Top critical review
Way worse than an indoor antenna
May 20, 2018
I first purchased an Amazon-brand non-amplified indoor antenna as proof-of-concept, mounted it in my hallway, and it found 52 free channels! But a couple of the ones we would watch most were a bit glitchy, so I decided I'd buy this Philex antenna and mount it outside on the roof apex. While waiting for it to arrive, I figured I'd pre-run the cable up to the eave and test it with the indoor antenna. The Amazon antenna found 115 channels! Wow, if the indoor antenna works so well outside, this specialized amplified outdoor antenna is gonna pick up channels from Rio de Janeiro! Nope. Best it can do is 32 channels, only one of which is good quality enough to watch. Looks great, installs easily and very securely, fails miserably in performance. Reluctantly giving it even two stars because it DOES technically work — as long as I only want to watch the 24-hour Spanish-language football (soccer) channel. I can't really return it because the effort to de-install is greater than it's worth.