On Thanksgiving, I swung by Best Buy. I picked up a Roku 3 for half off, and as a result, could get 40% an antenna. I picked up a Terk (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/terk-ind...?skuId=5489501
) to test.
I followed the directions and so happen to have my TV near a large west-facing window. I tried several different ways to pick up any channels with no luck.
I returned the antenna and the guy at customer services said that he sees half of the antennas bought returned for not picking up a signal. This pretty much confirms that an indoor antenna will not even get the closest KEYC channel.
My neighbor had drilled a hole to feed a coaxial from outside to this utility room to his TV's. He did this, but isn't currently using an antenna. I am going to check it out as I will have to plan on on something in my garage (my house faces east) or outside. Not sure I will get to that soon as it is getting cold here.
I did sign up for trials of Hulu Plus and Sling TV. I am not super impressed with Sling. I don't get any locals due to location so only get Monday night and Thursday night football. I thought the NFL Red Zone picture was pretty poor for the football parts. Streaming other content like tv and movies that were on demand looked good, though. That being said, it buffered a lot and I was getting 60+ mbps.
At this point, I think we will continue to use Netflix and pay for Hulu Plus. I really only "need" the KEYC station to come in. I have Verizon, so can watch football on my phone (boring) if worst comes to worst for now.
The techs who put in the Charter internet did confirm that the coaxial won't work for both internet and OTA, so I will have to work around that.