Originally Posted by perpetual98
Check Menards. That's where I got my monster outdoor setup that I put on the roof. While some pixelation didn't really bother me, it bothered the wife so I went with a big antenna. Granted we're like 40 miles from the towers. They have other antennas there too. Home Depot may have some stuff too. We don't have a Lowes, but maybe they have something?
Unfortunately, there really aren't a lot of retail stores nowadays that stock TV antennas. Wal-Mart, BestBuy, Home Depot, Lowes, and even Radio Shack do stock small indoor antennas and maybe one or two low-quality outdoor models. But they won't dedicate shelf space to the sort of larger antennas that actually work. The demand just isn't there.
Menard's is a little better, they have rotors, rotor cable, tripods, standoffs, and other supplies that are hard to find. But they don't stock many real antennas, either.
The answer is the Internet. There, you can read up on the pros and cons of each model and get a really great price. For example, for the $35 you would spend on some cute dinky thing that sits on the TV, you could get a Winegard 4400 or a Antennas Direct DB4 shipped to your door.
I'm just saying, restricting your shopping to only brick-and-mortar stores is a bad idea for a TV antenna. I find it hilarious that my local Ace Hardware is 40 miles from the nearest transmitter, and yet all they stock are "20 mile" models. What's the point?