I am in the same situation as you are. I got the Zenith one today (bought it with the Zenith 420 STB) and am not overly impressed. I am thinking about trying out a radio shack ant., but they no longer sell the 1862 which is so highly reviewed. Anyone else have any ideas? An attic ant. is out of the question as well as a rooftop.
That is the one I got today and I think i need a signal booster on it. A couple of the channels aren't getting a good lock and they come and go some. Also, does weather affect reception? Northern California is in the middle of a major storm right now.
Radio shack sells an amplified omni for $69 .. its quite good .. has worked everywhere i install them, the key is just getting it above your roof level with a pole .. this suckers zaps in stations from anywhere ..
Originally posted by arxaw This may not work if you have VHF digital stations.
In saildawg's case a UHF antenna will be "iffy" for reception of WXIA-DT channel 10 in Atlanta. Some people have successfully received local VHF high-band channels with antennas designed exclusively for UHF. As they say on the internet, YMMV.
I personally use them outdoors .. but my home and my parents where i use them are vinyl siding .. vinyl siding is murder to indoor signals .. if you have brick, wood or something else it supposedly will work indoors
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