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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
Pricing and availability: Please note that all prices are subject to change without prior notice. Prices advertised on this site are for online orders only. Prices on some items may differ from those advertised in RadioShack stores. All merchandise may not be available at all stores, and all stores may not participate in all sales promotions. We recommend you contact the store to confirm product availability and price.

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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Manufacturer Warranty

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

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong signal (46)
  • Easy to set up (33)
  • Durable (23)
  • Attractive (9)
  • Fine-tuning (8)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Attic/roof mount (39)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (32), Enthusiast (15), Power user (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (33)

Reviewed by 54 customers

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4.0

Works as advertised

By Surly Curmudgeon

from Black Hills of South Dakota

About Me Power User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Strong Signal

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Attic/Roof Mount
    • Bedroom
    • Living Room
    • Small Rooms

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

    Outstanding VHF reception in a rural area, UHF (line of sight) reception non-existent due to my location...not fault of antenna...I have a large hill masking my antenna. Installation was straight forward and has withstood wind gusts up to 50mph thus far. I would have given 5-star rating if I could have pulled in UHF broadcasts...but building a tower high enough for the antenna to be effective is beyond my means!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again.

    By Bob

    from Oak Forest, IL

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Attic/Roof Mount

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

      Easy to install and tune.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      it works good

      By bhazen

      from phoenix az

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Strong Signal

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Attic/Roof Mount
        • Bedroom

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

        it work good for the roof

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

                (6 of 6 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

                (2 of 3 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (5 of 5 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

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