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Forum: HDTV Technical   07-04-2011, 05:25 AM
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Posted By Dimdem
Quote:Originally Posted by Ken H...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ken H http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20649470)

Oops. Looks like you are all set.


Yep. Thanks again to all those...
Forum: HDTV Technical   07-03-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,271
Posted By Dimdem
No one will be surprised about this, I'm sure,...

No one will be surprised about this, I'm sure, but I wanted to confirm that replacing the amp with a passive splitter solved the problem.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-15-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,484
Posted By Dimdem
Quote:Originally Posted by rabbit73...

Quote:Originally Posted by rabbit73 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20569847)

Good advice. There are several easy ways to solve your grounding...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-13-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,484
Posted By Dimdem
Is it acceptable if the antenna and grounding...

Is it acceptable if the antenna and grounding block attach to the house ground in the box, or do they need to run straight to the ground rod? Because, as I said, that is now covered with a new...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-13-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,484
Posted By Dimdem
Quote:Originally Posted by mikepier...

Quote:Originally Posted by mikepier http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20561860)

Ideally, you want to run minimum #10 bare copper wire from the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-13-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,484
Posted By Dimdem
I don't have access to the house's ground rod,...

I don't have access to the house's ground rod, as it is under a cement patio. Of course I can tie into the house ground, but only by going through the box.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-13-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,484
Posted By Dimdem
Since I got such good advice on one...

Since I got such good advice on one antenna-related question here yesterday, let me ask another. The installers who put in my antenna didn't do a great job of grounding it. They put in a run of...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-12-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,271
Posted By Dimdem
Wow, hard to beat $587 savings. Thanks. ...

Wow, hard to beat $587 savings. Thanks.

Edit to add: Even if using an amp was overkill, is the kind of problem that I experienced what you would expect from using one in my situation? I guess...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-12-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,271
Posted By Dimdem
Right, these are the Tidewater/Hampton Roads...

Right, these are the Tidewater/Hampton Roads stations.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-12-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,271
Posted By Dimdem
Quote:Originally Posted by AntAltMike...

Quote:Originally Posted by AntAltMike http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20558904)

Nope. It's active component is a semi-conductor that generally...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-12-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 33
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Posted By Dimdem
Yep, signal directly from the antenna is...

Yep, signal directly from the antenna is excellent on all channels; just checked. At this point, could it be anything besides a bad distributor amp? Could there be any problem with the coax cable...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-12-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,271
Posted By Dimdem
Quote:Originally Posted by Digital Rules...

Quote:Originally Posted by Digital Rules http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20558624)

Do you know what model antenna was installed or can you...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-12-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,271
Posted By Dimdem
Quote:Originally Posted by Digital Rules...

Quote:Originally Posted by Digital Rules http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20558502)

Unfortunately, until a TV FOOL report is posted, we are in...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-12-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,271
Posted By Dimdem
Quote:Originally Posted by kenglish...

Quote:Originally Posted by kenglish http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20558343)

Probably overloading the amplifier.
Have you tried an attenuator...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-12-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,271
Posted By Dimdem
Quote:Originally Posted by Roger Dressler...

Quote:Originally Posted by Roger Dressler http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20557448)

Maybe the rooftop antenna needs a bit of re-aiming. Put your...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-11-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,271
Posted By Dimdem
No, I'm in VA. Although the stations are close...

No, I'm in VA. Although the stations are close and strong. I'm getting a decent signal off of them using a Terk indoor antenna... much better, on those particular stations, than from my rooftop...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-11-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,271
Posted By Dimdem
I've got a rooftop antenna, which I had...

I've got a rooftop antenna, which I had installed about three months ago. The picture was so good that I had the same guys who installed that came back out last week to set up a distribution amp...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-23-2010, 12:50 PM
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Views: 681,417
Posted By Dimdem
Quote:Originally Posted by KC4JGC...

Quote:Originally Posted by KC4JGC http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19697821)

I'm a bit confused; it's as if you're talking about OTA and cable HD...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-23-2010, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Dimdem
Quote:Originally Posted by KC4JGC...

Quote:Originally Posted by KC4JGC http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19698004)

If you can, do just that. Too much structure, trees and people in...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-22-2010, 07:03 PM
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Views: 520,609
Posted By Dimdem
Hi, folks. I'm in the Larchmont area, just north...

Hi, folks. I'm in the Larchmont area, just north of ODU. I'm thinking about going to OTA for HDTV and hoping that one of my neighbors can share their setup and experience. I'm using an indoor Terk...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   12-22-2010, 04:05 PM
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Posted By Dimdem
Came home with this set on Monday. I've found...

Came home with this set on Monday. I've found that when I do autoscan with my cable TV cable going directly into that it isn't picking up the signal for the HDTV feed of one local station 3.1....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-22-2010, 02:53 PM
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Views: 681,417
Posted By Dimdem
By the way, does Cox in HR compress its HDTV...

By the way, does Cox in HR compress its HDTV signals. I've been going back and forth between watching over cable and an indoor HDTV antenna, and I am not sure that the OTA isn't a little sharper....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-22-2010, 01:39 PM
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Posted By Dimdem
Quote:Originally Posted by jfranklin...

Quote:Originally Posted by jfranklin http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19692819)

When I left work a little while ago I recall seeing an email...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-22-2010, 01:19 PM
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Posted By Dimdem
Quote:Originally Posted by jfranklin...

Quote:Originally Posted by jfranklin http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19692671)

You should be getting 3.1, as well as the other local HD...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   12-22-2010, 12:58 PM
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Posted By Dimdem
I just hooked a new TV up to Cox today. ATSC (?)...

I just hooked a new TV up to Cox today. ATSC (?) and Clear QAM tuners. We only have the most basic cable package, but all of the locals came through in what looked to me like HD format with the...
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