Bad HD reception - would a booster help?

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Steve Carlo, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. Steve Carlo

    Steve Carlo Stunt Coordinator

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    I live in an area which has pretty bad regular OTA broadcast reception. I have to move the Turk (?) antenna around the dish a lot. Our HD is sometimes excellent, and other times impossible. Last night was a clear night and I couldn't get a decent HD signal at all. Would using a signal booster help? I know that boosting a crap signal will just give a higher signal strength crap signal...but I think there may be some losses inherent in the splitting and diplexing that could be reduced.

    My current set up is a dish with a diplexer (?) to mix the dish and OTA signals with the reverse close to the TV (about 35 feet between the two). The dish and OTA signals then go through a surge protector and into the various components.

    Thanks!

    (Cross posted to tweaking)
     
  2. John S

    John S Producer

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    Hmm, I think I would try a different antenna first. I know a lot of people are using terks, but I have the worst luck with them over even an old UHF Looper.
     

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