Improving my broadcast digital TV Signal
I recently (gulp!) cut the cord on dish network and installed a digital TV Antenna to feed signal to my 2 televisions. Here are the components I used:
RCA ANT751 outdoor antenna
RCA Digital Signal Pre-amplifier TVPRAMP1R
Radio Shack 3.0 GHz 2-way splitter model number 1500378
Audioquest HD6-1 Coaxial Cable (Blue 50)
I built a reflector out of aluminum pipes and construction screen, and mounted the antenna to a 10' mast lashed to my chimney (kind of proud!) It looks like a military radar, but I picked up over 60 channels and filtered them down to around 20 or so that we actually would watch. The reception is generally good, but interference interrupts programming perhaps half the time we try and watch broadcast TV. We live in Sonoma County, CA, and the signal comes all the way from San Francisco.Here are my questions:
1. Are the components that I used sufficient to protect the signal? Are there better quality ones that would be worth replacing any single component with?
2. Does anyone recommend that i switch from a splitter to an A/B switch, since we don't tend to watch both TVs at the same time? If so, can you recommend a high quality one?
3. What impact would grounding the system do besides lightning protection? Any influence on the signal?
Live long and prosper...