Channel Master CM-3000HD SMARTenna
Multi-directional indoor/outdoor TV antenna
Our take on the Channel Master CM-3000HD SMARTenna by Crutchfield's Steve Kindig
A favorite with cord-cutters
CM-3000HD SMARTenna mounted under an eave.
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.
- 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
What's in the Box:
- Indoor/outdoor antenna (with 2 flat washers and 2 Hex/Phillips head screws installed)
- 4 Black plastic feet (for table top mounting)
- Four 10mm Self-tapping screws for attaching feet
- Mast/wall-mount bracket
- Four 55mm self-tapping screws for wall mount
- Metal mount
- 4 U-bolts for mast mounting
- 4 "Butterfly" wing nuts (attached to U-bolts)
- 2 Mast brackets
- 2 Round head screws
- 2 Flat washers
- 2 Split lock washers
- 2 Hex nuts
- Rubber connector boot
- Right-angle F-type adapter
- User Guide
- "STOP" sheet (technical support contact info)
Good Job. Excellent reception for local stations. Nice for attic mounting
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Indoor/Outdoor Antenna: The Channel Master CM3000HD SMARTenna is a high performance HDTV antenna designed for indoor or outdoor use. It has a range of up to 35 miles when used indoors or 50 miles outdoors. 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 ideal for anyone that is relatively close to their local broadcast stations.
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 (Channels 7-13) and 470 to 700 MHz (Channels 14-51). The antenna has a passive gain of 5-8 dB gain.
75-ohm RF Connector: The SMARTenna CM3000HD features a 75-ohm RF-coaxial connector. A right-angle "F"-type adapter is included.
Mounting Options: The SMARTenna is designed to be mounted horizontally. There are multiple mounting options:
- Indoors: Using the included mounting feet, it can be placed on a table top. (Slender, long-shafted screwdriver needed.)
- Outdoors: The unit can be mounted to a wall.
- Outdoors: Using the included U-bolts and hardware, it can be mounted to a pole of an antenna mast. It can also be mounted to some satellite dish masts.
- Outdoors: It can be mounted to the front of the eaves of a house, or concealed underneath the eaves.
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Why did you buy this?
get over the air HD channels (experimenting with cutting the cord) [ Marc Jan 28, 2017 ]
Upgrading our antenna. [ Jill Aug 13, 2016 ]
dish offered a whole bunch of stuff I never watched, titles of the pay per view got too raunchy to let the kids search the menu [ Tim Apr 01, 2016 ]
4 questions already asked
Yes it will. I'm sure how much disturbance is determined by each individual airport. I'm beside the old Seward AFB in Smyrna TN that is now a commercial airport. It's growing a lot. And it's very common to have 10 to 50 planes go by during the week. It can be annoying but, Comcast is much more annoying. But, once I purchase a DVR, my worries are over. I have a tremendous amount of channels and shows,as well. My favorite are history documentaries, which I am severely short of. But PBS makes up for ALLLL the other channels with things I didn't even know I liked. Lol [ Kevin Jan 11, 2016 ]
I live near an AF base as well. Never had a problem. Though I really only use it in the evenings. [ Creighton Feb 27, 2015 ]
I returned this antenna because it did not receive well enough for me. the aircraft at most will only cause a blink. the bigger problem would be the radar in use. [ Angelo Feb 25, 2015 ]
Kevin, I use mine at a marina with a large amount of sailboats. I do not have a problem with all the masts that surround the antenna. I don't know if this will help you with your choice [ Steve Feb 25, 2015 ]
This antenna is so/so. Way overpriced for what little improvement in other flat ant. found at online budget websites. Yes, when the FCC approved digital TV - they lowered transmitter power drastically and shoved the frequencies closer together. DO NOT even try one of these indoor ants. without a signal amplifier of at least 15 to 20Db. gain. Yes when aircraft go over and even when the neighbor drives down our shared driveway the signal goes crazy. (Depends on station's signal strength) If your stations are located at different compass headings - good luck. Flat,(horizontal), - these ant. have very poor gain. I use 2 of these vertically aimed at the 2 mountains where the transmitters are located. [ Howard Feb 25, 2015 ]
Sorry, I have no idea. [ Stephen Oct 26, 2014 ]
I would think that you can add an amplifier. I may add one in the near future, but I haven't tried it yet [ Michael Oct 24, 2014 ]
I am using an amplifier with this antenna. But in my case, I chose to use the amp because I am splitting the signal 6 ways. I use a PDI MoCA Bypass amp model PDI-MBA-101-A, as it was left in my attic from when I had FiOS TV. Conveniently works well! [ Kent Oct 21, 2014 ]
I don't know about the attic mount as I was just using it on a book shelf. I can't remember if it needed a ground wire or not, but I don't believe it did. Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but I couldn't get this antenna to work here in NYC so I returned it. [ DAMION Oct 06, 2014 ]
Q #1. Yes. While mine is not mounted in an attic, I have it mounted on the inside of my tractor trailer inside my sleeper area up high. Unless I'm really in the middle of no where (And yes, I have been there) I still get a great signal, just as if it were mounted outside. Q #2. No. It requires no ground. The coax does it all with one cable and that's it. [ JOEL Oct 04, 2014 ]
It could be mounted in an attic but we put ours outside for better reception. Used just the one cable, no ground wire. [ Liz Oct 04, 2014 ]
Mine is in my attic. I did not even mount it, but rather just set it on one of the rafters. Orienting it for best reception took several adjustments due to my particular location (direction of local broadcast towers, plus a large metal ventilation duct in my attic near my attic access hatch). As such, I was a little reluctant to mount it in a specific spot for fear of needing to make future adjustments. Mine is not using any ground wire--though if there is one (and I cannot really recall), using it is probably advisable. I have the antenna lead running into a powered amplified splitter for distribution to several rooms. It works very well most of the time, though is susceptible to unfavorable weather conditions and, apparently, the occasional low-flying aircraft. [ TOM Oct 03, 2014 ]
No ground wire required. Not sure about attic. Had mine outside. [ TODD Oct 02, 2014 ]
As far as my research, it can be mounted in attic how ever you may get better reception on the roof. Ground wire is always good idea, not sure if it is a must [ ANTHONY Oct 02, 2014 ]
It not work for me single reception was weak. I dot recommend [ Angelo Oct 02, 2014 ]
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 ]