I'm going absolutely crazy over here! I *think* I had some static electricity come in and I *think* it came in through my antenna. It blew up all of the ethernet ports in my system. I've replaced all of the damaged components, but I'm still having issues with my antenna. Here's a link to the thread referencing the initial problem, so I can focus solely on the ota reception issue here: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1498719/crazy-ethernet-issue-please-help
Here's a list of equipment/software/pertinent info:
Windows 7 Media Center
I'm on the south edge of Fort Collins
After I replaced my router, Apple TV, HDHomerun, and added a network card to my PC, I noticed my ota reception was off. I'm really only concerned with 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 20, 31 out of Denver. I've had no issues with any of those channels - not even a hiccup - for the last year, but after whatever happened to my ethernet ports, I no longer get 7 or 9, and 4 is pretty iffy.
I assumed I also fried the amplifier that was bundled with my ClearStream 4. I removed it and reception significantly improved, but still no 7. Antennas Direct sent me a new combiner bar to try first. I installed it and problem solved... For about five minutes. I went outside to tighten the bolts on the mast, came back in and no more 7. So Antennas Direct sent me a new amplifier. Same exact thing! It worked perfectly, but by the time I went outside to tighten the zip tie to attach it to the mast, 7 is gone. And this time it took 9 with it.
Like I said, before everything broke, I had no problems, not even a glitch, on 7 or 9. Any ideas? I'm completely baffled - I basically have a brand new antenna and everything worked flawlessly before.
Thanks in advance for the help... I had no idea where else to post this.