Originally Posted by tvtommy
I just fired up my box last night.
I use this RCA "snail" antenna (bunny ears) right on top of the TV and the signal strength is around 45-50% most of the time. I am getting some break-up but usually not enough to bother me as the set will be used for news and an occasional sports update.
I recommend that you experiment moving your rabbit ears around a bit. Take the antenna off the TV and see if there's a spot within its cable range that gives a consistently higher signal strength.
I've been surprised by how small changes in location and orientation of an indoor antenna can make big differences in signal strength. It sounds as if you are already close to "good enough". A little turning, sliding, or tilting may push you into the no problems range.
Also, when fully extended, the rabbit ears (VHF dipole) on your antenna are at
the best length for lower VHF use. If your digital stations are all on UHF, or UHF plus upper VHF, try telescoping them back in somewhat and see if the signal strength gets better or not.
For strictly UHF, it might work better with them collapsed in most of the way.
But test it out for yourself and see what really works best in your setup.