Knowing reception for Freeview services in my area is poor anyway (Poole) I was relieved when it discovered 9 channels first time; BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, ITV2+1, and a few others. (I use non-Sub Sky so not sure what Freeview provides generally in my area). However, I had read on here (prior to purchase) recommendations about placing on a metal plate. So I put it on a baking tray (!) and got 19 channels, but ITV1 and C4 were still elusive.
Resolved to take it to work (Bournemouth) and try again where reception may be greater. Not too good in the office at first, so went into the car park and stuck the aerial on a lead (metal) watertank the size of a transport container. 53 channels !!!! Now getting Sky sports news, E4+1, Sky Three, Five, Five US, CBeebies, Hits TV all those TV shopping channels (!!!), All the BBC digital stations, Radio Clyde all sorts.
Came back to the office and stuck the aerial horizontally to my (metal) desk drawer. 32 channels, lost a few Five related ones... no ITV1 or C4 though.
The HDTV software is really good for a bundled offering, being quite feature rich and simple to use, and once the signal is locked pciture quality is easily good enough for the larger laptop or monitor screens. The push-fit connector for the supplied aerial is a little weak in design IMO and would benefit from some form of bayonet fitting to ensure a good connection.
That said as others have, it is reception sensitive and the aerial is very much affected by objects around it, including people.
If I could get ITV1 and C4 in addition to the others my evaluation would have been complete, but Freeview often states that all channels are not available in all areas so there's a case for buyer beware.
But at this price I thought it was worth the risk, and I believe it is a top gadget/product if you appreciate it's limitations.
And now I've shown my colleagues they'll probably buy up the rest of the current stock.