Originally Posted by Bozzmonster
I've got one for you. I currently live in Holly, MI which is on the outskirts, so an outdoor antenna is a must. My current setup does pretty well for me.
In the next few months, I plan on buying a house in the Berkley, MI area. I know that area is pretty much within walking distance of many of the local signals. TV Fool for the zip code is attached. What is the likelihood of getting a solid signal of the major networks in the area with an indoor antenna. Is multipath a major issue (beyond what is encountered inside a house)?http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...40339f5039dd9a
As you may have guessed, you won't have a problem with weak signals for any of the local stations on the Detroit side of the border. However, whenever the subject of using an indoor antenna for DTV comes up, you have to worry about the multipath.
If you have your indoor antenna near the southwest corner of your house, and your new house has wood or vinyl siding, you should do just fine with any indoor antenna. If you have aluminum, brick or concrete, you might
do OK with an indoor antenna in a large southwest-facing window, but that may even fail - try an attic antenna if your roof is not metal, or a small outdoor antenna, especially if you are planning on seeing CBC, TVO or CMU.
DrDon's concern about overload from WOMC (and other FM stations transmitting in SE Oakland Co,) is a valid one. Resist the temptation to extend the rabbit ear poles all the way out, keep them short to reduce the strength of FM stations at the TV input, and forget about using an amplified antenna, which is unnecessary and could only cause frustration in a place like Berkley.
Good luck and feel free to PM me with any questions.