Location, location, location! What works for one might not work for another.
FWIW, I’ve had better luck with the MAGNUM dynalab silver ribbon than with the stock T-ribbons, ubiquitous amplified units, or even Magnum’s and Fanfare’s more expensive whip antennas. Though worth it for what it does, and certainly not a bank breaker the silver ribbon still seems like it’s expensive for what it is. If I had small children I might think twice as the edges are quite sharp. It can be improved upon with a small modification; snipping the attached twin lead cable, attaching a balun transformer and connecting an RG-6 coaxial cable (you could use RG-11, but I think that might be overkill for an indoor installation) of a practical flexible length for your purposes. I’ve also had pretty good luck with an inexpensive Radio Shack Cat. No. 15-1874 sturdy rabbit ears antenna, but it comes with a captive co-axial cable which can be limiting.