Thanks to all of you who mentioned that it was possible to pull in signals from Shreveport or Dallas. It motivated me to beef up my antenna a little and see what I could catch... I hope I can help others who may have had the same frustrations that I *used* to have...
IMHO, once you watch an NFL game in HD, nothing else will do. I'm a Sunday Ticket subscriber frustrated by the policy of disallowing games in HD if they're carried by the local affiliate.
I've been pulling the AFC games in from CBS-19 (18) since it came to town, but as a fan of the Cowboys and, the NFC conference in general, I usually have to watch the muddy FOX51 local channel provided through DirecTV's local channels package. Until today...
I'm located on the ESE end of Loop 323 in Tyler, in a duplex, with my backyard facing East. I've been using the DB4 UHF from Antennas Direct mounted on a 10' pole on my patio (bracketed to the patio fence for support). I've been able to pick up the CBS-19 station by pointing the antenna South.
I tried this morning to pick up KMSS Fox33 (34) out of Shreveport but couldn't get any signal. I went down to Lowes today and picked up another 5' mast extension and a cheap Preamp from Channel Master - the Spartan 3 Model 3041.
Those two things did the trick for me... I'm able to get a very clean signal with only occasional pixelation during the middle of the day by pointing the antenna East and slightly North. I assume the signal will be even better at night, but I could care less about watching Fox for anything other than the NFL.
I can also confirm that KLTV-7 (10) comes in great if I rotate my antenna to the North. They're currently broadcasting Standard Digital, but I can't wait for Monday Night Football in HD - finally.
So far, no luck pulling in the Shreveport NBC affliate KTAL-6 (15)