My mother and father have not been able to get reception on their t.v since the first of January. The converter is a Magnavox and worked all of 2009. Got at least five stations. We live in Roxboro, NC about fifty miles north of Raleigh. They tried a brand new extra Magnavox that they purchased and it does not work. My husband got up on the roof this past weekend and took down the grid antenna that they purchased when this ____started and he could not find anything wrong with wires, etc. He even carried a VCR up on the roof and plugged that in using the cable from the antenna. The VCR worked. I hope that I'm making since. We've rescanned, checked everything. Booster doesn't even help get a channel like it did before. Does this sound like we need a converter, amplifier on the antenna, or what? If so, what brand? We searched and searched and you can't find Timax or ChannelMaster. HELP!