Originally Posted by KFelon
I live in Pearland about 8 miles away from the antenna farm, and have trouble getting channels 2 & 8 with a cheap indoor antenna. If I adjust the antenna to stop the cutting in and out for channel 2, then channel 8 starts cutting out. My antenna is hooked up to a Tivo Premier so we can have DVR functionality and some days there are 2 channels being recorded/viewed concurrently. We also pick up a slew of odd blank channels that we're curious if we'd get a picture on them if we bought a better antenna.
My wife and I would like to stick with an indoor antenna, but we might buy an outdoor antenna to mount inside the attic. I keep reading to many mixed comments all over about Terk antennas, so I'm not interested those. The 2 antennas I have been looking at are the Winegard FreeVision FV-30BB & Mohu Leaf non-amplified version.
I ended up buying the non-amplified version of the Mohu Leaf and I am very happy with the results. I pinned it right above my entertainment center cabinets which after researching I found was facing the broadcast tower farm. I screwed the antenna into my Tivo Premier and rescanned the channels and something like 90 channels were detected. A couple were channels that could not be tuned into, another 12 or so were local access, Asian, and middle-eastern channels I've never seen before, and there were several new Spanish channels as well. With my old set of rabbit ears the Tivo was only detecting 45ish channels. Yes most of the new additions were still garbage channels, but we did end up having about 19 channels left after removing the stuff we'd never understand or had zero interest in.
As far as I can tell so far, my issues with channels 2 & 8 are resolved as well. Unless it was a random channel picked up from Beaumont or somewhere quite far off, all the channels I flipped through kept a signal. We're also picking up 57-4 which I have not picked up since December. I'm really surprised by this antenna since as many others have said, it looks like a laminated sheet of paper. Of course results are YMMV since we do not live around any large buildings that would cause any interference.
I believe we can pick up every channel listed here: http://www.rabbitears.info/market.ph...arket&mktid=13
Is anyone able to pickup channel 22 (KUMY-LP / RETRO) Beaumont from Houston/Pearland? (Not 22-1) I could detect the channel and it had a really nice program listing according to the Tivo, but we got 0 signal strength. I would imagine a roof mounted antenna with a huge range would be needed to grab this one.