Originally Posted by phildaant
Rabbit ears can do HD when the stations transmit them like CBS, ABC, NBC, CW, FOX, etc., but they have to be close enough to the transmitters. For the farther stations, more powerful antenna is needed.
More powerful and possibly directional.
I found the "sweet spot" for my RCA ANT 751R mounted in the attic that "used" to pull in most of the LP channels, and all of the major channels. But, over time, with changes in LP transmitters and/or tree growth in the vicinity, I no longer get some of the LP channels I used to enjoy.
If you live close enough to the transmitters, Cedar Hill, in this area, then a $2 antenna from the "Dollar Store" will get you most channels.
While the US Gov. went out of their way to get everyone that wanted a converter box, the issue of now, not getting some the channels, even with an indoor HD antenna has never been adequately investigated and reported on, nor will it likely ever be. Many users, many older users, just live with they now get digitally.