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Phillip Dampier July 10, 2018 Consumer News 181 Comments

A typical flat/mud flap style antenna.

Proliferating in online ads, newspapers, and sometimes on television, “revolutionary” new antennas are being advertised claiming to replace cable television while getting most (if not all) of the same channels over the air for free.

These misleading scams have been around for several years. We covered one well-funded ad campaign for “Clear Cast” back in 2011. That particular over-the-air antenna was sold through newspaper ads designed to mimic a newspaper story, with bold headlines like “New Invention … Gets Rid of Cable and Satellite TV Bills.” Those who spent upwards of $50 received a slightly dressed-up bow-tie antenna barely suitable to receive UHF TV stations and worked about as well as a similar antenna selling for $1.49.

With the first wave of misleading ads well behind us, marketers have had to work overtime to reinvent the wheel and convince people to spend $40-50 for what usually cost the company under $5 to manufacture.

Now, instead of the “Clear Cast” antenna, there is the “ClearView HDTV Antenna,” marketed by a company named True Signal. It’s hardly alone. The Octa Air, The Fox, and many others are nearly-identical “mud flap”-style antennas, with a tiny “antenna” embedded inside. The concept marginally works when the owner attaches it to a window, which gives it more signal to work with than an antenna placed in the corner of a room.

The ad copy on the manufacturer’s website is usually over the top but is nothing compared to some of the advertiser-sponsored editorials — “advertorials” published by bloggers, third party advertisers, and fly-by-night websites that exist primarily to cash in on sales commissions. More than a few of those stretch marketing claims into the stratosphere.

Goodsavingstips.com is designed to look like an online combination of a high-tech website and Consumer Reports. In fact, it is a website that reviews products, but has a financial incentive to write glowing reviews to encourage you to buy whatever they write about.

Goodsavingstips stretches the truth about the ClearView antenna more than a salt water taffy machine on the Atlantic City Boardwalk:

If you could stop paying for cable or satellite TV and still get all of your favorite TV channels in HD for FREE, would you do it? Millions of Americans are doing just that, thanks to a brand new rule in 2018 that allows certain regions access to free TV.

Thankfully, if you live in an area where this new rule went into effect, you no longer need to give your hard earned money away to the big cable companies. As a result, Americans are now cutting the cord on their cable companies in record numbers, saving them thousands of dollars.

Up until 2018, cable companies were allowed to “scramble” their channels so that the general public could not access them without paying for their service. However, that all changed starting in 2018, with the government ruling that TV signals are public property and “belong to the people”. Ever since this rule went into effect, the big cable companies are panicing [sic] because many Americans will no longer need to pay for cable or satellite tv to get their favorite channels in HD. As long as you live in a publicly broadcasted [sic] area, it is now possible to watch all of your favorite channels for free with a TV antenna.

Boastful claims about the TrueSignal antenna.

Several antenna companies market their antennas using similar language. There is, in fact, no 2018 “new rule” suddenly mandating your access to free TV. You have been able to watch free TV for decades. Notice the ad copy does not directly state you can receive cable and satellite channels over the air. It only states you can watch “all your favorite channels,” which in this case better be local TV stations and not networks like USA, TNT, CNN, etc. Consumers did not need a new rule to cut the cable TV cord. They just needed competition.

A map invites consumers to see if “free TV” is available in their state. Unsurprisingly, it is in all 50 states.

The rules regarding scrambling have only toughened against consumers over the last few years, not improved. Cable operators are now permitted to encrypt their entire TV lineup, even those channels customers used to watch using a built-in QAM tuner. The encryption allows cable companies to disconnect service from the office instead of dispatching a truck to physically disconnect the line going to your home or apartment.

However, not all TV antenna’s will work. In an attempt to block the public from picking up their TV signals, the cable companies are broadcasting their signals at very low frequencies since most antenna’s will not be able to pick them up. The trick is to get an antenna that can reliably pick up these low frequency signals, and up until now, there hasn’t been an antenna advanced enough to pick these signals up reliably. (There are other antenna’s out on the market, but they fail miserably in comparison to this one).

This is plainly false. Cable companies do not “broadcast” signals over the air. They send them through cables, hence the name “cable” television. Most cable systems also encrypt their digital lineups and no television antenna alone will decrypt them. If we were charitable, we could hazard a guess the reviewer is trying to suggest there are low-power television stations out there which need a better antenna to receive clearly, but these stations are independent of cable operators, don’t transmit on “very low frequencies,” and have been around for years.

Developed by a NASA engineer using military technology, the ClearView HDTV Antenna was just released this year so that it could specifically pick up these signals reliably and has been hailed as the only “super” HDTV antenna. It uses a discrete mud flap modern design which makes it the most reliable and technologically advanced antenna to hit the market today. It can pick up signals out to 60 miles with no problem (as well as the low frequency signals) to enable you to receive free crystal-clear HD channels.

Phillip Dampier: Debunking mode.

Misleading. In fact, the original design for the so-called “mud flap” antenna came from a Raleigh, N.C. based company Mohu. The company began as a small military contractor and the original intent of the antenna was not to receive free cable television. Mohu’s founder, David Buff, was working under a military contract to research new ways to counteract improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that were used against our armed forces in Iraq and parts of Afghanistan. He devised a low/no-profile antenna that closely resembled a mud flap attached to armored military vehicles that would jam the remote wireless signals used by insurgents to detonate roadside bombs. The military chose a different approach. So if the people selling these antennas were honest, they would have to say, “Developed by a military contractor but rejected by the military itself….”

Buff would later expand Mohu as a consumer antenna company, but suggests his proprietary design isn’t the result of the ‘space age’ antenna, but rather the signal amplifier attached to it. But that is hardly groundbreaking if an antenna cannot receive enough signal to amplify.

The “reviewer” promoting the ClearView antenna (who will earn a percentage from every sale that results from a click on his website) was amazed with the results:

What happened next was astonishing…

We turned the TV on and found ourselves staring back at an incredibly clear channel in HD. We kept flipping through channels and to our amazement, every channel was crystal clear. Best of all, we received almost all of the most popular channels you would get with cable.

All in all, we were able to access 68 channels in 1080 HD. It was as if we were getting free cable or satellite TV.

Now, before you cancel your cable or satellite subscription, it is important to note that there were a few channels that we could not get with the antenna. But in the end, we were able to receive about 85% of the same channels and more importantly, they were the most popular channels that people actually watch.

The verdict:If you want to save thousands of dollars and stop paying for cable or satellite tv, and don’t mind losing out on a few random channels you probably won’t even watch….

Up and coming technology: A wireless over the air antenna that receives signals from the best place in the house and then sends channels over an in-home Wi-Fi network.

We were not surprised it was deemed astonishing, considering the companies selling these antennas routinely buy sponsored space to promote their products on independent websites or compensate reviewers with a substantial commission if their reviews result in product sales. (Stop the Cap! does not accept sponsored posts or commissions to peddle products.)

The ClearView antenna did not do well for Amazon customers.

What the reviewer experienced was… over the air television, received through an antenna. Because most television stations now broadcast a digital signal, it is not surprising every channel would appear “crystal clear” because the alternative is typically no signal at all. The article continues to mislead readers, however, when it suggests buyers would “receive almost all of the most popular channels you would get with cable.” In fact, antenna users will only receive free, over the air local stations. Getting 68 over the air digital TV channels (and subchannels) is common only in the largest cities with multitudes of over the air stations. Many of those channels target ethnic minorities with foreign language programming, religious programming or home shopping. In most medium and smaller cities, expect 20-25 channels.

Right until the end, the reviewer was prepared to mislead his readers. The disclaimer itself fails to be completely forthcoming as well, telling prospective buyers there were only “a few” channels not receivable with the antenna. That could refer to over the air stations too weak to receive, but the surrounding context invites readers to believe those few channels are cable television networks. Telling people they will receive about 85% of the “same channels” (whatever that means) and “most channels that people actually watch” is true only if you exclude all cable television networks from that list.

The worst part of this is after spending $40 on the ClearView HDTV antenna, a whopping 52% of reviewers on Amazon.com gave it just one star. One reviewer compared it with a bent coat hanger serving as an improvised antenna and the coat hanger won. Most claimed it completely failed their expectations.

These antennas are made and marketed to a gullible public that has either forgotten about the basic principles of television antenna design or were too young to have ever used one. Many of the “high-tech” antennas we see sold these days are designed to work with UHF channels only, an important issue if one or more local stations still occupies VHF channels 2-13.

A more traditional RCA set-top antenna style common from the early 1970s – today. They work reasonably well and are inexpensive. The two vertical telescoping antennas are for VHF reception and the loop is tuned to receive UHF channels. You need an antenna capable of receiving both bands if you have stations on channels 2-13.

Indoor antennas are only suitable in you live relatively close to the transmitter. In most cases, residents of a city or inner ring suburb can usually get by with two telescoping rod antennas (“rabbit ears”) and a UHF antenna shaped into a small loop or bow tie design. Traditional set-top antennas often incorporate both. The telescoping antennas can be raised or lowered and rotate in various directions until you find the best reception. A UHF antenna usually can be turned to the right or left until best reception is achieved. These antennas are perfectly suitable and cost $20 or less. There are more modern antenna designs, some flat plastic or rubber sheets, others look like miniature replicas of an outdoor antenna mounted on the roof. In most cases, the design itself is what is “revolutionary.” None of these antennas perform miracles, but many are adequate. The key is finding the right direction to point them in or keeping them as close to a window as possible. You may need to find a different window, or change the height or positioning of the antenna to get the best reception.

If your reception remains poor, you need a roof or attic-mounted antenna, (remotely rotatable preferred over fixed-mounted). These antennas are mounted higher in a home, giving a less obstructed view to the transmitter tower, and capable of collecting weak signals that would be non-existent indoors. The biggest cost involved with these is often not the antenna but the installation. A high quality roof-mounted antenna will outperform any indoor antenna and will likely receive some stations from adjacent cities.

A relatively recent development is the “wireless antenna” which receives signals from an antenna placed in an area of the home which gets the best reception and transmits received TV channels over an in-home Wi-Fi network, making long antenna cable runs unnecessary. Unfortunately, reviews of many of these products are mixed and hint the technology has to undergo further development to make it less frustrating.

For now, cord-cutters with reception challenges may find the best solution is to subscribe to one of the streaming providers like DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Hulu, etc. Be sure to verify which stations are available to you from each service before subscribing as they vary widely in each market.

If investing in a TV antenna, start small and inexpensive and consider trying out antennas available in local stores like Walmart, which can be more easily returned if they are unsuitable. If buying online, stick with a retailer like Amazon.com where independent reviews can help give you some insight into each antenna. Just be careful about overly glowing reviews. Fake/compensated reviews are a significant problem on online retailer websites, especially for unknown or unusual products or brands trying to break through in the market.

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Victor Bosnich
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Victor Bosnich

Have been trying to return this junk and get my refund of $100+ for months, finally had chat with technician, told him situation, he sent me to next person to resolve the situation. Here is the next scam that came from him, they want me to pay$5.00 to talk with them and give them a credit card and then there will be a monthly fee. I was stupid once, but I am not about to give them my credit card so I can talk with them.

Diana Krlly
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Diana Krlly

Please tell me who I need to contact yo file a complaint against this company and how to get my money back— they have scammed me for $123.81 and now say they are only giving me back $24! Their stuff is trash, the orders are not fillled with what you order, items are missing, the product does not do what it says, the product is not the product in the picture you order from! Bait and switch, scamming, and theft of money— who do I contact?

Winta
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Winta

Contact your credit card company and dispute the charge.

Mike Morg
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Mike Morg

Contact your state Attorney General for any type of scam.

Larry Fostano
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Larry Fostano

BBB and or your Attorney General. I say , lest get a petition going to submit also.

Mel Toadvine
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Mel Toadvine

Your articles are correct. Nobody can advertise an antenna that will pick up cable and satellite channels because it is absolutely impossible. These antennas being promoted will only pick up free over the air channels! But a lot of people are being scammed and don’t check out the product on the Internet and read reviews from those who bought the “antenna.” People should complain to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) about the outlandish prices of cable and satellite. Call your congressman and U.S. senators’ offices and complain about the outrageous rates and the false advertising of the so-called antennas that… Read more »

KC
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KC

Decided to try the relatively new LiveWave antenna that is supposed to use the electric wiring in you house to receive TV signals. After waiting over 3 weeks for delivery, I plugged in the “antenna” as directed in the instructions. Picked up exactly ZERO channels. Epic FAIL! I have requested a return/refund but have received no response from the company. DO NOT BUY! SCAM!

Jean Byers
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Jean Byers

I also purchased the live wave antennas on Jan 22 2019 and I have yet to receive the antennas. They just took my money. Guess I need to contact my credit card company and contest the purchase. Thanks for your input. JEAN BYERS

Nanci
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Nanci

I also was suckered into buying 3 of this company’s antennas and never received anything from them but emails giving me false dates for when they were supposed to be shipped I guess it is time to call my credit card company and try to get my money back.

LC Fults Jr
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LC Fults Jr

I have did the same thing with the Livewave spend 48 dollars for nothing got zero channels also and they will not answer any email for a return so what are we supposed to do maybe some lawyer get a hold of this and take them to court I would think they get a lot of customers

Michael Geschwind
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Michael Geschwind

I like gadgets and fell for the livewire. Ordered it Feb 1st and have yet to receive it. Which does not matter because by the way it sounds it does not work. GREAT. If any lawyer is doing a class action suit I am in!

LouAnn Ware
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LouAnn Ware

Me too I’m into for that class action suit I ordered live with livewave antenna on February 2nd of 19 and still have not seen it so if there’s a class action suit I’m in

Ira Shaffer
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I order 3 and a amplifier February 1st. Never received it. $127.00 they said 4 days ago it was shipped. They emailed me my order for 1 livewave and amplifier. I’m in too. Let me know how to get into that class action plz.

Patti Sleightholm
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Patti Sleightholm

I bought one Live Wave antenna and was charged a total of $67.89 on March 11/2019. It’s April 10th and I have yet to receive an email from them confirming shipment with tracking number of my order. Tomorrow I am contacting PayPal to get my money back. Oh, and the Live Wave site I bought it from and saved to my home screen, does not exist anymore. 😠

Al A
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I wish I found this web site a wile ago I also ordered the wive wire antenna 2 weeks ago before I finally ordered it I was trying to get information on it to see if it was a scam I asked on cord cutters an tv fools nobody answered me back good or bad I just wanted to see if anyone bought one my research came up empty all I had to go by was there web site an there custermer reports an I found you guys but it’s to late iam calling them tomorrow to find out were… Read more »

Ira Madsen
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Ira Madsen

Same here. Only I learned they had DOUBLE BILLED MY CARD, too!
This antenna is trash, and the company is CRIMINAL!
Stay Away!

Ed
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Ed

I just ordered 2 of live wave units. Those cicksuckers better work it give money back.

Ira
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Ira

It won’t and they won’t. Chinese con artists. Expensive lesson. I learned it too. Everyone who has posted here has been scammed!

Ed
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Ed

I wish I would’ve seen this before ordered.

Julie Wiley
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Julie Wiley

They emailed me an address to return them to, so I Googled the address and it was the physical address of a post office. I’m not that stupid. So I read reviews online on High ya and others returned with tracking numbers and still didn’t get their refund. Co. Claims to have never received them. Hmm I wonder why. Probably bc they are sitting at all these post offices and they don’t know what to do with them. Save your return postage and start a lawsuit.

lon wing
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lon wing

This is a very good reporting. I hope every cable cutter reads it before they purchase an antenna .I am on the board of directors of a local UHF Translator, Selective TV in Alexandria Minnesota. We provide over 50 over the air channels to an area that is otherwise an over the air television dead zone as we are too far from any metro locations to receive signal. Selective TV is a non profit organization that went on the air in 1979 having been organized an funded by local citizens. The idea was and still is that if you use… Read more »

Gary Willard Jr.
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Gary Willard Jr.

How do i find out if their is an UHF translator in my area?

Lon Wing
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Lon Wing

There are a couple of websites that will help you figure that out, tvfool is one the other is nocable.com

Kelly
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Kelly

One thing you have to keep in mind is line of sight. If you’re surrounded by tall trees your not going to get anything more than you already have. It doesn’t matter what you buy or try it’s not likely to change. The trees grow taller constantly. I have tried everything possible without any luck. Al I have to show for it Isa couple hundred dollars wasted. Lons’ info is correct. Satellite providers say so in the commercials. So at least they don’t lie to you. Every year I have to tweak the dish because of the trees. Digital signals… Read more »

John Paul Little
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John Paul Little

I second the LiveWave scam. Tried to call two different phone numbers to return the product. No answer on either.

Antenna brought in 0 channels. None, not even a fuzzy local channel of any kind.

Don Day
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Don Day

If you are a dedicated cable cutter; it is best to buy an antenna at Walmart for $19.00 for local channels and subscribe to Sling, Netflix, etc. for everything else.

Ira Madsen
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Ira Madsen

Same. Only this unscrupulous concern CHARGED MY CARD TWICE!
Complete Ripoff!

LEE DUTRA
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LEE DUTRA

Tried a couple of these “miracle” antennas to no avail. I decided to make my own antenna and for about $5.00 made one that works better than all of them and as well as very expensive roof top iterations. Just check online for homemade TV antennas, there are several that work well. Depends on the room you have to accommodate them. Friends were amazed, so I made some for them as well.

John Galog
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John Galog

Can you send me details as to what you made. I’d like to try it! Please send to [email protected]

Jose Rivera
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Jose Rivera

If he send you the websites he used will u please send it to me as well

Larry Fostano
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Larry Fostano

Try Instructables.com they have several designs that work, it’s a consortium of DIYers that constantly build and test their designs, best of all it’s free.

Larry Fostano
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Larry Fostano

I have made several and they worked well. Read what had been written about antennas, good information , line of sight and the surrounding trees are some thing to consider. TvFool great site , tells you where to pint your antenna. If you do that and don’t get your channels, chances are you have an obstruction. If that’s the case and you can’t get past that obstacle then you won’t get channels,no expense antenna will help you

Carol J. Davis
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Carol J. Davis

I would like the instructions as well if you would be so kind. Thank you
[email protected]

Susan
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Susan

I have also ordered the live wave antenna on Feb 2 and I have yet to receive it

Larry Fostano
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Larry Fostano

http://WWW.instructables. com search for just another antenna

Jose Rivera
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Jose Rivera

I would love to know which site u went to check cause since i have 5 bedrooms thank God I read all the comments b4 ordering cause trust me i would call my credit card or my lawyer shoot I’ll report their assess to (BBB) if that’s how you spell it, cause if they had done that to me i don’t think I’ll be doing to much talking. Good luck everyone that’s going thru this ordeal.

Jean Byers
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Jean Byers

I was just scammed by live wave antennas. They took my money and never sent my 3 antennas. A lot of money for nothing. It supposedly uses the wires in the house to access the signal. Made sense but did not get anything. Please advise people of the SCAM thanks

Scott
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Scott

Thank you I was just deciding to buy that live wave device I called the phone number to get some information just out of curiosity I set the phone down to wait to get a customer service three hours later I hung up I felt that it was A line of bull

Steve
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Steve

I was also scammed and I’ve tried sharing it on Facebook but all my negative comments are being deleted. Why are they allowed to do this

Debbie S Hibst
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Debbie S Hibst

Comcast/Xfinity is the only option provided by the apartment complex I live in. I have many channels available, but some I would like are only available for premium subscription. I can not afford that, would I be able to use this with Xfinity and get the channels not available to me without the upcharge with this device?? Thanks

Lon Wing
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Lon Wing

If you are asking if you can pick up over the air channels with an antenna it depends on where you live. If you are asking if you can use this device to get free premium channels the answer is no.

Aaron Christian
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Aaron Christian

Hey email [email protected] . I get my TV service from them. $40/month. They offer a 3 day free trial so you try before you buy! Good luck! Hope that helps!

Ben Robbins
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Ben Robbins

The FCC states that no town city landlord or home owners association can prohibit you from having an outdoor antenna. My landlord tried to keep me from having an outdoor antenna but I showed him the FCC rule about antennas and he allowed me to have an outdoor antenna. You will find it on FCC.GOV under tv antennas

Wayne Lewis Wood
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Wayne Lewis Wood

sling tv is direct tv

Louis DiMeglio
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Umm. No it isn’t. Sling is owned by Dish. DirecTV competes with their DirecTV Now product.

Stephanie Greene
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Stephanie Greene

Thank you very much for your article. It is very helpful and straightforward!

c. nicholls
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c. nicholls

Looked into to Live wave , as seems like their are more dishonest companies on the web than honest ones. I went to their website to read about a guarantee or refund policy……First red flag.. they are in the Netherlands. So FCC laws & consumer protection we have in the U.S. don’t apply. Red flag #2 line 23 says items “sold as is “” no returns or refunds” then line 24 sets out their return policy ( you mean the return policy that doesn’t ex hist ??) HUH ??? Red flag #3 looked for a phone number for customer service… Read more »

LC Fults Jr
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LC Fults Jr

Not true I had a run in with Livewave I never went thru with the purchase but it show up on my PayPal account anyway I file a complaint with PayPal in their resolution center guess what they went in their favor now I am screw out of 49.00 dollars and can’t reopen it .so now I don’t deal with PayPal it happen tome twice with them I guess the couple of bucks they get from sell means a lot too them to do the honest thing

Keith parsons
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Keith parsons

Do not trust PayPal, they will lie to you and tell you what you want to hear but will do absolutely nothing if it will cost them money. I lost a great deal of money with this company because of an unscrupulous person conned me and PayPal sided with him even though I proved I was in the right.

Ira Madsen
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Ira Madsen

Don’t believe it!
PayPal has been jerking me around for WEEKS!

sue
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sue

Thanks all for the live wave reports, you saved me my money.

Kenneth Miller
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Kenneth Miller

Ain’t kidding. Saved me a load of money. It pays to read. Thank all of you for your honesty and reporting.

PA Petry
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PA Petry

Just watched a video promoting the “Lightwave” antenna that plugs into a electrical outlet for a “whole house antenna.” The video talks about a woman who cares for veterans is heartbroken because she cannot afford her cable TV bills and the poor vets will have to go without. Oh, the tragedy! It shows lonely old guys staring out windows. An older woman with tears streaming down her cheek. And then it talks about an altruistic doctor who comes up with an invention to save the poor woman and the veterans with new technology! You guessed it: the Lightwave antenna.

Doubtful Dan
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Doubtful Dan

This Livewave thing had me wondering from the start. You look at an antenna on the roof and it is bare metal. No plastic or rubber around it. You say that’s silly that would stop the reception. Very good. So, we take this marvel of new technology and plug it into a live 120 volt outlet (This in itself did not encourage my trust in their planning.) So you plug it in to an insulated wire that is in the wall or under your floor or in your attic then goes outside. But at no time is it bare wire.… Read more »

richard
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richard

i cmae to this site to verify LIVE WAVE antennas. i caught them in a lie right off the bat. in the short video that appeared in my facebook account . it says that the technology was developed by a group of MIT STUDENTS and Jeff Bezos of Amagon decided to fund them. Then when i dug into the information a little bit more , it claims that 3 engineers in tokyo japan developed the technology . They can not even get their own story straight . Thank you all who commented here about the LIVE WAVE antenna not working..… Read more »

Bill
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Bill

Another scam that goes after people that want to believe that if it’s too good to be true, it is. In the end, there are real products you can use to get your signal for OTA.

BEVERLY FLOYD
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BEVERLY FLOYD

I live in the Virginia Mountains. I got an antenna from Walmart and another from Amazon. Both have electrical “amplifiers”. I was thrilled to get 16 over-the-air channels on my HDTV. I think they are worth it, but if you expect CNN or HBO you will be disappointed.

John
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John

The ad I saw said the technology was “invented” by an Army Veteran! Add that to the pile of “inventors”!

Kerry
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Kerry

The ad on Facebook that I viewed said it was engineered by NASA and that a family ask how it was created and since it was supposedly invented with tax payers money they had to tell how it was made so the family took the idea had it patented and it became Live Wave What a crock so glad I didn’t waste my money

Joe
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Joe

Livewave is a scam I got 0 channels

David Turone
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David Turone

Great work, very informative. I was a contractor for many years and really know how things work. If, like you said, people would stop and think a little bit they would realize why it’s called “cable TV”!

Ralph
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Ralph

Wow. Also came here to verify the plug 🔌 antenna. Video I saw was “invented by an electrical engineer…”. Wow, these guys can’t even settle on one BS story line. They have to come up with multiple! Great reporting. I’ll stick to my attic amplified antenna. It gets me about 18 HDTV channels. Enough for my short attention span.

Raye Reagan
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Will an amplified antenna in the attic work with a metal roof? Ty

Michael Calvert
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Michael Calvert

Glad I looked. Felt foolish after realizing the obvious impossibilities involved with Livewave. As soon as I read about cable companies not broadcasting any signal, I was like, “Well, no sh:t, Sherlock. I already knew that.”

I’m sure Ajit Pai and Jeff Whitaker will be all over this scam. Right.

keith
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keith

just use an IPTV, onestep is great. only drawback is no local channels

Terry
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Terry

Those “turn your whole house into a TV antenna” devices have been around since the 1960’s, if not before. They are just a couple of small capacitors between the coaxial cable or twinlead from the TV and the AC line. The AC power lines in most homes have VERY high levels of radio frequency noise from all the devices plugged into your walls (and your neighbor’s, too). Not a good place to attempt to get a weak TV or radio signal. And yes, if one of those capacitors fails, your TV will have 120 volts or more connected to the… Read more »

Tim
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Tim

I’m a former government signal intercept specialist. Being about 20 miles from Chicago, I bought a nice old-style rooftop antenna and bolted it to my chimney. Then I ran a coax down into an antenna amplifier, then to the TV’s. At last count, we’re getting about 80 nice clear digital channels from Chicago, Joliet and Gary off the air. No cable channels, but I really don’t care about that anyway, not having cable for the 25 years I’ve owned my house. I reported the LiveWave ad Facebook put on my home feed to Facebook as a scam. There’s absolutely no… Read more »

Michaĺ
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Michaĺ

Anyone try to hook up with the email in the Livewave ad for updated terms of service or general questions?? What I hot on every link provided!!

Webpage not available

The webpage at mailto:[email protected]?ffdomain=funnel.lc-track.com&s1=Destro-SinlaoMedia-LiveWave&_ga=2.85821337.1246740356.1549944660-27146984.1549944660 could not be loaded because:

net::ERR_UNKNOWN_URL_SCHEME

Michaĺ
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Michaĺ

So glad I found this site this is the same add I have seen now in the past week from 3 different companies. All the pricing and bonus buy 2 get one free show up exactly the same on each.

Gary
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Gary

The LiveWave promotion invites me to enter my zip code to find out if I qualify, and to see how many channels are available in my area. (Amazingly 😉 I qualify, and the display shows me logos for 23 networks/channels– some broadcast, some cable, e.g. Hallmark, CNN, History, HBO– and “657 More” as if their antenna will receive all those. I suppose all those channels might be available to cable subscribers in my area. No reviewers, however, claim that upon plugging in their new antenna, they received any channel they desired from the several hundred that might be out there.… Read more »

leesa
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leesa

I am using ROKU on my TV only pay for i ternet service no cable service will buyin g one of the antennas at Walmart I am reading about on these replies, help me get news channels or any local channels? I watch SLING and NETFLIX on my ROKU but do not have news chnnels to watch Thank you in advance for any advice

Jon Ripley
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Jon Ripley

Notes: Any antenna will only receive local channels. A directional UHF antenna on your roof (about $50, not including the mast (pole)) might reach out 60 miles. Mine does. That’s about as good as it gets. As far as the clearwave antenna that plugs in the wall, I see from the pictures that the power leads are dummy’s, only intended for holding it securely in the socket. The neutral line is metal. That must be what they are using for the whole house antenna. I don’t see how the antenna knows to use the whole house, why not the whole… Read more »

Mark
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Mark

I ordered LiveWave yesterday and used PayPal/AMEX. I read through theses comments and decided to cancel my order. I called the number listed on my order confirmation “United States (toll-free): +1 855 282 8073 ” and spoke to a person who cancelled my order after offering me a 30% discount to change my mind. I had bought 3 for $73.75. I have already got notification from PayPal of the refund at the full amount $73.75.
Thanks for all the comments and reviews. Glad I got mine canceled and refunded.

jeff k
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jeff k

So glad I looked at reviews FIRST! I was 5 minutes away from buying the 3 for $73.75 deal. WOW, I started the day calling COX to find out how much it would be if I got rid of the TV portion of my bundle. Then I asked them about the Livewave deal. He just said to do my research first. He was right! I hope some day this type of technology will be around and actually WORK!

SHANE MAXFIELD
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this technology is fake and will never work. it can’t be advanced upon because it is “fake” tech. hey want to see how i discovered we are surrounded by spaceships that are cloaked, nothing hollywood has ever done tops this stuff. http://www.facebook.com/alienworldsincolor .. oh and say hello if you decide to take a look. nothing like this has never before conceived. these ships are as big as several miles and have roadways, buildings and technology in these ships silently cruising by. .

Dennis Clark
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Dennis Clark

Assuming you are in range, spend $20.00 from Walmart for the local channels and subscribe to SlingTV for the rest for $25/00 month. You can add cloud DVR for $5.00 and additional channel packages for $5.00. I pay $35.00 a month and love it! My DirecTV was $100.00 month.

Tcojc Warsaw
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Tcojc Warsaw

I also was about to order the Live wave, but I thought that I should look at the reviews first, So glad that I did. I have a antenna I purchased from Walmart for 12.99 I can get 10 channels perfect. That is enough for me.

Larry
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Larry

LiveWave antenna is a scam. I fell for this one. Tried it on two tv’s and got NO channels. One an older set, but the other is a new Samsung Smart TV. The set did an extensive search and found nothing.

EDWIN Dennis
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I ordered a liveware antenna and amplifier: they tried to charge me for 3 antennas.. I got that straight at the bank. Now, no response from liveware; no order number; no phone number or anyway to contact them. No equipment has arrived and no input as to if it has been shipped. Yep- I’m pissed . Why don’t we just get the government to shut down all shipping from them! Worth a try! I would like to go”class action” against these as-holes ! I am a disabled Vietnam veteran and would like to win something in my life- ha–a..!!! [email protected]

Lucien Vaillancourt
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Lucien Vaillancourt

Livewave worked for me. I had a bar type antenna that I placed on top of my TV which worked pretty good. With the bar, I did find that some of the channels were intermittent and pixelated. I saw the ad for the Livewave antenna and thought I would give it a try. I received it and set it up. After searching for channels I picked up all (about 20) of the available local OTA channels. The picture clarity of the digital channels is great. Crystal clear! If you are expecting to get cable channels I can tell you that… Read more »

Cris
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Cris

I was gonna give this a shot. I did not order the amplifier and live 35 miles from one tower and 40 from the one opposite. Do you live close to your towers ? My order is on hold and they have responded daily to my emails except for the 18th which was a holiday.

IraMad
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IraMad

Are you a company troll?
Live wave CANNOT work. Long wire antennas work with short-wave, BUT with an electronic tuner! LW claims to use the ground wire as a long wire. NOT POSSIBLE!
In addition, after being bilked by this company, I took the item they sent me apart…NOTHING! It’s a plastic shell with a coax connector. Period. It’s a direct-connect to ground!
I DO NOT BELIEVE anyone who says it works.
Because it can’t. Not possible.
DO NOT BUY LIVEWAVE!!

Richard Stachowski
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Richard Stachowski

As soon as I saw a picture of it being in the TV service buiseness for 50 years it looked to me like it iconsisted of some 50 cent capacitors to block out the 60 cycle on your line and pass what ever signal your ac line will pick up. it.s worth about 3 dollars from what I see.

claude heck
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claude heck

live wave is a fraud , got one ordered got 4 and an hdtv amplifer , intotal 4 ants and one amp. not coustomer service and pay pal said nothing they could do, well there was one thing paypal did. let the charges stand , after a dispute , pay pal said from my order history they think i did order 4 and the amp. i told them well just j keep thinking i will pay the bill and see what that gets you , so if thinking works against me then it will work for me , so keep… Read more »

Milo P. Gurd
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Milo P. Gurd

I checked the office address in Wilmington on Google and found that the antenna company and the insole company are both part of Swell eComm Enterprises LLC. Google that company and check out the BBB info!!

R Park
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R Park

I would always read online reviews before I bought anything that cost more then 10 dollars! There will never be an antenna that will get You cable channels, unless they are over the air ones! Not unless it has a box that is hacked to the brim! and no inside antenna is going to get You anymore over the air channels then the old UHF loop, and rabbit VHF ears, it’s not gonna happen! Yes with a plugin amplifier, like others mentioned You might pull in more over the air signals, and even boost the ones You already get, but… Read more »

R Park
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R Park

Me again! I forgot to mention something! I own a Roku! it has tons of free shows! Here is just a few of it’s APPS! This is for those who cut the cord, but still has internet! LOL! Roku has it’s own App channel, full of movies and older TV shows! It’s called what else? The Roku Channel! Then there is a App channel called Pluto TV! it’s app platform looks just like the ones cable companies use, no you won’t see TBS,TNT,USA,HBO or ESPN, but let me tell You, what they do have is pretty great! They have like… Read more »

Roger L Tanis
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Roger L Tanis

Thank you for the reports on live wave, I just saved and a friend of mine just saved a lot of money because we were going to buy 6 of these. Thank you very much

Don
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Don

LiveWave double billed me then told me I’d receive an e-mail when my product shipped. The email and product never came.

Thankfully my credit card company cancelled the billing.

LiveWire’s customer service e-mail and phone NEVER REPLIED OR ANSWERED!

SCAM !!!

Tom Chandler
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Tom Chandler

If you receive a product that doesn’t work as advertised and the seller won’t respond positively to your complaint, simply file a chargeback complaint with the credit card company. Consumer credit card purchases are protected by law in the USA.. DO this within a month after receiving,, there are time limits unless it has proven to be a scam. Many credit card chargebacks can be filed online through your credit card account – just takes a few minutes – find the original transaction and file a dispute..in most cases, the credit card company will credit your account in a couple… Read more »

Nick Cellino
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Nick Cellino

Yes, companies that promote the Elite HD antenna are misleading the public by suggesting that viewers can watch all their favorite channels. These over the air antennas can not pick up cable or satellite channels. Some ads even show mages of HBO, TNT, etc. which is clearly false advertising. However, It must be stressed that there are many excellent indoor antennas that pull in hundreds of channels with crystal clear HD quality, better than cable. One such antenna is the the Winegard FlatWave Amped HDTV Indoor Antenna – FL5500A that costs about $60.00. I installed one for a friend in… Read more »

MICHAEL GESCHWIND
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MICHAEL GESCHWIND

Yes you are right there are many good ones. But it’s the bad ones and misleading ones we are after, like live wire. I’m butt hurt because I am usually very careful and let my guard down this time. Maybe things will work out, but I am not counting on it.

Ronald Neiling
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Pure junk. Do not waste your money. Zero channels. Rabbit ears pulled in more stations. What a scam.

Tony Richards
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Tony Richards

I use a cheap Mohu for over a year now and have no issues. About 27 channels, all clear, most 1080 and closed caption too.

Keith
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Keith

The livewave “antenna” is a total scam, too!

Spinoza Dsilva
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Spinoza Dsilva

What a rip off glad I saw this b4 I purchased that live wave junk.

Gene Sky
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Gene Sky

Gene Sky , [email protected] Here is a list of Honest Tv Antenna Sellers. http://www.channelmaster.com , I rate Channel Master as Number 1 with the Truth. Channel Master has been around for many years. http://www.antennasdirect.com , AntennasDirect has Quality Products , however tends to overstate situations. As an example , the antenna helps power reception through trees , <– a true statement , however that is what Tv antennas do any way. http://www.winegard.com , Winegard has Quality Products. Winegard has been around for many years and in recent times tends not say much one way or the other about their Tv… Read more »

Gene Sky
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Gene Sky

Gene Sky , [email protected]

Many Humans do not know what Broadband Internet Providers are available at a reception location.

Here is a Honest information service.

http://www.broadbandnow.com

gordon
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gordon

Go to youtube and a good old country boys shows how to make you own antennas hes the best. .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrRiBomPih8

Elias Markham
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Elias Markham

I purchased the livewave antenna after seeing the ad on Facebook. It said that shipping would take two to three weeks. So I contacted them after 2 weeks. They told me they would give me an update the following week with my tracking information. They never gave me the update. But after emailing them a second time they said they needed to confirm my address to make sure that it was shipped correctly. They then said I would be provided tracking information as soon as it was shipped. Two more weeks passed by and I still never received any more… Read more »

Doug
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Doug

In my opinion, it is time to hold sites like Facebook accountable for the fraudulent advertising on their sites. It is not that hard to vet some of this junk.

IraMad
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IraMad

Sorry, but PAYPAL won’t do Didley for you!
Read these postings! Everyone who disputed the LIVEWAVE transaction, says PAYPAL sides with the company, not the buyer. They are paid by the seller, after all.
If PAYPAL does get you a refund…
Please come back here and let us know.
You will be the first!

Sylvia L Seward
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I NEVER Even recieved Mine! I want my bucks bac

Sylvia L Seward
Guest

NO response to any of my calls to the suposed customer service agents. I was had and NoW I am In fighting mode

Sylvia L Seward
Guest

Good for you Elias

Reginald Woods
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Reginald Woods

Don’t purchase livewave its a scam piece of plastic say it using your house wiring it only using the ground wire and that depends on how your house ground is wired don’t buy unless you can talk to the electrician or company who wired your house.

Cynthia Dodge
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Cynthia Dodge

I purchased “Live Wave” – A plug-in that claimed to get you 100’s of channels… Not only does this NOT exist, I lost over $60 and they were about to take more out of my account when I caught on – Needless to say, I never recovered my money, but they didn’t get anymore out of my account either. I found they have a few addresses in Delaware USA and when they take funds out of your account it shows a Great Britain phone number where my money was routed to! BIG SCAM that left me feeling my money may… Read more »

Daniel Baxter
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Daniel Baxter

I’m more the pest to these scammers because along with writing about it here i am also reporting these ads to relevant authorities. I live in a second (top) floor apt. I tried one of these $20 RCA flat panel antennas and get maybe 3 channels. I also live far from any major cities. I ended up buying an $80 exterior antenna, put it on a 10″ piece of conduit and strapped it to the railing on my balcony. 20 channels and for as little as i watch tv its great. I would urge everyone scammed to report these businesses… Read more »

Eddie
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Eddie

Intuitive inventions offers a new antenna does this work as advertised?

John Lodge
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John Lodge

Eddie, Don’t bother with all of those Antenna “DEALS” most of them are total JUNK. Secondly there is no such thing as a “DIGITAL” antenna, most antennas labelled “DIGITAL” only receive UHF. In Rochester and most Markets you need a Combination VHF/UHF antenna. Unless you live within 5-10 miles of a Televisions’ Actually transmitter, Indoor antennas are seldom a good solution. There are two website’s I would recommend, antennaweb.org/ or http://www.tvfool.com/ both sites will generate a report based on your address showing you what is available to your location OTA, along with where to point an antenna as well as… Read more »

Jane Grenon
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Jane Grenon

I ordered my live wave antenna on Jan 24 and just received it today on March 22. I had gotten through to customer service 2 weeks ago and they said it would be here in 2 days. I was so happy when it arrived today and immediately set about setting it up. First I had to move furniture to try and get reception. All set up and reception was awful no matter where I aimed the antenna. The 2 channels I wanted to watch most, ion tv and History channel were no where to be found. Decided to move furniture… Read more »

Louis DiMeglio
Guest

Umm History is a cable channel, not OTA. You won’t get that with the largest antenna in the world.

Mike
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Mike

Have you tested “Live Wave” antennas.
It plugs into a electrical wall outlet, then uses your house wiring as an antenna.

Laura
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Laura

Thank you for taking time to inform us so throughly! What about LiveWire?

Louis DiMeglio
Guest

LiveWire is the worst of them. Doesn’t even function as a basic antenna.

Kenneth Thomas
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Kenneth Thomas

My home is surrounded by trees, so even satellite signal did not get through. What a.antenna can you use

Bonnie Berry
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Bonnie Berry

Ordered in January still waiting

Robert Norwood
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Robert Norwood

Hello! You are not going to replace what you get from cable with an antenna end of story. There is only one way to decrease your cable bill and get more choices. First, you must use an internet connection. Second you need a device like a Kodi box or, In my case because it can utilise a network connection, a BlueRay player. Spring boarding from there, there are services, some free some costing that host just about everything there is to see on TV. How does this save? First, in order to get any variety, movies, etc. out of a… Read more »

Lon F
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Scammed by Live Wave, ordered 23 Feb 19… have nothing yet and after reading, I don’t expect much.

Debbie
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Debbie

I also ordered livewave. Over a month ago. Still nothing, not even an email with expected delivery. Called customer service, operator there (in Philippines) said on back order. Told me it will be several weeks. And then that it would ship from HONG KONG. That should add another 2 weeks to my wait time!

I also would be interested in class action lawsuit.

Rain Worx
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Rain Worx

In Canada we now have “Cee Voo Antenna”, “CutCordsNow Antenna” & “Truesignaltv” Antenna” – same crap different pile! Consumers BEWARE! Cable companies over the air???…really?! NO antenna can pickup 85% of cable signals from underground and there are no “cable waves” in the air.

Thank you all for sharing the truth….too bad we couldn’t do more to these parasites!

Diana Kelly
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Diana Kelly

I filed with my bank to get my money back after returning the junk— they told my bank they never got it! So my bank is not returning my money. If there is a class action suit, count me in. They need to be stopped

Ira Madsen
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Ira Madsen

We would have to find them first.

Ross Stephenson
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Ross Stephenson

There are many types of scams AND they are developing their presentations extremely well,
Beware of ” this is the best pitch ” and sites that only sell through their site.

Rain Worx
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Rain Worx

I agree Ross S. ….they are going way over the top lately and attempting to do it very well, claiming NASA and the military developed this “AMAZING” technology and some Japanese Scientist Asaka Takegi: “Reveals How To Watch Any Movie, Show or TV Channel For FREE in HD”.

Basically, the more “AMAZING” it is….the further from the truth they travel! RUN

Jeff foland
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Jeff foland

The live wave antenna is a joke it took two months to receive and it does not work

Mark Cappellanti
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Mark Cappellanti

Waited 2 months and only got it shipped after threatening to cancel the order. Product is worthless to me and I live in an open area not 30 miles from the towers. Don’t waste your money.

Sharon Papp
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Sharon Papp

LIVEWAVE antenna is a big ripoff and I am so mad that I fell for their scam. I waited 2 months for it to arrive and plugged it in like the directions said… nothing. I called them so I could see about a return/refund and was never able to speak to a person. I hope someone will go after these people as they seem to have ripped off a lot of people! One very unhappy customer!

Michael r geschwind
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Michael r geschwind

I ordered my live wave on Feb 1st. I received it yesterday and just hooked it up. Like I expected it was worthless. I like many other people spent good money on a piece of crap. Yes I got taken buyer be aware. Sigh
NOT HAPPY

Doug
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Doug

These scams work because they fit the all-too-common “give me something for nothing” mentality that is so prevalent nowadays. Just stick to the old addage, “if it sounds too good to be true, it is” and you will be well served.

Diana Kelly
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Diana Kelly

They also work because they lie to the banks who we turn to to get our money back! If we return stuff, they claim not to have received it, they claim they gave back 65% of what we paid but gave back nothing, when a complaint is filed with the BBB (Better Business Bureau), the cases are closed because these companies simply ignore anything from the BBB and when they don’t respond the BBB can’t go any further! I am at a loss who to go to next!

Marv Duncan
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Marv Duncan

Good luck with the class action. These people are out of business in a few months. Then pop up with a new name but the same old gimmick. Clear Cast is now advertising as Cee Voo. And the wording of their ad, along with graffics, is identical to the previous Clear Cast ads. They’re prevalent on many web sites now, including Fox News and others. Banks seldom stand behind the credit card user in these kinds of situations. There is virtually no way to get your money back if you’ve bought one of these things. Chalk it up to experience.… Read more »

BETTY JEAN WEAVER
Guest

LIVEWAVE IS A BUNCH OF THIEVES AND LIES..GODS GOING TO JUDGE THEM AND IT’S NOT GOING TO BE GOOD FOR THEM.

steven macisaac
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steven macisaac

got our livewave yesterday hooked it up………………
works great

Ira Madsen
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Ira Madsen

I don’t believe you.
Are you a company shill?
I took one apart. There is nothing, no electronics, no NOTHING! Antennas must be tuned to the receiving frequency. Otherwise, everyone would just connect a long wire to their TVs. It is not possible for this to work!
NOT POSSIBLE!

Michael Hoffman
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Michael Hoffman

I received mine the other day and it works great here and picks up more channels than I expected.

Australian TV Antennas
Guest

This is very true I have come across this myself a bit lately. Good to spread the word so buyers can beware

donald c sweeney
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donald c sweeney

Don’t waste your time. I got more channels with several other hd antennas for half the price.

Irma Elena
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Irma Elena

I purchased one
I was billed and sent three
What can I do to get a refund?
Just recieved it on Tuesday April 9 2019
Hooked up 5 channels came in!
What can I do??
Help!!

Diana Kelly
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Diana Kelly

Good luck getting a refund. Best bet is to go through your credit card company. I got a partial refund that way. I filed a complaint with the Better Business and it was closed due to no response from the company. They did say they have had a dramatic increase in complaints recently. Best of luck…

Julie B Long
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Julie B Long

I bought 3 Live Wave antennas and didn’t get a single channel. Emailed them and asked to return them and they offered suggestions for me to try. Nothing worked. Emailed them again and asked to return them and they offered me a 30% discount to keep the items. Why would I take a discount on a product that doesn’t work? My daughter’s birthday was coming up and I was busy planning for that so it was a few weeks before I emailed them again and asked to return them once again. They told me I couldn’t return them because I… Read more »

DK
Guest
DK

Contact your bank or credit card company to get part if not all your money back

Nick
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Nick

Maybe it would be better going after guys like “Jack here”
and sites like this

https://best-hd-antenna.com

https://best-hd-antenna.com/livewave-antenna-review/

that are actively promoting and encouraging people to buy these things
with their fake reviews.

Chris
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Chris

@Phillip Dampier: Just checked an ad on our company web-site (damn you Google Ads!), then stumbled over your fine investigation here. I just wanted wo say that it was a good read and I will show this all people I know, because education about cable tv and air tv seems a bit rare nowadays. Thank you for going a bit deeper into the topic, even the comment section here is a valuable source of information as some tech guys are present here! Also nice: Live-Wave still has the footwear-terms on their site, these guys are REALLY lazy… Keep up the… Read more »

Phil
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Phil

I know it’s hard to say it – “But fools and their money are easily parted”
We’ve had these same scams doing the rounds in the UK for the last year. We get loads of free (junk) channels anyway (a few in HD)
I think people should research what they are buying before clicking “buy it now” on any product and not just dodgy aerials!

John Berry
Guest

Free Signal TV is a US company located in Burlington, KY that manufacturers high-quality long distance OTA Antenna products and mobile entertainment equipment. Unfortunately, many consumers have recently been scammed by the outlandish claims of these “Fly by Night” antenna companies – and our company often receives calls about the products they purchased online that were not delivered or the consumer was overcharged for a nearly worthless item. Unfortunately, these companies are also directing some consumers to our company for complaints. We welcome anyone who’s been disappointed by these products to contact us through our Customer Care phone number 859-250-9538… Read more »

Al Ardowski
Guest

Hay did anyone own or purchase the Lava antenna I been scammed to many times iam looking for some reports good or bad not from there company from the public thank you

Doug
Guest
Doug

Google the antenna. Read the reviews of people who have installed it and have experience with it. I have read that it MIGHT work for you, but may be more trouble than it’s worth. Do yourself a favor. Go to the AVS Forums, find / read the forum for your TV Market, and post your tvfool report in the thread for your market. The folks there will recommend an antenna setup for you, based on the stations you want to receive.

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/45-local-hdtv-info-reception/

Al
Guest
Al

I purchased 2 Live Wave Antennas and an amplifier to so call boost the signal which was a joke and a ripoff . I hooked up the Live Wave antennas and received 4 channels but when I hooked up the Amplifier to receive more channels it actually worked in the opposite way it only received 2 channels that were scrambled and pixelated . The Amplifier is a scam and doesn’t work at all . This equipment is not worth looking into . I also tried a normal old set of rabbit ear antenna and I received 4 channels after setting… Read more »

Dennis Hicks
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Dennis Hicks

Live wave antennas is the biggest scam that I have ever fallen for, ordered 3 at a special price and they shipped me 6 and charged me twice , the sad part is that they don’t even work .ripped off,off,off,off,off,off. Be ware

Roger Freeman
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Roger Freeman

Why aren’t the scammers forbidden to advertise crap like this to rip off consumers they’re just as bad as the cable companies that have been doing it to the public for many many years

Luke Dawn
Guest

Nice information you shared in the post. Networking hardware, also known as network equipment or computer networking devices, are physical devices which are required for communication and interaction between devices on a computer network. Specifically, they mediate data in a computer network.

Cas
Guest
Cas

Are these antennas dangerous? Like the proposed 5g?

Louis DiMeglio
Guest

Dangerous? 5G Dangerous? No issue, a little tinfoil tented and placed on your head protects you.

Dennis Hanks
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Dennis Hanks

Satwave is a load of crap. I made the mistake of ordering one. I waited over a MONTH . When they said it was delivered they sent it to the wrong location in the wrong state. There is no way to contact them and they ripped me off for almost 50 bucks. Don’t buy into there BS. If it sounds to good to be true it is.

Gerald P Thursby
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Gerald P Thursby

I was suckered. I’ll bet I could get a better signal using a paperclip.

Wayne Bucknell
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Wayne Bucknell

I sent it back,did not work on my T.V and still
Did not get my money back,it’s been about a month.

Dina Chan
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Dina Chan

Thank you for this important tip, allowing consumers to be aware of scams out there. There should be complaints filed against those companies making these ads. Anyway the newswest one that I almost bought is named ” CutCordsNow”. This time, they are using some Japanese name , and the new rule into effect is in 2019. The rest of the story is identical to the one listed above.

Phil Pinkerton
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Phil Pinkerton

Got 3 to share with family.
Cable that was included has three ends, tried all combinations no channels
I have an outdoor 360 degree HDTV antenna works great even in the house but do not want to drill holes for cable. That’s why I gave this a shot…

The cable looks like a T not clear which end goes where

Bummed

alan jacoby
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alan jacoby

Thanks all you guys i was ready to hit the buy button!! Sounds like more b/s to me THANKS AL

Arron
Guest

If you are looking stable internet at your location, then Irgdigital.com is providing best internet deals of 2019. You choose according to need at IRG Digital.

Teresa
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Teresa

I too ordered a livewave TV antenna. Of course, I was tricked into buying three for $101.41 and it took four weeks to get the cheap imitation of an antenna. I was able to get some channels part way but they were pixilated badly. I contacted them to return antennas and they said instead how about we give you a 30% discount and you can save the money to send it back. I said no I wanted my entire refund. You guess it, I returned all three at a tune of $14.95 for shipping and although I have a receipt… Read more »

Diana Kelly
Guest
Diana Kelly

These people give you just enough time for all complaints to expire-then still refuse a refund. They know all the scamming tricks. I am out $125 to this piece of junk company. There has to be some way to get your money back from them. BBB doesn’t work, PAYPAL doesn’t work, credit card companies don’t work, attorney generals don’t work—- any other ideas?

Lee c.
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Lee c.

Great story and details. I am Ssooo fed up with poor and costly comcast service and was disappointed to learn that there does not seem to be a good alternative but, it’s better than also being ripped off by buying a near-worthless product. Thanks.

Arron
Guest

Gene [email protected]
You are saying right but my best experience with Irgdigital.com
If you are living in any rural area in the USA, then you call them, they will tell you which service operates in your area.

George Kern
Guest

I completely agree that the old rabbit ears are still better than all these so-called HDTV antennas. They worked well with the old analog TVs and continued to work just as well with digital broadcasts when the converters came along. The problem now is not that anybody needs a new antenna. The problem now is that TV manufacturers have taken away the mounts for the rabbit ears. If somebody, anybody would give me a place to put the rabbit ears, I’d snap it up in a minute! They don’t do any good lying on the floor next to the TV… Read more »

Daniel selvaggio
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Daniel selvaggio

I am using an antenna I got from Walmart and it gives me 65 channels working great.the only thing to remember is where you mount it find out where the nearest broadcasting tower is and point the antenna in that direction.the antennas in the 20 dollar range work the best. Hope this helps.

Karolyn Hardaway
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Karolyn Hardaway

ClearView is now called LiveWave. Just read an ad and the wording was almost identical to ClearView. Glad I saw your article. Our telephone co-op is installing fiber optics and we plan on buying a Roku streaming stick but need a new antenna—not LiveWave. We live so far out in the country we only get over the air TV – no cable or DSL. Thanks for sharing

Evie Williams
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Evie Williams

These brokers really had me for almost all of my life savings, it started with small investments and really strong assurances, although they let me withdraw once a very minute amount but really and truly I had been elaborately taken for almost everything. After trying severally to get my money back, through a different department from my brokers company I was feeling distraught. Then I came across Binaryoptionassetrecovery (DOT) (COM) on a forum different people left positive reviews and then I contacted the admin on the site, honestly I had to really take my time in making sure I wasn’t… Read more »

Sarah Hearn-vonFoersyer
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Sarah Hearn-vonFoersyer

I appreciate very much the information in this article. I will check out units in the store first.

Heidi Pokusa
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Heidi Pokusa

It depresses me immensely

Paul Dickinson
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Paul Dickinson

I’ve received antenna but I cancelled it. No invoice, nothing to say where it come from

mark
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hi
i order a brite tv alairl thay took 4 payments out of my bank no e mail from them nothing this is a SCAM do not bye thay will take your money from ur bank as much as thay can but you get nothing from them its a big scam.

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HarryMup

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Tinman98
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Tinman98

To all you people bemoaning how you got “scammed” into buying this worthless antenna; how are we supposed to feel sorry for you? Was it not your own GREED that got you into this pickle? Were you not trying to get something for FREE that you know everyone else in the world has to pay for? How could you NOT recognize the old saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”? In your haste to grab something for free (cable TV signals), did you not even take a few seconds to try and search it on… Read more »

Becky
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Becky

I finally got an antenna (not the one I originally wanted is it went out of stock when I went to order it) but even though it claims our area supposed to get several channels we only get three which would be fine with me if one of them was CBS cuz that’s the channel 99% of my shows are on

John Houston
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John Houston

People tend to be ignorant of anything to do with science which includes over-air transmission of TV signals. A tiny piece of junk made for $0.50 in China and sold for $20.00 U.S. isn’t going to get you much, especially in areas poorly-served by over-air signals. Real antennas from companies like Channel Master coupled to a good amplifier will allow you to capture whatever channels are within reasonable range and broadcast with sufficient power. No cable-delivered channels will be received.

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