Despite begin the 21st century, not all of us have the luxury of switching on the TV to a full range of TV channels. For those that live in remote areas, who want to watch TV while there are on the road or need something to boost the signal at their holiday home, an antenna is going to do the job.
Today, we will be looking at the Clearstream 4V vs 2V. We will compare their specifications such as size, installation, and signal strength. WE will include a side-by-side chart to review the features and some pros and cons of each. Finally, we will decide which is the better antenna.
The Clearstream 4V and the Clearstream 2V are incredibly similar. Let’s start with what the two antennae have in common.
Clearstream 4V vs Clearstream 2V – Similarities
The Clearstream 4V and the Clearstream 2V have dedicated UHF and Hi-VHF multi-directional elements. These elements are perfect for picking a range in difficult areas such as where the signal might be blocked by trees or by roofing materials.
Wide Beam Angle
There is no need for the Clearstream 4V and the Clearstream 2V don’t need to rotate because they have a wide beam angle. This is helped by the reflectors that focus the antenna power and eliminate more interference.
The impedance of an antenna is all about the voltage and the current at the input of the antenna. The Clearstream 4V and the Clearstream 2V both have an impedance of 75 Ohm.
The Clearstream 4V and the Clearstream 2V have been designed for both indoor and outdoor use depending on your setup. You don’t have to drill any holes or use hooks. They have a unique peel and stick strip that can be stuck to any smooth surface.
To further boost your signal, the Clearstream 4V and the Clearstream 2V come with a Jolt 15dB USB in-line amplifier system. This system provides a clean signal with the highest standard of performance.
Antenna Point App
The antennapoint.com website will help you to set up and find channels. However, you can also download the free Antenna Point app which shows all of the transmitting towers around the Clearstream 4V and the Clearstream 2V, the distance, and a TV channel list.
The idea of the Clearstream 4V and the Clearstream 2V antennae is to place them as high up as possible. The mast is 20 inches long.
The Clearstream 4V and the Clearstream 2V are 4K and 1080p. The channels you will pick up will depend on your area but some of the free channels include ABC, PBS, Fox, and NBC.
You will receive a 20-inch mount, all-weather mounting hardware and a 12ft detachable coaxial cable with the Clearstream 4V and the Clearstream 2V.
Side by Side Comparison
The following comparison chart will give us a quick overview of the Clearstream 4V and the Clearstream 2V antennas.
|Size||17.25 x 35.5 x 7 inches||11.75 x 20.65 x 9.13 inches|
|Range||70+ miles||60+ miles|
|Multi-directional Elements||UHF 13.2 dBi and Hi-VHF 4.0||UHF 10.4 dBi and Hi-VHF 3.1|
|Wide Beam Angle||Yes||Yes|
|Impedance||75 Ohm||75 Ohm|
|Installation||Indoor or outdoor, peel and stick||Indoor or outdoor, peel and stick|
|Amplifier||Jolt 15dB USB in-line system||Jolt 15dB USB in-line system|
|Antenna Point App||Yes||Yes|
|Mast||20 inches with pivoting base||20 inches with pivoting base|
|Free Channels||ABC, PBS, Fox, NBC, etc. 4K and 1080p ready||ABC, PBS, Fox, NBC, etc. 4K and 1080p ready|
|What’s Included||20-inch mount, all-weather mounting hardware, 12ft detachable coaxial cable||20-inch mount, all-weather mounting hardware, 12ft detachable coaxial cable|
|Warranty||Limited lifetime||Limited lifetime|
There are a few differences between the Clearstream 4V and the Clearstream 2V and we will cover these now.
Differences Between Clearstream 4V and Clearstream 2V
The design is very similar in that they are both black and have thin, looped antenna rings. Their size is different.
There are 4 antenna rings, making this one larger. It measures 17.25 x 35.5 x 7 inches and weighs 6 pounds.
There are 2 rings, and it measures 11.25 x 20.65 x 9.18 inches. It weighs a little less at 5.1 pounds.
The Winner Is- A Tie
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As one has more antenna loops, it is expected to have a greater range.
With 4 loops, it has a range of over 70 miles.
You can pick up signals from more than 60 miles away.
The Winner Is- The Clearstream 4V
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Value for Money
Both of these antennae are well priced compared with other brands.
It’s slightly more expensive, approximately $20 more. It comes with a generous limited lifetime warranty.
As well as being that little bit cheaper, it also comes with the same limited lifetime warranty.
The Winner Is- The Clearstream 2V
Pros and Cons
As they are so similar, it might be down to the pros and cons of the Clearstream 4V and the Clearstream 2V to make a final decision.
- Huge boost in new channels and without pixelation
- Very easy assembly
- It’s weather-resistant, copes in the wind
- It takes some patience to get the right direction/angle
- It does an equally great job indoors
- Works for multiple TVs
- Lovely HD quality
- You will also need to experiment a little to get the right angle.
The Final Verdict
It was a very difficult call today. The pros and cons of the Clearstream 4V are exactly the same for the Clearstream 2V. They are both easy to set up and mount, it’s true that the Clearstream 2V is a little quicker to assemble because it is smaller. They both pick up far more channels than before and the picture quality is excellent. The trick with both of these antennae is to learn about the range and the towers in your area before you buy. The customer support is fantastic and the company has a ‘before you return, call to learn’ motto and are more than able to advise you. If we had to choose a winner, we would say it was the Clearstream 2V. Unless you really need the extra range, you may as well save yourself a few dollars.