My first post here, be gentle.
I've decided to take the plunge and try receiving HDTV OTA since Comcast can't seem to get a decent signal into my house (digital channels keep dropping out, etc). I've been reading a ton about it on these boards.
I've ordered an LG LST-4200A based on recommendations here. Now I'm trying to nail down the right antenna.
I'm in Canton, and antennaweb.org tells me that i'm 15-19 miles away from the transmitters for all the stations I really want to get, and they're all in the same direction (roughly NE). Luck would have it that the rear of my house faces east. I do have a large tree in my back yard, and face a single-story (but high roofed) school. My house is a two-story.
I'd like to avoid mounting an antenna outside, but I realize that may be inevitable. I have a spare bedroom on the second floor that faces east - would I potentially have any luck with a good-sized antenna if I placed it in that room, by the window? Something like the DB4? I'm considering attempting that with that antenna, with the thoughts that if it didn't work, I could then mount it outside. If I do have to go outside, I'd prefer not having to mount it where it could be seen from the front of the house.
Any recommendations, or others with similar experience in my area? Should I try a smaller indoor antenna before jumping to the DB4 (like a Silver Sensor or the Terk HDTVi that Circuit City sells)?
Thanks in advance for any advice.