questionswhat's the best hd antenna for an apt with no…

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Your friend needs an amplified antenna, maybe even directional. One of the best HD antennas is the Audiovox/Terk HDTVa. http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/c33fec6a-ad84-4d02-87bd-3052f162ee56/audiovox-amplified-directional-indoor-hdtv-antenna

I found a handy signal calculator that told you exactly what you needed and where the signal was coming from, but I cannot find it now. However these two seem to do the same thing:
http://www.hdtvantennalabs.com/location/
http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/Address.aspx

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Thanks for the info - I'll probably get the antenna you linked.

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I reconmend this one
http://www.amazon.com/Antennas-Direct-C2-CLEARSTREAM2-Antenna/dp/B0017O3UHI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1286725828&sr=8-2
Yes, it cost about twice as much. I bought and installed three of these (San Francisco Bay Area)and got about average 50+ channels. All were just placed indoors (single family home, not apartment) not located on a hill. It was selling at Costco for $69 but I have not seen them lately.

I think it's worth the time and money to try one out if you can conveniently return it if you are not satisfied.