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OTA is better in my HR20 than my TV


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#1 OFFLINE   jwd45244

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 08:05 AM

With all the talk about how bad the HR20 OTA is, I thought I pass on an instance where it is very good.

I have OTA input to both my HR20 and my Vizio L32HD TV.

In Cincinnati, the NBC affiliate is on 5-1. I was looking at PQ the other night and I saw fairly severe pixelation watching 5-1 (OTA) using the Vizio TV. When I flipped over to 5-1 (OTA) on my HR20, there was no pixelation at all.

The HR20 showed the 5-1 signal to be 90% +. The Vizio does not have a signal meter.
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Slimline w/ SWM LNB---- (mounted on CommDeck) ----> SWM Power Inserter -----> CM4002IFD Diplexer
Winegard OTA Antenna ------------------> CM7777 OTA Amplifier ----------------> CM4002IFD Diplexer
CM4002IFD Diplexer ----> STS-4 splitter ----> HR20-700 - Vizio VO32L, HR20-700 - SDTV, HR21-200 (w/ AM21) - Vizio VX42L, HR21-200 - SDTV; CM4001IFD as splitting diplexer on all legs; All networked

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#2 OFFLINE   houskamp

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 08:17 AM

Reason why is problably your ant is aimed just right for your HR20.. that's why I always say to set your ant using the HR20's signal meters..If you turned it just a little the situation might be reversed..
I have several SD tv's all on the same ant feed as my HR20's, the ant was set with the HR20's signal meters, HR20's have 80+ signal, while the SD tv's show some ghosting..

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#3 OFFLINE   jwd45244

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 08:22 AM

Aimed just right for the HR20 but not for the TV? They use the same antenna. (Signal is split).
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Slimline w/ SWM LNB---- (mounted on CommDeck) ----> SWM Power Inserter -----> CM4002IFD Diplexer
Winegard OTA Antenna ------------------> CM7777 OTA Amplifier ----------------> CM4002IFD Diplexer
CM4002IFD Diplexer ----> STS-4 splitter ----> HR20-700 - Vizio VO32L, HR20-700 - SDTV, HR21-200 (w/ AM21) - Vizio VX42L, HR21-200 - SDTV; CM4001IFD as splitting diplexer on all legs; All networked

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 08:27 AM

Yep but what one tuner likes another might not...

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 08:29 AM

One word: "Multipath"

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 08:32 AM

I get the same PQ using either my HR20-100 or Westy LCD. One thing I miss, though, is that I haven't figured out how to add channels to the HR20 that I didn't add during setup. I live in Northern KY and receive the local Cincy channels. When connected straight to the Westy, I can get Dayton channels as well.
Any suggestions?

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 08:55 AM

I get the same PQ using either my HR20-100 or Westy LCD. One thing I miss, though, is that I haven't figured out how to add channels to the HR20 that I didn't add during setup. I live in Northern KY and receive the local Cincy channels. When connected straight to the Westy, I can get Dayton channels as well.
Any suggestions?

Re-do the OTA setup and add the Dayton primary zip code (45401) as a secondary market after you re-add Cincy (45201)
-- Jim D.
DirecTV sub. since 1998
Slimline w/ SWM LNB---- (mounted on CommDeck) ----> SWM Power Inserter -----> CM4002IFD Diplexer
Winegard OTA Antenna ------------------> CM7777 OTA Amplifier ----------------> CM4002IFD Diplexer
CM4002IFD Diplexer ----> STS-4 splitter ----> HR20-700 - Vizio VO32L, HR20-700 - SDTV, HR21-200 (w/ AM21) - Vizio VX42L, HR21-200 - SDTV; CM4001IFD as splitting diplexer on all legs; All networked




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