I'm thinking of dropping my cable TV. It will halve my bill for TV/PHONE/INTERNET. I'm not happy with the complexity of the installation, remote, complexity of the remote and the GUI, and especially with the "on demand" movie selection. I dropped netflix and picked up Charter's cable mostly to use the on demand movies feature. After getting it all installed I find that there are, in total, less than 55 titles to choose from.... and I have never even heard of 75 percent of them.
Anyway, I'll probably rejoin Netflix for their 7.99/mo package, which was 800 percent better than the crap Charter offers for on demand offerings that are included in the base package price.
My television viewing tastes are VERY simple. I only like a few programs that are offered on the major networks and non of the premium content, like HBO, Smithsonian channel, etc, were included in the Basic Charter package anyway. So I'd be very happy to get the basic networks and PBS via Antenna and save 65 dollars a month by dropping my cable television connection.
So am I a good candidate for this? I live in West Michigan. Grand Haven. 14 mi from the lake. Pretty level landscape. Don't mind putting an antenna in the attic or a small one on the roof.
(the file was too large to upload. Uploading from my desktop resulted in resolution that was too poor to read clearly. Please let me know if you are unable to open the file)
I really can't interpret that data well. This is a relatively well populated area. The stations to the north east are probably coming from in town, about a mile away. Those stations to the southeast are probably coming out of Grand Rapids or Allendale about 10 to 20 miles away.
Thanks for any advice here. If I'm a decent candidate for OTA, how much luck do you think I might have with a DIY antenna? I'm not reluctant to get the wire, foil, solder, etc out.