Originally Posted by vttom
cableguy403... Just a word of advice. If you're using an indoor antenna, you'll want to position it with only 1 wall between you and the mountain. Also, try putting it as high as possible. For instance, if you have 2 stories, put it in an upstairs bedroom. You should be able to figure out how to use the pre-installed cable to get it hooked up to your HD receiver.
Lastly, I'm really intrigued by this antenna from RS
. Something about its compactness appeals to me. It seems like a good candidate for installing indoors on a window sill. Or, it would be very unobtrusive installed outdoors. If the antenna I already have didn't work, this is the next one I'd try.
I have it in an upstairs window sill pointing in the direction of Mansfield. I can even see the mountain from that window. I did the whole 7' (yes, 7 foot) cable run myself with good RG-6 and compression fittings, so I know its not the wiring!
I decided to get the RS antenna because scottceaton said it was better than the silver sensor and had really good luck with it. I figure I will try a couple more before I give up. I found a zenith SS for 18 bones on the web, so I may order that today as well as try one of the Philips antennas from wal-mart.
I would love to get a bucket truck from work and put an outdoor on the top of the roof here (over the fourth floor), but it would be way too noticable and I would get kicked out.. but I bet that would fix my signal issues.
Its very odd, I can get PBS at 85-90%, CBS at 65-70%, but the others are usually below 40% with no VNY at all. I dont understand how CBS is the highest in the spectrum and I pull 65-70% on that, but the others come in like sh*t. I mean, I know about VNY and the VHF issues, but with those numbers for CBS wouldn't you think FOX and NBC should be right up there also?? I know its not cable, but "higher frequency = more loss" still rings true.
Oh well, I am done my rant.. off to wal-mart.
This is the RS one I have now.. http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=family