I live in the NW burbs of Chicago and the reception is excellent. I can't believe how clear and fine the resolution is. I would highly recoomend this. I think most of the negative reviews are coming from people who live a great distance from a signal tower. If you live too far it won't matter what antenna you buy. But I'd go with this. Can't be beat for the money.
This is a great antenna. We tried an exterior clearwave and could not get ABC or NBC consistently. This one got all of the channels consistenly on every TV in the house. We are getting 2 more and returning the clear wave.