Alright folks, I happily cut the cord about 2 years ago and haven't looked back. I'm using a couple of Windows Media Centers and over the air TV with Netflix/Hulu for our viewing needs and have easily saved a few thousand dollars since we made the cut. We've been pretty happy with things, but I'm just wondering if I can something better for my OTA reception to clear up the occasional signal problems we get.
Here's our setup. We have two batches of TV stations we are trying to pick up one group is about 19-20 miles away and is located at around 310 degrees from us while the other batch is 37-39 miles away and around 350 degrees from us.
I've got a Antennas Direct Clearstream 4
mounted in my attic about 20 feet from ground level in next to a windowed dormer pointing to approximately 320 degrees. There not a lot blocking the signal from outside other than a window, and some plywood/ashphalt shingles.
Hooked directly to the antenna I have an 'up to 10db' Radio Shack In Line Amplifier (15-1170)
and then about a 75-100 Coax cable run down to the exterior cable box the cable company had originally installed.
In the cable box I'm feeding the Coax into the RF-IN into an 8 Port Viewsonics VSMA-608C Cable Amplifier
. Of the 8 ports, two have terminators, five have coax runs going to jacks throughout the house and one is empty. The five coax runs probably go anywhere from 25-125 feet through the house.
So, any suggestions on things I might have setup wrong, or things I can do to possibly get a better signal?
Thanks in advance!