Yesterday my son and I R&R'd outdoor coax cables w/RG6 quad shielded cables w/Thomas and Betts (purple (all weather) RG6 quad connectors. A single splice w/one coax-in and one coax-out (no splitter) using a female connector was found on the old cable. Of course we re-aligned the OTA antenna as well and here are the signal strengths for;
DTA800 (before) - (4)67/69, (5)37/39, (12)11/12, (29)33/34, (35)69/70
DTA800 (after) - (4)67/68, (5)50/52, (12)14, (29)32/34, (35)68/71
Pioneer 5010 plasma - (4)42/46, (5)34/38, (12)NS*, (29)38/42, (35)73/76
*NS = no signal, no PBS9 channel on either tuner. It's also curious that the TV tuner has a stronger signal strength on 29/35 than the D/A converter??
I noticed on the TRUSPEC TA-25 amplifier (in the living room) that there's a FM TRAP IN/OUT switch. What is the proper setting and what does this switch do? It's currently set to IN.
As you can see the one and only channel that improved significantly was KENS5! Dunno why, don't care! but I can get all channels on the converter box, and all but KSAT12 on the TV tuner. I understand 12 is having ongoing issues (VHF, power level etc.) and suspect it'll be resolved sometime in the future.
With football season around the corner, and having PIP on the TV, channels 5 and 29 are very much a part of the PIP picture! Jerry, thanks for all your help, ANTSONE you too. Please tell me what ya think of the signal strength results after upgrading the exterior cables...GO GIANTS!