Currently, I am using an indoor OTA TV antenna and I am quite happy with the reception except for the occasional problem with 1 TV station namely ABC. I want to replace this indoor antenna with an antenna that I can place in the attic and I am requesting help to choose an antenna from those who are more knowledgeable and experienced folks. The main reasons that I want to replace my current indoor antenna are:
1) I want to make the OTV TV signal available in all the rooms and I don't want to buy separate antenna for each room
2) Hopefully eliminate the occasional interrupts that I get with the signal from ABC
The TV station locations as mapped by TV Fool for my location is:TV Fool location map
I am aware that the roof top antenna is the best one for OTA. But for me, at this time, putting the antenna in the attic is more feasible than putting it on the roof. Also, I am quite happy with the indoor antenna that I am currently using and I get more than 20 channels. I do get signal strength of 70 - 80% in the channels that I watch using the following Monoprice indoor HDTV antenna even though there is a big tree directly in the path. Also, during heavy thunderstorm and/or strong winds, my TV reception is quite good. Therefore, I am encouraged to try putting the antenna in the attic. Also, in the attic, the tree would be out of the way. However, there could be other interferences there. The indoor antenna that I am currently using can be found by clicking on the following link.Monoprice Indoor HDTV antenna
Mine is a single story house with front facing directly east. The living room, where the TV & the antenna is currently located, is at the other end, on the west side and opens to the back patio where the big tree is located. The roof is made up of regular shingles.
The stations that I am mainly interested are:
ABC (8) - I have occasional problems with this TV signal
I did get the following recommendations in the tv fool site.
Antennacraft C290 or C490
Channel Master CM3016, CM3018 or CM3020
But, I would like to consider more opinions & suggestions before I make my decision. I really appreciate your time in provide me help in this regard.
Thanks in advance