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post #1951 of 1958 Old 02-26-2014, 04:34 PM
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Assumung Buckeye is a cable company, it should be pointed out that TWC, Directv, Dish Network, and Comcast all have had similar volume increase requirements for a long time. My Denon receiver has the satellite input source volume increased +12 (the max) and I still have to watch Directv around 35 to 40, where other sources are around 30.

Thanks, that's good info to know.. I'll have to look in to seeing if my Onkyo has an option to increase the one source higher than others.
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Hey Guys. Wife and I noticed that our picture quality in the last month or so has started to degrade. Had Buckeye out. They checked everything Two guys. . (I have the whole house Gateway). the one guy said that the picture looked fantastic which maybe ti him it did but not to us. I have a 60" Pana Plasma. Before you could see the pours of peoples face. Now the picture is clear but not vibrant like it used to be. Looks like a slight haze over the picture. Its not the TV, I checked that. I think Buckeye is playing games again with the bandwidth. Trying to fit too many HD channels on certain bandwidths that cuts down on the amount of info that the tv gets to display. The two techs didn't know anything about this and of course Buckeye will not admit this. Buckeye can only put out 1080i at this point. anyone else notice that there picture just isn't quite as good as it used to be? This could finally push me to Uverse or something else.
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I have really noticed it in the past few weeks. Watching news/sportscenter, some text is barely readable. Lots of compression with fast moving objects.

Buckeye used to have very good PQ compared to Time Warner or Comcast, but since they've been trying to up the internet to speeds that nobody even needs, the PQ has gone done considerably. I assume they think nobody (or only a small amount of people) will actually notice the decrease. They'll keep doing it.

One can only hope that with the removal of the analog signals, that they would use that extra bandwidth to increase PQ on HD channels.
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im trying to get OTA for my parents barn. i got the well reviewed terk, but cant pick up 11 or 13. any ideas for a good vhf high antenna for the whitehouse area?
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im trying to get OTA for my parents barn. i got the well reviewed terk, but cant pick up 11 or 13. any ideas for a good vhf high antenna for the whitehouse area?
What's the model number of the Terk and are you north or south of Whitehouse? The north/northwest side of Whitehouse would be harder to receive WTOL & WTVG due to the large amount of trees in that area that block out VHF signals. South side would be easier due to the flat open land. Transmitters are located east of Toledo and northeast of Oregon... err... Buckeye.

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Bay View, OH - HDTV

I am located in Bay View, Ohio. Pretty much equidistant from Cleveland, Toledo and Detroit Towers.
I currently have a borrowed Clear Stream 2V antenna pointed ~ 330magnetic (Best for 13). In this configuration I receive. VirtualChannels 13,24,30,36 and 52 relatively consistently. Channel11 is intermittent unless I change direction to ~ 300 degrees.
I have also tried a DB4 antenna which gave stronger results (I do not currently have it so I cannot provide detail at this time)
Secondary;
I would love to be able to receive ION (50 in Detroit or 23 in Cleveland) The Cleveland Direction has a rather large oak tree ~ 40'.

I have been considering a DB8e ( @ 300, 330 degrees to improve 11,13)
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A combination which includes a 91XG to attempt to pick up the Ion Channel

My concern is that with the 91XG I may have to constantly adjust the direction ona per channel basis.
( I am confused that 11 and 13 are so sensitive to direction when TV Fool gives the same heading)

TVFool:
20 ft: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...5134a8dfd5764d

30 ft: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...51348f2073de5d

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I am located in Bay View, Ohio. Pretty much equidistant from Cleveland, Toledo and Detroit Towers.
I currently have a borrowed Clear Stream 2V antenna pointed ~ 330magnetic (Best for 13). In this configuration I receive. VirtualChannels 13,24,30,36 and 52 relatively consistently. Channel11 is intermittent unless I change direction to ~ 300 degrees.
I have also tried a DB4 antenna which gave stronger results (I do not currently have it so I cannot provide detail at this time)
Secondary;
I would love to be able to receive ION (50 in Detroit or 23 in Cleveland) The Cleveland Direction has a rather large oak tree ~ 40'.

I have been considering a DB8e ( @ 300, 330 degrees to improve 11,13)
or
A combination which includes a 91XG to attempt to pick up the Ion Channel

My concern is that with the 91XG I may have to constantly adjust the direction ona per channel basis.
( I am confused that 11 and 13 are so sensitive to direction when TV Fool gives the same heading)

TVFool:
20 ft: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...5134a8dfd5764d

30 ft: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...51348f2073de5d
This thread is pretty much dead. Last post was over a year ago, by me. But I'll try to help you out.

First, the DB4, DB8 & 91XG are all UHF antennas. WTOL and WTVG broadcast in the Hi-VHF band, which means you need a combo UHF/VHF antenna or a standalone Hi-VHF antenna connected to your UHF antenna in order to get the best reception from those stations. The VHF antenna might also help you receive WJW and WOIO if you are interested in receiving the Cleveland stations as well.

Your best bet is to go with a 91XG (top) and pair it with a long range VHF antenna along with a rotor so you can switch between Toledo, Detroit and Cleveland/Akron as all these markets are highly directional in your area. Use RG-6 coaxial cable in your setup for the best possible reception.

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This thread is pretty much dead. Last post was over a year ago, by me. But I'll try to help you out.

First, the DB4, DB8 & 91XG are all UHF antennas. WTOL and WTVG broadcast in the Hi-VHF band, which means you need a combo UHF/VHF antenna or a standalone Hi-VHF antenna connected to your UHF antenna in order to get the best reception from those stations. The VHF antenna might also help you receive WJW and WOIO if you are interested in receiving the Cleveland stations as well.

Your best bet is to go with a 91XG (top) and pair it with a long range VHF antenna along with a rotor so you can switch between Toledo, Detroit and Cleveland/Akron as all these markets are highly directional in your area. Use RG-6 coaxial cable in your setup for the best possible reception.
Thanks for the response!

I overlooked that WTOL and WTVG were in the HiVHF Band.
These are my primary concern as they are the local news channels and the predominant weather pattern comes from that direction.

I order the Stellar Labs VHF-Hi Directional Antenna (30-2475) and the Stellar Labs UHF\VHF Combiner (33-2230) from MCM as a start. (Had another order ready)
I think I will be experimenting with an antenna stack as time goes on...

I noticed that some other contributors have had issues with FM stations and VHF Hi antenna's would you know what criteria gives cause for concern?

I cannot seem to post the FMFool report...
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