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Old 11-Mar-2015, 4:40 PM   #1
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Need help with selecting Antenna

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Old 11-Mar-2015, 5:14 PM   #2
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Google could not accurately resolve your address.

Please use procedure to generate a new report: http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=14508
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Old 12-Mar-2015, 1:54 AM   #3
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New TV Signal Analysis Results

Using the following procedure at (http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=14508), the below new report was generated:

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Old 12-Mar-2015, 5:17 AM   #4
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Moderate sized antennas like the Winegard HD7694P or Antennacraft HBU-33 should offer very good reception if pointed NE and mounted outside. This assumes you can avoid aiming through trees or nearby structures.

To drive a couple of tuners through moderate lengths of coax should be doable without the need of a preamplifier. If you have over 100' of coax and are splitting to many TV's, a distribution amplifier such as the Channel Master CM-3410 can be added between the antenna and splitter after the fact.
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Old 12-Mar-2015, 12:16 PM   #5
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Thank you GroundUrMast-

I plan on splitting to 4 TVs. The antennae wil be mounted on the back patio roof (replacing a directv dish) and plans to use the existing RG6 cable that runs to the attic, splits and then runs to each to tv. Is this doable?
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Old 12-Mar-2015, 3:06 PM   #6
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If that dish location coincides with it being a "good" location for an antenna, then yes. However, if that location should result in the antenna aiming point-blank into your roof, your neighbor's roof, the biggest tree around, or whatever, then no.


Existing coax is perfectly compatible with antenna signals. It may be necessary to replace any satellite multi-switches with the equivalent splitter or, perhaps, a distribution amp.
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Old 12-Mar-2015, 3:21 PM   #7
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Based on splitting the signal between 4 TVs, would the recommended antennae change?

What are your thoughts on the "Mohu Sky 60 Amplified Attic/Outdoor HDTV Antenna"?
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What are your thoughts on the "Mohu Sky 60 Amplified Attic/Outdoor HDTV Antenna"?
I summed those up in this very recent post (#2 in this other thread): http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=15370
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Old 12-Mar-2015, 3:42 PM   #9
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Based on splitting the signal between 4 TVs, would the recommended antennae change?

What are your thoughts on the "Mohu Sky 60 Amplified Attic/Outdoor HDTV Antenna"?
The larger an antenna you use, the more "antenna gain" you get. There is no disadvantage to a too-big antenna for a given location, other than the physical size and wind load. You can use the added antenna gain to overcome the attenuation of however many splitters you want.

Antenna gain is superior to amplifier gain. An amplifier will always decrease the quality of the signal as it increases the amplitude. A bigger antenna will increase the signal amplitude with no loss in signal quality.

Be skeptical of little antennas with big claims.
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