Remember you may not need some fancy "HDTV antenna." Technically there is no such thing. It's just two pieces of metal grabbing electrical impulses out of the air. Some do have boosters. A cheapo $10-15 one will tell you if you can get any kind signal then if you can you may need to get one with a booster. Make sure the store has a return policy if it won't work, most bigger ones do.
The HD signal is somewhat directional, you may find moving it just a few feet will make a difference. It is kind of "line of sight" but not like satellite TV.
Yoyo... use this site to see what you can get..if anything. Check your address... and then add an antenna. www.tvfool.com
You can always put a small HD antenna on a taaalll. pole.. or run it up a tree. They make top of the line ones for 80-100 bucks that come with a remote to turn the antenna. They aren't like the old antennas where you had to turn the whole pole, it's a small motor inside now that turns.
Their forum has quite a bit of knowledge for rookies and experts... what antennas are best.. how to use older equipment.. which splitters are best, etc. You can spend hours trying to determine which antenna is best... or just ask these guys.
I bought my Mom a $40 antenna (indoor) from Home depot and it works great. Of course, we are in a major metropolitan area... but I'm just saying if you can get to work... it works great. Generally, if you can get the signal... it will be great.
Thanks for that link, Nuc. I checked, and what I thought turns out to be the case. There are only three stations that I have any hope of getting, and those are not stations we ever watch. I'll see what the on-line options are. If Acumowchek can live with it, maybe we can too--it hangs on my wife's reaction.
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Checked with the Time Warner. My bundle discounts the services I have, so if I unbundle and drop the Digital portion, the discount goes away and I'd pay almost as much for the Standard alone. But the rep told me that if I swap the set-top boxes for cable cards, I can save a/b $8/mo. per set. The downside is no onscreen guide or OnDemand capability. But their iPhone app has the program guide, and I don't use OnDemand. Neither of my TVs are cable-ready, though, so for now it's a moot point. Status quo for me for now...
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