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Summary of the test results
Stationary Number/Sum: 14/585
Max Number/Sum: 17/694
Rank: 4 out of 13 - with 1 having the best test results
This is a review of the Antennas Direct ClearStream4 HDTV Antenna. If you didn't already see the TV antenna side by side comparison page, I recommend you look at that page also. There you can compare the results of this antenna with many other antennas in all shapes and sizes.

This is the heaviest antenna I tested. I never put mine outside but if you decide to put it outside, you will need a good mount. It's worth noting that as of this time, it's the best performing non-powered antenna that I tested.
Good
  • No power needed
  • It's not as directional as some of the others
  • It works good
Bad
  • It's more expensive than most of the others I tested
  • Heavier and bulkier than the others
  • If used outdoors a sturdy mound would be needed
  • Did I mention it's heavy and bulky? I wonder if it would get blown around in heavy winds.
What's Included *
  • Antenna and bracket (not the pole to mount it on)
  • Another version has a pole included
* This is what was included when I got mine, I make no claims what will be included in the future

Some descriptive notes from Amazon
  • Best performance among all antennas rated in the 70 mile category [NOTE: location, obstructions, and building materials affect reception]
  • Receive free TV from networks like ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CW, PBS, Univision, MeTV and more in FullHD 1080 where available
  • Multi-directional elements deliver range and reception in less than ideal locations
  • Includes ClearStream 4 Antenna, all-weather mounting hardware, and instructions (mount and coaxial cable sold separately)
  • Lifetime warranty on parts
Antennas Direct ClearStream4 HDTV Antenna
Installed in my attic

About these results

1) Test method
Each antenna was tested in the same location and the results were recorded using a Winegard signal strength meter.

2) Frequencies tested
I am only able to test the frequencies in my area.

3) What the numbers mean
Stationary Number
The antenna was not rotated while the frequencies were tested. If a tested frequency showed a reading, it increased this number by 1.

Stationary Sum
The antenna was not rotated while the frequencies were tested. I added all the signal strengths together. A higher number means stronger signals are delivered to your TV.

Max Number
The antenna was rotated for each frequency to get the maximum possible signal. If a tested frequency showed a reading, it increased this number by 1.

Max Sum
The antenna was rotated for each frequency to get the maximum possible signal. I added all the signal strengths together. A higher number means stronger signals are delivered to your TV.

4) Directional/Non-directional
If the antenna is a non-directional type, only one test was needed because rotating the antenna wouldn't change the readings. This means the stationary and max numbers are the same.

5) Test timing
Because real world conditions change, if I tested an antenna again I'm sure the numbers would be slightly different. I'm also quite confident the different readings wouldn't be enough to significantly change the overall results.

If you have any question about how the tests were done feel free to contact me.