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We are getting ready to cut the cord from cable TV. Looking for those with experience that can recommend a good longer range digital TV antenna. I want to put it in my attic so it can't be to big. Also would like to run three tvs off it if possible. This will be for local channels. We will also stream. Thanks in advance for your help.
As Coner said the Yagi type antenna is best for gain, especially for distance. A Channel Master or similar is all you need. I put one rated at 100 miles in a friends attic and had very little problem with fit whereas a smaller one rated at 30 miles in my own attic was harder to fit. Just depends on the attic layout and direction. You will half the power output for every split (with a good quality splitter ~ -3.5 dB). If you can't reliable get good reception running 3 TVs, on the weakest channels you will be watching, you can add a preamplifier, preferably at the antenna. Just get a good one like an Electroline, PCT or Channel Master, the cheap ones are junk and don't work.
Old analog antenna's work just fine. "Digital" is more of a marketing
scheme (i.e..."digital ready" speakers) to sell new antenna's. There are some minor band changes,
but not enough to make a big difference.
You will need a large one if you're in a fringe area, and sharing
the signal with a few TV's. You can "fish" the large elements
through the roof truss members, that's what I did. Use good pure copper
center wire RG6 cable.
The yagi type antenna is best for gain, but directional, and rotating
in an attic is a problem. If most signals derive from one direction,
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