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Recommended deep-fringe rooftop antennas?
By Anonymous ~ Posted Fri, 02/06/2009 - 5:35pm
I currently have a cheap rooftop antenna and rotor, and an indoor inline signal amplifier, with which I can pick up the analog signals from Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Toronto, and sometimes Oswego, Ottawa, and Montreal. (I live by Lake Ontario in Williamson.)
Running that same antenna through the converter boxes purchased at WalMart, the only digital signals that come in are one (sometimes two) station(s) in Rochester.
What is the recommended deep-fringe rooftop antenna?
Do you recommend an outdoor amplifier be installed with it? If so, which one, at what gain?
Is part of my problem the converter boxes that I purchased? Are there significant differences in quality among the boxes available? What is the best?