Who's it for?
Video aficionado cord-cutters who, in giving up cable, don't want to give up picture quality.
Design: Very flexible setup
The 13 x 12-inch flat antenna comes with a generous 18.5-foot cable, all but ensuring you'll be able to position it for the best signal advantage. It uses a power adapter or USB cable for the amplifier, and the company claims its preamp is designed to reduce signal noise.
Performance: videophile quality
In our tests, that claim rang true. While the FlatWave pulled in a modest 19 channels in our test location, all the stations were clear and uninterrupted. In fact, the picture on most of the channels was crisper and sharper than that of other models we tested, making the Winegard the best choice for discerning cord-cutters.
At $90, the amplified Winegard FlatWave antenna is more expensive (based on list price) than any others we tested, but it also performed better than most.