It's one of a mess of cheap, flimsy Chinese junk that has shown up on the market under various names over the last couple of years.
If you bought that thing, you might be more gullible than you thought since it's clearly a "gimmick" antenna product.
I have tried "this" antenna which came in today. The name of the antenna is Antenna Pros AX-912 Indoor Dish Antenna.
Two things I could not do with my old antenna.
1. I am picking up signals without amplification between my indoor antenna and the converter box.
2. I pick up WJTV and WTOK very well. I am also getting Channel 30.and its subchannels. I could not do this with my old antenna. As for 24, out of Meridian, I can pick it up very well now that I have worked with the antenna although I also had to reposition the feed line to my Antenna on the top of the doorway to the closet shelf I use to place the antenna on..
3.As for Jackson, on one TV we get all the local channels on Directv for 39074 (all Jackson) without subchannels.To go to HD totally, I will have to upgrade all the equipment including our TV set in the Den. But that all depends on my mother's TV going out . No big deal. Eventually it will go like the other analog sets and we can go to HD completely. The main TV set with Directv is in the den and the TV in question in my bedroom was the one that got the new Antenna.
4. I can also get 3 out of Jackson on this new antenna , I get all the sub channels on both 3,11,12,24 and 30 As for 16, 35.and 40 I got 40 and it's subchannels briefly. I was also getting 29 to tune in and 14 at the same time. I did get 16 in briefly but as I will explain the antenna is very directional so it was trial and error to get 16 and 35 to tune in. And I nearly got 35. I also get the local channels such as 34 where the transmitter is in Smith County and ETV on 14 (Licensed to Meridian but at Rose Hill) that I have been receiving all along.
5.There is a new feature on this antenna I didn't know about and that is a remote control that moves the UHF elements. Like a antenna rotator it rotates the UHF antenna elements for best reception. And the two rails on the bottom of the UHF antenna dish enables one to move the dish element to pivot the antenna up or down. I found by tuning the antenna element that you could tune in stations very easily. But it has limited use.
6.Also, the antenna is very touchy when tuning in the channels. This is a highly directional antenna. You need to work with the antenna and your TV remote for a very long time until you get the antenna to get all the channels in one direction.
7. This antenna was tried on a old Analog TV with a converter box that dates back to before the switchover to HD. I haven't used the TV in my bedroom all that much because of the number of Channels I could watch with my Old antenna was very limited. I now have to say so long to the old antenna as it goes into the Garage and eventually the trash for disposal.
8. I also picked up the ETV channel in Demopolis, AL and a few others that was outside the Meridian area. As advertised this will pick up stations as far as 80 miles away. This will pick up every station in both Jackson and Meridian from Forest. This is the first Antenna for indoor use that is as good as an outside antenna in my opinion.
9 What I didn't like was the coax that goes to the TV from the antenna. In my opinion the coaxial cable was entirely too long. I had to play with the feed line to receive 24 out of Meridian and relocate a part of the coax to the top of the doorway to my closet.
This is quite a improvement over my old antenna. I recommend the Antenna Pros AX-912 Indoor Dish Antenna for anyone who needs a HDTV indoor antenna in a rural area. It is definitely a top performer.Edited by Richard Lewis - 10/16/12 at 3:49am