I have a friend who has poor uhf reception at home, and he's hoping that he can buy an indoor antenna that will help. From his comments, I think one of the stations is just really weak, and is buried in snow, if it comes in at all. He lives in an apartment building and can't place an antenna on the roof. He does have a third-story window, although there are a bunch of buildings in that area (reflections?) and the window's probably not pointing at the transmitters.
My friend is interested in various indoor antennas he's seen for sale. He mentioned something called a "wave antenna"-- is this a commercial product (and not just a generic description of a half-wave antenna, for example)?
Some people say indoor antennas work; some say that rabbit ears are about as good as you can do; others say that a powered antenna helps. So I'm hoping for some insight to cut through the noise.
Are there any comprehensive reviews around for commercial products (e.g., Consumer Reports)? Or good ideas for simple DIY projects?
I know this is probably a FAQ topic, but the only faq list I found was too generic to help my friend.
Thanks in advance!