I recently cut the Cox cable cord, and have been looking for a good digital HD indoor antenna so that I can just watch the OTA channels, but I'm running out of choices. I've tried several different ones, including ones that have good reviews. With all of them, I can get CBS (2), NBC (4) and KTLA (5). With none of them, except for the Winegard antennas, can I get ABC (7), KCAL (9), FOX (11) and KCOP (13). With the Winegards, I SOMETIMES can get ABC (7), KCAL (9), FOX (11) and KCOP (13) but only like one at a time, depending where I place the antenna around the room. Very sensitive. And on top of that the signal is very weak. Sometimes the I see pictures for a second or two and then the signal breaks apart. Very sad and frustrating.
The indoor HD antennas I've tried:
- RadioShack brand amped
- RCA brand nonAmped
- Winegard FL5500A
- Winegard FL55YR
- Some $90 amped antenna from RCA
I ended up having to return all of them. If any of you guys live in Irvine and use an indoor HD antenna that can pick up all the local OTA channels I've listed above, please share! I'm fine with any style of antenna (flat wave, rabbit ears, etc) as long as it's for indoors.