The package arrived quickly and I was anxious to try it out. The bundle was easy to unpack and it came with an easy-to-follow 1-page instruction sheet. I set up the unit on its tripod and connected the coax cables (backwards at first, my fault) but left the power unplugged for pre-testing.
I have a factory-installed HDTV antenna but have not always had good results, which is why we were looking for an alternative. Wheat Ridge, Colorado, where we are currently staying, is in the Denver metropolitan area, so there are several channels available. However, our digital reception has been sketchy on many of those channels.
For the pre-install test, we set the TV to do a fresh scan of channels and stepped through them. We counted 25 digital channels that had been detected and that had reasonable reception. There were 8 channels detected that either had no picture or had poor reception.
We plugged in the power on the OmniGo and rescanned for channels. There was a remarkable difference: 74 digital channels detected that had decent (or excellent) reception and 3 channels detected that had no picture. In addition, most of these channels were crystal clear, rather than the sometimes pixelated screens on the unboosted roof-mounted antenna.
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