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It's been a while since I've watched any broadcast TV; our boob-tube fix has been coming in the form of tv series from Netflix. Cable/Sattelite are no longer cost effective, now that it's not included in the rent (the joys of home ownership -- $42/mo for BASIC CABLE? Nuts to that!). The Series 2 with lifetime got sold on eBay.

Anyhoo, I picked up some rabbit ears from the Goodwill this afternoon. I get one channel pretty well, and 3 more not so well. Now that there's a tv source, I pulled the old un-subbed (but with a sw version that allows manual scheduled recordings) series 1 out of storage.

Here's my problem: Sometimes TiVo refuses to tune in a station, instead giving me the blue can't display live tv screen. Frustratingly, this will happen even when the channel had just been coming in nice and clear (ie, switching from channel 6 to 8 back to 6).

I've played with the RF smoothing (off seems to look marginally better), and after a lot of experimentation, I think i've found the best spot for my rabbit ears. Any other suggestions on how I can get the tuner to reliably tune in my one good station?
 

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Since you own your home a roof antenna would be the best bet, but this may be more trouble than you are looking for. Other than that I don't know what to tell you. It has been my experience that TiVo seems to require a stronger signal source then the TV does to be able to tune a channel. The upshot if you do decide to go the roof antenna route is that you should be able to get those other 3 channels (and maybe more) pretty clear.
 
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