Another Attic Antenna question

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  1. GrantF

    GrantF Auditioning

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    I have just entered the world of HDTV. I purchased a Channel Master antenna and set it up in my living room since I couldn't wait for the guy to come fish a cable from my attic. I was getting between 75% and 92% for all 4 ATL area digital channels.
    Today, I got the cable fished from the attic and went up to install my antenna. At first I was getting no signal so I hooked an in-line amplifier. I'm now able to get 70% on Fox, 22% on ABC and nothing on the others.
    My antenna is feeding the amplifier that is running down to my basement where I have all of my cables coming. I then connect to the cable that runs to the outlet at the TV. From that outlet, I then run into the HDTV decoder.
    Any ideas why I got such better reception in my living room than in my attic?
    Thanks for your help,
    Grant
     
  2. Andrew V

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    Welcome to the Wonderful Work of HD!!
    I had this Problem two when I first installed my Cable HD. It turned out that the In wall Cable and all the Splits really degrades the Signal strength. If it’s possible, I would run a direct wire (from the Antenna) straight into the STB. If you can’t run a direct Wire then try to get rid of some of the Splits. Let me know how it works out. I think it all boils down to: How Dedicated you are to HD? [​IMG]
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  3. GrantF

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    Since this thing is all about learning from others, I'll share the resolution to my problem. After 2 nights of playing with this antenna in my (very hot) attic, I finally thought to check the back of my HD TV. Sure enough, I was hooking my antenna to Antenna A input which is supposed to be the cable and looking at Antenna B for a signal.
    When I hooked up to the correct input, 75%-90% on all 4 digital channels that I have available.
    And I can return the amplifier that I bought because it doesn't buy me anything!
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