after months of watching nothing but one splotchy channel on the screen and still not giving into the cable television trap, we researched and took a chance on this little antenna. i'm still not sure if we can mount anything to the roof of our townhouse, but it seems to be pulling in most of the channels just fine in our attic. the big plus on this one is that it comes with the mounting pole so no need to purchase anything additional. the digital reception is almost perfect for the channels that are within range and using antennaweb getting the correct angle to turn it to makes a huge difference in signal strength. feels great to get free tv!