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Forum: Help With Reception 12-Feb-2013, 4:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,616
Posted By Harrier
Got NBC by removing the splitter. Now I will use...

Got NBC by removing the splitter. Now I will use HDHomerun to distribute the signal. Wish me luck. Thanks for all the help.
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Feb-2013, 8:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,616
Posted By Harrier
So, I tried a Winegard, but there was no...

So, I tried a Winegard, but there was no improvement - I actually lost channels. I did, however, point the Clearstream 4 towards my roof (exactly opposite the direction of the major transmitter, and...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Feb-2013, 7:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,616
Posted By Harrier
It found one, once. That is when I was able to...

It found one, once. That is when I was able to try the signal strength meter. But I lost that one on a rescan.
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Feb-2013, 7:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 32,051
Posted By Harrier
Not the most robust sample set, but I have a...

Not the most robust sample set, but I have a Samsung, a Sharp, and a HDHomerun (network tuner) attached to the same antenna:

Samsung gets the most channels with virtually no dropout
HDHomerun...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Jan-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,616
Posted By Harrier
Yes, in fact the manual does show that meter. ...

Yes, in fact the manual does show that meter. Sadly, the TV has a cool feature where that option is greyed out and unavailable until a signal is found using channel scan. And it does not seem to...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jan-2013, 6:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 19,107
Posted By Harrier
HOAs and town councils, etc. are not allowed to...

HOAs and town councils, etc. are not allowed to block the installation of TV antennas. This article has a decent explanation:
...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jan-2013, 6:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,841
Posted By Harrier
No signal strength meter on TV

I have a Sharp Aquos and a Samsung LED, neither of which seem to have signal strength meters in their setup menus (grumble).

Any recommendations on signal strength measurement? I have been moving...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jan-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,616
Posted By Harrier
Sharp is from 2007 or 8, so it is not new. But...

Sharp is from 2007 or 8, so it is not new. But is is a LC42D62U and has an integrated ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuner. I used the channel search function specifying over the air (not cable). It runs the...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jan-2013, 8:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,616
Posted By Harrier
So I have the ClearStream™ 2V, and I even raised...

So I have the ClearStream™ 2V, and I even raised it another 5 feet in a vain attempt to get more signal. Is this a bad choice of antenna?

Also, I will try different mounting locations, but will...
Forum: Connecting with an Installer 21-Jan-2013, 4:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,248
Posted By Harrier
Marin, CA installer

Looking for someone to help with installation of OTA HDTV antenna in Mill Valley. Please respond to this thread.
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jan-2013, 4:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,616
Posted By Harrier
So I have one weird situation. I can now get 10...

So I have one weird situation. I can now get 10 channels (a few repeats), so I am getting close. Once I get Fox and NBC, I will declare victory.

The issue is that while my Samsung LED gets these...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jan-2013, 5:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,616
Posted By Harrier
Ok, on my Samsung I now have KPIX, KRON, and...

Ok, on my Samsung I now have KPIX, KRON, and KQED, but no others. Antenna at 137 degrees magnetic.

I did channel scan on my Sharp 6 times and got nothing. I scan after every change in...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jan-2013, 3:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,616
Posted By Harrier
So I installed the Clearstream 2v pointing 125...

So I installed the Clearstream 2v pointing 125 degrees at 25'
No amplifier (hasn't arrived yet), around 50' of coax.


No channels.

Next step is to install preamp, then upgrade to Winegard...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jan-2013, 7:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,616
Posted By Harrier
OK, I just ordered the ClearStream™ 2V. I will...

OK, I just ordered the ClearStream™ 2V. I will install it next week when it arrives and report back.

Is there a particular ceremony that is prescribed for the removal of the dish to appease the...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jan-2013, 8:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,616
Posted By Harrier
Antenna Selection Marin County

I am looking to get OTA HDTV so that I can throw away Directv.

My plot: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d1dda9ad7270320
I would love to get ABC/NBC/CBS/Fox/PBS, and it...
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