Originally posted by sdf777
You need a UHF antenna only antenna.
Certainly today you only need a UHF antenna, but I would advise you consider getting a VHF/UHF combo. When (if?) the WB comes online, that will be broadcast on channel 4 - VHF territory. So, if you purchase a UHF-only today, you could either be upgrading or adding a second antenna in the future. Admittedly, the downside is that UHF-only antennas do so much better with the UHF channels, and today all of our Digital broadcasts are indeed UHF.
I picked up a Radioshack VU-90XR (was on sale for $29.99!) As others on the forum have mentioned, Radioshack has a very liberal return policy. So, if things don't work out, it's a simple drive back to the store. (I returned the Silver Sensor to Best Buy yesterday, for those following my saga. As long as the product is in 'Like New' condition, you can return there for a full refund as well.)
My rotator should arrive today or tomorrow, Channel Master because it's very highly recommended here.
It's mounted in my attic (currently, mounted on a cymbal stand, until the rotator and mast arrive, It's actually a pretty clever solution if I do say so myself), and I'm not sure I would want to go much bigger than this in my attic, when you consider I want to add a rotator. I currently have a 100ft cable run, but will chop off the excess once things are situated, I'm expecting about a 60 feet run when I'm done. Got the cable, connectors and the crimper from Home Depot. I'm more than willing to lend my crimper to anybody that's trying to jump into the HD pool, and wants to get a custom run of cable.
NBC, ABC, and CBS all come in just a little above 50%. This is without any tuning of the antenna, so I'm hoping I can get that number up, once I worry about proper placement. If not, I'll probably have to start looking at the roof.
That's my long winded way of trying to say, pick up a Radio Shack antenna and try it out. Return it if you find it unsatisfactory.