Today, we look at the . Most of us have our TV coming through a wireless connection or satellite on your roof. This comes at a cost and is not always the best situation if you are living in areas where there are constant issues with signals. The solution is a
has a range of antennas that you can install to improve your TV reception and even save money. We will focus on their design and how this affects the , the specifics, and what you will gain from installing one. We will also look at some of the pros and cons of the and the 4Max.
They both have many similarities, so let’s begin here.
ClearStream 4V vs 4Max – Similarities
Is there a particular that you hope to pick up? You are probably in luck because after installing either the or the 4Max you will be able to receive many free channels including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CW, PBS, Univision, and Me TV. You can watch channels in FullHD 1080 and UHD 4K.
Both the and the 4Max have a range of up to 70 miles. The and are multidirectional, which makes them ideal for difficult areas (isolated, trees, etc). You can gain 11 dBi and VHF 2.5 dBi.
Patented Loop Design
The design of both antennas is sleeker than traditional antennas. The loop design responds to a greater range of frequencies than old styled antennas. Also with the wide-, there is no need for the to rotate.
These two antennas are compatible with Point. If you install the app and place your device horizontal to the ground, the app will show you where the is so you know which way to face it. You can also use TV to pause, rewind and even record programs.
If you need an each come with 20-inch for installation. is also an option with the all-weather mounting system to install it as an . There’s also an because the higher up you install it, the better the . It comes with full instructions and a lifetime warranty on all parts. But you will need to buy the separately.
Let’s see now how the and the 4Max are different.
Differences Between ClearStream 4V and ClearStream 4Max
There are size differences between these two models.
This is 21.4 x 5.1 x 12.2 inches and weighs 6 pounds. Behind the is a wire mesh receptor grid. We will discuss this further in the next part.
This weighs about half of the at 3.1 pounds. This is mainly because it doesn’t have the wire mesh. This makes the look somewhat ‘cleaner’.
Its measurements are 31.3 x 3.8 x 17.5 inches.
The Winner Is – The ClearStream 4Max
An ‘s reflector reflects electromagnetic waves.
With the reflector, the power is focused giving you added range and better protection against .
There is no reflector with the 4Max. What this means, it that the can pick up a better from all directions.
The Winner Is – The ClearStream 4Max
The Beam Angle
The is where the power radiation intensity is the most powerful. It also has an impact on frequency.
Looking from a horizontal plane, the is 43º. The frequency range is from 470-700MHz.
Again, from a horizontal plane, the is 45º. The frequency range is from 470-698MHz.
The Winner Is – A Tie
Pros and Cons
Here are some pros and cons of the two antennas.
- Straightforward assembly and installation requiring only basic handy skills
- Captures up to 60 channels
- Crisp sound and crystal clear program images
- Not everyone has consistent UHF and VHF results
- Excellent and performance
- 70 category rating (may be less because of buildings and obstructions)
- Uninterrupted TV viewing
- More expensive
The Final Verdict
It’s a tough choice because they are both so similar. Although we preferred the overall design of the 4Max, the winner today is …wait for it… the !
We were impressed with the installation and results with both. With the help of the app, it was easy for us to get the right angle for the best results. However, we did notice we could get more channels with the and the quality was amazing.
For this, we decided that not only will you save some money, but you will also be able to get more out of the .
Last update on 2023-05-31 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
You left out one very important point, the Clearstream 4V is a more solidly built antenna with a double boom with 2 U-bolt clamps whereas the 4MAX has only one flimsy U-bolt clamp. It’s a cheaper looking antenna but at twice the price! Looking at the specs of both antennas, neither of them match the Channel Master CM-4228HD if a person wanted to replace it with one of these. The Clearstream 4V boasts 70+ miles on the box, how many miles is in that +?