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Old 01-12-2016, 05:53 PM
 
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I posted a piggy back on another thread. Thought I should have my own thread now.
I have a Solid Signal antenna in the attic with a amp that SS said was what I needed. It does have to go to two TVs. However, I am wondering if I should get another amp and put it closer to the TV to get a stronger signal. I do get some pixelation and a couple of stations don't come in at all or are sporadic. I am strongly opposed to paying for TV and especially the complaints I hear from others here about Time Warner and the Dish and Direct. Just want to get the best signal and hoping to strengthen it as much as I can.
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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An amplifier is used to boost the signal when in a fringe area. But if the antenna is not large enough, high enough or not pointed directly at the tower or in hilly terrain, an amplifier would not make a difference. And an additional amplifier will only give too much 'gain'.
Go to antennaweb.org or tvfool.com to see location of tower[s], distance and channels available.
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Old 01-13-2016, 08:36 AM
 
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Thanks for responding. I live on the side of the mountain that the towers are on so towers are close. I am wondering if the signal is going OVER my antenna . Or, are there trees that might be blocking it? It is just weird how some channels will come in sometimes and others will not. Solid Signal told me that I have the right set up but still confused. Just don't want to pay for TV , especially when people complain about the service.
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Old 01-13-2016, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Trees, leaves, air currents and moisture can raise havoc with reception. A site analysis would be the only way to get you definitive answers. Yes, signal can go over a receiving antenna, there can also be issues with polarization and multi-path cancellation.
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Old 01-13-2016, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Just don't want to pay for TV , especially when people complain about the service.
Time Warner service I have no problems with. It's the price that I hate.
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Old 01-13-2016, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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I live 40 miles flat terrain south of the towers for the Tampa area. My antenna faces directly at them and receive all prime/sub channels with no problems. Here's what's odd. I also get a few channels from a tower serving the Ft Myers area. Tower is 52 miles south east. I'm told it's something called 'signal bounce' [of 92 miles?]. According to the weather, I get either vid/aud or the 'no signal' blank screen pop up box.
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