I'm a newb here and a newb to OTA antennas. The old man took care of all of that, back in the day, so I'm starting from scratch.
I'm about a week away from dumping Time Warner and I'm not interested in satellite.
There's currently a whole house antenna in the attic, which I assume dates back to when the house was built, in 1980. The whole house has been completely rewired with cable and I assume it's up to current specs, based on the fact that TWC did the wiring, last fall. I have 16 outlets throughout the house and all the splitters and amplifiers are there. I just want to feed a signal into that setup and move on.
Here are my concerns....
I have no idea if the antenna in the attic is worth a damn and I'm not inclined to put much time into it. Ideally, I'd love to get a new antenna and mount it in the attic but I understand the drawbacks to that. If I HAVE to mount a antenna on the roof, I will do it grudgingly. I can probably block the view of it from the road, without worrying about blocking incoming signal, unless there's something I'm missing. I don't even want to think about a tower.
I'm looking to receive as many channels as I possibly can, for as little $$ as I can spend.
I'm in north Appleton and I have a pretty clear shot to the Green Bay area. I actually do pretty well with rabbit ears so I assume GB is pretty easy. What I really want to know is whether or not I can receive a decent signal from any of the other markets in the state, with not too complicated or costly a set up.
I've been looking at the Antennas Direct DB8 multi-directional antenna. Any thoughts? Will it pick up Milwaukee or Madison or Wausau? Is it overkill or not enough for those distances?
I'm sure I've thoroughly muddied the issue but would appreciate any inside info and/or suggestions.