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Summary of the test results
Stationary Number/Sum: 11/463
Max Number/Sum: 12/521
Rank: 9 out of 13 - with 1 having the best test results
This is a review of the Ultra Flat And Paper Thin 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.

When I bought this, the description read "Indoor HDTV Antenna - Ultra Flat and Paper Thin Antenna Booster, Powered for High Performance, Digitally Amplified for Long Range". This makes it sound like it's a powered antenna but it isn't.
Good
  • Very small
Bad
  • The cable is short and stiff - unless it's secured well it wants to orient itself how it wants to and not necessarily how you want it
  • The base doesn't work well
What's Included *
  • The antenna with attached coax cable
  • Mounting stand
* 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
  • Smallest Indoor HDTV Antenna, Paper Thin and Slides into Any Location, Light as a Feather
  • Catches Any Signal Within a 35 Mile Radius
  • Delivers Full 1080p High Definition
  • Simple Installation and Set up in Just 3 Fast Steps - Unwrap, Plug-In and Scan
  • Backed by a One Year Warranty and Free Replacement Guarantee
Ultra Flat And Paper Thin Antenna
Ultra flat

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.