Originally Posted by DrDon
Unlikely an amp would help.
1) Maybe I missed it, but where IS your antenna located?
2) On which stations does the issue appear when they're moving about? Use call letters, please, even if it's "all of them."
3) What's the frequency of the freezing? Is it random or does it happen with predictable regularity, such as "every 30 seconds." Or does it only happen when you hear them moving about?
The rolling issue you saw on analog is indicative of some sort of ground loop or electrical interference. Since it only happens when your neighbors are home, I think we can rule out ground loop.
I think you're dealing with two issues.. electrical interference and multipath. But go through those questions just to be sure.
To confirm, THIS is your antenna, correct?
1- My Clearstream 2V is located inside pointed toward the east. But can adjust north or south. I can't put it outside in anyway I live in an apartment.
WNYA (4 digi-channels) - These channels get impacted the worse.
WNYT (3/3 digi-channels) - While these are a close second.
While these get impacted, but not as bad.
WTEN (4 digi-channels)
WYBN (14 digi-channels)
WXXA (4 digi-channels)
WCWN (4 digi-channels)
WYPX (6 digi-channels)
WRGB (3 digi-channels) - are a no show 98% of the time, but that's broadcast issue.
3- These issues are there constantly. But are minor, until they start moving about alot. The more activity/people above, the worse it gets. So bad the channels pixelate and freeze. The audio drops, then the signal completely drops out. The rolling bar/static issue has been resolved. But when that was happening it got worse with upstairs movement.
I understand electrical interference. But what is multipath?
Originally Posted by NYota1
I thought you already HAD an amplifier?
Have you ever SEEN these people, or are they mystery neighbors?? How do THEY get TV? Maybe they have multiple antennas and carry them around
the rooms! There has to be a reason why THESE people are creating issues that previous neighbors weren't. In jest -- I'm wondering if they're
Martians and the antennas on their heads are lousing things up!!
I do have an amplifier, but I removed it when I got rid of cable tv. My OTA signal was fine without it, up until my latest upstairs neighbors.
No, haven't seen them. There are ten apartments in my building. But people are moving in/out often. So it's hard to keep track of who's who.
As for their tv service it could be Cable, OTA, Cellphone/streaming?
This is something my landlord would do. Rent to illegals, maybe martians, or french illegals.