A few comments not aimed at anyone in particular......
I have been involved with ham radio and TV antennas for over 40 years and I've found that the search for the "Magic Antenna" never ends. The Magic Antenna is that antenna that is smaller and mounted lower but performs as well as older, larger and higher antennas. Every new design that comes along making amazing claims becomes a candidate for the Magic Antenna. The more obscure the design the better. Some of them become popular, even attract a cult-like following, but eventually reality sets in that smaller and lower really isn't better, they lose their appeal and are forgotten. Sometimes they are rediscovered by a future generation and live to enjoy another round in the limelight as the Magic Antenna.
When the latest Magic Antenna surfaces I always ask myself, "If it's so good, why is not everyone using it?" Invariably the answer is that it's not so good.
I believe that because of the revolution in electronic miniaturization, people believe that there should be an equal revolution in antenna miniaturization. This is supported in average the consumer's mind by the incorporation of antennas inside of cell phones and other portable devices. What's not fully appreciated is that these systems are designed to work with the rather poor antennas contained in these devices, not due to a revolution in antenna miniaturization.
DTV broadcasting is designed to work with a moderate sized antenna mounted outdoors at 30'. It is not designed to work with some miniature antenna sitting next to your TV. If that works for some, it is happenstance and cannot be expected to work in the general case.
In Post #2 of the AVS Official Antenna and Hardware Related Topic Ken H makes a post that pretty much sums it up:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...26#post3552826
and with which I agree 100%.
Consider yourself lucky if you fall into the 0.56% and not because you've found the Magic Antenna.