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Yes. You are practically sitting on top of the stations' transmitters. A coat hanger wire would be too large diameter. Something smaller gauge would be a better fit. If you have a piece of coax a foot or so long, remove all the shielding and outer insulation and just use the copper wire in the middle. Stick it in the coax port and run a channel scan for digital antenna channels. You may be pleasantly surprised at the results.
Recommendations for "small" antennas are not often found on this board, mainly because no one wants to suggest something that may not work well. And it's a crap shoot to see if they will work at all. Just buy from places that allow returns. For an HD tuner/STB, see the STB synopsis thread here: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=179095
For your closest stations, you can use most anything that does not have an amplifier, perhaps even just a short piece of wire stuck into the TV's antanna coax port would work. Seriously, I would try a piece of wire first, before buying anything. Or, this budget antenna should work fine. http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2103077
stevesr0, On your TVFool report, all of the stations that list "LOS" are Line Of Sight from your address. For your major networks, a Winegard 7694P should work well, but if you cannot find a sweet spot to aim it, you may need a rotor, since the transmitters are not all in the same direction.
It still might be a good idea to put a dab of dielectric grease in the connectors before screwing it together.
Definitely try what you already have. Just connect it to the TV, aim it and run a scan for digital antenna channels. TV antennas work the same for both analog and digital broadcasts.
stevesr0, Your TVFool URL is bad. Please repost it.
No. No. No. No amplified antenna at your location. All you need is something like an ANT751 unamp'd antenna.
They can be in different locations, but those are the two most likely spots. Follow the coax cables and remove any D* equipment in the mix, except a regular coax grounding block, if present.
Yes. Remove that reflector, if easily doable.
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