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Old 10-Apr-2012, 1:40 PM   #1
RichStevenson
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Question Can't receive VHF channels

I'm using this device to watch OTA TV on my PC in my office.
http://www.hauppauge.com/site/produc...a_hvr950q.html

I'm not in there that much so I went that route vs. buying an actual TV.

The included antenna didn't pull in many channels so I purchased this one.
http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/d...tn=SDV8622T/27

I'm receiving a lot more channels now, but cannot receive the VHF channels 8.1 and 19.1.
Here's my report.
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...3616e2d030b947

The antenna is indoors right now, but I did put it on the roof about 15' up, but it did not help.

Is this a problem with the antenna or just my location? I've pointed it 38 degrees, tried it horizontal and vertical.


Thanks,
Rich
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Old 10-Apr-2012, 2:01 PM   #2
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It's the antenna. Try something like an RCA ANT-751 or an AntennaCraft AC9 or Antennas Direct V10.
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Old 10-Apr-2012, 3:52 PM   #3
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Tv antennas and Tv reception

Here are some antenna mounts for the antennas Dave has recommended. http://www.ronard.com/909911.html , http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html , http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html , http://www.ronard.com. Buy the ronard antenna mounts at solidsignal by typing the word ronard in the solidsignal search box or buy from ronard. Here are places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.antennacraft.net , http://www.antennasdirect.com , http://www.amazon.com
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Old 10-Apr-2012, 3:53 PM   #4
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Aim the antenna at about 75 degree magnetic compass. Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html

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Old 10-Apr-2012, 5:19 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! Is there an indoor antenna you can recommend though? I'm assuming not because of the variables that can affect reception.
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Old 10-Apr-2012, 5:47 PM   #6
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Tv antennas and Tv reception

If the house is wood frame with wood or vinyl siding and has a plain shingle roof with no metal backed insulation the use a Terk HDTVi Non amplified indoor antenna. Aimed at about 75 degree magnetic compass. Here is how aim indoor antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html. If the house if made of , metal framing , concrete , concrete blocks , cinder blocks , brick from ground to roof , big rocks for walls , metal siding , metal roof , solar panels , metal backed insulation , the then reception will be reduced or blocked.

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Old 10-Apr-2012, 6:48 PM   #7
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Thanks again. I'll give that one a try.
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