Originally posted by Scooper
"I don't want to upset the neighbors by putting up an external antenna" is a pretty weak excuse to me.
Hey, let's face it - putting up a directional antenna on the roof is not ideal in terms of aesthetics. You can't tell me that IF an indoor antenna worked as well as a roof-top one, you wouldn't choose the indoor variety.
I agree with you that functionality is worth the aesthetic trade-off - but let's examine HIS situation more closely.
1. He can get HD from TWC, who provides EVERY network he would get OTA.
2. HD-DVR's from TWC are scheduled to be out at the first of the new year. Even if that time frame is pushed back a few months, we're talking about a 6 month waiting period.
3. He doesn't like the look of an outdoor antenna.
So, the choice is simple - wait six months to be able to time-shift HD, or put up the antenna and start time-shifting today. Of course, if another antenna works in the attic, that would be the best of both worlds. (PS - I had pretty good success with an outdoor antenna in my attic - it was a channel master that you can pick up at Lowe's)
By the way, Dennis, you do have a digital tuner, right?