Originally Posted by Hoosierky 1
Are you using a pre-amp? That might be all you need. Just a little boost will work wonders.
Most definitely. I've carefully followed the advice offered by the many contributors to this forum, including especially Steve Goldrich. (Indeed, I owe my entire TV viewing capability to this forum.)
I'll continue to puzzle this out, but likely will choose to bypass the new set's tuner (an LG) and install a trusty Samsung set top box to decode my antenna's output. Not only does the Samsung offer me the on-screen channel guide (no set on the market does this anymore), but the Samsung also delivers the audio (digital optical) *instantly* when I change channels. (Digital optical is the LG's sole audio out 'option' and it's not doing well hooked to a Bose system.)
For some unknown reason, the LG doesn't deliver audio instantly, resulting in a delay of 2-3+ seconds in the onset of sound everytime I change the channel, sometimes accompanied with a sharp 'crack'.
I've been trying to find a workaround to the annoying audio delay. A second Samsung DTB H260F set top box ATSC tuner (like the one I've had for years) will fill the bill. Am monitoring a few on eBay as I write.
I like the LG's picture (and its bigger than my older set), but I harbor reservations about its tuning, etc. The manufacturers have sold OTA consumers short.