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Old 16-May-2018, 12:43 AM   #1
Kryptonboy
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Firestick Interfering With Reception

Just discovered something I thought I'd share in the hopes it will keep you from ripping your hair out. I live in Burbank, CA and have a Winegard HD7698P antenna on my roof, which has performed amazingly for the past few years. Over the last 3 weeks, I noticed my reception was getting worse and worse, first on the lower channels, then, over time, higher ones. I lost CBS and the CW altogether at one point. I checked the roof wiring, readjusted the antenna direction with a compass, still nothing. In checking the connections to the TV, I moved the Amazon Firestick, which was plugged into the TV's USB and reception improved slightly. On a lark, I took the Firestick out and my reception immediately improved to 100%! Not a problem since! If you're having a reception problem via antenna, and you have a firestick plugged in, try pulling it out! Good luck!
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