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I did pretty much the same thing. The house was already wired for cable, so I just had to go in the attic and figure out which cable connected to the TV I wanted to use. Then I mounted this antenna in the attic using just a couple of screws in the rafters with wire attached to hang and aim the antenna. I get around 50 channels in the Tampa FL area.
Beat me to it, these are lies that persist on the fact that they will work for most people who do not live in mixed markets. There is virtually no way for a flat/patch antenna to provide decent signal for VHF-High and no way in hell that it does a good job of VHF-Low or FM with that.
When I say bigger elements I mean like this!
I guess the price of the antenna I bought has gone up - it was like $48 when I purchased
I've heard from a co-worker who lives there - Beddington is a dead zone to that type of small antenna (behind, Nose Hill as other poster noted) I got one of these and followed TV fool as to where to point it, stuffed itside in my attic, but I actually didn't have to point it anywhere, it got all 6 channels inside my living room with the antenna folded up while testing - get a decent antenna like this if you are going to cut the cord - https://www.amazon.ca/International-Channel-Master-Television-Antenna/dp/B0018BZJNS/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1483113866&sr=8-8&keywords=channel+master+antenna
Edit to indicate location - I'm in Tuscany
Find your location on the Rabbitears.info signal search map and see what kind of signal strength your desired TV station has (and what direction it is in). That will let you know if it is a really strong signal (and you can therefore probably get away with a small indoor antenna) or a really weak signal (so you would probably have to do some pole-erecting and large-antenna-buying) or something in between.
One thing to pay attention to is whether your desired TV station is UHF or VHF. UHF antennas do great at picking up UHF stations but do very poorly picking up VHF stations. VHF antennas do well at picking up VHF stations but fare poorly at picking up UHF stations.
Personally, I have something kinda-sorta like this in my attic. A coax connects it to a junky amplifier I found somewhere, which then goes to a splitter and on to my TV and DVR box. It picks up strong signals from about 40 miles away, but doesn't fare to well trying to pick up low power stations.
Personally, I would just make my own, if I wasn't sure if an antenna was worth buying or not. If you know the difference between a 2x4 and a cordless drill, you can probably make your own (I made one like this once, but I used cut-up wire coat hangers for the 'whiskers' instead of copper wire). This antenna will work about as well as a $60 UHF antenna, and it allows you to see if that kind of antenna will work for you before you plunk down a bunch of money.
If you are more suburban, a $35 Channel Master will do fine, and pays for itself in < 1 month.