Originally Posted by jim12
Since you are happy with the indoor antenna I don't know why people are suggesting roof top antennas or needing to know where you are. All you need to do is distribute the signal with some splitters and probably an amplifier. I would avoid a roof top antenna unless you really need it (and from the info given you don't). You have several choices for indoor antenna location - the attic, some other out of the way place that has a cable to where the cables all meet, or leave it where it is. Put a splitter on the antenna and run one output to the TV by the antenna and the other output to where the cables come together. Put splitters there to output to the other cables. If you have problems with weak signal - you probably will since you are splitting the signal so many ways - then get a signal amplifier and run the antenna into it before you split the signal.
The outdoor location looks like there may have been a box there at one time. Either that or the connectors were all sealed. If you can pull the wires inside and have a place for the splitters inside you won't have to worry about the weather. Or use sealed splitters and connectors or a box outside.
I have done a similar thing with an attic mounted antenna for a couple TVs and a DVR and it works great.
Re-read his post. The house is new
and was prewired and stubbed out, but has never had outlets installed for TV cable or other similar service.
Certain amps are not suitable for use if the signal strengths are too strong, due to amp overload. So, for amps, yes, one does need to know the OP's TVFool results in order to suggest a proper amp, if
one is even needed. Otherwise, he'll be blindly playing amp roulette.