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post #1 of 5 Old 05-03-2002, 02:43 PM - Thread Starter
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please help guys, i am in desperate need of HDTV reception, and i'm frustrated because i live so close to downtown atlanta. what's the best antenna/amp combo for an attic (don't want it on the roof) in an area 15 miles from the central towers in atlanta where i seem to be getting a very weak signal from (only NBC comes in with my radioshack bow tie)....also, does anyone know a good Atlanta installer who could help me out, i am VERY unknowledgable about home wiring/building issues and really want someone else to do it.
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Well, there is no "best" antenna for the attic. You need to be a little more specific on your expectations. What digital channel numbers are you trying to get? What kind of terrain is between you and the transmitters? Are you surrounded by buildings or hills? Can you see the transmitters? I'm only 15 miles from the towers, but I had to go all out to get any reception.

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Try www.titantv.com they have a nice antenna selector algorithm. It got me pointed in the right direction.
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Here's picture of my attic antenna installation. That might help you out.

This thread really belongs in the Local HDTV Info and Reception forum.

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get the $20-something UHF-only Yagi from Radio-Shack. It is about 3 feet long. Give it a try. Good thing is ... actually good things are:

- you can have it in amount of time it takes to get to your closest store
- it is dirt cheap
- it is lite-weight
- you can return it at any time, hassle free ... keep the box

Works for me ... they also sell antenna amps and I recommend you try one
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