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New to OTA HD - Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by WhoDey, Jan 23, 2006.

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  1. WhoDey

    WhoDey New Member

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    I am in Dayton, OH. I pick up channels 2 (NBC) and 7 (CBS) no problem in HD. I can't seem to get FOX or ABC, and they are almost in the exact same physical location in Dayton.

    I have a CM 4228 antenna.

    Do I have a hook-up issue?

    We are by an airport, but still less then 15 miles from the tower.

    Thanks
     
  2. Proc

    Proc Godfather

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    Which receiver are you hooking the antenna up to? I used to have problems with OTA with the H10 (and I am about the same distance from the towers too, but north of you in Detroit), but not with the H20, which is very good for OTA.
     
  3. WhoDey

    WhoDey New Member

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    Yes, I have the H10...
    The cable is going into a diplex???? with the other feed coming off the satelite. I have one cable not going anywhere from the satelite
     
  4. Proc

    Proc Godfather

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    When I had the H10, the installer originally had the antenna diplexed before the coax went into the house. Once I removed the diplexers and ran the antenna directly into the H10 (I ran it inside the house into a grounding strip, then to the TV), then the OTA signals were fine.

    Get rid of the diplexer and you will see a marked difference.

    I will still say though, the H20 is a far superior OTA receiver than the H10.
     
  5. mssturgeon

    mssturgeon AllStar

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    Does your set have a built-in digital tuner? If so you may want to temporarily bypass your H10 and go direct to your TV just to see if the H10 is, in fact, the issue.

    - Shane (fellow Daytonian and Bengal fan)
     
  6. WhoDey

    WhoDey New Member

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    Thanks, I will try going direct. It's weird that I can pick up numerous channels inside with simple rabbit ears, yet nothing with this outside large antenna.
     
  7. TVSaurus

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    I am using a 4228 and H10 also and have found the H10 has a weaker signal than if I were to bypass the H10 directly to my TV. Sometimes I can watch a direct signal and receive nothing via the H10. So I also recommend bypassing the D* receiver and checking it that way also.
     
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