This thread deserves more attention because as more of us get UHF/HD antennas on our roofs, there is more need to catch-up with FM reception (since we no longer have big multi-band yagi's on the roof). The case for OTA FM is even stronger than TV because the cable companies are so derelict about FM choice and quality and esp. PBS Buffalo.
I've opted for separate FM and TV antennas (on my chimney) and separate lead-ins to different ends of my house. But if local HD TV includes broadcasts in VHF band, might need something else.
Speaking about Toronto area, some kind of outdoor antenna is needed. But anything better than a bent coat hanger will do OK for nearby stations. Oakville is lucky because you can pull in Buffalo with a mid-fringe antenna while probably getting the CN Tower OK even way off the antenna beam (Winegard PR
-6000 AKA Prostar 1000??). An omnidirectional of turnstile antenna is rarely a good choice - aside from loosing beam-gain, you might get terrible multipath. Stampeder has offered a contrary opinion... and it should not be hard to assess our relative authority! If you have a really high-class FM tuner and no nearby apartment towers, maybe multipath isn't a big issue for you.
I'm unable to find much FM antenna retail activity around Toronto. Aside from the good folks at Saveandreplay who carry a Winegard and at a reasonable price (they are just fine), I have found almost nobody else. There is a CM distributor in Trenton and some respected installers with retail offerings (hope I am not using "respected" too loosely). But not competitive pricing.
Anybody have suggestions for an antenna emporium? I think one should look for brand names with antennas.
i bought that Sony HD receiver. It is just as good as the reports say. "Astonishing" is a fair description but some of the goodness is from the "smart" quieting it does. But that's OK. Because I am still looking for an FM antenna (and not a good time of year to traipse about on roofs), I can't say much about ultimate reception of HD from PBS and others in Buffalo.