Before I purchased this antenna, I had the smaller "rabbit ears" version. This antenna receives more channels, but still does cut out. You can certainly hide it behind pictures or other things, but the placement is very important so the more inconspicuous spots don't always work. (I found that it works much better if it is near a window). I'm assigning 4/5 stars since the reception is slightly better than other antennas I have tried, but it isn't easy to conceal while receiving the best reception (which is why I purchased this option).