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post #5491 of 5496 Old 01-26-2016, 02:19 PM
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I have been watching KOLR OTA during some basketball and football events. The picture quality is terrible. There is such bad pixelation it is touch to watch. The CBS Sports ROKU live feed over the internet looks better with fast motion. KOLR doesn't have subchannels and I see 16.1 Mpbs stream bandwidth, so I can't see why it is so bad. KRCG in Jefferson City looks about as bad. The DirecTV feed for KOLR looks slightly better. Fox OTA looks great.
It's always been that way for me, and I'm only about 3 miles from the Fordland towers. It's especially bad when the camera pans left or right. I don't know if it's a CBS issue, or a KOLR issue.
I'm just happy that I get to watch the Super Bowl this year since I still can't get FOX (KRBK).
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It's always been that way for me, and I'm only about 3 miles from the Fordland towers. It's especially bad when the camera pans left or right. I don't know if it's a CBS issue, or a KOLR issue.
I'm just happy that I get to watch the Super Bowl this year since I still can't get FOX (KRBK).
Signal isn't an issue. I have watched OTA from 3 locations (home, in-laws, friends) and signal is great, but the picture quality during fast motion left/right is terrible. Take a look at a basketball game or football game. It must be a CBS thing because KRCG in Jefferson City looks bad as well. Regular shows look OK. It is a shame when a 16.1 megabit OTA looks worse than the CBS Roku app watching it over the internet at maybe 3-4 megabit.
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Basketball, fast break. Pretty sorry quality. 85% signal strength. I think it is a CBS thing, because I saw some KOLR local commercials with fast motion and they looked OK. Probably no hope in getting anything better. Thank goodness most of my sports watching is on fox.
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Basketball, fast break. Pretty sorry quality. 85% signal strength. I think it is a CBS thing, because I saw some KOLR local commercials with fast motion and they looked OK. Probably no hope in getting anything better. Thank goodness most of my sports watching is on fox.
Yeah, it's pretty bad. It's (CBS) been this way for me ever since they switched to HD.
My signal strength hovers between 97%-99%, so that's not the issue.

At least you get to watch FOX. I can't even pick it up!
I've been thinking about trying to combine 2 antennas, but have read that it might cause more problems than it solves.
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Well, I'm getting tired of not being able to watch FOX, and with Spring on it's way, I'm trying to formulate a plan.

I live less than 4 miles to the WSW of the broadcast towers in Fordland, so that puts me about 15 miles or so EAST of the FOX tower at KOLR on east Division. Nearly 180 degree separation.

Currently I have a DB4 for UHF and a large VHF antenna on a 10-foot mast on the highest point of my roof. I'm using a VHF/UHF combiner, and a preamp. Signal is split to 5 HDTVs and my main desktop PC (I use Windows Media Center as a DVR). I'm getting all of the channels from Fordland without any issues (usually, lol), and also get 17.1.

I don't know if I should add another UHF antenna to the mast (or even in the attic), and aim one towards Fordland, and the other towards FOX and use a splitter in reverse to try to combine the signals, or just try a Omnidirectional antenna and see how that goes.
This is the one I'm considering on Amazon: 1byone Omni-directional Amplified Outdoor Antenna for FM/VHF/UHF 60 Miles Range


Any suggestions are appreciated!!
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It wouldn't let me post a link to the antenna from Amazon on my previous post due to post-count.
I'll try again here.
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