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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Quad-Cities (East Moline, Ill.)
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Vee - So you've got the "bowties" facing the towers, now, eh? Those signal fluctuations seem to describe exactly what I've been experiencing with WHBF. I was watching CSI last night, and it seemed fine until the last 15 minutes or so, then would pixelate, freeze, drop for a few seconds, then come back. I may just have to bite the bullet and rotate the antenna to face Bettendorf when I watch WHBF. That's a nearly 180 degree move from the other towers, but, if that's all I have to do to eliminate the problem, it's a small price to pay. Now, when the TiVo HD Series 3 unit comes out, it will be a challenge. Then, when I have an HD recording scheduled, I'll have to make sure the antenna is oriented correctly. Of course, jumping from one scheduled recording to another (on different channels) would be a challenge. Might have to add a second antenna for WHBF and diplex it (?). And, of course, there's the challenge of them going back down to the VHF band later, too.
Did you pick up the CM4228 in person or have them ship it? Warren is only about five miles from where I live.
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