My issues are as follows:
we live in an apartment on the first floor
we live in the mountains
my flat panel RCA amplified antenna is just not working. If the antenna is placed on the TV stand it picks up nothing. If I hang it on the wall behind the TV it picks up nothing. If I tape it to the aluminum window frame in the livingroom it picks up about 10 stations some of which work fine while others have digital bitter. Heck it will not pick up the local ABC station at all which is the closest to us. So, I am here to get educated on where to start and what to do to get quality OTA TV without spending a fortune to do it.
What is your primary objective (check the line applicable) :
I want as many as I can reasonably get
What kind of Terrestrial Antenna do you presently have:
(Make/Model/None): RCA branded flat amplified HDTV antenna bought from Big Lots
Is the Antenna to be/or installed:
Same room as my tv. Must be indoor as I live in an apartment.
If inside (same room) on which floor is the antenna?
First floor corner apartment
If in Attic, Roof or outside separate Mast/Pole:
How high above ground is your Antenna installed/proposed:
Do you have an Antenna Rotator:
Are you presently using a preamp?
How many linear Cable feet is it between your Antenna and the most far TV:
How many TV sets will be/are presently being used, on this system:
How many Splitters are in use in your system:
Are you using a Distribution Amplifier:
Built in amp connected to the antenna
Are you/do you plan to integrate Cable or Satellite Services with this system:
Is there anything else you would like to provide concerning construction, obstructions or geographical issues?
I gave up Direct tv to save money. I live in an apartment in the mountains and can not have an outdoor antenna.
My living room window is facing NE my bedroom window is facing NW.
Do you have a current Chart for the Free Local TV Channels in your Area?
Edited by s1mp13m4n - 10/3/13 at 5:22pm