ClearStream is a well-recognized brand in the indoor TV antenna market. They have manufactured some great TV antenna models. Among most of the ClearStream antennas, the Micron XG is a great pick. The ClearStream Eclipse is a well know antenna which has been a popular choice among most of the TV viewers.
ClearStream Micron XG covers a range of 50miles thus standing true to its promise of delivering maximum channels to its viewers. It is termed as a long range TV antenna that works well in suburbs region as well. Though you may find this device a bit bulkier than the others in the market but working is overall great.
Micron XG comes along with a 6foot long coaxial cable. This length is smaller than the other antennas hence you would need to position the antenna in an appropriate location. Many a times, due to the small length of the cable, the users had to shift their television sets to another part of the room so as to place the antenna near the direction of broadcasting tower.
By now, you all must be aware about the various factors that can affect the reception signals. The distance of the broadcasting tower, building materials, the tower range and if there are any obstructions. These factors can affect even the best of the antenna. Hence, to receive overall great reception, try to consider these factors and place the antenna accordingly.
Talking about the setup of the antenna, it is quite simple. All you would need to do is, just attach the cable to the antenna and the plug the other end in the input jack of the television unit. Once done, you are all set to scan for channels.
This antenna can be placed in two methods, either as a table top or it can be wall mounted.
- There are a lot of people who would be placing the antenna closer to their TV due to short cable length. Hence it would look more like a router. Though this can be a great option for some, but for others it may not work especially when the broadcasting tower is located too far.
- The wall mounting is a common method of placing an indoor antenna. This is also considered to be a better positioning since the antenna is placed higher to receive clear signal. Choose the right location on the wall and then mount the antenna. However, since it is a bulky antenna, it would stick out from the wall.
There are a lot of channels the users can view once the antenna setup is completed. You may find that there are a lot of stations made available in full HD format and that too absolutely free. Few of the major stations include, Fox, ABC, NBC, CW, PBS and others. There is also a 20dB amplifier attached to the antenna that can further expand the range.
For long range, this is considered to be a good product. However, it is costlier than the other models providing similar features. Apart from the pricing, this is a great product. Hence for cord cutters seeking free television, this is surely worth a try.