I live about 25 miles east of New York city; Hicksville Nassau County of Long Island to be exact. Around my area, there is ONE cable company which has exclusive monopoly as the cable provider, so once the promotional rate has expired, they charge you CRAZY amount of money for cable TV. So I decided to cut the cord and go for OTA.
I did tons of research with tvfool and all the other tower location websites; they said since I am within 30 miles from the towers, I should be okay with indoor antenna.
I tried TEN DIFFERENT brands of indoor antenna, but NONE of them worked. Even Mohu leaf indoor antenna did not work. Mohu Sky 60 outdoor antenna was my last resort since I realized an indoor antenna will not do the job unlike the website like tvfool says.
Took me about 30 minutes to climb up in my roof and drill this antenna on the top. As I was doing the channel scanning, I started to see 10, 20 no 30 and MORE channels detecting, my heart was pounding. Weeks and weeks of research and trial and error of indoor antenna came to an end.
Now I have all the basic OTA (even the ones from NEW JERSEY for kids channel) so I don't have to waste any more money with those big TV service providers.
So if you are like me living in Nassau County Long Island, try this antenna. If you are further out in the island, you might want to try higher miles of Mohu antenna.
To me, this one worked like a magic! Price was kind of steep at $100 but this was less than 1 month of subscription of the TV Provider, so I cannot complain. NO MORE OPTIMUM ONLINE!!