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Need help before the wife throws me out

I promised my wife that I would have an OTA solution worked out before I canceled DirectTV. Got my Tivos, got what I thought was a decent signal and canceled on my last billing day. Smart I am. NOT. Found a guy that will put an antenna on the roof...taking the dish out and putting in an antenna to run through the cable wiring...but I need to be SURE I get the absolute best signal I can get. Went to TV Fool and it looks like we have towers in EVERY direction. I've obsessed over reading every antenna review I can find and at this point I am just ready for someone to just tell me what to do. 12 is very important to be good...which is awful during the day...and 8, 2,26....

Please if you have an idea just tell me what to do. Here is the TVFool report.
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...2c1592410e4e0b
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What are you offering, here, and at what price... I might be interested...
Sorry for my delayed response. I'll have more info for you in a day or two.
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I promised my wife that I would have an OTA solution worked out before I canceled DirectTV. Got my Tivos, got what I thought was a decent signal and canceled on my last billing day. Smart I am. NOT. Found a guy that will put an antenna on the roof...taking the dish out and putting in an antenna to run through the cable wiring...but I need to be SURE I get the absolute best signal I can get. Went to TV Fool and it looks like we have towers in EVERY direction. I've obsessed over reading every antenna review I can find and at this point I am just ready for someone to just tell me what to do. 12 is very important to be good...which is awful during the day...and 8, 2,26....

Please if you have an idea just tell me what to do. Here is the TVFool report.
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...2c1592410e4e0b
I'm not an expert by any means, but I think that a lot would depend on how directional your antenna is. If the antenna is highly directional, then you might need to use a rotor, which could be a nuisance. But if the antenna is not highly directional, then you could consider pointing it to the southwest at around 235 degrees true azimuth, sort of splitting the difference between 178 degrees and 292 degrees. The stations that are at 70 degrees (ENE) are so close to you that you might be able to pick them up even with the antenna pointing to the southwest.
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I'm not an expert by any means, but I think that a lot would depend on how directional your antenna is. If the antenna is highly directional, then you might need to use a rotor, which could be a nuisance. But if the antenna is not highly directional, then you could consider pointing it to the southwest at around 235 degrees true azimuth, sort of splitting the difference between 178 degrees and 292 degrees. The stations that are at 70 degrees (ENE) are so close to you that you might be able to pick them up even with the antenna pointing to the southwest.
Thanks, Veedon. I haven't bought the antenna, yet. Any recommendations from anyone? DB8? db8e? A rotor would NOT work. The installer was suggesting a Lava brand omnidirectional but I haven't found any without a rotor so I am wide open.
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