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OTA Antenna Reception Issues

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  • #4216
    Johan
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    This topic is for those having trouble with over the air antenna reception. Please post your problems here.

    #4428
    arrowheadbob
    Participant

    Not sure what to do. I live in zip 91104 and I am like 5 miles from all the standard network station antennas. I have clear view of all the antennas on the nearby mountain. My house is two story and the antenna is in the attic. The antenna is a GE attic mount 33692. I have great reception on two TVs, but I am getting major pixelation on the living room tv which is fed by a TiVo Roamio OTA box. The pixelation seems to be mostly on NBC. Often it gets so bad that we can’t watch it or hear it. Tried an antenna amp and it was much, much worse. I have quad shield RG6 thru the house except for a 25 foot piece of RG59 run to the antenna. I think my signal may be too strong? I’m not sure if there are any cell towers nearby. One other thing, the plywood sheathing on the roof has a foil coating on the inside.
    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated- you know the saying “happy wife, happy life” !!
    Thanks

    #4513
    Johan
    Keymaster

    It sounds like the tuner in your TiVo box is very sensitive or you’re getting some interference. You could try the ANTOP adjustable gain amplifier. This will allow you to adjust the output from the amp to the tuner. You can dial in the right amount of gain. It also has a built-in cell phone filter.

    #4514
    arrowheadbob
    Participant

    I considered that the signal was too strong, so I moved the antenna about 90 degrees off and I am still getting like 70 plus signal strength and mostly 100 percent signal quality. I will give it a few days to see if that fixes it.

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