Most more modern TVs have a button on the remote marked "source" or "input" which toggles between the set top box (generally HDMI) and the OTA antenna.
I rush typed but was trying to make a quick point. It is our HOA. Now, if financially I could not afford alternate means for TV and the smaller antennas did not work then yes, I probably would have found this reference and said: SEE, Chop says it's OK!No town can outlaw roof mounted antennas. OTARD.
In general they can't, but that doesn't stop them from "lying". In many cases, the person wanting the antenna or dish simply takes their word for it and doesn't put one up. It's kinda like the signs on some dump trucks - "Stay back 500 feet - not responsible for damage from thrown rocks". It's simply not true but when it happens, so people think, "Oh, they had a sign on the truck saying they're not responsible, so I guess I can't do anything."But how often do we see posts indicating that local laws or HOAs ban them?