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Indoor 'rabbit ears' TV antennas
Rabbit ears

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Posted by Joela at 6:00 am (PDT) on Sun May 2, 2021   
They still work really well. And fyi, it may say it on the box but there is no such thing as digital antennae. The signal is the same either way. Lol.
Posted by GlenEllyn at 1:40 pm (PDT) on Tue April 27, 2021   
@ CJ - That's exactly why I don't like digital.  It's all or a pixelated nothing with no sound.  Grrr.

I still have a couple of those digital converter boxes, but now live too far from the metro area to pick up a signal.  I'd have to invest in stronger antenna with a longer range to reach the towers that are about 75 miles away.  I assume it would have to be mounted on the roof or one of those residential masts/poles.  
Posted by CJ at 6:27 am (PDT) on Mon April 19, 2021   
@GlenEllyn - They still sell Rabbit Ears (usually amplified) for those who do not get Cable and/or Satellite service. And for those who still have/use an older TV the sell a converter box
My problem with Digital is that if the signal is not perfect you get a pixalated screen and no sound. At least with Analog, even if the signal was not perfect you could at least some what see a picture through the snow and you still had the audio.
Posted by GlenEllyn at 9:35 pm (PDT) on Sun April 18, 2021   
I think that now that we've gone digital, you can't use rabbit ears.  Am I right???
Posted by Bob Matthews at 4:11 pm (PDT) on Fri May 15, 2015   
The goal was positioning them for the least "snow" in the picture. As you tried for the best position the picture would disappear, the sound would distort, the vertical would roll, etc.

Kids:
"Come on, fix it already!
"I'm trying!"
Posted by CJ at 10:53 am (PDT) on Wed May 13, 2015   
And who can forget...adding "tin foil flags" to them to boost reception?
Posted by GlenEllyn at 3:54 am (PDT) on Sun June 17, 2012   
I'm still using them - or should I say - it. There's just one 'ear' and it's a digital antenna.
Posted by Former member at 2:56 am (PDT) on Sat May 1, 2010   
I still have a set in my basement!!!!!!!!!!

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