This is a copy and paste of a thread I posted in the HD recorders section. I live in Harrison so anything that says "my locals" or the like just try to fill in with 3-1, 9-1, 12-1. etc.
I just upgraded from the Samsung 360 HD reciver to the HR10-250 HD DVR and I have an RCA HD reciever upstairs. The RCA picks up all OTA channels that are local, and they come in fine. My Samsung picked them up just fine (same wiring downstairs as before). The HD DVR picks up local NBC and PBS just fine with a constant 92 on both tuners of the OTA signal strength meters, however the local ABC and CBS (which I recieved the day before and still recieve upstairs on the RCA) do not come in. On one tuner the ABC is fluctuating from 10-40 constantly and on the second it is between 50-60. This lets me view a very broken up, almost constantly frozen picture on the local ABC only on the second tuner. The local CBS doesn't come in enough on either tuner (which again are not constant on either, one jumps up and down and the other signal meter jumps up and down independtly) to do that. As I said before, local NBC and PBS come in fine but ABC and CBS are not. Any solutions or suggetions.
1. Restarted the HD DVR
2. Cleared and rescanned for channels
3. Checked the cable from the antenna to the splitter and switched the cables (still upstairs worked downstairs didn't)
4. Wasted time on the phone with DirecTV hoping they could offer tech support for their STB.
Thanks for any possible help.