Originally Posted by MrHT
….I have no idea how this digital conversion is supposed to be a good thing. They kept announcing it like it’s supposed to be better because it has better picture and saves bandwidth. But how on earth are we supposed to enjoy this if the picture is unstable??
With a suitable antenna
, DTV reception is very reliable.
Indoor antennas are seldom suitable for digital VHF, due to the nature of the signal, insufficiently allotted transmitter power and more electrical interference in the VHF band. Many stations were smart and moved to the UHF band for DTV.
Both of the RCA antennas you have are not high on the list of antennas suggested on AVSForum. In fact, I have never seen anyone on AVS recommend either one of them.
If you want to try one more indoor antenna, the RS model#15-1874
is designed better than the RCA rabbit ear/loop antenna, and may
work better than the two you bought. If you try it and still have VHF problems, buy a VHF/UHF signal combiner and use your indoor antenna for UHF and the roof antenna for VHF. If RS doesn't have V/U combiners in stock, order one here
Where do you have the indoor antenna? It should be as far away from the TV and other electronics as possible, and preferably near a window facing the transmitters. If the coax is too short to move it, add an additional length with a barrel splice