Originally Posted by markm75
Wow, i am really kicking myself for taking down the antenna from about 6 years ago when i moved in.. it looked very similar to that one.. though i think the coax would have needed changed.
What about something like this.. its about $25 and slightly more modern looking, though i really dont care as long as it works http://www.amazon.com/Remote-Control...917510&sr=1-18
Does amplified vs non amplified matter?
Antenna technology hasn't changed for many decades and probably won't change for many decades more. A good antenna doesn't cost that much because antennas really are amazingly primitive. They're just sets of metal wires or thin metal tubes cut to length and arranged at proper distances from eachother.
Ironically, if an antenna looks high-tech or advertises special features, it probably performs poorly. There is no such thing as an "HD" antenna so don't worry about looking for that as a feature. What you need is the same type of antenna you've seen on the top of houses your entire life.
Buy an un-amplified antenna and only add an amplifier if needed.
I've had good experience with channel masters. Check out the channel master 4221 ($40) or 4228 ($80).
The hardest part will be mounting an antenna properly on the roof and then running the coax to where it is needed...