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With the cheap antennas, placement of the antenna is key.
Get it as high as possible.
If it's one of those flat rectangle jobs. I've found that it doesn't work well if there's a gap between the antenna and some object (ie wall).. Gotta get it flush to the wall (sticky tack is your friend)
Then, depending on your TV, you may need to have it search for stations and find the channel first. One of my TVs won't let me tune directly to a channel if it didn't find it in it's search first. Which can be annoying when trying to find optimal antenna placement.
You could save a few dollars and start with an Amazon Basics antenna to see what you can pull in with that. It does look like you're a pretty good distance from the LA transmitters, so you may end up needing an outdoor antenna to pick up all of what you want.
I have this one from Amazon. A little more south, and on a second floor wall, I get all 14 Canadian channels in the area, and PBS once and a while.
Get an antenna with a Preamp if you want better range and reliabilty. Just go from a cheaper one with the same design if it is all you feel you need. Rabbit ears and coat-hanger antennas will work okay, but look like ass, and can be hard to aim. These ultrathin antennas look decent on a wall, and can be moved around. Worth the $20-$30, IMHO.
I have an indoor 30 mile range antenna. It doesn't reach far enough.
I'm going to try a 50 mile range one, that is amplified and see if that works.
I've tried just using rabbit ears but I still can't seem to get ABC or CBS. Any other tips on antenna types?
Would this amazon basics antenna be any better than what I have now? https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Ultra-Thin-Indoor-Antenna/dp/B01IN26Z5A/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1541386281&sr=8-4&keywords=antenna+amazon
Which one did you buy? The 50 mile range of this unit comes with a 'TV Amplifier", which I assume boosts the signal. But some reviews say it works better without it for some reason.
I have this one that I use: https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Ultra-Thin-Indoor-Antenna/dp/B01IN26Z5A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536088754&sr=8-1&keywords=ota+antenna+indoor+amazon+basics
I bought the Amazon basics one
AmazonBasics Ultra Thin Indoor TV Antenna - 50 Mile Range https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IN26Z5A/
So using the winegard may be better?
Anything should work. A fucking papercilp would work lmao. But I would get this: https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Ultra-Thin-Indoor-Antenna/dp/B01IN26Z5A/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1533561218&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=amazonbasics+antenna&psc=1
you are one lucky boi
I live about ten miles from my local broadcast towers, but don't have a clear line of sight. The AmazonBasics 50 mile amplified antenna (https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Ultra-Thin-Indoor-Antenna/dp/B01IN26Z5A/) has worked for me to pick up local channels.
As others have mentioned, the right antenna for you really depends on your location, http://www.antennaweb.org/ is a good resource to find the right antenna for you.
I've seen an Antenna to coax to HDMI that connects directly to your TV. I suppose I'm looking for it to give me HDTV