Originally Posted by Servicetech571
You might be onto something with the signal strength. What readings are you getting now vs. with the indoor antenna? This gives me hope that my unit will work properly since I also have an outdoor antenna and signal has been solid on ANY (old stuff, new stuff, analog) tuner I've use on it.
Well, I wouldn't call them fantastic, but I have different situation - I'm trying to get two DMAs (Baltimore: south, Harrisburg: north). In the living room (same antenna as now in the attic), I got a fairly decent signal on the Baltimore stations (I'd say around 76-83). But I only really got one Harrisburg channel, marginally (around 62). Strange though, the antenna was facing north out the window (my house as foil-back drywall on the outside walls, which completely block OTA signals - the antenna had to be at a window).
In the attic I tried facing it south. The Baltimore channels were really strong, but I wasn't getting the Harrisburg channels I wanted. I then turned it around to face north. This obviously weakened the Baltimore channels (now on the backside of the antenna), are now from 69 to 83 (CBS, i.e. WJZ-13 with TVGOS, is 69-73) and tonight ABC is not there (either off-air or not coming in though it was a decent signal if I remember correctly - I'll see what it does with Lost tonight); the Harrisburg channels are now from 61 (on CW) to 90 (PBS, Fox). Three Harrisburg's I don't get (CBS and ABC because they are at 4 and 10, and an IND towards the west that I don't care about anyway).
I aimed the antenna towards the PBS tower (slightly west of north), and the signal was really strong and the Baltimore's were kind of weak. So I moved it slightly away to the east to bring in the Baltimore's better. The PBS is still 90, so I may need to shift it a little more to the east so the back side is more to the south towards the Baltimore towers to get them a little better.
I'm not sure signal level is the answer because I was getting WJZ-13 better in the living room (around 81) then now (around 71). I was thinking maybe perhaps the signal is more consistent since we're not walking around antenna disturbing the signal like when it was in the living room. But other then the fact that the power cycle counter stopped counting, I never saw any reboots or lockups - just two skipped recordings on night and I thinking that may have been due to a weak signal (was recording CW from Harrisburg) - that's why I'm curious to see what it does with Lost tonight with ABS gone. Edit: The recording was skipped, probably the same thing happen when it skipped two recordings the Tuesday before.