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    TV Reception with rabbit ears.

    I have an old style rabbit ears antennae in my apartment. I have a lot of trouble getting reception for channel 5. I can't really get any kind of reception for this channel.

    Is there anything I can do to get better reception? I get 8.1, 8.2, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 13.1, 13.2, 17.1, 17.2, 23.1, and 42.1. Sometimes certain channels take a little tweaking, but usually I can get them in.



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    Re: TV Reception with rabbit ears.

    Get cable.



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    Re: TV Reception with rabbit ears.

    Quote Originally Posted by fanaticagain View Post
    Get cable.

    Never thought of that, thanks man problem solved. You are so helpful.



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    Re: TV Reception with rabbit ears.

    Quote Originally Posted by weisr2002 View Post
    Never thought of that, thanks man problem solved. You are so helpful.
    Relax, it's a joke. Sheesh.

    Yet more proof that this board can't live without the sarcasm pirate.



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    Re: TV Reception with rabbit ears.

    Quote Originally Posted by fanaticagain View Post
    Relax, it's a joke. Sheesh.

    Yet more proof that this board can't live without the sarcasm pirate.

    Looks like someone can't handle a dose of their own sarcasm.



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    Re: TV Reception with rabbit ears.

    Only thing I can suggest is maybe trying a better antenna. I didn't have cable at one point and was constantly moving it around to get channels. Finally got tired of it and just got cable. I know some people can't afford cable, so I would just try getting a different set of ears.


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    Re: TV Reception with rabbit ears.

    Quote Originally Posted by weisr2002 View Post
    Looks like someone can't handle a dose of their own sarcasm.
    Touche, salesman.



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    Re: TV Reception with rabbit ears.

    Quote Originally Posted by weisr2002 View Post
    I have an old style rabbit ears antennae in my apartment. I have a lot of trouble getting reception for channel 5. I can't really get any kind of reception for this channel.

    Is there anything I can do to get better reception? I get 8.1, 8.2, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 13.1, 13.2, 17.1, 17.2, 23.1, and 42.1. Sometimes certain channels take a little tweaking, but usually I can get them in.
    Rabbit ear antennas will work for HD signals but just barely.

    There are better unpowered antennas in different shapes that will work much better. My tv lets me plug in two. In Chicago I get about 30 channels that way.

    You can also get a powered antenna you plug in to get more consistent reception. If more people in major cities realized how much content is out there over the air basic cable subscribers would drop.



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    Re: TV Reception with rabbit ears.

    In all seriousness, have you tried tin foil on the antennae? I know my parents used to do that to try to boost reception when I was little. I've never tried it myself, so I don't know if it legitimately works or if different rules apply for digital signals vs. analog.



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    Re: TV Reception with rabbit ears.

    Get an actual HD antenna. How close are you to Alleman?


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    Re: TV Reception with rabbit ears.

    yep i finally ponyed up and got a better antenna i have a house so i put one on the outside all my channels come in now but i would check some reviews for some indoor antennas.



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    Re: TV Reception with rabbit ears.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonedogg View Post
    yep i finally ponyed up and got a better antenna i have a house so i put one on the outside all my channels come in now but i would check some reviews for some indoor antennas.
    Punctuation can be a powerful ally, my friend.



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    Re: TV Reception with rabbit ears.

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Get an actual HD antenna. How close are you to Alleman?
    I read that those HD antennas are nothing but a scam. I actually get HD channels in HD with my old rabbit ears. They just call them HD antennaes to get you to buy something new. There is nothing different about them. I already get CBS and NBC in HD. For some reason ABC I cannot get.

    I am in Urbandale, on the top floor of an apartment, but facing a courtyard so there are buildings all around that may block some signal.



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    Re: TV Reception with rabbit ears.

    Quote Originally Posted by fanaticagain View Post
    Punctuation can be a powerful ally, my friend.
    dont really care, nazi. r u just in this tread to be an ***????



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    Re: TV Reception with rabbit ears.

    HD Antennas are a scam. They will work alright, but you will pay extra money for something that offers no benefit.



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