I have hooked up a the necessary hardware (a Hauppage HVR 900) to my computer, it is working in analog, and I am in the process of installing software to decode freeview. However, while the TV reception we get around here is generally pretty good, the picture I am getting off of the dinky wee aerial that shipped with it is awful in analog UHF (OK in VHF) and won't pick up the digital signal off Mount Kaukau at all. Clearly I need a better antenna, and since connection to my roof aerial from the study is logistically impractical, it needs to be an indoor one. Couple of questions for the tinkerers/experts:
1. does anyone have any recommendations on which aerials I should consider (or avoid!)
2. should I go for an aerial that plugs in and amplifies the system, or should this be unnecessary (I am only walking distance from Kaukau, but down in a "dip" so it's almost but not quite ling of sight to the tower.
Looking forward to any thoughts people may have.