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Forum: HDTV Technical   06-07-2012, 03:07 PM
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Posted By arxaw
+1 on the suggested "under the trees" (as in...

+1 on the suggested "under the trees" (as in nearer the ground), instead of the roof. You can easily try this with a temporary setup in the yard, before doing anything permanent. Placing the antenna...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-07-2012, 09:23 AM
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Posted By arxaw
geddy76, Are you mainly just interested in the...

geddy76,
Are you mainly just interested in the major networks that are closest to you?
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-06-2012, 10:04 AM
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Posted By arxaw
You can also choose ship to store from the RS...

You can also choose ship to store from the RS web site.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-05-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By arxaw
The HBU22 antenna that was suggested in a...

The HBU22 antenna that was suggested in a previous post ($38 at RS) would have likely eliminated the VHF problem. It is a small antenna and wind loading is minimal.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-05-2012, 04:49 AM
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Posted By arxaw
Cool. It would be nice if DirecTV and Dish would...

Cool. It would be nice if DirecTV and Dish would add the NWA locals to Carroll County's locals. Sat subscribers here (without the benefit of an OTA antenna) are stuck watching Missouri locals.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-05-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By arxaw
A cold water pipe for a ground does not meet...

A cold water pipe for a ground does not meet code in many areas. You should run the ground wire to your home's main electrical ground point. If the sat dish was not grounded, it was never installed...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-04-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By arxaw
Quote:Originally Posted by mgold...

Quote:Originally Posted by mgold http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/22098178)

Why is it common to have OTA reception issues this time of the year?...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-03-2012, 08:14 PM
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Posted By arxaw
Quote:Originally Posted by jeffyscott...

Quote:Originally Posted by jeffyscott http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/22096624)

Yes, I've discovered that 10-1 is actually real channel 8, so it...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-03-2012, 07:22 PM
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Posted By arxaw
Quote:Originally Posted by jeffyscott...

Quote:Originally Posted by jeffyscott http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/22096427)

(yep, I saw WMVS I meant it did not list the virtual channel,...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-03-2012, 03:41 PM
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Posted By arxaw
Your signals are strong. But you chose one of...

Your signals are strong. But you chose one of the worst indoor antennas. This particular model 15-1874 passive antenna from RS (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103077) would...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-02-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By arxaw
Where is the antenna located?

Where is the antenna located?
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-02-2012, 12:45 PM
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Posted By arxaw
Two sources for telescoping masts: ...

Two sources for telescoping masts:
http://www.channelmasterstore.com/An...Masts_s/42.htm (http://www.channelmasterstore.com/Antenna_Masts_s/42.htm)...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-02-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,579
Posted By arxaw
See the tuner (STB) synopsis thread...

See the tuner (STB) synopsis thread (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=179095) in this same HDTV Techinal sub-forum.

Guessing from the model number, that's a 19" set (?). If so, and...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-02-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By arxaw
Only way to tell for sure is swap out the tuner...

Only way to tell for sure is swap out the tuner for a known good one. The do go bad sometimes. If it is a standalone tuner, you would be better off replacing it with a newer model.

If using an...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-31-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By arxaw
Don't know if it would actually help, but it...

Don't know if it would actually help, but it would definitely make the blame game more difficult, if you are using components of all the same brand.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-31-2012, 08:24 AM
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Views: 331,048
Posted By arxaw
Nope. But I was watching Tulsa OTA yesterday....

Nope. But I was watching Tulsa OTA yesterday. Gone now, though...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-29-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By arxaw
+1 on the antenna DigitalRules linked to. If...

+1 on the antenna DigitalRules linked to. If you're not comfortable with craigslist or if n/a, order it from amazon or walmart.
http://www.amazon.com/RCA-ANT751-Out...B5C/ref=sr_1_1...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-28-2012, 07:06 PM
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Posted By arxaw
Much appreciated.

Much appreciated.
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-28-2012, 03:18 PM
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Posted By arxaw
Calaveras, Do you have a model number for the...

Calaveras,
Do you have a model number for the MyGo TV?
Thanks
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-28-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By arxaw
The Eagle Aspen 2bay...

The Eagle Aspen 2bay...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-26-2012, 03:57 PM
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Posted By arxaw
The Eagle Aspen 2bay...

The Eagle Aspen 2bay...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-24-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,878
Posted By arxaw
First, make sure your coax is RG6, not RG59. It...

First, make sure your coax is RG6, not RG59. It should be stamped on the side of the coax insulating jacket. If not, replace it with RG6, where practical. If it is RG6, I would try adding an HDP269...
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-24-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By arxaw
Grounding the antenna boom to the main power...

Grounding the antenna boom to the main power ground is correct.
The coax should also be grounded to the same ground source, using a ground block where the coax enters the house.
Forum: HDTV Technical   05-24-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3,328
Views: 1,456,771
Posted By arxaw
Exactly. Finding a hot spot by trial &...

Exactly.

Finding a hot spot by trial & error (where signals for all channels are relatively clean and strong and free from electronic/electrical interference) is the key to good indoor reception....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   05-23-2012, 08:09 AM
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Views: 996,590
Posted By arxaw
2 edge means you have at least 2 hills between...

2 edge means you have at least 2 hills between you and the transmitter tower(s). LOS means Line Of Sight (no obstructions).

If you look at your TVFool report page (not the image) and click on any...
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