I also have had fairly good luck with the Silver Sensor, which I bought at Sears. For me it worked better than the Radioshack 1880. However, I also agree that OTA reception is variable depending upon location, and I have seen posts from people for whom the Radio Shack worked great. As somebody noted, if you have a vhf station you need to get (in Connecticut we have at least two), the Radio Shack or an equivalent that gets vhf is the way to go. I have a vhf station that is a fair distance away. I got it occasionally on the Radio Shack. I never get it on the Silver Sensor. If I got this station a little better I would have kept the Radio Shack, as the Silver Sensor's uhf performance is only a little better (in my installation).