Thank you both for the replies.
I'd set something up in the attic that you can dismantle if/when you were asked to dismantle it.
Good idea, though I'll wait until after they come and install the baffles for the soffits before installing anything obtrusive.
Online retailer reviews are probably not the best place to get antenna recommendations. Typical reviews will either be glowing or negative depending on how close or far the customer lives to the transmitters.
That's true, although when 92% of reviews are 5/5 there's a trend.
Also like movie reviews one can read what the problem is, sometimes the negative reviews are more telling than the positive.
No reason you can't put your current antenna up there and see if things get better. If they do, then you can invest in a better antenna for your attic.
Good point. For that matter I could (should) just run the coax out the attic access for testing, though I guess if I ended up with a long-term installation I'd want a hole in the upstairs ceiling?
If I remember correctly stucco is stuck to a wire mesh, so it isn't any better than metal siding for TV reception. You may need to put your antenna in your attic to get it above the siding.
I forgot there's mesh with stucco. I also noticed in one "user photo" on an Azn antenna page (actually the C2), the user has the antenna in a space on top of a closet under a cathedral ceiling. It says "for better elevation" but I'm thinking it might actually be pointed through the roof not the wall. If I had something (even the Terk, say) and mounted it really high in the upstairs bedroom is it possible that it would get signals through the roof and ceiling? Obviously I can try this but if it just doesn't work that way there's no reason to expect success.
90 degrees to the left means you need to point it through the wall.
Yeah, 90deg might be overstating it. When I go to the TVF Google satellite map and position the marker right at the edge of my house (where the window is) the line to HC doesn't run along the building, it's slightly away from it. Let's say 75 or 80 degrees then (so putting a 2-bow next to the north edge of the window, pointing out the window very obliquely, might be HC. Of course it would block CF completely so it would have to be mid-window and I'm thinking attic would be both tidier and safer.
Not sure I want to wrestle with the attic too much.
Those SilverSensor clone antennas are quite good, though not as good as either a double bowtie or a C2.
Is there something that makes the C2 much better than the C1? From their site it just sounds like "more". And I know I'm supposed to be thinking "attic" but I look at the C2 and C1 (especially the latter) and wonder if I couldn't mount them coming down from the ceiling and pointed out the (upstairs) window. It looks tidier and maybe safer than the DB2.
There also seem to be an awful lot of indoor antennas (e.g. ClearStream Micro line) considering how ineffective they're supposed to be. Or is their target audience people with detached brick houses who can move around the house finding the right wall to put it behind?