I have a small, directional antenna, I think from AntennaDirect, pointed at the cluster of nearby Baton Rouge transmitters, (I live about 25 miles away, near New Roads, LA.). The little antenna works fine on good weather days, but when the atmosphere isn't cooperating, I get a lot of break-up. Sometimes it won't decode even when the weather is fine, so I suspect sometimes it is the transmitter having issues. The antenna is mounted on a former sat dish mount, about twenty or so feet in the air.
So here's my question...would I be better off opting for a bigger, omni-directional antenna, or adding something like a "Juice" amplifier to my system to overcome the breakup?
It always seems like the signal decides to fail during, say, the Presidential debates or the Saints game; not when I'm just watching junk tv. Would combining the directional antenna with an omni give me a much better signal?
Cable run to back bedroom is long, maybe 100', and there are several splits in the line; I think four or five altogether. Some of them I don't need. I don't want to do too much crawling around in the attic because I am planning on selling the house in a couple months, but I hate not being able to count on watching important shows.
Anybody have any input on what I should do here? Thanks!
BTW, I also use a Roku 4 to get internet tv, but sometimes it is just as frustrating. Even though I have a new, fast ASUS router, the Sling TV signal is very erratic, especially on CNN. It freezes, drops the signal, buffers forever, etc. Anybody experiencing the same issues?