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I'm thinking about cutting the cord,but first want to see what I'll be able to pick up.
Need help choosing an antenna that can hopefuly pick up the closest ABC staion that's in the gray area(62.9 miles) as well as local stations.
what are best case scenarios on what I'll be able to get. I live in town and a have a few big trees close to the house.
can someone suggest an antenna and any extra devices needed to maybe run 4 tv's in my house.
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bump* Still looking for some help on this....
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Why don't you invest $8.50 and experiment, maybe you easily collect more stations than you think. Those little antennas work remarkably well.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HKGK8Y/ref=oh_details_o03_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Need help choosing an antenna that can hopefuly pick up the closest ABC station that's in the gray area(62.9 miles) as well as local stations.

that one will prolly do ok for locals
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Reliable reception of ABC is likely not possible even if you do everything perfectly.
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At 62 miles out with 2 edge reception, it will be a longshot. If you even wanted to attempt it, you will need a big VHF LO/HI/UHF antenna (WDTV is on Ch5). And most likely an amp. But for testing purposes, you can run a short coax without an amp from the antenna to a tv and see if you get anything.

Radio Shack usually has a good return policy. You can get an antenna from them, and if does not work, you can bring it back. You need something like this:
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3740642&znt_campaign=Category_CMS&znt_source=CAT&znt_medium=RSCOM&znt_content=CT2032189

Or, for sake of testing to see if you can get ABC, you can get a smaller UHF only antenna. If you do get good results, you can bring it back and exchange it for the one above.
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3739597&filterName=Type&filterValue=UHF+only

Either way, you are going to have to do some kind of experimenting. Do your neighbors get reception?
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Thanks for reply..I went and got a cheap RCA indoor antenna at Walmart.It went back the next day.I will look into options you listed as ABC is not a priorty now,since I just realized the nfl is on cbs ..thanks
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Rabbit ears is not going to cut it.
Also besides CBS, the NFL is on FOX and NBC.
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