Originally Posted by agunther
We just bought the Sony Google TV box and are trying to go without cable this week as a test run. We have U-Verse currently and realized that there would be significant savings to get rid of our cable package. We bought a Terk Omni-Directional Amplified antenna for HDTV. We are able to get NBC, CBS, and FOX clearly. We have no signal for ABC despite trying the antenna in various different positions and spots. We are in the Bitters/Blanco area of town, which after researching I am finding that is about 27 miles from the ABC tower. Will we be able to pick up ABC in this location once they upgrade their antenna? Or will we need to invest in an attic or roof mounted antenna? We are new at this so any advice would be appreciated!
What about the local PBS station? I'm assuming the Terk omni-directional antenna is both UHF and
VHF. The 9.X (PBS) and 12.X (ABC) channels are VHF.
If you can't get either of those channels with your indoor UHF/VHF antenna, you may need to go with an outdoor model. Or possibly an attic antenna, if there is enough room in there, and you don't have a metal roof. If it's just ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and FOX networks that you're interested in, a fixed directional antenna should be able to pull all of those in (and possibly some of the others), although I don't know of any local retailers that actually stock those multi-element outdoor/attic directional antennas in the store, anymore. They can be ordered, though.