Originally Posted by EscapeVelocity
Yeah, I meant 1874, post corrected.
Is your current antenna amplified? Do you have aluminum siding, brick or stucco walls?
I would stay away from amplified antennas, because you have such strong signals....and that may be your problem with 8.1.
The Terk HDTVi or the Philips Silver Sensor PHDTV1 would probably work for you, but you might have to fidget with it when you switch to The CW 65.1 as its in a different direction....and might be in one of the nulls....however you might be able to aim it between somwhere and pull everything in without fussing with it, as you have very strong signals from the main tower cluster which is very close.
The Channel Master 4149's gain curve drops precipitously at the lower end of UHF and you have a couple of high VHF Hi channels to capture as well. So that isnt a good solution.
The DB2 may be your best bet....or the cheaper Eagle Aspen available at Buy.com or Amazon for $15. Its gain curve remains strong into the lower UHF band and gives you some gain on the upper VHF Hi band. It also has a wider beamwidth than the Silver Sensor. You can probably get (at least have a good shot at getting) the 298 degree cluster with the DB2 though you might have to turn the DB2 in order to get it. But it looks like it will work in one position without fussing for everthing down to 65.1....just set and forget.
Thanks for the responses.
The house is entirely brick. The TV is by the window and the antenna on top of the TV or between the blinds and the window (trying both methods). Do the metal blinds touching the rabbit ears make any difference?
I'm using an unamplified antenna that has a rotary knob with 12 positions (not sure what this does) as well as a plate that you can adjust left and right.
In the DTT901 signal bar, 8.1 is showing in the middle to low, so I get pixelation and audio dropouts.
65.1 is showing very low, so no picture nor audio most of the time.
I was thinking that an amplified antenna would boost both of these signals.
DB2 is a no go due to it being an eyesore indoor.
With this new information, is your recommendation still the Terk HDTVi or the Philips Silver Sensor PHDTV1?