A few weeks ago someone wrote a letter titled, “The poor get static” in regard to the new TV converter boxes for DTV. I have had one and tried it, and it is true that if you don’t have a line of sight with the tower you don’t get a good picture. When the media began to broadcast that a change was coming and that there would be no more analog TV, that we would need the converter box, they said it would be the answer to the problem. If people would have known that it is not the answer we would have strongly objected to the law being passed that obliterated analog TV.
I have a neighbor who has bought a digital TV and he does not get good reception without an antenna. Because of this problem I called the FCC and told them of this problem: that if the wind blows you lose your picture and the sound breaks up. She had the standard response: “You need to raise or lower or change directions of your antenna,” evidently even if you need to stand by it all day.