I went through the whole trouble of getting a digital converter box and digital antenna. Half my channels are really choppy and pointless to watch. What can I do? Don't have $$ to get cable/sat.Answers:
for assistance in choosing the proper antenna and where to aim it. Don't forget to rescan for channels after getting the proper antenna.
In all honesty you probably live in an area where reception is poor. Poor reception is not always due to living in a rural area and can be do to something obscuring the signal like trees or tall buildings. Unless you are able to identify what is causing the problem with the signal and are able to correct it my feeling is getting either satellite or cable will be the solution. Personally satellite is much cheaper, with more channels, and is you get a better picture quality that is interrupted less than cable. So my recommendation to you will be to get satellite.
You may be on the fringe of good reception for your antenna, especially if it is an indoor antenna. You could try one with an amplifier, and do a re-scan..The 'choppy' reception you describe is typical of an 'on' or 'off' digital signal that is a bit weak...ITS THE WEATHER DOING IT SOME JUST GET EXTRA REGULAR ANTENNAS STILL CHOPS UP THO.....TV IS CRAP ANYHOW ...