Product Comparison: Antennas Direct DB8-E vs Antennas Direct ClearStream 4 (C4-CJM)


General Specifications
Brand
Antennas Direct
Antennas Direct
Model
DB8-E
ClearStream 4 (C4-CJM)
Origin
Taiwan
USA
About the Product
The DB8e Bowtie antenna has an unsurpassed gain of 17.4 dBi making this the most powerful antenna in the world! Utilizing patented technology to receive TV signals 70 miles away.
The ClearStream 4 antenna uses patented technology to receive TV signals 70 miles away from broadcast towers. Rated 4.3 stars, this antenna is ideal for suburban and rural areas where heavy foliage or roofing materials reduce the incoming signal. No other antenna can match its performance in such a compact form.
Key Specs
Antenna Reception Range
70 miles
70 miles
Frequency
UHF
UHF
Signal Support
UHD 4K, Full HD, HD
UHD 4K, Full HD
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Antennas Direct DB8-E 8-Element Bowtie TV Antenna
  • This is a great product, and lives up to its rating of having a 60-70 mile range when mounted outside with no obstructions.
  • The signal strength meter ranges around 60-85% and the quality is 100% across the board.
  • The range is 80+ miles, and the reception is very clear. I live in a small rural city, and with this pick up the 35+ stations from the larger city 80 miles away without any issues.
  • It is very sensitive, and well made. Please realize that it is UHF only and is only designed to receive real channels 14-51.
  • Good antenna. Clear assembly directions and excellent signal boost. Mounted in attic.
Antennas Direct ClearStream 4 (C4-CJM) Indoor/Outdoor HDTV Antenna with Mount
  • Reception is very clear and trouble-free.
  • Considering the build quality, and phenominal reception, definitely a great alternative to satellite or cable.
  • Excellent range for most metro areas.
  • Im running two 4k tv's with this antenna in my attic. I get all great pictures.
  • The HD reception is perfect, along with all the subchannels, many of which are not on cable.
  • But beware - does very well with all UHF and lower VHF frequencies, but absolutely would not pick up higher VHF signals for me, and both Channels 11 & 13 are household requisites. So I still have to use an older VHF antenna to pick up those channels.
Size & Weight
Color
SIlver
Black
Height
37.5 in.
20.1 in.
Width
50 in.
28.2 in.
Depth
6 in.
6.3 in.
Weight
12 lb
6.5 lb
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Antennas Direct DB8-E 8-Element Bowtie TV Antenna
  • It is very light weight but even still when you are holding it trying to find that perfect location it does get a little heavy on your hands.
  • The elements are light weight, easy to construct and hopefully durable. I attached the antenna on a 12' mast on my roof.
  • It is light weight, well built and easy to assemble. My only concern is our CT winters.
  • It's large size works against it to make 'tuning' extremely difficult in such signal challenged areas.
  • As someone who remembers what antennas were like before cable, I am very impressed. It is, however, very large.
Antennas Direct ClearStream 4 (C4-CJM) Indoor/Outdoor HDTV Antenna with Mount
  • Reasonable size. All necessary hardware was included, including mounting lag bolts.
  • It's an excellent size, looking like any other Satellite dish attached to a house in the neighborhood.
  • Arrived fast, was easy to assemble, the size was just right, I am attaching this to a short pole in my attic.
  • The compact size and futuristic looking.
  • Its small size is within the range that permits mounting outdoors.
Features
Placement
Outdoor
Indoor/Outdoor
Antenna Type
Fixed
Fixed
Amplification Type
Active with line supply
No
Amplification
17.4 dB
12.25 dB
Cable Length
2.3 feet
Extras
All-weather mounting hardware, Lifetime Warranty on parts, 2 each 28" cables to combine antenna panels, Multi-Directional Reception
Multi-directional elements, Lifetime Warranty on parts
What customers say about "Features"
Antennas Direct DB8-E 8-Element Bowtie TV Antenna
  • I'm getting 90-100% strength on all of them without amplification, mounting the antenna in the attic of my two story house.
  • This antenna works great. I installed it in my attic and have it split off to 4 TVs. It is picking up 64 channels with no amplification.
  • All received signals are excellent – no pixilation, ghosting, fading, etc.
  • All of the stations come in very clear. Since it's protected from the elements inside our attic, this antenna should easily last without the need for the lifetime parts guarantee.
  • It is impossible to install in the room because it is very large and will take up a lot of space.
Antennas Direct ClearStream 4 (C4-CJM) Indoor/Outdoor HDTV Antenna with Mount
  • This antenna is really for outside placement. Using this antenna outside you will not be dissatisfied.
  • I did a channel search, and picked up over 40 channels.
  • This antenna is great. All of the channels come in great. CBS looks just as good as the other channel we get.
  • This does much better than expected. I live out in the county surrounded by trees. I was expecting to only get a few local channels for the news at best, but I get around 30+ HD channel. I have this place in the attic of my home pointed toward the city.
  • No matter which channel I went to, the picture was perfect. Instead of outdoors, I mounted it in the attic.
  • Pulls in signals from +60 miles. However the wingnuts needed to be tightened down with a pair of pliers to get the signal to come in. Additionally one station only comes in with daily manipulating of the black box that the coax connects to. Overall has been a real pain.
Power
Power Supply
Not needed
Not needed
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1
Certifications
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
159.99 $
129.99 $

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