Originally Posted by Mike-N-Laurie
I will step up if I'm wrong! "Sorry Conrad" I thought he was saying
the Clearstream 2V has bad reviews
Thanks for clearing that up Timber Wolf!!
No worries in any case. I am OK even if we bluntly disagree. I readily admit my mistakes too. I am more interested in sharing information and learning from others. An open mind is a wonderful thing.
These ratings are confiusing on Amazon. I typically look at the 1 star ratings and try to glean some facts out of them. For example looking at AC powered water distillers. It turns out that if you run them dry they have problems. One fellow figured out how to use a timer to correct a manufacturers defect.
As for TV antennas. I don't favor amplified antennas. When the pre-amp craps out, the gain goes way down. Larger non amplified antennas don't have that problem. Many of these amplified antennas get a mix of great and poor reviews. Could it be some have bad pre-amps ? Gas FET pre-amp have low noise and high gain. But they are also very sensitive to electro-static discharges. Walking along a carpet in sock feet can kill one of these.
In any event I believe the ClearStream is amplified. If it ever craps out don't toss it. Get it fixed or at least bypass the pre-amp.
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