Originally Posted by Waldamos
I recently installed a yagi type antenna rated at 45mile range (antennas are at 30 mile range from my house). I installed it in my attic and ran straight to my TV. I am having tiling issues though. It seems like the tiling is worse in the wind or rain even though my antenna is in the attic.
At one location I got 2,4,5,11,24,30 but the tiling was pretty bad, so I moved it and now the tiling is better (though not gone) but I lost 24. I have never had 9 (and would like it).
What is my problem? Do I need an amp to eliminate tiling and to get 9?
First, those mileage estimates are just that --- ESTIMATES. You may simply need a better antenna. It makes a difference if you're located up high on a hill or down low in a valley. Before you exchange the antenna for a better model, try the following:
1- Make sure it's pointed towards South County - go to antennaweb.org for exact transmitter locations
2- purchase one of those amplifiers that attach at the antenna and are powered by a splitter down by the TV.
I'm not sure what you mean by "tiling". All digital video consists of tiny (square) pixels, and this is normal when compared to old analog television. If the tiles get very large at times or during fast motion, that could be a weak signal. If the signal is really too weak, you'll also see picture freezing and possibly complete loss of the picture.