Some good indoor TV antennas are the Mohu Leaf Metro HDTV antenna, the Winegard FlatWave Amped FL5500Y and the Mohu Leaf 50. Others include the RCA Ultra-Thin amplified indoor HDTV antenna and the Channel Master CM3000HD SMARTenna.
In general, amplified antennas usually provide better reception, although many times a nonamplified, or passive, works fine, depending on location. If stations broadcast within a 20-mile radius of the antenna, a passive antenna usually works well. If not, purchasing an amplified model may be necessary.
The Mohu Leaf Metro HDTV antenna is one of the best nonamplified antennas. Nearly paper thin, it is also compact and very easy to set up. While it does not pull in all the channels that an amplified antenna picks up, it receives the major channels and in very high quality. The Winegard FlatWave Amped FL5500Y is an amplified antenna that provides superior reception. The FL5500Y is pricier than most other antennas, because its reception quality is comparable to that of cable.
The Mohu Leaf 50 gives great reception and has a smaller antenna than many other models. It also has a powerful jolt amplifier. The RCA Ultra-Thin and Channel Master CM3000HD antennas give great reception and are both slightly bulkier than the other models.