Summary: I have a DB4 and just installed the DB4E for another station location. For a direct comparison the DB4E is a slightly larger antenna that the old DB4. The DB4E maybe increases the gain over the DB4 by about 2db. So using the DB4 I can pull in stations approximately 70 miles installed in my attic. Note: depending on terrain and station transmitting power this may vary.
Summary: I live in the reception area for two cities and can only get a max of 4 channels. when i used my traditional antenna, i could get 14 channels. I expected more channels with a long range antenna and when i get fog, rain or any weather the channels break up more often than not.
Summary: I would have given the db4 5 stars but it doesn't come with a mast even though you see it pictured with it on all the ads. So I give it 4 stars, a minus 1 star for deception in the graphics. I only knew that you needed the mast by reading other peoples comments complaining about this.
Summary: I live in Orange County and put the antenna on the roof facing Mount Wilson direction.I was quite pleased to find that the antenna provided excellent signal strength even though I split the signal to two coax lines (to 2 converters)I intend to install one at my daughters house.[...
Pros: Durable, Easy To Set Up, Reasonably priced, Strong Signal