I am new to this thread having just added a Sammy 151 to my system. Great to see that others have been paving the road for HD newbies such as myself.
I currently am experiencing a couple issues, some of which I think are shared by others.
As background, in am in the NE Heights, a bit west of Tramway and Academy. I am using the Rat Shack, $30 Outdoor/Attic antenna (model number escapes me at the moment). It is in the attic, and aimed at the crest as well as I can get it.
First problem, I get decent signal (about 60%, same as KOAT), from KASA-DT 27, but no picture. Don't know whats up with that, but its consistent with other reports.
Next, I can not get ANY signal at all from KOB 26. NADA. Never as much a fleeting bump above 0. At one point I had an antenna sitting on a ladder in the driveway with direct line of site to the crest, and still nothing. Seems like my Sammy does not like KOB. Any Sammy owners that might have similar experiences?
Lastly, I was getting KRQE solidly (although I did loose picture last week as Joe Martz reported), got it back, but seem to have lost it again.
Today, I got around to running a permanent cable to the antenna. Fired up the box, and in addition to KOAT and KRQE, now had a solid 40% or so out of KNME (Hurray!), and also got KNAT (not that I plan to watch much).
I told the box to re-run Memorize Channels to see what it might find, and noticed that it skipped over KRQE (Digital 16). WTF? It was on 2 minutes before (this was about 3:00pm Saturday).
I thought maybe they went out again as they had earlier in the week. I rang up a friend about a mile south of my location with a Sony HD200, and he said he was till getting KRQE....with Rabbit Ears, mind you. Its in the same mode as KASA; I get a solid signal (about 60%), but no picture (the box says there is no signal).
So, I am thinking that something went away in my Sammy. I did power down, and even yanked the power cord, but no joy. Should anyone have any thoughts on the performance of the Sammy 151 here in ABQ, I would appreciate hearing them.
PS: Hello Joe. This is Brian Leduc from ABQ, fellow autocrosser.