HD Reception

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Cameron Yee, May 21, 2003.

  1. Cameron Yee

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    I live on a corner with heavy traffic in the mornings and evenings (live near a series of schools), which results in RF signal interference (can anyone explain this?). With regular TV it's not a big deal - picture is obviously affected but I don't lose the signal like with digital. The drop outs on HD are a little annoying. Is there anything I can do to boost the signal or make it more stable? I looked a bit into pre-amps but I'm not sure if this is the right route. I just use an indoor bowtie antenna.

    BTW, when I had a Primestar system the same thing would happen. A loud car would go by and the signal would drop out.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    You could try a $20 10dB antenna booster (Radio Shack or Home Depot should have them in stock). The more gain you need, the more expensive the boosters will be.
     
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    an external antenna would probably cure the problem, but i understand that's not always possible. raising the height of the indoor one as much as possible, say to a second floor if you have one, should help.
     
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    You may want to try the Jensen TV940 antenna. It has separate built-in boosters for UHF and VHF, and the antenna position is programmable. I have had very good results with it and I live in the first floor of a two-story apartment building and near a moderately busy street. Drop-outs have been rare.
     

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