power cord and cord to the TV separate. I have used antennas that have the power connected near the TV and then you can move just the antenna around to find a signal. This model requires you to find a location near a plug. The cord to the TV is also shorter than other's I have used.
I also don't like that they don't give you a template for installing the screws to mount the unit. I measured but was off slightly and had to drill new holes. Frustrating! It's simple to include a small piece of paper with the template.
I found a good location in m room by putting it on a picture frame while I tested the signal. When I found the location I liked I mounted it just above the picture frame (about 1-foot difference) and I lost 10 channels including the ones I was particularly interested in! Both locations had 3 bars. I have put it back hanging on the picture frame for now and have two holes where the screws were.Oct 21, 2021 17:29
Great indoor antenna. My TV is able to find around 89 digital channels (didn't know they were so many). Install on my case was easy. Its kind of a weird antenna, compared to other ones. It almost looks like a small sound bar. You can either place it flat on your tv stand, or you can wall mount it (they include wall studs and screws). The coaxial and power cable are long enough that I don't think anyone wall mounting it would have any problems. Once the power is plugged in, there are 3 LED bars on the front that will tell you the signal strength (only con is I didn't see a way to dim or turn off those leds, they stay on even if your TV is off, unless you unplug the antenna's power brick), that way you can mount it on a good spot (its always good to look online, to where are you stations antennas placed in your city, that way you can face the antenna to them, for better reception).
In my case, all the channels it found had clear image and reception, lots on them on HD and with dolby audio. It says on its specs it filters any celular 4G and 5G signals out that may case interference, can't test that, but at least, me having my cell phone and my internet router in the same room, doesn't seem to affect the great signal at all. Highly recommend it! Cut the cord!Oct 30, 2021 17:56
Yes, it's more expensive than others. But wow!!! So totally worth it. I get the regular channels. And they stay in solid. And I get the channels!!!Oct 17, 2021 18:59
Ready to cut the cord? This razor-thin, flat HDTV antenna is a perfect alternative to costly cable or satellite subscriptions! Watch local news, weather, live sports, and all of the top-rated shows for FREE, in HD, and with Dolby Digital Surround Sound. The Winegard amplified PureTV 60 indoor HDTV antenna picks up free TV from major local broadcast networks, such as ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, Qubo, ION, The CW, Universal Sports, and more. With a 60+ mile range, the PureTV 60 indoor antenna gives you access to local & regional weather and access to sports that paid programming may not provide.
Didn't work with my new TV for some reason so I returned it. Can't really give it a rating. Returning it was very easy though.Jun 28, 2021 14:26
This antenna has really broadened my television viewing. I live in an apartment comllex and face another building. With this new antenna, I get 68 channels, after getting only 5 with my old one. It proves the saying, "You get whatyou pay for."May 28, 2021 19:29
Better than all what I had previously. Could be tested and improved furtherMay 29, 2021 13:14
Easy to install. Does a good job getting all the local channels.Oct 22, 2021 18:43
Flat surface that can be concealed if needed. Works great and reception is wonderful. Highly recommended.Sep 18, 2021 15:21
My son instulled this indoor antenna for me in a very short time. I now have 75 channels for free. Very pleased with this product.Jul 14, 2021 14:33
Doesn't work good at all. Station start scrambling. Need to return to store.Jun 11, 2021 15:58
Great product. Easy to set up. Makes leaving the cable companies so simple.Apr 23, 2021 18:28
Enjoy live TV broadcasts from your favorite local networks without the cable bill! The Core Innovations ANT100TCR Outdoor/Attic Amplified TV Antenna allows you to access HDTV channels up to 100 miles away, free of charge. The 360-degree motorized rotation delivers better range and reception in imperfect locations, and the wireless remote control gives you the flexibility to make adjustments from the comfort of your living room. Enjoy content in up to 4K full HD where supported, and mount the antenna to the included mounting pole to further boost signal strength.
In today’s digital media landscape most consumers either
A> Subscribe to costly Cable / Satellite packages, OR
B> cut the cord and moved over to streaming platforms
We all too often forget that we have free High-Definition Television signals in the air around us.
There are many advantages, higher clarity, much greater bandwidth than satellite or cable squashing the signal, real-time viewing, particularly sports or breaking news devoid of the 10-20 seconds or more on satellite, and 30-60 seconds streaming (YMMV), streamers not using costly monthly allocations of download bandwidth, etc.
Core Innovations has developed an affordable solution, that checks most boxes, but unfortunately for me has irreconcilable downsides. First it’s mostly all light weight plastic, motorized control does not have memory locks for certain stations, packaging seemed commercial (not uncommon in review samples), and a few other niggles.
While this product ultimately does not serve my needs, don’t let that dissuade you. I live approximately 25 miles NW of Atlanta. I was able to channel scan on the television and “find” 38 or most of the market available, once I moved the antenna outdoors, but was unable to find one particularly locations to lock in all the major networks despite close proximity to each other.
The motorized control function is squelched by not being able to lock into locations or “tune” to a certain station. The utility would have been greatly enhanced if the control box had some sort of signal strength indicator, or even compass coordinates, instead of blindly searching left and right hoping for clarity.
The channels I do receive look fantastic, far far better than DirecTV satellite local HD. The LG OLED C1 primary set quickly scanned and found available channels, however of the half dozen scans conducted, I never found one location that got me all major networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX). Of the38 located in my best positioning were mostly religious, foreign language, oldies, and home shopping channels my family would rarely if ever watch, PBS and locals being the sole exceptions.
If you’re a cord cutter looking to downsize mostly bandwidth usage, or Cable / Sat user looking for the highest quality this product will likely work just fine for you.
I unfortunately had some challenging installation issues that likely prevented me getting the most from this, namely I’d tried a couple times to route RG-6 Coax cable from the attic down an 18-foot great room wall, unsuccessfully, hoping to compare DirecTV FOX 4k with OTA 4k for the World Series Braves run over the past month, so take my review with a grain of salt.
My install is quite temporary, indoors near the television I got very few channels, not recommended. Outdoors that number tripled, however it’s currently routed through a window, and I’m not certain I’m willing to drill though the wall and permanently mount to the deck or side of the house, though it would not look out of place.
*have a helper to re-scan channels per rotation
*google local OTA channel coordinates for your region
*iPhone Compass app to directionally point towards locations
+ easy to assemble
+ thoughtful coax boots
+ picture clarity better than satellite HD
+ supports NEXTGEN TV (5 stations in Atlanta)
-motorized control flimsy
-no memory locked locations
This product will work for many installations, but from my usage, requires outdoor mounting. I was reminded of the many benefits of free OTA HD broadcast (and 4k in NETXGEN TV markets that have adopted the standard, 5 stations here in Atlanta), however I’m remiss to advise against this product, and believe a more durable YAGI “square screen” attic or roof antenna will receiver more stations and not require manual re-positioning based on what channel you wish to watch.
Would not recommend to a friend, without reservations.Nov 11, 2021 15:22
CORE INNOVATIONS - OUTDOOR/ATTIC ANTENNA - BLACK
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OUTDOOR ANTENNA FOUND MORE CHANNELS STRONGER SIGNALS
Antennas are tricky, especially with High Definition signals which are highly directional, you can’t really just stick and antenna anywhere and expect perfect reception. CORE INNOVATIONS - OUTDOOR/ATTIC ANTENNA ANT100TCR gives you all the tools you need to be successfully capturing free TV from over the air (OTA). One advantage is the ability to rotate the antenna via remote control to better zero in on the optimal position. There are plenty of sites to help you know where to generally aim the antenna. The remote allows you to move the dish a little left or right to find that sweet spot. Often this is a compromise between number of channels and preferred channel signal strength. Most receivers has a signal strength indicator to let you know when you hit the max signal.
In my testing, the CORE INNOVATIONS - OUTDOOR/ATTIC ANTENNA ANT100TCR brought in 10% more channels than I was already receiving with my previously installed antenna in roughly the same location. Additionally, the signals were almost all 100% instead of closer to 80% on my old antenna. This means it should also be a little more resilient to bad weather and other issues.
- Included Mounting Pole and Brackets
- Included COAX cables
Even though this has a remote control and you can aim the antenna, you will not really be able to effectively control where you point it after it is set up. It is not designed to sometimes be pointed north, and then sometimes pointed south depending upon what stations you want to bring in. For example, sometimes when you press the right button, the dish moves left and sometimes when you press the left button it moves right. There is no rhyme or reason (pushing 2 short times seems to get it moving in the right direction). Thus, you have to be able to put your eyes on the antenna to make sure it going where you want. Think of the remote as aiding in simplifying initial set up (aiming), and nothing more. This is much better than running up and down a ladder to move the antenna manually.
The parts were all loose in the box (bolts rattling around) with no “packaging” to keep things secure. However, for the most part, with antennas, you point them, get them working and then leave them alone. In that context, the CORE INNOVATIONS - OUTDOOR/ATTIC ANTENNA ANT100TCR is perfectly fine and does what it needs to do very well. My previous antenna (about 4 years old) has the identical controller, and identical remote, the only real difference is the physical antenna shape. So for me, this shape (round vs elongated) seems to bring in signals better. I have no reason to think it won’t last for many years to come.
The CORE INNOVATIONS - OUTDOOR/ATTIC ANTENNA ANT100TCR has an advantage that everything you need is already included in the kit. Overall, it worked very well and brought in more stations than I was receiving previously.Oct 18, 2021 20:01
Just received the Core Innovations - Outdoor/Attic Antenna and since the weather was nice I decided to give it a try today. The installation is pretty straight forward, with some minor exceptions, like attaching the J-pole to the antenna doesn’t feel right or tight, and there are no details or pictures on how to securely attach it. I first tried installing it in the attic and despite rotating the antenna and re-scanning for channels multiple times, it only found 7 channels and only a few actually worked. I normally get 35-40 channels in my area with a roof mounted antenna. So I moved the antenna to a window facing the direction of most TV stations and re-scanned and got 21 channels, but only about half actually worked and only CBS out of the 5 major local networks. Off to the roof we go...I used the existing coax and attached the J-mount to the existing roof mount and pipe. Re-scanning now found 37 channels, that’s more like it. Unfortunately, reception is still not as good as my existing OTA antenna, ABC and FOX channels come in choppy and freezing frequently. I tried rotating the antenna, though that did not make a difference because all stations I currently get come from the same general direction and I never had to rotate my existing antenna. Unless you have stations in a completely different direction, the remote rotating function, though convenient, may be useless - it is in my case. I was really hoping this worked in the attic, but it didn’t even work well on the roof even though the stations are only about 45 miles away.Oct 16, 2021 21:56
I guess I'll start at the beginning... When the package arrived, it was shipped in the factory shelf box. By that I mean it was shipped in the same box that you would walk into Best Buy today and buy off the shelf. I would have expected it to be packaged inside a shipping box but it was not. I hope the picture shows the indentation in the top of the box that received damage in shipping.
Additionally, the ENTIRE outside edges and corners of the box were all unceremoniously taped with shipping tape. When I say that (and I hope the pictures show it) it looks like some teenager taped the box for some unknown reason, almost as if the box was previously opened and then tape-slapped back together.
OK, is any of this a deal-breaker? Well no, but lets where it leads...
After many years of experience, I have come to learn that ANYTHING that is labor intensive to install ABSOLUTELY needs to be tested prior to the potential hours of effort in preparation just in case something does not work. I am SO thankful I did that with this because a couple hours of pulling cable, climbing ladders, drilling and resealing holes, I would NOT have been pleased when I figured out this does not work as advertised.
To that end, I did test it prior to "install"... Long story short, powered motor did not work. At all. When I first plugged the unit in, I expected to see one of the 3 LEDS on front light up. Nope. Nothing. OK, maybe it's my outlet? Unplugged it and plugged another device into the outlet and the other device worked fine. I tried plugging this device into another outlet and same thing. No lights lit up. OK, maybe the lights are not supposed to light up (although that sounds odd) so I inserted batteries into the remote and again, nothing worked. The advantage of this unit is that you should be able to manipulate it remotely to get as many channels as possible. Nope. Can't do it. It simply does not work.
OK, well let's see how it works as a passive antenna? I plugged everything into my TV, ran the channel scan. I got 19 channels but none were in 4K and ALL were slightly grainy. Additionally (no fault of this device) but all the programming was cruddy day-time talk type programming... Think of a talk show that rhymes with "The Few" and that's about all I got. Is 19 channels good, bad or indifferent? I don't know, but not very impressed based on advertised capabilities.
Dunno, I mean I guess I MIGHT try to use it in the RV and see if I can maybe get the occasional hockey game or something. Honestly not sure if that would be worth hauling around in the RV and the several minutes of set-up, but that's where we are.
No, I would NOT recommend to a friend.Oct 19, 2021 18:07
If you’re trying to cord cut, you’ll often find that you tend to lose local programming with most streaming only TV options. With the shift from Analog to Digital Television, many are finding the ole’ rabbit ears aren’t as ideal as they used to be. You either get the picture or you don’t, and if you’re using an older analog TV, you’re likely now using an external digital set top box to get your favorite local channels. While there are many antennas available at most retailers, there seem to be fewer options for outdoor use, which often require some adjustments to get the signal right. Core Innovations is out to make this a bit easier, with a rotating outdoor antenna, which can also go up into your attic.
In the box, you’ll find the antenna with an attached cable and motor, a “J” metal rod, a base for mounting to most surfaces, various hardware for mounting, the controller box with two outputs, a wireless remote control, and a 25 ft Coaxial Cable to connect to the powered control box, and a power adapter. Once you’ve mounted the antenna in your desired location, you can use the “Rotation” button on the box to adjust the position for the best possible reception from your local broadcaster. The up and down angle is done manually, using a wing nut to adjust the degree of tilt, and will likely not need to be adjusted later during use. Mounting is straightforward, by simply using the twist knobs on the antenna to connect to the J post, and then using two screws with nuts to position the antenna once you’ve mounted the base. I went ahead an installed this in my attic, as it was designed for that purpose, and I didn’t want to have an antenna attached to the exterior of the home. The included cable also has a rubber seal, which can be slid over the cable connection to protect it from the weather, ensuring the cable won’t degrade quickly when exposed to the elements.
It’s important to note that you’ll need additional cable, if you’re connecting to two televisions, or your antenna mounting location is higher than a standard 1 story home or further than the 25 feet of cable can reach. In my case, it required the purchase of a 50’ cable to reach the desired location for the controller/amplifier. I use a digital HDHomeRun antenna tuner to provide Television to a variety of devices; therefore, it did not need to be plugged directly into a Television, as the signal is delivered through my home network. The rotation feature works instantaneously when the button is pressed on the box and will rotate in both directions to provide 360 degrees of coverage. I found the reception to be worse than an indoor antenna I was using previously, as I’d lose some channels depending on the adjustment. I just couldn’t find the perfect spot in my attic for all channels. I’m not sure if it has trouble getting signal in my attic, but when used inside my home, the signal wasn’t an issue, but the size of the antenna wasn’t ideal for indoor use. So, if you’re having issues getting a signal in your attic, you may have a much better result mounting this directly to the exterior of your home.
The remote allowed for adjustment without needing to be near the antenna, only having to point the IR remote to the controller box to use it. Although the buttons say "switch," they're simply the directional left/right rotation direction. Given the mount location in the attic, I found myself simply hitting the rotate button on the box rather than using the remote to make any adjustments, as the controller was upstairs to minimize a longer cable run. Ultimately, I ended up switching back to my previous antenna, which was was able to achieve a better signal without any adjustments for my area. The controller box also has three indicator lights, with red being power, green indicating the antenna is rotating, and yellow if there is a power supply issue or a problem with the cable.
So, who is this antenna for? This would likely work best for those in more rural areas, where reception may not be ideal, requiring adjustment of your current antenna often, or those wanting an outdoor antenna solution. The ease of installation and use would make this ideal for outdoor installation and may need a longer cable if you’re in a larger home, or your TV isn’t located near the exterior wall. Once you’ve found the proper adjustment, you’ll find that HD signals (and even analog) are easily attained, and the wireless remote can make it much easier to adjust the antenna and get most channels in your area. I should note, that you'll likely need to scan for channels after any adjustment, in order to find the station you're looking for. The box also comes with two outputs, to allow for connection to two tuners, as needed. One of the cables is attached to the controller box, making this ready to go upon installation if the mount location and cable is long enough to reach your tuner/TV. Ultimately, I would recommend this antenna, but only if your current indoor antenna needs to be replaced or your want a more permanent outdoor solutionOct 19, 2021 13:54
Everything about this just feels like a low budget product. Everything is just kind of loose in the box, except for the mounting bracket and pole everything is plastic and the images on the box don’t even fully represent the product. It would be nice if there was an actual picture of what the full install is supposed to look like. But, despite it looking cheap, it is picking up more channels with clarity than an indoor antenna we were using.
Assembly is fairly simple, but the angle of the dish just felt wrong as it looks like it is pointing to the sky. But, apparently that is the way it is meant to work. The included coaxial cable was too short for my outdoor installation. Through some trial and error we found some cable wire that was long enough that did work for us. Just make sure you see the red light on the antenna when it is connected to the powered box if you want to try other wires out before installation.
As for the power box, the built-in wire is listed as TV2 while the other connections show for TV1 and ANT. But, instead of needing an additional coax cable, TV2 works just fine as the default. The red LED to show that it is powered is a bit bright for something that might be sitting near your TV. When rotating there is a green light on the box to show it is rotating, but unless someone is watching it outside, you have no idea which way it is going. Some TVs have a signal monitor you can watch, others just expect you to be pointed in the right direction. At least with the remote you can stand outside a window and rotate it. It does rotate a full 360 degrees, but if it hits the stop point, it just rotates the other direction regardless of which button you are holding. I was surprised at just how far off from the direction of the tower it still picked up some stations.
Having multiple towers within 75 miles of my location is nice to have an antenna that I can rotate and pick up different stations. It is really the limitation of some TV’s that makes it difficult as there is no easy way to ensure you are getting the best signal and you have to go through the scan each time.
Regardless of this looking like a cheap foreign made product out of the box, it works really well. I don’t know how often I will be rotating out of position as my most watched channels are all in the same general direction, but it is nice to have that option without having to climb back up there to change it.Oct 21, 2021 13:34
I'll kick off my thoughts with it is an okay antenna and minus the tools to screw into your structured the box comes with everything you need. Unfortunately this was a miss for me and I was really loving the idea of having access to more channels in my area. The result was opposite and it can be a little tricky to calibrate the antenna to maximize the channels that are available. I also wasn't fully prepared to have to mount it outside or in the attic so having to run the coax cable to my master bedroom proved to be the biggest let down. Whereas my current over the air antenna mounts is discrete and did not need much of installation.
The top three advantages to this antenna is the motorized fuction to face the antenna head in different directions, the ease of set up (minus running the coax cable to your tv), and it's actual look is not an eye sore.
For me the disadvantages that you should know are based on your home set up. The antenna will need to be connected to your box which is connected to your tv. The actual red-light and box are not that appealing to the eye and you'll see why in my photo.
I ultimately had to run the coax cable through my window in an effort to not drill holes to my home's wall, until I can find the right solution I think I'll keep this in my guest room. I truly wish this was more of a wifi antenna that sent the channels from the antenna to the box. A side note, the quality and picture of the channels coming through were crisp and good. I was able to definitely watch High Definition local channels with ease.Nov 01, 2021 11:55
The antenna assembled easily Reception quality is good and like every antenna I have installed requires a little bit of tweaking.
I had better hopes for the remotely controlled rotator. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. The rotor even from the control box didn't work reliably.Nov 19, 2021 14:48
The Core Innovations ANT801DCR Indoor TV Antenna allows you to access HDTV channels up to 80 miles away, free of charge. The signal indicator displays reception strength for peak viewing potential, and the omni-directional design provides connectivity in all directions. The modern style makes this a unique addition to any setup. Enjoy content in up to 4K full HD where supported.
Fit into the shape of this round orb like design is really an amplified HDTV indoor antenna. The style is very nice and would fit into just about any decor without being unsightly. LED display ring on the front shows when you have a strong or weak connection to a signal, so it's helpful to visually see that in order to ensure you're getting a strong signal for maximum Over The Air channels. The amplified signal helps to boost signal reception. In the box you get the antenna, COAX cable and electrical plug. Amplifier is built in and this antenna states it has a 3G/4G/5G LTE Filter that potentially helps to keep your signal distortion free.
My results with this antenna were just so so. I live about 30 miles outside of a major metropolitan city and couldn't get a solid signal. Was able to pick up 1 FOX station, but the other major networks only would come in distorted or not at all. Tried various locations on my TV stand and nearby, but couldn't achieve a strong signal. Maybe if I could mount it higher or onto a window or wall it would get a stronger signal, but that's where the design was limiting me from being able to place it elsewhere. Unfortunately it wasn't the solution I was hoping for in order to obtain OTA signals as needed. Was hoping for a strong signal within 80 miles as the box states, but maybe I would achieve better results if I lived within 15 miles of a TV tower.
The design is nice and it looks like a smart speaker from various other brands, so it's a great design for most.Oct 28, 2021 11:20
Unfortunately, like many indoor antenna’s , this one is not much better. The look is good, but it’s a bit awkward to put on a table or up high like on a mantle but it is doable.
Installation is straight forward, you screw in the coax cable from the antenna into your tv and use the power plug to provide power. Once powered on, there are 3 lights that can illuminate on the front based on the signal strength it is receiving. You then go into your tv settings and do a scan for channels.
The antenna boasts an 80 mile range which is quite large for an indoor antenna. I am only about 25 miles (air wise) from most all the major local providers antenna signals. I was still only able to get 1 out of 3 bars lighted on the unit. Despite that, I was still able to get 40 digital channels. Unfortunately, only NBC and Fox were available consistently, CBS and ABC would not stay and were pixilated. Part of my issue too is that I live in a lower area and not elevated enough to break through the dense tree lines in our area.
Overall, I would find this useful in those times where my internet is out and I don’t have access to streaming services and would need to rely on an antenna to get local channels. I cannot recommend it as a full replacement for getting a solid set of your locals unless your physical and location supported that.Oct 19, 2021 11:50
I decided to test this antenna to see if it would pull in more channels than the one I'm currently using. I'm in a rather mountainous area, so most of the indoor antennas I've tried have reliably picked up about 20 channels. Setup took about 5 minutes. The antenna is a round plastic base about 6" in diameter, with a cloth covering on the top; it looks more like a speaker than an antenna. It has a small footprint which is nice since it's on my office desk. There are three white LEDs in middle of the cloth covered area which show signal strength as the base is rotated. Once I had the antenna hooked to the TV and plugged it, it was just a matter of turning the base so the three signal strength indicators were solid white. The antenna worked great; it wound up pulling in 22 channels. It pulled in one additional channel compared to the other antenna, but it also allowed access to six channels that the other antenna had to be moved/turned to actually view, and sometimes even then they weren't watchable. All in all, I'm very pleased with this antenna. Setup is super easy, it doesn't take up much space, and it works.Oct 22, 2021 02:19
This is one good-looking antenna. The plastic white casing, together with the grey fabric makes it look like an indoor speaker. The signal indicator shows up nicely through the cloth without being overly bright. It simply looks classy in my opinion.
Hooking it up is rather easy -just plug the included power pack into an outlet and connect the coax RF connector to the TV’s input. Then, run the TV’s channel scanning. I am glad that the coax cable is almost 10ft, as I have a 75” TV. I do wish the power cord was a bit longer, though.
Now, I did have to mess around with distance, angling, and positioning, but I was able to get at least one strength indicator to stay solid. I already had a pretty good antenna before, so I was happy to see that the Core added 4 more channels when the scanning was finished. I especially had problems with the lower frequencies (horrible where I live), where I was not able to pick up the lowest channel (2), and had major breakup with the other lower channels (5-7). Even though I was never able to get all three indicators, I experienced minimal disruptions. One can always get an extension coaxial cable for best placement, but that goes for any other antenna I have tried.
In the end, I am satisfied with the Core Innovations antenna. It looks good, is easy to set up, works better than my last one, and does not break the bank.Oct 23, 2021 16:16
I have tried so many antennas and I could never bring all of my local channels in. I tried various locations to gain a missing channel, just to lose another one. This changed everything. I can bring in all of my local channels, plus some that I didn’t even know were available. The reception and picture quality is very good.
I found that a local channel had changed its frequency, so remember to rescan for channels when you install this. I have so many channel choices now and will finally be able to cut the cable.
The device has a great lit up signal indicator, making it easy to determine the optimal location for the best signal strength. It takes the guesswork out of finding the right place to set it.
Finally, it looks nice in the room. No more extending antenna wands pointing in various directions. I have it set up on top of a speaker and it works great.Oct 30, 2021 09:12
I’ve had this antenna hooked up to my bedroom TV for about a week now and it’s been reliable for picking up over the air channels on my TV. I don’t pay for cable so I rely on the local air channels for news and TV. This antenna is a great option for those who don’t want to pay for an expensive cable plan. The antenna is small and looks nice on any tv stand or furniture. It is small enough so it isn’t an eyesore and the built in light is a great way to know if you have a good signal. When all 3 lights are on you have an excellent signal. It also has its own power supply to boost antenna strength. Would I recommend this antenna? Yep! If all you want is your local channels and a few basic network channels to compliment your streaming plans. Channels come in clear and even support full HD on some networks.Oct 19, 2021 14:37
The Core Innovations indoor tv antenna has performed as expected. The Fox affiliate in our has a poor signal and our prior antenna had stopped picking up the signal. Bought our new antenna and hooked it up to our tv. Installation was easy and after rescanning channels, the Fox affiliate came through clearly. Good thing is rather than having to hang on a window, the antenna sits comfortably on top of a bookcase near the window. All in all, a good buy.Sep 13, 2021 17:55
I received this item at no cost through the best buy tech insider network to test and give my unbiased opinion. I elected to test this antenna not because I thought it would give me an advantage over other antenna, but because of the design. It is a ball a bit larger a softball that can sit In my window sill or on my dresser top without having to be hung up or lay flat awkwardly as my other flat antenna panels I have are. The signal on those are rated at 80 miles like this, but they were about half the cost of this, and that is why I have purchased those first, affordable and available. Additionally something like this I have not seen before, other than some soundbar like rectangle ones. This connects easy and sit nice and stable on my window sill. It has an indicator circle that is up to 3 white bars (forming a circle) telling me I have it at optimal placement. That being said at my primary residence this got none of the 3 PBS stations I can get on good nights, but neither did my old antenna. I live about 90 miles from other network towers in all directions, so the digital upgrade in 2008 made free air TV difficult for people in my area. At my secondary residence that is within about 50 miles of major network signals, I have gotten up to 49 channels with my old antenna on a clear winter day in late December last year.
So far this has only matched the signal of my old ones on the days I tested, which is no signal, no channels. That us why I do have cable in my main rooms, but in my bedrooms and guest rooms we do not In all of them. All in all, the extra cost i would say is justified if you like the design and ability to place this differently, but not necessarily as much as thus is different. I want to note that this does have a heck of a rattle in it, like a flat piece of metal flips around inside when it tilts, I'm not sure if that is normal and it effects performance. But i see other reviews that mention the same thing and they they returned it. I do have an email into the testing contacts so see if they can find out if effects performance, and they have contacted the company, but I have not heard back yet. From what I can see it does not compared to my old antenna, but not sure if it could do more. But again, no signals on either antenna these nights. The guidelines for my review were to try and post my review within 3 days of receiving the item, and I did test on all 3 nights, no gains, but no losses from my old units.I wish my testing time was longer so I could update you on the rattle and if that means this is broken. I give this a neutral 3 stars, would be 2.5 if I could, not good nor bad, just the same reception wise (possibly). Cost only partially justified because of design, it should be picked up at current sale price instead of msrp.Oct 20, 2021 19:53