So this is my first post, however I like many people have been referencing AVS Forums for many of my questions. I have decided that I am cutting my UVerse cable and moving to OTA because I really only watch the network stations, and everything is available online. I previously used OTA channels before when I lived in Phoenix right next to the transmitting towers. I have been trying to research as much as possible, however I could use some advice on transitions from cable to OTA.
Here is my situation. I have a HTPC with Windows 7 in my living room, and I am in the process of putting an extender in my bedroom. I just ordered an HDHomerun Dual Tuner. I also have an additional tuner in my HTPC.
As far as my antenna placement situation. I live on the second floor of a condo complex. I am renting the condo, so I would like to avoid making modifications to the condo if it is something that isn't cheap to fix once I vacate. I do have a balcony, however I do need to check with the HOA president to see if there are some type of rules in place. Maybe she'll let me put something on the roof.
Although I know I will recoup all costs by cutting cable, I would like to keep all expenses under a reasonable budget. But I don't want to sacrifice quality to save a few pennies.
So what do you all think is a good antenna for my situation? I know that it will vary per exact location, but I am concerned with having to worry about the network channels that are VHF (ABC and NBC). In Phoenix, I think they were all UHF. Also since I know I might need to try different antennas, if you could recommend a store with a good return policy.
Here is my TV Signal Analysis results from TV Fool (had to add the '----' since I'm not allowed to post URLs yet):
I appreciate any help and advice you could give me. Thanks in advance.