Both amplified and non-amplified antennas have trouble receiving Channel 7. I also tried turning the gain from maximum to minimum on the amplified antenna with same results. I was briefly able to receive Channel 7 a couple of times with direct aiming of the amplified rabbit ears towards the W-NW (Lookout Mtn), but not able to receive it all with the non-amplified antenna.
I had contacted Silicon Dust support regarding my HDHomeRun back in 2018 when I originally bought it and started my HTPC build and had been testing with my laptop, their reply had something to do with signal-overload. My new TV's built-in tuner seems to handle all the other local channels (2, 4, 6, 9, 20, 31, etc.) fine even with the gain at max or with the non-amplified antenna.
I'll try tuning channel 17, but may not have time to do that until next week.
Edited by HDTimeShifter - 7/11/13 at 1:01pm