HDTV Reception.. Stafford, VA

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Alex Kelm, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. Alex Kelm

    Alex Kelm Auditioning

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    We currently run a Omni-Direction atenna on the roof which we soon plan to swap with a normal type of antenna, etc.

    Well we really want to watch the SuperBowl and we can only get it OTA due to our location.. We've added two amplifiers which helped severely but CBS still drops occasionally and Fox even though analog is fine doesn't come in like it used too before we added the amps.

    What else could we try until we're able to put a regular antenna on the roof?
     
  2. Phil A

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    When you are talking about adding amps, are they distribution amps or pre-amps (which amplify the actual TV signal vs. distribution amps which are primarily meant to make up for signal losses from splitting)? I would guess that from you are a directional antenna would be better. I assume you've gone to www.antennaweb.org ?
     
  3. Robert_J

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    That may be the problem. Do you have any ghosting on the analog stations? If so, then you may be getting mutli-path on the digital ones. Actually, you may still be getting a little multi-path on the digital signal without any analog ghosting. MP will still show up as a high signal strength but you will still get drop-outs/no picture.

    Also, AVS Forum has a local HDTV section. People from all over the country have posted their location and which antenna works best for them. A quick search over there may solve your problem without any experimenting.

    -Robert
     

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