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Channel Master 4228HD

Directional long-range outdoor rooftop TV antenna

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Overview

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Channel Master's 4228HD antenna can receive digital and analog over-the-air TV signals in the UHF band and high VHF band (nearly all digital TV signals are in the UHF or high-VHF bands). The 4228HD is optimized for "deep-fringe" reception of HDTV — it's one of the highest-gain antennas available.

Channel Master's 4228HD antenna can receive digital and analog over-the-air TV signals in the UHF band and high VHF band (nearly all digital TV signals are in the UHF or high-VHF bands). The 4228HD is optimized for "deep-fringe" reception of HDTV — it's one of the highest-gain antennas available.

This antenna features a highly directional design that will provide best results when most or all of the desired stations are transmitting from the same location. For clearer reception, pair the 4228HD with the 7777 preamplifier — several Crutchfield employees are receiving digital stations from 50+ miles away with a similar setup. Also, if you'd like to pull in signals from different areas, consider a rotor to aim your antenna in the right direction.

The 4228HD is classified as a Large Directional antenna. Its space-efficient design is suitable for roof and attic installations (mast recommended). For tips on selecting an antenna, and links to websites that help you locate HDTV signals in your area, check out our article on choosing the best HDTV antenna.

Product Highlights:

  • receives digital and analog UHF and high-band VHF TV signals
  • range is 60 miles for UHF (ch. 14-51), 45 miles for VHF (ch. 7-13)
  • 8-bay bowtie dipole design
  • 41"W x 5-1/2"D x 33"H
  • 20-1/2" turning radius (if used with an antenna rotor)
  • 75-ohm output for coaxial cable
  • accommodates 1-1/4"-1-1/2" mast (mast not included)
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • RG-6 cable is recommended

What's in the Box:

  • Antenna assembly
  • Weather boot
  • 2 U-bolt
  • 2 Brackets
  • 4 Nuts
  • 4 Lock washers
  • Threaded F-connector (installed)
  • Installation instructions (English/Spanish)
  • Electric wire danger warning instructions (English/Spanish)
  • Electrical wire danger warning sticker
Reviews

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Channel Master 4228HD

Anonymous from Fullerton, CA on 5/6/2018

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Great antenna

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Best HDTV antenna I ever installed!!!!

Walt KF2XN from Grand Island, NY on 4/27/2018

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I live in an area where most of my local stations are on my southwest side and have distant Canadian stations on my northwest side. I mounted this antenna on a 15' mast on the apex of a 33' roofed house and oriented the azimuth to 364 degrees. The coaxial connection made for an easy hookup with no need for cutting and stripping wires like the old days. I ran a channel scan and went from 15 local channels to 63 digital stations, mostly HD with most of my distant stations from 50-60 miles away from the shores of Lake Ontario on the northern side and off the back of the antenna from as far southwest as South Wales, NY and of course all of the local stations in the Buffalo, NY area. This was the very best reception I have ever gotten from any tv antenna claiming to be designed for UHF/VHF frequencies. I am totally impressed with this setup. Being a ham radio operator, I don't like compromise installations like indoors or attic and my neighbors are used to seeing lots of educated aluminum dotting the skyline of my property. I would presume that this antenna would have done a respectable job in a more descreet installation if you are situated in an antenna restricted area but that's not my situation. BTW I used this mast to support a couple of halyards that hoist up experimental wire antennas that I enjoy constructing for ham radio. The mast is also guyed to protect against high wind conditions although due to its low profile size, I don't think windload is an issue.

Pros: Lightweight, low windload factor, little or no assembly required, coaxial connector fitting built into antenna. Excellen gain on front and back despite being a primarily directional antenna.

Cons: A little on the pricey side but you get what you pay for.

Channel Master 4228HD

Anonymous from New Bern, NC on 3/7/2018

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More channels, less pixelation than rabbit ears or stick to the window styles. Same channels in attic as my previous rooftop.

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Channel Master 4228HD

John A from Tucson, AZ on 10/11/2017

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work good

Pros: works very good, easy to install

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A great antenna.

Lloyd from Shelburne, VT on 6/29/2017

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After trying two (2) Mohu Sky Master 60 units and unable to receive reliable signal I bought this Channel Master 4228HD. This CM 4228HD antenna was easily mounted in the attic over my garage. The signal is outstanding and better than my Comcast Cable was. I am very satisfied with the CM 228HD and the service advice and processing of my order by Chad .

Pros: Easy set up Receives strong signal.

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Does the Job

Marc from Coats, NC on 5/21/2017

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This antenna receives weak digital signals,and is well-built. I researched others, but previously owned this one at another location. I have it installed in the attic and expect that it will perform even better outdoors.

Pros: Receives solid signals where others do not

Cons: None

Channel Master 4228HD

Anonymous from Naperville, IL on 2/14/2017

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Works better than a larger old aerial that I had mounted to our roof years ago. When I first got this I hooked it up and left it on the floor next to the tv in our first floor living room. We are about 30-35 miles outside of Chicago and it pulled in all stations, but a couple were having issues. Once I got it in the attic everything came in perfectly. This makes me wonder if I could have hooked up a smaller "leaf" antenna. There's not much of a price difference and it's in my attic, so no big deal...

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Mike from Kalamazoo,mi on 1/9/2017

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So far the channel master 4228HD is the best antenna I have tried

Pros: Great picture

Cons: none

Great product

Mark from Altoona, PA on 1/2/2017

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Very easy to assemble, lightweight yet very rigid. Does anyone excellent job.

Pros: Very easy to pop in place, excellent directions.

Cons: A bit flimsy where RG6 connects.

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Bruce from Point Pleasant on 10/4/2016

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This antenna was a great purchase. Easy to install & a great picture.

Pros: Price Easy install

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Breaking the bonds of Cable

tsunamisboy from Charlotte, NC on 8/25/2016

Easy to set up. Good technical support and website to determine location

Pros: Small and light weight.

Cons: None

Channel Master 4228HD

Anonymous from Providence Forge, VA on 7/4/2016

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This antenna really blew me away. I was about to install an amplifier/splitter. But when I installed the antenna to 4 TV's with just a splitter, the signal was so strong I didn't bother getting an amplifier.. Great product. Easy to install. Great service from Crutchfield.

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Good product

Rick from Chicago on 6/13/2016

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Out of the box it is very easy to install.

Pros: Not too big it fits on my roof eve post well

Cons: The only thing I am a little confused on is the boot to protect the cable it is hard to get over pre made up cable.

Works Great

RJ Phoenix from Phoenix, AZ on 6/13/2016

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Get over 60 channels, clear pics. I live near Central Ave, so pointed Channel Master straight south towards south mountain. (Outside on my chimney)

Pros: Works great.

Cons: Big, but not eye catching.

cordless

gary p from Glendale, AZ on 5/10/2016

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receive app. 60 channels. dtgtials are super clear.analog are good.

Pros: east set up.

Cons: none yet

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Anonymous from oak lawn, IL on 2/4/2016

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Way more channels than I expected, I get around 60. Very good picture, as good as direct tv or better. I put it in my attic with no problem with reception.

Pros: Very easy to set up

Cons: Absolutely none.

user

user from portland, me on 12/15/2015

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Improved reception

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Very satisfied!

Steve from North Carolina on 11/16/2015

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Installed in my attic, works great, picking up channels 60+ miles away. Even some of those that tvfool. Com said might take a roof mounted antenna! It felt great walking into the cable company and turning cable TV off. Now I have over 20 channels for free!

Pros: Well built, lite weight and pretty much completely assembled right out of the box

Cons: Non

not terribly impressed

pavil58 from Virginia on 7/26/2015

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Bought the Channel Master, new RG6 cable, and a Channel Master preamp to replace a 20+year old yagi. Now i have less stations and don't you know WBRA is one that I cannot receive. I bought the new setup since WBRA was iffy on the old antenna. I even added about five feet of elevation. Not at all impressed.

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Cons: Besides not working as I wished it seems to be sort of light weight construction.

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BC from Center City Philadelphia, PA on 7/21/2015

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Service was great. Arrived in a day. Easy to install. When I called in for help after connecting the cable, the person that answered was very pleasant and helped to get the stations downloaded immediately. Pulled in 71 digital stations. Bought HBO Now, Showtime and Netflex subscriptions and I have everything I watched when paying Direct V $120 a month. Now it's less than $40/month. Also, picked up a Tivo for $50 to tape and save shows. Happy with the move from paying for channels I never use or want.

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Perfect HDTV antenna

Ken S. from Florida on 7/13/2015

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I installed the antenna in my attic and used the CM 7777 preamp to increase the signal going into a five room splitter. It worked from the second I hooked it up and I never made any adjustments to the antenna position. I get 32 digital stations and will cut the cable this next weekend. I used the TiVo Roamio DVR and one TiVo Mini and we are set. Here comes the savings! Thank you Crutchfield!!

Pros: Light weight and simple to install.

Cons: None

Way better than expected

Channel master 4228hd from Columbia nj on 5/21/2015

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I live 71 miles from the broadcast antenna on the freedom tower in nyc. I'm also only 5 miles from the Pennsylvania line. Upon installation, my vizio picked up 49 channels. I have about a 10 foot mast and my antenna doesn't come close to clearing the treetops. After determining signal locations & strenghth, i mounted the antenna in a southwest facing position. I get all the NY Stations in great HD clarity, even though i'm at the outer limits of the stated range. I also have some bethlehem,PA stations. A couple channels are duplicates and some are foreign language, but there is a LOT of quality viewing content. I'm very happy with this product. I am confident that i will have no regrets disconnecting pay TV. I may even get the eagles games in addition to the NY teams.

Pros: Easy to install. Great range. Beautiful picture.

Cons: None

Excellent product

Port Orange Fl from Florida on 5/13/2015

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Product arrived packaged well and was delivered quickly. no assembly, just install excellent reception for multiple tv's

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4228HD Review

anonymous from Pennsylvania on 5/11/2015

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Exactly as advertised. Able to pick up 21 channels from multiple directions from almost 50 miles away, with being stuck in a valley with mountains interfering the signal strength. Added the 7777 CM amp which increased the amount of channels to 52. Goodbye Cable!

Pros: Exactly as advertised. Able to place in attic. Rated for 75+ miles on the packaging.

Cons: none

A Square antenna works

Cardin from Merrick, New York on 5/5/2015

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The antenna works well. Long Island is flat. Most stations are in the NYC area, which is about 30 miles as a crow flies. The antenna receives the major networks and PBS stations. There are a couple of other stations that it didn't receive. Repositioning or a preamp might bring them in.

Pros: This antenna is compact for its range of reception. It is very simple to setup and lift up to the chimney top. In my area the reception is very good with minimal manipulation. In comparison to other antenna types with similar capabilities the cost is reasonable.

Cons: Too square, it should be rounder I think, and a choice of colors would be nice. And does it have to be made of metal. It doesn't work well at all in the basement.

Channel Master 4228HD

Foley Man from Foley, Al on 4/25/2015

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I added an inside amplifier to give it a boost -- What a picture!!

Pros: Free shipping plus I got it in 3 days and good quality equals a Great Deal

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Works Excellent, what a picture!!

Ron from Oakland, Maine on 4/17/2015

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Joined the ranks of cord cutters and ditched the Dish. Installed this antenna to receive local channels and signed up for Huluplus. This antenna mounted on my roof picks up 16 channels perfect at all times and 2 channels with a transmitter 73 miles away perfect about 70 % of the time. I'm going to add another 4 foot section on my mast and I'm sure that will improve. That will be all the networks plus a few others for free,better quality than I've ever seen with the Dish. Very impressed!

Pros: Works terrific. Reasonably priced, free and fast shipping with Crutchfield Very light and easy to mount

Cons: none, but can't comment on longevity

Excellent and exact

Thomas B from Winston Salem, NC on 4/9/2015

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After much research for the right antenna for my cord cutting project I settled on this Channel Master 4228. The free shipping from Crutchfield was the deciding factor to order here, and once received this antenna performed excellently and was exactly what I expected. I pick up all my local channels from two different directions with no turning and no problem. Everything broadcast in HD is crystal clear on my HDTV. Don't cut the cord without doing all your homework, but when you make the decision to cut the cord I recommend Channel Master antennas and Crutchfield as the supplier. No reservations.

Pros: Fast shipping, great price, careful treatment

Cons: None

Wow

K from Lebanon, Tennessee on 4/1/2015

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I am 35 miles from the towers and have every channel in Nashville at 97%. Easy easy easy. Antenna is already assembled in box. You just have to tighten 4 wing nuts.

Pros: Great signals

Cons: None so far

Works great

Nate from Midland, Michigan on 3/30/2015

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Antenna was easy to install. Came pretty much fully assembled, just needs to attach to a pole to mount it on my roof and it came with the brackets to attach to the pole. It's been very windy and I've had no trouble with reception. Picture comes in perfect and I can actually get NBC which was difficult for my old antenna. CBS, FOX, NBC, ABC, PBS all come in clear.

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great product

Eric from Tennessee on 2/17/2015

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This antenna works great. Had a smaller antenna which worked great when we lived in Knoxville. We live in Columbia now and we could not get the low power channels with the old antenna. I purchased this Channel Master antenna and we now get those channels. The only downside is it is made in China.

Pros: Works better than my previous antenna

Cons: Made in China

Outstanding product!

BuckC from Sun City, Arizona on 1/28/2015

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After decided to eliminate cable & satellite TV and their ever-increasing costs, I did a fair amount of research. Based on what I learned, the Channel Master 4228-HD seemed like a good choice. It Was! We live 22 miles from the majority of the local broadcast towers in south Phoenix, I wanted to mount the antenna in the attic and needed one that would provide strong reception of both high-band VHF (7-13) and UHF (14-51) signals. The CM-4228-HD came fully assembled and was easy to install. For $10 I built a custom mounting mast structure from 1 1/4" Sched 40 PVC and used appropriate compass heading to aim the antenna during the install. While some websites/retailers recommend the use of a signal pre-amplifier, others caution against using one until the antenna is installed and reception checked (an over amplified signal distorts reception). This little gem works perfect without an amplifier or further adjustments. I receive all local high-band VHF and UHF channels in crystal clear HD. I found that various comments I read about picture quality being better with over-the-air broadcast signals were true. The images are much clearer and show much more detail than compressed cable and satellite signals. I definitely recommend this antenna.

Pros: Easy installation. Works exceptionally well and "as advertised". For the price, this is an excellent value.

Cons: None noted.

Gets the job done

Sam from Central Texas on 1/26/2015

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I installed the Channel Master 4438HD antenna with a Channel Master 7777 preamp to replace an old antenna and amp. It was a snap to install and does a excellent job of receiving the Abilene TV channels that I wanted. I am about 70 miles from the transmitter.

Pros: Easy installation. Excellent reception of the desired channels.

Cons: None.

Great Antenna!!!!

kadacozarh from Indiana on 1/11/2015

This is a great antenna We live in north central IN and get channels from South Bend,Ft Wayne,Indianapolis and Lafayette. We don't get ALL of the channels from these towns-we do get all from Ft Wayne which is our viewing area but not all from South Bend and Indy but we have plenty of stations to watch. We have it mounted on our garage, I highly recommend it.

Pros: Does a good job,it's a decent price

Cons: I can't think of any!

4228 is the way to go

Subaru Lou from Madison, NJ on 1/11/2015

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I live about 30 miles from NYC where most major stations are in the same direction (103*). I have tried two other HDTV antennas before this one. One was a small omni directional and the other was a large directional figuring that a big antenna would bring me all of the major network channels. They didn't but the 4228 does. I teamed it up with a Wineguard preamp as well as an amplified splitter. The size and dimensions of the 4228 make it very easy to install. I have it on a mast mounted from the side of my house.

Pros: Compact, easy set up, great coverage, light weight, reception has surpassed stronger antennas I owned. Basically assembled out of the box.

Cons: Some aluminum seems light duty and hope it holds up.

Thumbs up!

HRBomback from Swansea, Massachusetts on 12/31/2014

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I'll keep it simple... Crystal Clear TV... I'll say no more. Also I'm very satisfied with Crutchfields' tech support. Go no where else... Shop Crutchfield. This is not a paid advertisement.

Pros: It's alread assembled and received the clear signals from 180 degrees. The farthest station is 80 miles and it comes in like it was on the cable.

Cons: There are no Cons...

Works great

Dustin from Saint George Utah on 12/7/2014

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What can I say it works great

Pros: Better than paying for cable I get the channels I want

Cons: None

Works Great! -- Time to Cut the Cable!

JohnM from Boston Metro-West, MA on 11/10/2014

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And I quote: "GREAT NEWS! ... [My cable provider] is going 100% digital ... your television will require a digital set-top box." What they failed to mention is that EACH set-top box for EACH TV costs $6.99/month! Doesn't sound like great news to me! I used TV Fool to determine direction, installed the Channel Master 4228HD in MY ATTIC (with the Channel Master 7777 pre-amp) and am now pulling in over 50 Channels up to 50 miles away. Note that there are many overlapping networks and different languages (Spanish being the most prominent) but there are at least 20 channels with a broad variety to suite my needs. I used the pre-existing cable wiring in the house to split signals to multiple TVs. I did not need an amplified splitter. I guess this is "Great News!" after all. With this antenna, the pre-amp, Netflix and HULU Plus, I will be dropping my TV cable subscription and saving over $70/month! Thanks [cable provider] for giving me the incentive to cut the cable!

Pros: Great return on investment that will last a lifetime Simple installation (just takes time) High Definition actually comes in better because there is no compression/decompression of signal

Cons: It took about a day, from start to finish, to prep, install, wire and set-up TV channels Because of network/program overlap, you'll want to create a TV channel guide to identify your core set of channels

Love the HD

Dave from Brenham, TX on 10/2/2014

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We have dumped the dish and love the great reception and clarity. The antenna is very directional and we are working on raising it somewhat and maybe going for a rotor.

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Cut the cord with this antenna

Chucktowm from Charleston, SC on 9/28/2014

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After trying several smaller, indoor antennas, I decided to give this one a try and opted to mount it on the roof. So far, so good. I live close to most of my area's TV antennas and receive crisp, sharp signals with very minimal interference despite weather or signals from the nearby airport and military base. If you are looking to step up your antenna and are thinking of cutting the cord, the Channel Master 4228HD will deliver.

Pros: Easy installation, light-weight

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Works Great

Nick L. from Sacramento, CA on 8/28/2014

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Works great. I am in the Sacramento suburb of Natomas. I installed the Channel Master 4228HD in the attic of my one story house on a mast made of PVC. I am close enough to the city to get every station I was hoping for when pointed in one direction. In fact I am close enough for the CM to work well no matter what direction it is facing. I did NOT install any booster, just the antenna itself. The picture quality is like most reviews say, perfect. Better than what I was getting from Dish Network. I am very happy, and the fact that the antenna is up and out of sight is great for me and my neighbors. The box was a little banged up, but the product was fine and the install went according to plan.

Pros: Large enough to get the job done, small enough to tuck away in the attic. Good quality picture.

Cons: None

Why didn't I do this sooner

tc from Mooresville, NC on 8/9/2014

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Excellent option. Saves a ton of money over cable.

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Cons: Installation (an issue if you don't want to climb up on the roof)

Outstanding Reception

Bill from Wallace, NC on 4/6/2014

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I purchased two of these and a combiner (from another source) and connected them to the Channel Master -7777 amplifier in my attic. I aimed them toward the two major clusters of broadcast towers (as provided by TV Fool) and receive all stations within 53 miles. The antenna height is about 25 feet. I tried the antenna with and without the amplifier. The reception is much better with the amplifier (never any weak reception during poor atmospheric conditions. These need to be mounted on a mast which was difficult to find. I used a one and a quarter inch diameter steel fence post.

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Cons: It would be helpful if Crutchfield sold the combiner to connect two antennae to the single source to the television.

GREAT ANTENNA!!

IMPRESSED CUSTOMER from Grand Rapids, MI on 1/2/2014

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We had an indoor antenna from others that we had to constantly adjust and work with to get reception for 14 channels. The reception was ok but never good. We installed this antenna in the attic and was amazed at the great reception. We get 36 channels very clearly all the time with no adjusting required during two weeks of use.

Pros: Comes assembled and installs easily.

Cons: None

Awesome hd tv antenna

Happy with purchase, from Wilmette, Il on 12/28/2013

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Great reception in the attic. I have purchased 3-4 other antennas and placed them in the attic with increasing better reception but over time the reception becomes spotty. Sometimes poor reception was weather related, but not always. Installed this antenna in the attic (not even in front of a window) and immediately I had 54-58 channels on all TV's in the house. It has been installed 2 weeks now and I remain very pleased. Even with a few inches of snow (on the ground and presumably on the roof) there was no loss of reception.

Pros: Easy to install and great reception.

Cons: none.

Easy install

Five O's from Oconomowoc, WI on 9/28/2013

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Easy to install, though I already had a mast. Hooked it up without a pre-amp and am getting 4 bars on the signal meter and am picking up channels from both east and west about 45+ miles on each side.. So far, so good! I would recommend this antenna.

Pros: Easy install, great signal without preamp.

Cons: None to report.

HD antenna

tannman from colorado on 9/3/2013

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I hooked this up in my garage with the signal amplifier. I can pickup about 42 channels, and could probably get more if it was mounted outside.

Pros: 42 channels of free HD programming

Cons: its a fairly large antenna, 1/3 of the channels were in espanol,

It's working fine!

Steveo from King George VA on 8/23/2013

Right out of the box, hung it from the gutter over the deck, got about 75% of the expected channels, just using a cheap converter box and RG-59. Moved it up to the side of the chimney and got all of them (according to TV Fool, anyway), then ran it to the good TV. Beautiful pic, much better than cable! Some intermittent pixellation on a couple of channels, but it's doing well. I'm going to buy an amp and use RG-6 just to see what it will do, and for distribution to the rest of the house.

Pros: Set-up is easy. It seems sturdy enough, but it's not heavy, so it's easy to handle.

Cons: Nothing so far. Time will tell.

Did not work at all

DonB from Rockport, TX on 8/21/2013

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I tried this antenna out and could not receive even one station event though there are quite a few only 35 miles away. The add said it would work up to 75 miles. I think it should say 7.5 miles.

Pros: Absolutely none.

Cons: A nice looking piece of sculpture but is is not a deep fringe TV antenna.

Channel Master 4228HD

RG M from Cannon Falls, MN on 7/18/2013

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I'm getting fantastic reception of HD channels from over 45 miles away - through trees and without a booster! Probably could have put it in the attic instead of on the roof.

Pros: Works great without a signal booster through 100 ft of RG-6.

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Great antenna!

Curt from Lexington, KY on 7/18/2013

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We mounted the antenna in the attic and reused existing coax and everything works great. The TV stations in Lexington, Kentucky are mostly in the same area, but I've been able to find a spot just in between them to pick up everything. This antenna brings in the signal crisp and clear. Would definitely recommend to others.

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Best antenna

Anonymous from Dartmouth mass on 5/13/2013

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Works better than other antennas I have purchased I receive all local stations in my area which is 20 channels other antennas claiming to have a radius of 150 miles could only get 7stations big difference would recommend to a friend

Pros: Simple to install

Cons: Would be nice if booster was included in price

Channel Master 4228HD

Anonymous from C-ville on 4/12/2013

This product works excellent!

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Great HD antenna. Works better than expected!

Greg from Seaford, VA on 4/2/2013

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Works great. Station clarity on main channels as good as or better than cable. Great HD! Mounted the antenna in the attic facing the correct direction from an antenna website. Great monthly savings. Now working on streaming other broadcasts to my tv.

Pros: Easy to assemble and mount. Great reception.

Cons: None for this product.

First Class Reception

Paul Z from Broomfield, CO on 3/8/2013

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Bought this antenna to upgrade the HD rabbit ears I was using. After mounting this in my attic and running the scan/auto program on my TV I detected 15 new channels! Channels that I got before with 50% signal are now coming in at 100%! Most of the channels I'm getting from Denver, CO are on top of Lookout Mt (about 20 mies away) with 100% signal strength.

Pros: Easy Setup - Can be used indoors (Attic or even basement depending on your location) - lightweight - Very little assembly required.

Cons: None

Great product

Tim from Sandwich (Cape Cod), MA on 2/7/2013

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Very excited to be able to cut the cable cord and get 30+ channles (most in HD) from Boston @ over 50 miles away.

Pros: Relatively inconspicuous on my roof and seems to be sturdy enough. Interested to see how it fairs with the blizzard we are about to get.

Cons: Can't say I know of one at this time.

Awesome!

Greg from Cleveland, OH on 1/21/2013

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I was a bit skeptical about trying an HD antenna, but am glad that I did! I mounted this unit inside my attic, and feared that doing so would effect signal strength. However, I get a ton of channels and based on my TV's signal meter every channel is 7 out of 10 in strength or higher. Actually, only one is a 7; the rest are 8s and 9s. I should note that I'm in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland, about 20 miles away. The picture quality is better than my HD cable was too. Very happy with this product!

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Cons: It's a bit big, but who cares since it will be mounted in an attic or outside.

Channel Master 4228HD

Anonymous from Spencerport, NY on 1/13/2013

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This antenna works great! Installed this in my attic, using older, existing cable to run through the house. It is split to three tvs, and gets all of the channels perfect with no amplifier. Now for the shipping. I received this very quickly. When I brought the box in the house the parts bag fell on the floor. There were multiple spots where the box was open, and the antenna was visible. One of the wingbolts was on the bottom of the box, and one was missing. It does work great though.

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Excellent HD Over-the-Air Antenna

Duane W. from Bedford, NH on 1/13/2013

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I just installed this antenna in a friend's attic in a Southern NH town with a good location facing South. Most of the stations were located in the Greater Boston Area within a few degrees of magnetic heading. The average distance of the stations was around 30 nautical miles so I aimed the antenna and fixed it in position. The reception signal meter on the TV indicated a minimum of 3 bars and maximum of 10 depending on the channel selected. The quality of the 1080 HD picture is actually better than local cable and/or satellite on all of the channels which totalled 33! I would highly recommend this antenna if you want an extraordinary over-the-air HD picture for short money. Also I found the information on the TV Fool website that is hyperlinked from the Cruthcfield site very helpful and easy to understand!

Pros: Easy to install. Excellent reception in an attic installation. Good Information from the Crutchfield and TV Fool Websites to determine the best antenna for the location. Fast delivery.

Cons: None.

Great Product

Jeremie from Port St Lucie, FL on 1/3/2013

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Arrived quickly and delivered all the channels we were hoping to get in full HD. I installed this unit in my attic, and used PVC pipe as the pole for it.

Pros: Very Powerful

Cons: It is large and my not fit in all attic spaces.

Not performing as well as I had hoped

SteveW from Fairfield, OH on 12/21/2012

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This is probably a very fine antenna, and the problem may be more to do with where I am, where I have it placed and possibly my TV. I don't intend on using it much, so I'm not too concerned that it doesn't perform quite as I had hoped. What's interesting is I live 18 miles North of Cinti and 40 miles south of Dayton. I get the Dayton channels much better than Cinti. I've tried turning this thing ever direction, sideways, etc. I have it mounted in my attic and run a cable down two stories to the basement TV, directly into TV. This came with no manual for suggested mounting or any information. I'm a little disappointed with that. I'm technical enough to figure it out, but it would have helped to know how this is intended to be directed.

Pros: Easy set up.

Cons: No instructions. Box was in bad shape. Ripped and taped back together.

It works great for both HD/Regular TV and FM/HD radio

Kayaker from York, PA on 12/15/2012

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This is an amazing antenna. Despite the distance and difficult terrain, it pulls in TV stations in Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. PBS.Harrisburg is crystal clear! When fed into an HD, Hybrid Digital,radio, it is simply magical! The quality beats cable TV and internet radio - just unbelievable! Other than initial cost of the antenna, a "high end" signal booster, and a "high end" HD radio, there is no monthly bills to pay for and yet it gives you the quality of signal/programming that fee-based services (ie cable/dish TV and satellite radio) can not match. It even pulls in WCSP which is located in Washington DC crystal clear! Yes, it is one of the most pricey antenna but very worth the money. Thus based on performance, it is the best antenna that money can buy. In fact, what good is it a cheaper antenna that fails to pull in the station you need. http://www.crutchfield.com/S-Vz9wMCTrJBv/p_671HDT1X/Sangean-HDT-1X.html and signal booster: PCT-MA-1015-1P this combo (antenna + booster) works for both HD/regular TV and FM/HD radio!

Pros: Quality TV and Radio signals of the antenna and excellent service of Crutchfield

Cons: A bit pricey but worth every penny - it saves you cable and satellite radio bills while giving you much higher quality of signals - and programming if you are into PBS and no commercial radio programmings.

poor packaging

David H from Naperville, IL on 12/14/2012

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The antenna works fine, now that I have all the parts. I live 30 miles from Chicago at a location rated blue/violet by antennaweb.org. With the antenna and a preamp installed in my attic I receive all the local broadcast stations. My only complaint is with Crutchfield's choice to ship this item without a heavyweight shipping box. Before placing my order I had noticed several reviews mentioning damage to the antenna during shipment, so when I placed my order (by phone) I expressed my concern about these reports of flimsy packaging, and was assured that this this wouldn't be a problem. Well, it was a problem. My antenna arrived in the manufacturer's lightweight display box without a shipping carton, and that box that was falling apart and open on two sides. Fortunately, the antenna itself wasn't damaged, but the assembly instructions and bags of small parts were all missing. Crutchfield did respond to my subsequent email and shipped a set of instructions and the missing mounting hardware, but why didn't they just do a better job of packing the original shipment?

Pros: antenna works as advertised. Easy setup.

Cons: high probability of damage or loss of small parts during shipping due to inadequate packaging by Crutchfield

Channel Master 4228HD

Pete from Union Grove, WI. on 8/6/2012

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This antenna is top notch. I aim it toward Chicago and pickup tons of Chicago stations as well as all the major Milwaukee stations on the back side. Don't hesitate to buy this product!

Pros: Compact and powerfull

Cons: None

Channel Master 4228HD

Bill from Cleveland, Ohio on 7/29/2012

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The anntenna was easy to install and works great, but the box is not suitable for shipping. The first one was damaged by UPS and the replacement was bent when I took it out of the box but I straightend it the best I could.The box is not strong enough for shipping and that is something that Crutchfield should look at if they want to be a mail order company.

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More channels then even TVFool.com said I would get!

radman3d from Locust Grove, GA on 7/20/2012

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I am a bit over 30 miles from the Atlanta stations and I am getting all the major networks (NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and both PBS stations) and much more. I got over 50 channels, but about 8 are in Spanish and another 8 are religious channels that I do not watch. All in all I ended up with about 30 channels that I can watch. MeTV is pretty cool and the French24 channel is interesting too. There are oldies and a movie channel (Moxie). Cut the cable, you will not be sorry!

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Fred from Kannapolis, NC on 6/8/2012

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Excellent product, better picture & digital sound than cable and/ or satellite. Small in size, yet pulls in distant channels very well.

Pros: Size & performance

Cons: none

Channel Master 4228HD

olddude5@verizon.net from Unionville Virginia on 5/7/2012

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I have been so happy with this antenna. The Channel Master4228 HD performs in every way. The size makes it easy to install on the roof top.

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Danshot from Atlanta on 4/28/2012

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Getting real good results with this antenna in my attic. I'm about 30 miles south of Atlanta. I had an older directonal antenna up there, but this cm4228 get much better. The signal result on the televisions show much better reception. I did add the ampifier with four TV output. CM3414. BIG difference. I recommend both for a really good reception.

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Disappointment

Greg Mc from Monroe, GA on 4/9/2012

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I was extremely disappointed with the performace of this "long range" antenna. I read many good reviews, but the antenna did not pick up a single channel in the Atlanta market. I live 30 miles East of Atlanta, and I already pick up 90% of available channels with an amplified Terk indoor antenna. I guess my expectations were way too high for this device. I do not think it's a good investment unless a separate amplifier is purchased. However, there's still no guarantee it will work when paired with the antenna.

Pros: Easy set up out of the box.

Cons: Needs amplifier to pick up anything.

Channel Master 4228HD

Anonymous from Fernandina Beach, FL on 3/30/2012

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This antenna pulls in stations 30 miles away installed in my attic and is easy to install.

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Channel Master's 4228HD / 7777 preamplifier

Hach from 54 to 57 miles north west of FtWorth/ Dallas on 3/12/2012

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The 4228HD antenna I done a attic installations with the 7777 preamplifier and it doing a great job. 70% to 90% on 25 chanels . The miles are by tvfool where you put in your address and see how far the station are from you.

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Great antenna for my needs

Bob from Youngstown Ohio on 10/18/2011

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Local cable company not showing my favorite NFL team (Clev. Browns) so I decided to give this antenna a try. I am 60 miles east of Cleveland and I pointed it west and I am picking up local channels out of the Cleveland, Akron and Canton erea some as far away as 55 miles up to 50 channels most of the time. Now I can get my NFL game on every Sunday. I did pair it with the Channel Master 7777 amplifier. I would not buy one without the other they are awsome paired together. This is on of the best parts I did'nt even have to mount it on my roof, I tried it in the rafters in my garage first and it worked great so thats where it will stay.

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Jeff M from Dothan, AL on 9/19/2011

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Very easy to install, great reception, just like having cable TV, I am recieving 13 channels in my area, and that is without a antenna rotor!!!!

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Thomas from Walla Walla, Washinton on 9/14/2011

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average. was shipped in original carton with a shipping label attached. some carton damage from ups. works

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AL from Hallandale B,FL on 7/22/2011

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Channel Master 4228HD. HD channel look ex.

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OTA Free at lat

JohnD from Bay Area, Ca on 5/22/2011

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I was please with the SERVICE I recieved from the salesperson.----The Antenna is working within my expectations.-------I do have some pixelation from one of the MAJOR stations from San Francisco. It's not 100% of the time--BUT- -still is annoying. I am not sure if it is caused by the LARGE tree in the neighours front yard--LOL--. If anyone has any suggestions-----let me know.--- I would highly recommend Cruthfield to my friends and anyone else interested in looking into OTA and any other questions dealing with this type of service. I will be looking into a DVR from them in the near future. John

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Good product for living Louisa VA

CS102 from Louisa VA on 5/15/2011

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We purchased this to get local stations from Richmond and Charlottesville VA. Both are 35-45 miles away from where we live. It hooked up easy and is now receiving lots of stations provided the antenna is pointed in the right direction, (point the "bow ties" toward the station.) At first I used the existing RG6 cable from my abandoned satellite dish but had mixed to frustrating performance so I replaced the cable with new RG6 that has 4X shielding and things are much stabler. I ordered an antenna amp to boost the signal to hopefully improve the performance, don't think I would need this if we lived nearer to the city.

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Bill G. from Bloomington, Mn. on 3/29/2011

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This antenna comes ready to install right out of the box with the exception of four screws screwed into the antenna, and two U-Bolts (in a sealed bag) for the antenna mast. The box arrived a little beaten up and one screw was missing on the antenna. I replaced it with a 10-32 thumb screw from my local small hardware store. The instructions were easy to follow, but even though the info on grounding the antenna was recommended, there was no info on how to do it. I had to search the web for instructions. I purchased a 6 ft. RG-6 Coaxial Cable and a Grounding Block, and then put some Dielectric Grease on all of the Coaxial Connections to ensure a corosion free connection, and then I sealed the connections with Liquid Electrical Tape to ensure a water-proof connection. Make sure you put a "drip- loop" in the cables so that rain water does'nt get into the connections. This antenna works great with the help of antennaweb. I was able to get ALL of the stations in my area and then some!

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4228HD

Robert from Chattanooga, TN on 2/26/2011

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I was told that this antenna was what I needed since I live 30+ miles from the nearest television stations. I replaced an existing antenna in less than 30 minutes and now I get 20+ channels for free. This is simply the best antenna out there. Crutchfield customer service is great also. Thanks crutchfield.

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Tim from Greenville SC on 2/4/2011

Great product, easy to install. I pick up all the networks plus multiple ETV channels from both NC and SC that are not on a dish. Nice clear picture - sometimes better the than even local channels on a dish.

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Excellent product - pulling down 40+ channels in N. Texas

BradG from Fort Worth, TX on 1/30/2011

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I got the antenna and put it up over the year-end holiday. We live in the northwest part of the Dallas- Fort Worth metroplex and are pulling down 40+ channels. We get all the major networks plus numerous spanish, religious and family programming. We live in a two story home and the antenna is inside the main attic above the second floor - so about 20 feet up in the air. We have aluminum radiant barrier installed throughout the entire attic, attached to the roof rafters, so there was a concern about interference. I was very happy to find no interference and channel strength is 80% to 100% across all channels. I've read numerous people comment that local programming comes in clearer than cable and I would say it's equal if not slightly better. During the last couple of NFL playoff games I have been switching between OTA through the antenna vs. Verizon FIOS and find no major difference. Overall very happy with my purchase. $100 antenna plus netflix is allowing us to kill the $100+/month cable bill. Awesome.

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steve from orlando, FL. on 1/18/2011

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No assembly required, just take it out of the box, tighten a couple of wing nuts, connect the cable to it and the TV. Point it in the direction of the transmitter, it's that easy. I set it up on the floor in the kitchen six feet from the TV and got forty one (41) HD channels within a couple of minuets, signal strength around 85, can't fault it. About a week later I finally put it up in the attic, got the same channels but now all with a signal strength of 95 plus, yipee.

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Scott from Lake Anna, VA on 1/14/2011

I've been using this antenna (purchased at the C'ville store,) for almost 3 years now. Tvfool gave me the direction to point the rotor (another channel master product) and I receive Free HD from Richmond and C'ville (both about 45 miles away,) throw in a media center pc and I have an HD DVR with no monthly television bills. Add a broadband connection and I pay for what TV I want, ala cart. (Hulu, Netflix, etc.) Ahhh, technology!!!! :-)

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Great long range antenna

richard from Berryville, AR on 10/23/2010

Installed this antenna on the roof and BAM! We got all the DTV channels from both Springfield, MO and Fayetteville, Arkansas. Stations are from 50 to 70 miles away. Antenna came pre-assembled, so installation is much easier than big horizontal antennas. WARNING: Check the "real" transmit (not virtual) channel #s for your address online. If any of them are lower than "7" this antenna is not suitable for your market.

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Works Great

Ron from Springfield, MO on 10/5/2010

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Wanted to get local HD channels. My satellite receiver is analog. We are located in hilly area about 50 miles away from transmit towers. Antenna is mounted on peak of the roof and it works great. I pick up all the local digital channels with no problems.

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Quest for channel 48 waff

Shirley from Killen, Al.35645 on 9/7/2010

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Well I thought with a new antenna I would get channel 48 waff clearer. Channel master is supposed to be the best so I bought it since I already have a channel master booster. Well I no longer can pick up waff channel 48 and today in the middle of a program, whnt channel 19 just left. So you tell me, did I improve my signal or what.

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Channel Master 4228HD

IanG from Oxford, GA on 9/4/2010

Excellent reception

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4228hd antenna

lowe from oklahoma on 8/30/2010

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works very well with an amplifier. and all four antennas that i have installed have an excellent range of 100 miles except in stormy weather.

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Miami Mark from Miami Florida on 8/27/2010

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Crutchfield processing and delivery was very prompt, and the CM 4228HD is wonderful. The antenna performs better than expected, and was an easier install than the other attenas I've worked with in the past. The antenna runs through an amplifier previously utilized for the now terminated cable service, and receives station from over 60 miles away. You will want to go to antennaweb. or similar site to research the channels available in your area, to make sure you won't need to receive lower end vhf stations (2-6), as this antenna isn't designed for that. Don't hesitate to purchase this product.

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Works Well

PaulS from Amsterdam, NY on 8/24/2010

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This antenna works well, and really not very large compared to the old style v antennas. I am using a Channel Master 777 preamp. I am 32 miles west of Albany, NY and I am currently picking up 13 stations. It's a little flakey, but it's not the antenna. Some sound drop outs or pixilation, but, nothings perfect. Of coarse that's on the two stations we watch the most. Overall this is a great antenna. I read the reviews also, and for the most part they are true. Just get it high enough in the air, aim it, ad you will be fine. Crutchfield service is also the best, since I purchased it's little brother, the 4221HD first, and needed something larger. Returns are never a problem. Thanks Crutchfield. That's why I have been buying here for over 22 years.

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harkerdog from NC on 6/16/2010

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WE had our doubts about our reception capability but this antenna works great for us. We even received the staion which is 60+ miles from us. With the new HD transmissions the picture is clear.

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bigbee from Detroit Michigan High Rise on 11/16/2009

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Ok, on a clear night, I thought I was hallucinating with this antennae. I live in a high rise and I was receiving WEWS TV in Cleveland! Also, WKYC, again in Cleveland! I receive some 30 stations, all the Detroit channels are very crisp, I am receiving a UHF channel from London, Ontario (120 Miles) consistently. I have the antennae inside a building on the 7th floor overlooking the Detroit River. I am impressed with the antennae and I am sure if somehow I could have it on a rotor, I would be more impressed. I am not using the preamp, but I am considering purchasing it. I am very amazed by this antennae.

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Do your research first

John from Hudson Valley, NY on 10/9/2009

I had very limited success with this antenna. I can't say that it was a lousy antenna. If anything, it was poor research done on my part. The best advice that I can offer to anyone interested in this product, is to simply research the signals in your area. Now a popular website is antennaweb. That is not conclusive in my opinion. A better website might be tvfools. Another thing to take into consideration is the fact that UHF signals do not bend around mountains like VHF signals. It might be more difficult to receive the channels that you desire. I did not receive the channels that I desired and I'm about 50 miles away from New York City. With the 7777 Preamplifier, I still did not receive many channels. In fact, I did not receive any broadcast channels like Fox, or NBC. I still believe that this is a good antenna, and maybe one of the best on the market; but, it didn't do what I expected it to do.

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Great reach from Hartford North and/or South CT

William from Hartford, CT on 9/4/2009

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Sitting in attic, using 7777 preamp. Facing Either N or S, can get ABC stations from both Springfield, MA and New Haven CT. Facing North, get PBS 57 from Springfield. South gets My59 from New Haven. Huge improvement over set-top power antenna. I had to do considerable re shaping after UPS bent the heck out of the antenna in shipping. But it seems to work very well.

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James from Disputanta, VA on 8/15/2009

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I received this antenna as replacement for the 3018 which did not perform well for me. (I think the 3018 description is incorrect). The 4228HD was an improvement. I already had the preamp for use with the 3018 so I can't comment on how this antenna works without the preamp. To me one big advantage is that this antenna is much smaller and lighter than other old style long range antennas. Crutchfield really took care of me on the exchange of the 3018 for the 4228HD!

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Great Antenna

James from Richmond, KY on 7/17/2009

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I live approximately 22 miles from the broadcast antennas and my house is down in a "hole." I have tried various amplified set-top antennas which only worked sporadically. I wanted an attic installation and chose the Channel Master 4228HD based on it's predecessors reviews. I was not disappointed. Reception has been flawless. CAUTION: for attic installations, measure the attic opening before ordering...this antenna doesn't collapse.

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Works Great!

Mike from Old Lyme, CT on 6/21/2009

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I purchased this antenna to replace a Channel Master 3018 that was I was using in my attic. The advantage of the 4228 is that I can mount it higher in the roof rafters because it does not need anywhere as much space as other antennas. I now receive all the digital channels available that I had with analog prior to the conversion date. With the 3018, I could only get two (count 'em, 2) stations because the antenna had to be much lower to allow for rotation. Now I get 25.

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Great Antenna

Cindy from Southside, VA on 4/19/2009

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We live approx. halfway between Richmond, VA and Raleigh/Durham, NC - about 60 miles away from both areas. With this antenna we are able to receive digital channels from both cities very clearly. Excellent antenna.

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This one worked for me.

Bruce from Roswell, GA on 3/17/2009

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I live about 25 miles north of Atlanta and tried using a smaller 40 mile rated antenna in my attic. This was before I learned that an indoor installation cuts the available signal by approximately 50%. I had most of the available stations. One station came in about 80% of the time (5.1) and my TV knew a few other stations existed (2.1 and 2.2) but without enough signal for a picture. I purchased this antenna and with the first scan had the one weak signal. I tweeked the antenna a little more to the east and had the final ones on my list. The size fits well in my attic.

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FREE HD TV

Ron from Columbus IN 47201 on 2/23/2009

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I PURCHASED THIS ANTENNA AND 7777 AMP AND INSTALLED IN MY ATTIC AND IT WORKS GREAT. I LIVE ABOUT 40 MILES SOUTH OF INDIANAPOLIS AND 68 MILES NORTH OF LOUISVILLE KY AND I PICK UP BOTH MARKETS. I CAN NOW CANCEL MY DIRECT TV AND WATCH TV FOR FREE. I AM NOW ORDERING ANOTHER FOR MY BROTHER WHO IS DOING THE SAME. THANKS

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Dennis from Northeast Pennsylvania on 2/20/2009

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We previously used the Channel Master 4228 antenna. This is the upgraded antenna of that model that allows you to also pick up VHF channels as well as the UHF which the old 4228 was exclusively designed for. This is a fine antenna. However, we had to spend a good bit of time to get it to receive all of our TV stations that are from one broadcasting area. We bought this model as two of our stations that were UHF are now VHF digital broadcasting stations. And we do pick those up great with this antenna! It seems, for our application, that this antenna does "pull in" the stations better, it is just more limited/specific as to how it is positioned than its predecessor.

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Awesome Antenna

Matthew from Pittsburg, KS on 2/20/2009

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The whole DTV switchover has been bumbled by the government but this antenna has made the switch so much easy for us. Half of our local stations are transmitting at full power now, the others are transmitting but at half power at best. My neighbors have the old, huge outdoor antennas and can not pick up those stations. With this installed in our attic, with no amp, we get all the half-power stations that are over 30 miles away. Definitely recommend this antenna

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thesnoman from Wabash, IN on 2/5/2009

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I am renting an old 2 story brick house with a tin roof. When I called a professional installer out there was no good way for him to get up on the roof without renting an expensive bucket truck so we decided to wait at the time. Later on I got to thinking, I wonder if I can get reception in the attic since there are a couple of windows and one points to the east? I decided to order the Channel Master 4228HD antenna and the Channel Master CM7778 pre-amp from Crutchfield. I also ordered various other items such as RG6 coax and a quality splitter which allows power pass through for the amp. I mounted the antenna to a mast which I hung from a rafter and positioned the antenna roughly in the direction I needed to receive. After running through the channel scan I was amazed. I picked up all 4 of the digital channels I was shooting for with a good solid lock according to the signal meter in my tv. I have yet to spend ANY time fine tuning the antenna and yet I get my channels at 100%, 92%, 70%, and 84%. I am around 40 miles from the transmitters and the antenna is approximately 22-25' in the air. I would not hesitate to recommend this setup to others. In my situation it's working great. I'm thinking of adding a second one in the south facing window to pull in some stations from around 60 miles out and I am very confident that it can be done (I've had some success with an old set of amplified rabbit ears).

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Rex from Superior, WI on 1/30/2009

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This antena improved reception immediately after installing at our location 25 miles from the broadcast towers. All 13 stations came in perfectly after having at the most two or three stations with our old antena.

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Amazing antenna

larry from Berthoud, CO on 1/28/2009

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I live 55 miles away from the HD transmitters for the Denver area. I first tried using my existing antenna thru the HD converter box and only received 1 channel. I bought this antenna and upgraded my wiring to quad shield R6U. Not expecting miracles I powered on the TV and channel after channel kept being found by the converter box. Not only that the picture is much clearer than before and the colors are much more vibrant. This antenna exceeded my expectations.

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Lloyd from Dallas, TX on 1/25/2009

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I waited a long time for this antenna to be released, as the original 4228 was just too much of a monster that I didn't want to deal with it. The 4228HD is smaller than the original so, on a hunch, I installed this in my attic. As you know, installing an antenna in a attic can reduce it's effectiveness by as much as 50%. I didn't even "mount it" in the attic; just wedged it between two support beams and the floor, hooked it up a Channel Master 7777 and was amazed at what I found when I went into the living room! Eighty-Seven percent strength level (TivoHD) on nearly every channel. It even brought up many channels I've never even heard of before. It now registers 34 digital channels, including their analog counterparts! To say I'm impressed is a under statement. I set Tivo not to even display the analog channels I have every digital channel I could ever want. I'm 30 plus miles from the major antenna tower. I haven't tried it without the pre-amp (why ruin a good thing) and I still haven't done a thing about "offically" mounting it anywhere - it's still wedged between two 2*4''s up there in the attic pointing SW.

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William from Brea, North Orange County, California on 1/6/2009

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Bought this antenna to replace my old 25+ year old antenna to get better reception for the HD channels. Matched this with a new 52" Samsung 650 LCD TV. I'm in an area behind some hills (Puente Hills) thus no line of sight to Mount Wilson, about 45-50 miles away. Results were very good with stunning HD picture. Signal strength improved significantly ......could not get channels 7.1, 7.2, or 7.3 before...now they all come in clear with 3 bars or better out of 8), although I still need the pre-amplifier to get these. Still cannot get channels 2.1, 11.1 or 13.1. ......don't know why I can't get these since the signals are all coming from the same mountain top. All others (especially Channel 4.1, PBS 28-1 and 50-1) come in great with 4 bars or better. Overall, very happy with my choice.

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tm from Pittsburgh, PA on 1/6/2009

The Channel Master 4228HD does not work anywhere near as well as the Channel Master 4221 (not 4221HD, which I haven't tested). For an identically-sited antenna, the 4228HD could not receive the same DTV transmissions that the 4221 antenna does. I suspect two problems, and both are subtle RF engineering issues. 1) The "reflector" array does not have the same design on the 4228HD as on the 4221 (horizontal rods only, as compared to a grid of hardware cloth on the 4221). 2) The height of the reflector array on the 4228HD with respect to the height of the two arrays of receiving "bow-ties" is not as great as on the 4221; the 4221's reflector extends further above and below the receiving bow-ties and probably does a slightly better job of side-lobe suppression. I would encourage users to try to find a genuine 4221 (not 4221HD, as it appears to have the same reflector array design as the 4228HD).

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helps me out

Ken from Appomattox, VA on 1/3/2009

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I purchased this and installed it in my attic with a pre-amp and updated the wiring to R-6 quad shield. Before the installation I was using rabbit ears and was only able to pick up a Lynchburg channel 30-40 miles away. Now I can pick up some Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Richmond (60+ miles away). My converter box receives the following stations with viewable signals 95+% of the time: 6-01, 6-02 WTBR 7-01, 7-02 WDBJ 10-01, 10-02 WSLS 13-01, 13-02WSET 27-01 WFXR, 27-02 WCW5 35-01 WRLH, 35-02 MY NETW 38-01 ION, 38-02 QUBO, 38-03 ION LIFE, 38-04 WORSHIP The following are recognized by my converter box, but are not strong enough to broadcast a signal: 2-01, 2-02 WFMY, 4-01 UNCTV, 4-02 UNCKD, 4-03 UNCNC 8-01 WRIC 12-01, 12-02 NBC12, 15-01 WHRO, 15-02 WORLD, 15-03 KIDS, 16-01 ION, 16-02 QUBO, 16-03 ION LIFE, 16-04 WORSHIP, 21-01 FOX, 21-02 WCW5, 24-01 WDRL, 29-01 NBC29-HD, 29-01 WX+, 29-03 CW29, 57-01 WCVW, 65-01 WUPV, 70-01 WVEC, 71-01 WXII, 71-02 WX+ Note: the size made it difficult to get through the hole to the attic.

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thomas from brighton, co on 12/20/2008

I would have to say that I have this product and my old (15 year old attn) is better. Sold this one to a friend who lives in Denver. Better reception in Denver.

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Channel Master 4228HD

James from Mount Crawford, VA on 12/11/2008

This antenna is way over-rated. I hate to say this, being the first review, and also because the Crutchfield staff were very friendly and helpful, but it's true. I don't see the advantage of this antenna over a standard horizontal V antenna. It would be useless without the pre-amplifier. I will give you the facts, though: I installed this antenna on the rooftop of a 2-story building (+ attic) in the Staunton "suburbs." On analog, it gets WHSV 3, WJLA 7, WDBJ 7 (opposite direction), WRIC 8 (iffy), WUSA 9, WVAW 16 (yes!), WUSA translator 18, WDCA 20 (iffy), WAZT 25, WVIR 29 and translators 28 & 31, WTTG translators 39 and 46, and WVPT 51. On digital, I was disappointed to find that it only gets the local channels: WHSV-DT 3 (49)- ABC, FOX, ABC, MyNetwork; WVPT-DT 51 (11)- PBS, Create, V-Me; and SOMETIMES WVIR-DT 29 (32)- NBC, Weather Plus (soon to be extinct), CW. Well, there it is. Good antenna, but not a great antenna. The name "Extremetenna" is a misnomer. NOTE: This review is coming from Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, an extreme fringe area. Don't let this dissuade you from buying this product if you live in a major market.

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Overview: The Channel Master 4228HD antenna is designed for over-the-air broadcasts of UHF frequencies and high-band VHF frequencies (channels 7-13 and 14-69), both digital (HDTV) and analog. It can be mounted on a roof, on a wall, to a chimney, or in an attic. The antenna can be used with digital converter boxes or HDTV ready televisions.

Note: Many digital broadcasts still include non-HD content.

Construction: The Channel Master 4228HD antenna features a long lasting durable design with heavy duty aluminum elements and UV stabilized plastics.

Mounting Brackets: The mounting brackets and the U-bolt are used to mount the antenna to a traditional antenna mast (sold separately). The outer diameter of the mast should be approximately 1-1/4 inches.

Turning Radius: If using a rotor on the antenna mast, make sure a 20.5" turning radius around the antenna is clear of obstruction.

Grounding: The antenna and mast should be properly grounded. Grounding provides lightning protection for the antenna and your TV set.

Note: No grounding hardware is provided with the antenna.

Connections: The balun is built-in (attached at the factory) and has a female F-type connector. The included waterproof rubber weather boot should be installed over the cable connection to guard against corrosion. A twist-on threaded F-connector is also included.

Note: Coax cable is not provided, RG-6 is recommended.

Operating Range: The rated range of the 4228HD is up to 45 miles (channels 7-13) and up to 60 miles (channels 14-69), but the distance is approximate, actual performance depends on too many variables to predict accurately.

Gain: The average gain across the UHF frequency range is 12dB.

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