I did that, I hooked the antenna directly to the TV, nothing. I also rescanned the channels and of course the channels 2, 8 and 48 are now gone. I even measured the distance on Google Maps of WGHP's transmitter in Sophia to my exact location - 32.80 miles (52.79km). Well within the specs of my antenna.
I haven't a clue, the antenna is an indoor antenna and I haven't the means to mount one outside if I were to buy a new one, so any recommendations for a new one? I'm thinking of an Antenna Direct Model, a clearstream model. I could always jury-rig a way to mount it high inside my apartment. I have a high ceiling in the living room because I live on the 3rd floor.
Maybe I need a new Tuner, my TV is from 2009 (Sharp Aquos LC-37D64U) but it has reliable and I don't know why this is happening right now. It's not the end of the world by any means, it's inconvenient that's all.
Hopefully the channels will magically reappear someday....