Need advice on HDTV antenna in Toronto
New TV, new to OTA, need an antenna....many questions, help!
I live in a ground floor condo in Toronto 2.2km from the CN tower facing almost due west (290 degrees). There are no obstructions immediately outside my window as there is a park just outside my building and then another larger building further on which I suspect I am catching reflected signals from on the bunny ears I have right now. Currently I receive CityTVHD(rarely choppy) CtvHD (always clear), both OmniHD channels, SunHD and a fairly choppy CBCHD.
I have a space about 3(H)x5(w)x3(d)ft in my ceiling where I can stash an antenna that faces the large outdoor windows. What antenna should I put up there? Outdoor is not an option due to condo restrictions.
Do I have a hope of getting Buffalo stations? A guy a Kromer’s assured me I would with the Terk HDTVo (seems like an amplified version of a silver sensor) but I took this with a grain of salt. People seem to have their hate on for Terk from what I’ve read but I have no experience to base an opinion on. It would fit perfectly though.
Also when I moved in the cable was never disconnected and its been like that for ages, now when I plug in the coax to my TV (Samsung LN52A650) I get a whole bunch of channels beyond 13 that I didn’t before(Is my Tv unscrambling QAM signals?). Problem is they look terrible, Is there any way of cleaning these up? Like a 3rd party tuner box or something? Is there one available that could also take my HDTV antenna signal as well?
I’m really only interested in HD content and I find it hard to justify the expense of a cable package I won’t use (or already get) just to get a couple extra channels.
I’ve tried to read up on this (this forum has been an immense help) but I think now I’m just at the point where I should ask people who know....thanks!