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Old 12-Mar-2013, 1:56 PM   #1
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Initial Setup - Stronger on Vizio tuner than PC

Here's my report:

I purchased a ClearStream 4 with Winegard ANWI8700 Pre-amp. I have installed the antenna on about a 20' pole. I have the pre-amp about 5' from my antenna, then about a 20' RG6 line to the "splitter" that comes with the pre-amp. Then I have about a 60' RG6 line to my living room. When I plug the coax into my Vizio TV, it receives 7 channels (7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 51.1, 51.2, 56.1, 56.2) strong and another 2 (19.1, 19.2) that are iffy. When I plug it into my PC, which has a Hauppauge HVR-1600, I can get only 5 channels strong (7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 51.1, 51.2) and a weak 56.1, 56.2 and absolutely no 19.1 or 19.2.

Possibly 2 thoughts I have that I wanted you experts to give your 2 cents on:

1) Do I need a stronger PC TV tuner than my HVR-1600? Since the channel reception is clearly worse could this be part of my problem? Please add your thoughts on the best PC TV tuner?

2) Maybe there is something wrong with my antenna position or setup?

Thanks in advance for any help you might can give.

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