Originally Posted by Brian in CT
There is a reasonable chance your reception problem with WTOO is due to signal multipathing. That could be the reason WJAC was also giving you problems. You said that your "kitchen area" is a bad spot for your antenna. It may be due to TV signals bouncing around off metal surfaces. If you have many obstructions in the signal path (like dump trucks) causing pixilation, you may want to give your antenna more height. Since I assume your television is in the kitchen, is there any way to put your antenna on the second floor (or attic) and snake coax down behind a wall that would reach your TV? That might be the answer to your problem.
Actually, my area has basically non-stop dump trucks going by, it's like the city has become the PA Turnpike....
WJAC is actually pretty solid now in the kitchen thanks to one of those cheap $5 flat antennas. Originally for WJAC years ago you could just throw on a not-connected-on-one-end coxial and it would work.
I was doing some diagnostic tests with the folks over at RabbitEars and they seem to believe for WTOO that I will need a much better antenna, something like a Yagi vs my Wal-Mart UHF Loop/Rabbit Ears or my flat antenna.
Using TSReader on my upstairs HDHomeRun, we noticed that sometimes for 5-10 or sometimes even 20 minutes WTOO will have perfect signal than get 50 or so TEI/uncorrectable errors.
The kitchen TV refuses to even see WTOO at all while the living room just sees it, works for a while, then the picture but not audio freezes.
Even though I'd like it all over the house like WJAC, if I can at least get it working on my HDHR perfectly, I can then record via MythTV and send the video over my network to the other TVs if need be.