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ChannelMaster CM4228 HDTV Antenna Reviews


ChannelMaster CM4228 antenna reviews: 84
ChannelMaster CM4228 average rating: 4.4

Excellent 61 reviews
Good 11 reviews
Average 4 reviews
Poor 3 reviews
Very Poor 5 reviews
ChannelMaster CM4228 antenna

Band: UHF
Placement: Outdoor
Amplifier: No
Range: 60 miles
Color area: Light Green
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ChannelMaster CM4228 Review #0
Rating: 5 (excellent) Nickname: anonymous Date: 2012-04-21
Summary: Great Antenna-Franklin, VT
We bought a 91XG when the HD transition happened. It worked for only a couple monthes and then we only got channel 3. We suffered for a couple years thinking they turned the TV Towers down. Just bought this ChannelMaster 4228 and now are getting 14 channels. We are loving it and we have not even played with position. We are getting stations from the south on Mt. Mansfield and stations from the north of us from Montreal. When you plug our address into the websites, it shows that no stations should be available to us. This antenna works like a charm. I ordered ours from Walmart and the shipping was only $1.97 and with Walmarts return policy I could be sure that if it didnt work, I could send it back.


ChannelMaster CM4228 Review #1
Rating: 5 (excellent) Nickname: Big James Date: 2012-03-12
Summary: Great reception, small footprint...Fantastic!
After a lot of research, I had narrowed down my choices between winegard Hd-8800 and the Channel Master 4228HD. I was about to order the 8800 new because it was about half the price of the 4228hd. However, as luck would have it, some one posted a new 4228hd on a well know classified site. I picked it up for $40 new! I wanted the 4228hd because it was supposed to be better at VHF than the 8800. It is a small long range antenna at about 3 by 3 and it only weighs around 5 lbs. By design, wind should pass right thru it and it should hold up fine, but it is still flimsy enough that im sure my kids could totally destroy it in less than a minute. I had access to some free pipe, so I connected 3 sticks of 1 1/4 EMT pipe together to make a 30 mast. The coupling strength concerns me so i inserted 3 sticks of 1/2 rigid pipe inside the EMT and offset the couplings so the pipe would have to break in half for it to fall. I strapped it to the side of my chimney and it sticks up about 10 above the house. Pipes go all the way down the chimney and into the ground. I am 30 miles away from the major antenna farm, looking through dense trees at the back side of a mountain between me and the towers (I am about 100 lower than the peak). My first educated guess at aiming it picked up 39 channels. Of that, only about 15 channels that are in english and are interesting to me. I checked the strength of those 15, and they are all 80 to 100%. Great quality picture. Two of those are VHF-hi channel including one from 40 miles away. I think the antenna would pick up father out, but nothing else is braodcasting in that direction. On a side note (no pun intended), I pick up channel 14 from a 90 degree angle to the antenna from about 30 miles away. I do recieve a few channels from other sides and to the rear, but the repception isnt good. OVERALL - I am getting all of the channels i was hoping for plus several others as a bonus. Highly recommend this antenna. Now, will I be able to convince my family to cut the cord...


ChannelMaster CM4228 Review #2
Rating: 4 (good) Nickname: toby Date: 2010-02-09
Summary: Performs well in difficult location
This area is ringed by hills. My house has large trees in the direction of San Francisco, CA antenna concentration. This antenna doubled the number of stations that I could receive over a homebrew bow tie quad bay antenna with no reflector. I receive both UHF and high VHF stations clearly. The construction of this antenna is good, no real assembly required, only unfolding and tightening thumbscrews. I only purchased a five foot mast neglecting to notice that the antenna required top to bottom mast connection. The pictures of the mast in advertisements make it look like there is an integral center spine. I may purchase another mast section to mount the antenna higher, as it is the bottom of the antenna is only 2.5 feet above the roof. However, now I receive about 25 stations clearly and a couple that are not acceptable, this is without a mast mounted amplifier. I have a feed of 100 feet of RG6U coax.


ChannelMaster CM4228 Review #3
Rating: 5 (excellent) Nickname: anonymous Date: 2009-07-29
Summary: Great reception
We live in Georgetown, Texas area. Because we have a metal roof, I had to install the 4228HD on a pole. Made sure directed in recommended heading, used handheld GPS device. We receive 18 channels, with two stations 50 miles away. We do not reside on a hill, but rather in a lower area. Did not require amplifying. Very pleased with results. Free HDTV is super. Receive channels 7.1, 9.1, 10.1, 18.1, 24.1, 25.1, 36.1, 42.1, 46.1, 54.1, 62.1. In all, local stations from major networks, two weather stations, five PBS stations, three spanish speaking stations. Good selection of antenna. Will have to see how well it holds up.


ChannelMaster CM4228 Review #4
Rating: 1 (very poor) Nickname: ron Date: 2009-04-12
Summary: The "new" 4228HD is a cheaply made chinese knockoff.
The old 4228, made in the US (like the one in the picture) was an excellent antenna. Sadly, Channel Master company sold out and moved their factory to china. The "new" 4228HD is a different design, it is poorly made and measured gain (per other testing sites) is much less on many channels than the old tried & true design. Avoid this junk antenna.


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