First, a belated thanks for information on the AVS forum that helped me connect my TERK HDTVa indoor antenna to my DELL W4200HD a few months ago. The step-by-step instructions for setup, which were in a reply to a previous poster, were exactly what I needed.
The TERK is a good thing, because it helped me pull the trigger on Comcast Cable and the monthly bill they used to send (the nerve!). The cost of even a limited plan seemed too high, considering the bad-to-mediocre quality of cable programming. Aided by a rectangle of aluminum foil stretched between the extended dipoles, the TERK is helping me see that there is plenty of bad-to-mediocre TV available OTA for free.
When I first deployed the TERK, I was happy to receive any channels at all. It sits near a southeast window in my second-floor apartment in the Heights (near Studewood & 16th), pointing toward the major antenna farm in Mo. City. I get KHOU, KTRK, KTXH, KETH, RRIV, KPRC, KXLN and others. Here's the problem: I cannot receive KUHT, even as a weak signal. When I go through automatic channel setup on my TV, Channel 8 simply doesn't register.
The engineering department at KUHT suggested several things I had already tried, then urged me to ampliify the signal. That seemed like a good idea, till I realized that the HDTVa is already amplified. Is it possible to amplify the amplification? Is it advisable? If the answer to both is "yes," how would I do that?
Has anyone else in Houston struggled to receive Channel 8, even with an antenna that picked up other local stations? If so, were you able to find a workaround? Thanks for any guidance the forum can provide.