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Channel Master 4228HD

Long-range outdoor rooftop HDTV antenna

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by Steve Kindig

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 and installing an antenna for HDTV. The article also includes a brief hands-on review of the very similar model 4228 antenna.

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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

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  • 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

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Features

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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5 out of 5

Outstanding Reception

Written By Bill, Wallace, NC on Sunday, April 06, 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.
Cons:
It would be helpful if Crutchfield sold the combiner to connect two antennae to the single source to the television.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

GREAT ANTENNA!!

Written By IMPRESSED CUSTOMER, Grand Rapids, MI on Thursday, January 02, 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
5 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Awesome hd tv antenna

Written By Happy with purchase,, Wilmette, Il on Saturday, December 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.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Easy install

Written By Five O's, Oconomowoc, WI on Saturday, September 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.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

HD antenna

Written By tannman, colorado on Tuesday, September 03, 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,
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5 out of 5

It's working fine!

Written By Steveo, King George VA on Friday, August 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.
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1 out of 5

Did not work at all

Written By DonB, Rockport, TX on Wednesday, August 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.
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5 out of 5

Channel Master 4228HD

Written By RG M, Cannon Falls, MN on Thursday, July 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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4 out of 5

Great antenna!

Written By Curt, Lexington, KY on Thursday, July 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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4 out of 5

Best antenna

Written By Anonymous, Dartmouth mass on Monday, May 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
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Channel Master 4228HD

Written By Anonymous, C-ville on Friday, April 12, 2013
 
This product works excellent!
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5 out of 5

Great HD antenna. Works better than expected!

Written By Greg, Seaford, VA on Tuesday, April 02, 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.
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5 out of 5

First Class Reception

Written By Paul Z, Broomfield, CO on Friday, March 08, 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
8 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great product

Written By Tim, Sandwich (Cape Cod), MA on Thursday, February 07, 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.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Awesome!

Written By Greg, Cleveland, OH on Monday, January 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!
Cons:
It's a bit big, but who cares since it will be mounted in an attic or outside.
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Channel Master 4228HD

Written By Anonymous, Spencerport, NY on Sunday, January 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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5 out of 5

Excellent HD Over-the-Air Antenna

Written By Duane W., Bedford, NH on Sunday, January 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.
4 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By Jeremie, Port St Lucie, FL on Thursday, January 03, 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.
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3 out of 5

Not performing as well as I had hoped

Written By SteveW, Fairfield, OH on Friday, December 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.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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

Written By Kayaker, York, PA on Saturday, December 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.
7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

poor packaging

Written By David H, Naperville, IL on Friday, December 14, 2012
 
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
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5 out of 5

Channel Master 4228HD

Written By Pete, Union Grove, WI. on Monday, August 06, 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
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5 out of 5

Channel Master 4228HD

Written By Bill, Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday, July 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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5 out of 5

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

Written By radman3d, Locust Grove, GA on Friday, July 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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5 out of 5

Channel Master 4228HD Antenna

Written By Fred, Kannapolis, NC on Friday, June 08, 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
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5 out of 5

Channel Master 4228HD

Written By olddude5@verizon.net, Unionville Virginia on Monday, May 07, 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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5 out of 5

Channel Master 4228HD

Written By Danshot, Atlanta on Saturday, April 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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1 out of 5

Disappointment

Written By Greg Mc, Monroe, GA on Monday, April 09, 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.
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5 out of 5

Channel Master 4228HD

Written By Anonymous, Fernandina Beach, FL on Friday, March 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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5 out of 5

Channel Master's 4228HD / 7777 preamplifier

Written By Hach, 54 to 57 miles north west of FtWorth/ Dallas on Monday, March 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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5 out of 5

Great antenna for my needs

Written By Bob, Youngstown Ohio on Tuesday, October 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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5 out of 5

Great Antenna

Written By Jeff M, Dothan, AL on Monday, September 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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3 out of 5

Channel Master 4228HD

Written By Thomas, Walla Walla, Washinton on Wednesday, September 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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5 out of 5

Channel Master 4228HD

Written By AL, Hallandale B,FL on Friday, July 22, 2011
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Channel Master 4228HD. HD channel look ex.
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5 out of 5

OTA Free at lat

Written By JohnD, Bay Area, Ca on Sunday, May 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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4 out of 5

Good product for living Louisa VA

Written By CS102, Louisa VA on Sunday, May 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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4 out of 5

Awesome!

Written By Bill G., Bloomington, Mn. on Tuesday, March 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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5 out of 5

4228HD

Written By Robert, Chattanooga, TN on Saturday, February 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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5 out of 5

Works great

Written By Tim, Greenville SC on Friday, February 04, 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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4 out of 5

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

Written By BradG, Fort Worth, TX on Sunday, January 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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5 out of 5

great antenna

Written By steve, orlando, FL. on Tuesday, January 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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5 out of 5

excellent

Written By Scott, Lake Anna, VA on Friday, January 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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5 out of 5

Great long range antenna

Written By richard, Berryville, AR on Saturday, October 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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5 out of 5

Works Great

Written By Ron, Springfield, MO on Tuesday, October 05, 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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2 out of 5

Quest for channel 48 waff

Written By Shirley, Killen, Al.35645 on Tuesday, September 07, 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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5 out of 5

Channel Master 4228HD

Written By IanG, Oxford, GA on Saturday, September 04, 2010
 
Excellent reception
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4 out of 5

4228hd antenna

Written By lowe, oklahoma on Monday, August 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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5 out of 5

Channel Master 4228HD

Written By Miami Mark, Miami Florida on Friday, August 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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4 out of 5

Works Well

Written By PaulS, Amsterdam, NY on Tuesday, August 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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5 out of 5

Channel Master 4228HD

Written By harkerdog, NC on Wednesday, June 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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5 out of 5

Very Impressed

Written By bigbee, Detroit Michigan High Rise on Monday, November 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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3 out of 5

Do your research first

Written By John, Hudson Valley, NY on Friday, October 09, 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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5 out of 5

Great reach from Hartford North and/or South CT

Written By William, Hartford, CT on Friday, September 04, 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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4 out of 5

Works well

Written By James, Disputanta, VA on Saturday, August 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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5 out of 5

Great Antenna

Written By James, Richmond, KY on Friday, July 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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5 out of 5

Works Great!

Written By Mike, Old Lyme, CT on Sunday, June 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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5 out of 5

Great Antenna

Written By Cindy, Southside, VA on Sunday, April 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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5 out of 5

This one worked for me.

Written By Bruce, Roswell, GA on Tuesday, March 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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5 out of 5

FREE HD TV

Written By Ron, Columbus IN 47201 on Monday, February 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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4 out of 5

Nice Antenna

Written By Dennis, Northeast Pennsylvania on Friday, February 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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5 out of 5

Awesome Antenna

Written By Matthew, Pittsburg, KS on Friday, February 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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5 out of 5

Great Reception

Written By thesnoman, Wabash, IN on Thursday, February 05, 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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5 out of 5

Channel Master 4228HD

Written By Rex, Superior, WI on Friday, January 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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5 out of 5

Amazing antenna

Written By larry, Berthoud, CO on Wednesday, January 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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5 out of 5

Great 'tenna!

Written By Lloyd, Dallas, TX on Sunday, January 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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4 out of 5

Channel Master 4228HD

Written By William, Brea, North Orange County, California on Tuesday, January 06, 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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2 out of 5

Channel Master 4228HD

Written By tm, Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, January 06, 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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4 out of 5

helps me out

Written By Ken, Appomattox, VA on Saturday, January 03, 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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2 out of 5

over rated- true

Written By thomas, brighton, co on Saturday, December 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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2 out of 5

Channel Master 4228HD

Written By James, Mount Crawford, VA on Thursday, December 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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3 questions already asked

Does this come with a wire to connect to the TV? If not, which one (or type of wire) should I buy? Does this come with a roof mount? [ Thomas  May 21, 2014 ]
9 answers
  • It does not come with a post or roof mounting bracket. You need to buy 300 ohm tv antenna wire and the necessary connectors (coaxial cable connectors). [ LINDA A   May 22, 2014 ]
  • Thomas, It comes with coaxial connection, So coaxial cable is required. It does not come with a roof mount. I like mine, does very well. [ DAVID   May 22, 2014 ]
  • There is no wire included to connect from the Ant. to the TV. It takes a standard coax cable. I think it is best not to include the cable because every application will be a different length and it is always best to not splice antenna cable. It does not come with a roof mount you will need to purchase that separately. It came with two U bolt type clamps that will clamp on to any pipe up to about 1 and 1/2 inch Dia. Good Luck [ RICHARD K   May 21, 2014 ]
  • Hi Thomas: Neither wire nor roof mount are supplied. You need to buy a regular TV coaxial cable to connect from the terminal of the antenna to the TV set (length of the cable depend of the distance between both, but a 25 feet cable can be enough). In addition, you need to buy an stand and tube to install the antenna on the roof (Radio Shack is an option) Regards, Juan S [ JUAN   May 21, 2014 ]
  • Thomas, This does not come with cable or mount. You will need plain old coax for the connection to your TV. As far as the mount, the way I mounted mine was to use a piece of bent conduit and insert it into a flag holder, like what comes with a flag kit that you can buy from a local hardware store. If you don't have a bender for conduit (I didn't), just borrow one from the same aisle you buy the conduit from. I can't remember if it was 3/4" conduit or what it was, just make sure it fits snug into the flag holder. Then drill a hole through the flag holder and conduit and stick a pin through it so it can't spin around in the flag holder. Attach the flag holder to the side of the house, attach the conduit to the antenna with C-clamps, stick the conduit in the flag holder (this is the tricky part, since the antenna is somewhat cumbersome and you're most likely on a ladder trying to stick this thing in), put the pin in, and you're good to go. I would buy a signal amplifier ($15-$25 ) if you're run is longer than 30-40 feet. If you would like some pictures of my setup, I would be happy to share them. All of the material I used cost me under $50 and I've been cable free for more than a year now :) If I could make one more suggestion concerning recorded TV, if you are like me and have grown attached to your DVR, I would look into a TiVo. It's the best of both worlds! I can pause and rewind live TV and record shows that I want to watch later just like the cable companie's over priced boxes. Just make sure you get one that records over the air. Good luck! David [ DAVID   May 21, 2014 ]
  • The antenna comes with a transformer, but does not include any wiring. You would want to get some RG6 coax and connectors to run to the television from the transformer. The transformer has flying leads which attach to the antenna. [ JEFFREY A   May 21, 2014 ]
  • No it does not, but it uses a standard coax cable [ PUBLIO   May 21, 2014 ]
  • it works well however it does not include a coaxial cable or a roof mount, it is designed to clamp on to a pipe or tubing such as is common for antenna mast. I used my existing coax that I purchased from a local store for the previous antenna. [ WALLY   May 21, 2014 ]
  • It comes with a female coaxial connector, that mounts at the center of the antenna. (See black box in photo) Mine came with two mounting brackets for a vertical mount on a flat surface, not a roof mount. As far as type of cable, consult your Crutchfield rep, and they will guide you. Hope this helps... [ COREY J   May 21, 2014 ]
How about rain,snow and wind?? Does it hold up to ice?? How about rotator in the above questions?? [ richard  Mar 13, 2014 ]
10 answers
  • My power and cable went out during the most recent ice storms for 4 days, but the antenna had no problems with weather and gave a clear picture while my house was running off gen power. I do not have mine on a rotator. [ TYLER   Mar 18, 2014 ]
  • I have not used it. Sorry. [ RAY   Mar 15, 2014 ]
  • I purchased this antenna and the 7777 preamp ignorantly, not realizing that I needed a directional antenna for my location. I returned this antenna because it was not Tue correct one I needed [ MICHAEL   Mar 15, 2014 ]
  • I think the antenna is great. I receive HD stations in higher quality than with the cable service I had previously. My antenna is mounted in the attic in a fixed position pointed in the direction as specified by website that assists with direction pointing based on zip code. Search antennaweb dot org. I have no rotator installed. I recommend this antenna. [ GREGORY   Mar 14, 2014 ]
  • Richard We've had our share of wind, rain, ice and snow since I put up the 4228HD and it has performed flawlessly. I don't have a rotator so I can't comment on that. The signals I'm picking up are from towers that are about 75 miles away and I get a signal strength in the high 70's . The picture quality I get is great and that is after it goes through 100 feet of coax. The only thing that was a surprise to me is how the antenna 'whistles' in a strong wind. It's not a problem for us as the antenna is mounted far enough away from our deck and porch that we don't hear it. [ REGAN G   Mar 14, 2014 ]
  • Got this question from Crutchfield. Unfortunately I can't give you an answer because I have not yet installed the unit. Need to add an electric outlet need the unit and as on now have not installed the outlet. Sorry. [ William   Mar 14, 2014 ]
  • I don?t know. I returned mine because it was damaged during shipping and they were out of stock to send me a replacement?. [ HOMAN   Mar 14, 2014 ]
  • It holds up to rain and wind without a problem. I live in GA, so snow is not a regular occurrence; however, we had a stint last January (2014) with snow and ice and there were no problems whatsoever. It has been rock solid. I have it mounted on a J-Mount, which is fastened to the roof decking via four self-drilling screws. Generous amounts of roofing sealant on all four screws and around the edges of the mount face have ensured no leakage. It has been rock solid so far. As for a rotator, I do not use one since all of the channels I seek are within 10 degrees or so of each other in the direction of Atlanta. [ STEVE   Mar 14, 2014 ]
  • I mounted this in a fixed position, since that picks up all the stations in my area. A rotator was not needed. As far as ice and snow, there was no issue for me this past winter in spite of the bad weather we had. By the design of the antenna it is basically transparent to wind, so no problems there. I have not encountered any weather related issues so far. My wife and I have been delighted with the overall performance of this product. [ JEFFREY A   Mar 14, 2014 ]
  • Richard, I live about 30 miles east of Nashville. We had a cold winter however, very little snow or ice. I did not have any problems. I have the antenna split to three tv's and it has not given me a bit of trouble. Hope this helps. [ COREY J   Mar 14, 2014 ]
Did you purchase the 7777 pre amp or the 3414 with the the antenna? How is it working overall for you, what area of the country are you in? Thanks [ Howard  Mar 13, 2014 ]
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  • Howard, I did not purchase a pre amp or other the 3414 with the antenna. I live in the Raleigh, NC area and the antenna works well under normal weather conditions. It's a little sporadic during storms. [ CHAD   Mar 16, 2014 ]
  • I'm in western New York State. I bought this to replace a damaged Radio Shack antennae. It is unaffected by wind, snow, or rain. I was disappointed to find it was unable to draw in Canadian signals (100 miles away) as my old antennae did. To be fair, however, THAT was with the old analog signal . I did purchase a signal amplifier but it made no difference and Crutchfield was good enough to take it back. [ STEVEN   Mar 15, 2014 ]
  • I purchased this antenna ignorantly, not realizing that I needed a directional antenna for my location and subsequently returned it. [ MICHAEL   Mar 15, 2014 ]
  • didnt need anything, live near Pittsburgh. [ JAMES   Mar 15, 2014 ]
  • We are in the Midwest and only purchased the antenna. The signals we pick up are from towers that are about 75 miles away and then they go through 100 feet of coax before they get to the TV. During the initial setup it picked up over 50 channels of varying quality but that has since been trimmed down to about 20. The channels we watch come in with signal strengths in the high 70's. We are very happy with the performance of 4228HD. [ REGAN G   Mar 14, 2014 ]
  • I bought the antenna only. I mounted it in my attic and patched into my existing coax cable line in the house. We get great signal throughout our two story house, even in the basement. We have 5 hdtvs using the same signal. We are about 20 miles from most of the towers in the Kansas City area. I would definitely recommend. [ AARON S   Mar 14, 2014 ]
  • I live about 35 miles east of Atlanta, GA. I do not use the preamp because UHF signal strengths in my area do not require it and I am not trying to get channels beyond Atlanta. Saturday and Sunday football are awesome with it and my HDTV. The antenna has worked well for UHF. It is mounted on my roof, which makes a big difference over being in the attic. I get all the major stations on the UHF and, usually, some of the lesser ones which I rarely, if ever, watch. If you want VHF, then you may want to try a preamp or join it with a separate VHF antenna, which is what I did for a while; however, I disconnected the VHF because the two channels I would get were not worth the hassle. [ STEVE   Mar 14, 2014 ]
  • We live in suburban Richmond, VA. 3 of the 4 broadcast towers in this market are in a nearly straight line from us, approximately 20 to 35 miles away. I do not need a rotator to pick up the 4th tower even though the reception angle is not optimal. The antenna picks it up anyway. And we do not need to use a preamp or amplifier of any sort to get clean, clear reception. We have been very happy with the performance of this product. [ JEFFREY A   Mar 14, 2014 ]
  • I am using the antenna as a stand alone without amplification. I am about 30 miles away from my source. USA [ COREY J   Mar 14, 2014 ]

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