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OTA Channels Headscratcher
Posted 05 August 2004 - 08:25 AM
Maybe I need to sit tight and wait for the day when all the HD locals will come through via satellite!
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Posted 05 August 2004 - 08:59 AM
Posted 05 August 2004 - 09:05 AM
Posted 05 August 2004 - 09:23 AM
I spent a bit of time on this to regulate my signals into the HDTIVO and now it works fine all the time on all channels. I had to add a preamp to the antenna and then back off that gain with a variable attenuator. For me it took a combination of the two. Others have done well with the variable attenuator by itself.
With this setup I have observed that as I adjust the variable attenuator through the range it peaks with a very narrow adjustment. The signal quality meter is a good indicator. Dialing in the channels can cause it to peak to 92-96 and either side falls off to 0. Without the preamp, there is no signal with any adjustemnt.
This compared to my other receivers works fine without any preamp or attenuator.
Posted 05 August 2004 - 11:00 AM
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Posted 18 August 2004 - 08:49 PM
Assuming we went with the equipment from Direct TV, have you found that the HD local stations you can receive with the off air antenna are of very good picture quality? Are they as good as the sat. stations like ESPN HD, Discovery HD, etc.? Basically, is the off-air antenna worth getting. If we can't get the local stations we probably won't get the HD equipment.
Two more questions, do you have any idea how big the antenna that DirectTV installs is? Once the antenna is installed do you have to make adjustments to it to find the signal or does it do this automatically?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Posted 19 August 2004 - 03:43 AM
"The Raiders will be back. I have unshakable confidence, the will to win, and I just know that the fire that burns brightest in this building is the will to win. And we will win. We will win."---Al Davis. Rest In Peace, Al
Posted 10 September 2004 - 08:55 AM