Originally posted by Lord British
Hi all - I am moving to Manhattan soon and I was wondering if anyone has some suggestions on the best indoor antenna to pick up the digital stations in the area (don't care about analog). I will be living on the UES.
Obviously with a view of the Empire State Building, pickup of CBS (HD) and Fox/UPN (non-HD) will be easy. Other ESB HDTV stations are slated later this year. If facing North (etc.) only, you may be able to tune in reflected, but more multipath-erratic signals, by pointing your antenna elsewhere. If you're on a high floor, other regional stations are possible. (Enter your location at antennaweb.org to check the options). If possible, an antenna test inside versus outside might reveal your windows have a metallic content that diminishes UHF frequencies. If the building has Time Warner Cable, among the best local HD sources (RCN serves some Manhattan buildings), just call 718 670 0265 for a converter and visit http://www.twcnyc.com/
for pricing and channel options. -- John