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HR24-500 and AM21 Video/Audio Breaks

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by favila, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. favila

    favila Cool Member

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    Hello- I just recently installed a AM21 to recieve one local channel in my area and there are frequent video pixelation and audio breaks happening. My signal meter shows 85% for both tuners. I have plain old rabbit ears on another tv in my house and there is no break ups on this TV at all. There are no issues on my no OTA channels

    Any ideas would be welcomed.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Might be the station if you're getting a Sacramento one.
    They [all] have a issue with the signal getting to the towers.
     
  3. favila

    favila Cool Member

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    Thanks

    I am in San Luis Obispo, CA

    If that was the case would I not see the breaks on both TVs? Right now the one with simple rabbit ears has no issues and the one with the AM21 connected to another external OTA antenna does.
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    since you're in a different market, what's going on in Sac doesn't affect you.

    Might help to post a bit more about the two, to see what differences there might be.
    "Generally" the AM-21 is a damn good tuner.
     
  5. favila

    favila Cool Member

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    Problem Configuration: (issues only with OTA not sat channels)

    RCA OTA antenna connected to AM21 via coax
    AM21 connected to HR24 via USB
    HR24 connected to Yamaha RV3900 RCVR via HDMI
    Yamaha RCVR connected to Pioneer PDP 6020 via HDMI (this TV does not have onboard speakers)

    No Problem Configuration:

    Standard rabbit ears connected directly to TV antenna input via coax
    TV is PDP 42" Pioneer Plasma (Tv has onboard speakers)

    Thinking about connecting RCA OTA antenna directly to PDP 6020 and running audio out of TV via optical to rcvr, since this TV does not have onboard speakers
     
  6. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Might see what happens if you swap antennas.

    I've run some tests recently with a new type indoor antenna and for the most part it has more gain than my rabbit ears, but "the most part", isn't every channel and the rabbit ears have better signal to noise ratio for a couple.
     

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