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Antennacraft Colorstar C490 HDTV/VHF/UHF/FM Antenna

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Product Summary

Own the airwaves.

Pull in a solid HD signal with Antennacraft's Colorstar C490 antenna. The C490 features Channel Spanner® Technology that helps eliminate unwanted out-of-phase UHF signals from the UHF drive system and the VHF/UHF Isolation Network with UHF Dipole helps isolate VHF/UHF signals. It's pre-assembled and easy to install.

  • Up to 100 mile VHF range; 60 plus mile UHF range*
  • Channel Spanner Technology helps eliminate out-of-phase UHF signals, resulting in better reception
  • Easy "snap-open" assembly
  • Includes "no-tilt" U-bolt clamp and 300/75 ohm matching transformer
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Disclaimer: *Mileage based on optimum conditions over flat, open terrain. Transmitting antenna height and power and receiving antenna height and placement, will also effect overall results.

What's in the box

  • Antennacraft® Colorstar C490
  • U-bolt
  • 300/75 ohm matching transformer
  • User's guide
 

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Antennacraft Colorstar C490 HDTV/VHF/UHF/FM Antenna
 
4.5

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong signal (43)
  • Easy to set up (30)
  • Durable (21)
  • Attractive (8)
  • Fine-tuning (7)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (15)
  • Bad reception / weak antenna (3)
  • Unattractive design (3)

Best Uses

  • Attic/roof mount (36)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (30), Enthusiast (15), Power user (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

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5.0

fantastic reception!

By Mitch

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Casual User

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Strong Signal

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Attic/Roof Mount

    Comments about Antennacraft Colorstar C490 HDTV/VHF/UHF/FM Antenna:

    Installed the antenna in my attic. I used 3 pieces of small rope to suspend it from the rafters. Ran a coax cable to tv, done! This antenna has so much better reception than the small room antennas.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great Antenna

    By Big Joe

    from Lake Orion, mi

    About Me Casual User

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Strong Signal

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Attic/Roof Mount

      Comments about Antennacraft Colorstar C490 HDTV/VHF/UHF/FM Antenna:

      I live 60 miles out of Detroit in Lake Orion mi. Reception is 100 times better than the small miricle antenna we tried at first. We get all available channels. No need to rotate the antenna. Just point it towards the city.

      Be careful putting up. It is large and can be damaged easily. Make sure to read the directions and dont let the phase wires touch the mount.
      If it doesn't work you probably damaged it during assembly or install.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Excellent product!

      By Catie

      from Near Tyler, TX

      About Me Casual User

      Pros

      • Strong Signal

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Antennacraft Colorstar C490 HDTV/VHF/UHF/FM Antenna:

          This antenna has a strong signal. I'm picking up Dallas stations at my home near Tyler. Easy install a few feet above my roof. Am happy with this purchase. No need to spend more.
          The only negative is that it is large.

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Very good antenna

          By Tommy T

          from White Lake NC

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fine-Tuning
          • Gets Good Reception
          • Strong Signal
          • Well built

          Cons

          • None Found

          Best Uses

          • Attic/Roof Mount

          Comments about Antennacraft Colorstar C490 HDTV/VHF/UHF/FM Antenna:

          Put this antenna up on a 17 foot mast and got very good reception; picking up channels out to 70 miles. I live on the eastern seaboard about 60 miles inland, so it is fairly flat terrain. I do have 70 foot pine trees on 2 sides of my house but they don't seem to hamper the signal. I added a radio shack signal amplifier and picked several more channels including one at 77 miles out (verified by TVFool.com using my home address) Then added a 2-way splitter from Radio Shack so I could use the same antenna on 2 TV's. With the amplifier I cannot tell I lost any signal. Bottom line- this is a very good antenna, and I have recommended it to my brother.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          simplified my life and saved me money

          By ozarker

          from in the country in the ozarks (heaven)

          About Me Power User

          Pros

          • Very Very Strong Signal

          Cons

          • None No Joke

          Best Uses

          • Chimmey Mount

          Comments about Antennacraft Colorstar C490 HDTV/VHF/UHF/FM Antenna:

          I value getting all channels in my area. I'm 65 miles out. Been useing pre-amp & amp to get to main tv and a booster to get to bedrooms. Went to new digital tv and lost 2 channels. Aint putting up with that. Tryed annother high rated one, didnt work. Local RS advised this one and didnt think it would work because it was shorter and cheaper. Glad I did. Not only getting all channels, no longer needing any amps or booters. Jest sweet raw signals. I am amazed and am getting very strong signals on all channels. Feeling blessed. Go for it man...

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          good product

          By Lovepeanut

          from Ten Mile, Tn

          About Me Casual User

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fine-Tuning
          • Strong Signal

          Cons

          • Unattractive Design

          Best Uses

            Comments about Antennacraft Colorstar C490 HDTV/VHF/UHF/FM Antenna:

            The lady at the store told us that it would not get out where we lived, well, it got out very good without a booster, we added a booster and ended up with 27 channels and they seems to be clearer than the satellite network that we had.

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            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works GREAT

            By Love the Tube

            from Georgia

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Strong Signal

            Cons

            • Unattractive Design

            Best Uses

              Comments about Antennacraft Colorstar C490 HDTV/VHF/UHF/FM Antenna:

              Set this unit up in my attic. Receiving STRONG signals 50+ miles south of Atlanta, GA. Sharper than anything I have gotten from cable or sattelite.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Mine is booming in the signal.

              By BigD

              from Hickory, NC

              About Me Casual User

              Pros

              • Strong Signal

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Attic/Roof Mount

                Comments about Antennacraft Colorstar C490 HDTV/VHF/UHF/FM Antenna:

                Wanted an antenna that received FM/UHF/VHF, and the C490 was just the ticket at a reasonable price plus I could get it locally.

                Paired it with an Antennacraft 10G201 preamp, and I am now in DTV heaven. Using the strong arm rotor now, but will pick up an Antennacraft rotor for it after Christmas. Not having to move it much anyway.

                Saw a couple reviews that stated the vhf portion was not working for them, but the uhf part did. This problem is more than likely the phasing wires touching the boom or each other. Those phasing wires need to be half inch from the boom and each other. Just bend them with a soft touch and all will be well. Check out Youtube for some videos.

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                • No
                 
                1.0

                watch what you buy

                By Ben

                from Riceville TN

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                • Poor Reception

                Best Uses

                • Attic/Roof Mount

                Comments about Antennacraft Colorstar C490 HDTV/VHF/UHF/FM Antenna:

                replaced a 30 year old unit that would not hold good signal. This one does not do as good as it did. So I put up 20 ft pole in complete clear locatin, 38 miles from all chattanooga broadcast put unit on top five feet heigher, it will not hold signal, added a bouster helped on still clear day but still loses most channel when wind blowes or it rains. may have a lemon but be carefull about buying this unit.

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                • No

                (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Product Defective

                By Andrew

                from Akron, Ohio

                About Me Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Antennacraft Colorstar C490 HDTV/VHF/UHF/FM Antenna:

                    I'm very knowledgeable at installing antennas. So I spent quite a few hours of my evening installing this antenna, only to find that when I went back in my house to test it out, turned on the TV, I could only receive UHF and not VHF. This is the same problem another reviewer mentioned. I spent most of my time trying to diagnose the problem, but I realized everything was correctly installed. I folded it back up, and it's going back to the store. I'll have to find something else. If the product wasn't defective, I'd probably like it. The UHF portion seemed to work great... if only I could receive VHF and FM as was the reason I purchased this. You can view an actual picture of my installed antenna below.

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                    • No

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