I live 45 to 50 miles from the Denver transmission site and about 15 miles from a smaller norther Colorado transmitter site.
I though I could not pick up any OTA because of terrain, distance, etc. But, The following seems to do a good job:
http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (AmazonBasics ExtremePerformance UltraThin Amplified Indoor HDTv Antenna).
The antenna's cable is about 17'. So, adding more cable, and this:
http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (HD TV Amplifier/signal booster)
Helped with improving the signal. I get 46 main and subchannels, of which one is marginal.
And this helped as a tuner (if you DIsh receiver has an extra USB port) and is a Hopper/Hopper w/Swing:
http://www.amazon.co...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (DISH USB Tuner for Hopper)
The end result is that I get most of the Denver OTA subchannels, Including Antenna, MeTV, ThisTV, GetTV, Ion Home, Qubo., WeatherNation, Bounce, COZI. There are also a few Spanish, Religious and shopping subchannels. All of the subchannels are 480i.
There are a few local homegrown subchannels like Classic TV , Classic Western and 24/7 News Channels (Run by KGMH).
The Hopper/Joey combination, directs the OTA signal to all the Joey's. The down side, you only have one OTA Tuner. The plus side, you can record, with the Hopper, teh OTA signal. Though, most do not populate the programming guide.
The above combination of equipment. costs about $120 total.
If am not sure if VIP722 with OTA can do as well as the Hopper and the USB dongle, but the flat antenna works very well.