Shocked by ClearView HDTV antenna

There may be nothing illegal or wrong with the following business practices. But they suggest that the seller is not to be trusted. I’m using my Scam-O-Meter scoring system; -1 means true (bad), +1 means false (good), and 0 means undetermined. I penalize the seller for statements made by shills.  Contact information:

Web site: ClearView HDTV antenna
10450 N Airport Rd. Hayden, ID 83835  USA
phone: 1 (415) 422-9366
email: support@clearviewantenna.com

Ridiculous claims: -1.  Developed by a NASA scientist using military technology …”  Perhaps he defected to China?  I see several window antennas in AliBaba.

hqSuspicious location: -1.  The address above is a real building.  But according to Ripoff Report it’s also used by known scammer ClearSight Glasses.

Onerous terms: 0.  The terms are modest compared to those of some sellers.  However, they don’t guarantee that the antenna’s quality will meet your expectations; nor that anything they say is true.

Ads, spam, robocalls: +1.  You can opt into receiving advertising, and opt out.

Lying and deception: -1.  Up to 50 mile range …”  ChannelMaster’s antenna selection guide lists the range of a “FLATenna” as 35 miles.

Obfuscation: -1.  When I move my mouse out of the page, a coupon with a countdown timer appears.  Better hurry!

reviewerPhony reviews: -1.  The on-site endorsement by “Angela Kelly” uses a photo that’s for sale on deposit photos.com.

Crummy product: 0.  Unknown.

Overpriced: -1.  ClearView is asking $40 for one antenna.  Amazon carries a similar antenna for $10, listing its range as 35 miles.  You can buy 100 window antennae on AliBaba for as little as $2 each.

Bad service: 0.  I found some complaints of this.

Total score; -5

Unauthorized charges: The Better Business Bureau rates ClearView HDTV Antenna “F” with six complaints, tho most of them were resolved.  ClearView doesn’t accept PayPal.

Conclusion: Avoid.


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7 thoughts on “Shocked by ClearView HDTV antenna

  1. Antonius

    This is the typical FREE HDTV scam, they kind of WANT YOU BELIEVE that you will get free HDTV (ie. OTA ‘’over the air’’) channels which has always been free to anyone using at home a standard bunny ear or fancier antenna! Remind me bit of the FROG TV crooks in their way of advertising free hdtv.
    True, this antenna cost around 10 bucks on amazon on at the hardware store. Definitely avoid and do yourself a favor: buy an outdoor antenna, install it as high a possible on your roof/chimney and you’ll get the clearest FREE HDTV OTA broadcasting!
    ClearView HDTV is a rip-off, don’t don’t buy this!

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  2. pamala j smith

    I was STUPID and bought two! Now I want to return them,but there web-site SUPPORT@HELPWITHMYORDER.COM doesn’t exist………………. I’ve tried several times to call their Phone number and they say to go to their web-site! Can you help me get a refund from these JOKERS?

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    1. pablovilas13 Post author

      Look again at my post, I put contact information at the top. I just tested the link and the Clear View web site is up. Also, the email address you gave is different from the one I listed; try that one. Good luck! And cheer up; you’re smarter already.

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    1. Antonius

      This is great that more consumers are being aware of this kind of internet HDTV antenna scams or wathever name the hide behind, among many others. I have been ripped off too and now I just buy from reputable sellers. Always pay attention and be very careful …:-)

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  3. Anonymous

    My uncle purchased two of these & they did not work for him. I was going to try & return them but after reading everyone else comments, I see that he was taken. It is a shame there are people out there ripping off seniors.

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