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I use a TV-topper to get my channels. While watching TV and trying to
get a signal today, I discovered that the best place to get a signal was
up near the cieling, with the antennas (antennae?) sticking out from
the wall. So I hung the thing from a nail there, using the loop antenna
in the center,
my reception has been flawless all night.
While watching TV tonight, I noticed that the triangular shape of the
topper box, combined with the antennae sticking out, looked exactly
like a huge cockroach head, and I kept expecting the things to start
sweeping back and forth slowly. It was a creepy, unsettling, and
slightly fascinating effect. This was the inspiration for this idea.
A TV topper that clings to the wall and moves along the wall, insect-
like, searching out the best signal, the antennae slowly sweeping
around until optimal signal clarity is achieved. As the signal drifts, the
[po, Sep 16 2009]
||I will have mine in the shape of an ant please.
||Time for some naked lunch?
||Ian, I'm referring to antennae that normally sit atop a TV, but can be moved around to achieve better signal reception. Also known as rabbit ears.
||I'm not getting the naked lunch comment... phoenix, care to
||Wow, there are people who don't have cable still?
||Wow, there are still people who watch TV and other media?
||It's not a matter of still not having cable. It's a matter of refusing
to pay for what I can get free through other channels (pun fully