Get a LCD tv (that's with tuner built-in) then connect just the ant. to it to make sure the thing does work before you hook up the other devices (i.e. vcr, dvd, etc.).
"..wondering if an inbuilt tuner would help with the reception."; I don't understand what you mean by that. All TV set has built-in tuner, otherwise it wouldn't be a TV set.
I am returning the Viewsonic LCD TV and wonder if it better reception comes with in-built LCD TV/DVD combo?
A lot of stores seem to have more inventory of the combos than the single LCD....wondering if an inbuilt tuner would help with the reception.
See prev. message about the trouble I'm having with the LCD TV.