My current set-up is dead simple but as the cord-cutting seams to be going well (mind you it's only me and the cat who have to approve things). currently I have:
Clearstream Antenna (unamped) -> 3m ish coax -> Tablo
The antenna is in a window (I live in an condo-apartment and we aren't allowed to mount things on the outside of the building. To make matters more fun, I face north-west and all broacasters I pick up are south (mostly south-west but some almost due-south and a couple south-east-ish. I'm pretty sure the only reason this works is I'm getting a lot of bounce off the building across the parking lot from me.
About half the channels I get are at 3-dots and the rest are at 5-dots. I do get semi-regular pixelation issues. Plus I would like to re-connect the 2 TVs for live viewing.
Thus, my plan is as follows:
Antenna -> Antenna pre-amp -> passive splitter (1 into 3) -> 2 TVs and Tablo.
Here are the exact bits:
Clear Stream Antenna (got this back in January, it's great):
Digiwave HDTV Digital Antenna Preamplifier (ordered):
Dynex 3-Way Coaxial Splitter (ordered):
Is there an inexpensive signal analyzer I can get? I've heard there is something for smart phones but I don't understand how that would work unless there is some sort of adapter to connect to the cable.