Originally Posted by kishorem
Thanks for the response.
How do I pair the amp, silver sensor and rabbit ears?. I noticed that rabit ears is tough to find. I am willing to try anything at this point.
The ChannelMaster 7777 is a dual UHF/VHF amp, with separate inputs for each. The Silver Sensor is plugged into the UHF coax input, and the rabbit ears go on the VHF coax input (in my case, with the cheapo-Radio Shack pair, using the flat-cable to coax converter that was included). I believe 15-236 was the model # for the one I got locally: http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...032189.2032204
I have a flat spot to lie it down on.
I got my CM 7777 from Solid Signal (http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_disp...=&PROD=ANC7777
), and was very pleased with their service and price. Here's a close-up on the head-end block: http://www.solidsignal.com/images/pr..._det_zoomA.gif
Hopefully that will make the dual inputs clearer.
Do note that the unit comes with an internal switch factory-set to 'combined' on the UHF input. You have to remove the four screws on the front panel, flip the switch to 'separate', then put the screws back in. Now you can plug the rabbit ears into the VHF input, and the amp will combine the two antennas for you.
Also note that if you've been using non-RG6 coax cable, you really should get better coax cables. I got new cables from MonoPrice, and they were great and
mind-blowingly cheap (scroll down to the RG6 section): http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...d=10216&style=
I got something like seven cables, including two 25-foot runs, for less than I might have paid for two 6 foot cables at any local store. (If you're looking for inexpensive DVI-HDMI or HDMI-HDMI cables, they've got those too for great prices. My 15 foot DVI-HDMI cable was at least three times less expensive than I saw anywhere else.)
Recapping: connect the Silver Sensor with RG6 cable to the CM 7777 amp head unit (grey box), and also the rabbit ears. Then, run a RG6 cable from wherever your best antenna reception is, towards the TV. Connect the cable from the grey head end unit to the power injector (the white box), then use one last RG6 cable from the injector to the coax input on your HDTV. I can't guarantee that you'll get the same results (fringe reception is spotty at best, especially indoors), but this was the only combination that actually worked for me. Good luck!