CZ has a very interesting read
over at Verizon's PolicyBlog about the return of the infamous rabbit ears. Could this be true? According to Richard Schneider, president of Antennas Direct, people are once again hunting for those antennas as they tune in to over-the-air HDTV.
"Eighty-year-old technology is being redesigned and rejiggered to deliver the best picture quality," said Schneider. "People thought I was nuts. They were laughing at me when I told them I was starting an antenna company."
If you don't have any rabbit ears lying around and don't wish to spend the $20-150 on a new set, you can try your Boy Scout skills like Steve Mezick of Portland, Ore., who created one out of cardboard and tinfoil.
"I decided to build it because the design looked exceedingly simple. I scrounged up stuff around the house and put one together," said Mezick, a bowling alley mechanic who repairs pin spotters.
Mezick has since upgraded his original design using a wire baking sheet, clothes hanger and wood. He mounted it to the side of his house and gets all of his local stations. "It works brilliantly," he said.
Who knew? Clearly, Mr. Mezick doesn't have a very strict homeowners association.
For more on this, check out CZ's article and this story
by the AP.