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Old 11-Mar-2015, 1:46 PM   #1
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Quality and reception?

Is there a big difference in quality in cheap 8 bay and name brands? Is there a reception difference to? Do cheap ones use poor Baluns?
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Old 11-Mar-2015, 2:47 PM   #2
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Is there a big difference in quality in cheap 8 bay and name brands?
Often, yes.
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Is there a reception difference to?
Sometimes. To find out you would need to mount them side-by-side, and switch back and forth with an A/B switch. Disconnecting one and connecting the other isn't quick enough because OTA signals are constantly changing in strength, especially weak ones.
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Do cheap ones use poor Baluns?
Sometimes.

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Old 11-Mar-2015, 3:17 PM   #3
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I was able to catch it in a null at times. I learned that bowtie's have decent null areas.
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Old 11-Mar-2015, 3:19 PM   #4
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Or I should say I put the other channel 15 in a null.
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