My dad was telling me about buying an antenna for the digital HD TV and putting it in the attic or on the roof to get away from the monthly TV bill. We live in an HOA (medium-high density townhomes) in the hills. Our cell phones do not work well in our house, for comparison, unless we are standing by certain windows/doors. Will a TV antenna work well?
Can we drop basic cable and just have our internet through the cable company? We currently have basic cable (+taxes=18.37) and our internet service (41.95) and they are not "bundled". We wouldn't be saving a lot, but we rarely watch TV via regular programming. We mostly watch it after the fact via the internet and shown on the TV (laptop is connected to the LCD HDTV).
Our HOA has approved satellite dishes being mounted on a platform on the roof, so we'd theoretically be able to mount the antenna on that platform. I can easily get confirmation (or not) of that from several different sources. (If not, then it can go in the attic.) I am more interested in learning if an antenna works for digital TVs under these conditions (lots of buildings/walls and hills; platform on roof vs. inside attic).
As a side note, DH has come a long way in his TV requirements and this is a huge step for him. He is currently unwilling to consider any other options for internet service, but I am. Feel free to mention other options for that, too.