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Channel Master CM-3000HD SMARTenna

Omnidirectional indoor/outdoor HDTV antenna

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    Mounted to an exterior wall

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    Mounted under an eave

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by Steve Kindig
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The Channel Master CM-3000HD SMARTenna is one of the most versatile HDTV antennas we've seen. Whether you use it indoors or outdoors, it can pull in stations up to 35 miles away — in any direction. The CM-3000HD comes with a simple tabletop stand for indoor use, plus a mounting bracket for easy outdoor mounting. Its omnidirectional design provides reliable signal reception from multiple directions without having to move or rotate the antenna. The SMARTenna is a quick and easy way to receive free local high-def broadcasts on your HDTV or computer with a TV tuner.

Highlights:

  • designed for indoor and outdoor use
  • weather-resistant construction with UV-stabilized plastics (paintable to match your decor)
  • receives digital and analog TV signals — high-band VHF (channels 7-13) and UHF (channels 14-51)
  • 360° omnidirectional reception
  • range is 35 miles
  • passive gain is 5-8 dB
  • designed for horizontal mounting
  • includes tabletop stand plus outdoor mounting bracket and hardware
  • 11-5/16"W x 13-7/16"H x 1-9/16"D
  • warranty: 90 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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  • Indoor/outdoor antenna
  • Table-top stand
  • Wall-mount bracket
  • 2 U-bolts
  • 2 Mast-brackets
  • 4 Wing-nuts
  • 4 Lag bolts
  • 2 Hex-head screws
  • Rubber boot
  • User Guide
  • "STOP" sheet

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Features

Indoor/Outdoor Antenna: The Channel Master SMARTenna CM3000HD is a high performance HDTV antenna designed for indoor or outdoor use up to 35 miles from your local TV stations transmitter. The CM-3000HD has been technologically enhanced to provided improved performance while reducing the size and eliminating the need for amplification in most installations. The SMARTenna boasts an omnidirectional design allowing for reliable signal from multiple directions without the need of rotation. The SMARTenna is a SMART choice for anyone that is relatively close to the broadcasters and needs a quick and easy solution to receive Free HDTV channels from all directions.

Weather Resistant Design: The Channel Master SMARTenna CM3000HD uses UV stabilized plastics and a weather resistant design for added durability outdoors. The antenna can also painted to match the decor of your home.

VHF/UHF: The Channel Master SMARTenna CM3000HD receives VHF/UHF digital and analog channels from 174 to 216 MHz and 470 to 700 MHz. Picks up channels 7 through 51 with a 35 mile reception range.

75-ohm RF Connector: The SMARTenna CM3000HD features a 75-ohm RF-coaxial connector. The antenna has a passive gain of 5-8 dB gain.

Mounting Options: In addition to enhanced performance and reliability, the CM-3000HD was also designed with the consumer in mind with an aesthetically pleasing design, not to mention it comes with both a simple table top stand for indoors and a very versatile mounting bracket for easy outdoor mounting on a wall or optional mast (sold separately).

 
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4 out of 5

Does What it Claims to Do

Written By JD, New York, NY on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
 
Mid-Manhattan on a low floor can be tough. This antenna seems to do a good job of finding strong signals and rejecting interference, even just inside a window. If it could be mounted just outside, the results would probably be perfect.
Pros:
Delivers a clear signal.
Cons:
Not quite sensitive enough for difficult indoor conditions.
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5 out of 5

Excellent, great antenna.

Written By D.Velez, Hatiilo, PR on Friday, April 11, 2014
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Clear pictures, great value, light weight.
Pros:
Easy installation, light weight.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Great antenna!

Written By Mark, Raleigh on Friday, September 20, 2013
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Great antenna.. using it for our outdoor television set. Very clear pictures and range is awesome. Great buy!
Pros:
Nothing but Pros.. so far
Cons:
N/A
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excellent, does what it is designed to do.

Written By Lloyd, Mobile, AL on Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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There are twelve available channels in my location; this unit found ten of them and one of those missed is a VHF Hi-V. The most distant transmitter is 35 miles and the closest 14. The antenna is sitting about 15" above the floor and jammed up behind a Sony 42" TV.
Pros:
Excellent picture quality, does what it is advertised to do, attractive, priced very reasonably.
Cons:
No Hi-V reception, although an outside mount at a greater elevation may solve that.
8 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great way to beat cable bills!

Written By Deschutes On the Fly, Bend, Or on Saturday, August 10, 2013
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Great reception at a great price. I got this for our vacation home in central Oregon and it works great inside picking up crystal clear HD from towers 30 miles away w/o the need to hang an ugly antenna outside.
Pros:
Easy to hook up. Great indoor reception. Stylish slim design.
Cons:
None yet
8 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excellent value and performance with an attractive non-intrusive desig

Written By ThominCville, Orlando FL on Friday, June 07, 2013
 
Great value and performance! Simple installation and compact design. Easily mounts to soffit, fascia or pole with included hardware. Simple one wire hook up. (I suggest using a grounding block (Item# 6593274) with outdoor installation.) My installation and channel search were done during tropical storm Andrea. The antenna pulled in 51 channels with the unit inside near a window during torrential downpour . In one month the antenna will pay for itself. My basic cable package only had 35 channels and I was paying $50/month.
Pros:
Design - Ease of installation - Value
Cons:
No cable included. Base should have been weighted. Poor packaging.
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1 question already asked

how good is the VHF reception? [ Angelo  Feb 02, 2014 ]
4 answers
  • Sorry for delayed response, I was out of town. I settled for this solution after trying several other options. This antenna provided the best response for my situation. The reception was consistently 20-30% better than other antenna's I tried. I ended up mounting this antenna under the eve outside. I still have occasional problems with a couple of channels - but consider that OK given I have a house and trees blocking line of site to those transmitters. [ DANIEL R   Feb 14, 2014 ]
  • i have HD tv and only watch pbs..I mounted on a mast but only about 10 foot above roof line of the addition room the tv is in. The primary house has a higher roof. Reception is in out especially when the wind blows even though the stations are 1 and about 3 miles from me. I have not been able to get decent reception....soon I'll give up and buy internet. [ ELAINE   Feb 03, 2014 ]
  • Excellent. Probably the best "Non-amplified" antenna on the market today. [ JOEL   Feb 02, 2014 ]
  • Awesome! [ BENJAMIN L   Feb 02, 2014 ]

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