Originally Posted by BChafes
...I live in Charlestown and want to cancel my Comcast and had no idea what I needed to get regular network (non-cable) channels. Based on my type of TV (I was told it has an ATSC tuner), I was told all I'd need was an antennae. Can anyone advise me which kind of antennae would work best for Boston? I'd love a reco of brand/type, so I can confidently order one and not feel like it's a crap shoot if it will work!
Personally I really like Winegard antenna products (www.winegard.com
) as they have been around for years, produce high-quality products right here in the USA and their customer service/support is excellent. I have a Winegard HD7698P antenna on my roof and prior to that I used a Winegard SS-3000 indoor antenna. Both antennas produce excellent results for me here in Fall River, MA.
I would recommend trying the Winegard SS-3000 indoor antenna to start off with. I think you will be pleased with the results in an urban setting where you are located. From the product description: "...the SS-3000 is an excellent choice for those who live close to broadcast towers and can use an indoor antenna. It provides excellent resistance to multipath interference in a directional/bidirectional design."
I purchased my SS-3000 from www.solidsignal.com
and I can personally vouch for their very competitive pricing/shipping and their excellent customer service/support after the sale. Right now they have the SS-3000 for $39.99 plus $5.95 ground shipping which is one of the lowest prices you will find for that antenna brand-new in the box.