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Old 04-16-2016, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Are all tuners of all TV manufacturers built to the same specs to receive signals?
I have two TV's. A 19" Vizio in the kitchen and a 48" Samsung in the living room.
Many times, will watching the Vizio, the video will pix, freeze, or blue screen, no signal. If I turn on the Samsung, same channel, no problem.
TV's are 39 miles from tower [n/e], flat terrain. Antenna in attic above the garage.
Signal strength on Vizio is weak on most channels, medium to strong on Samsung.
When I do a channel scan, the Vizio barely gets available channels but the Samsung lists channels that aren't transmitted from the towers but received as signal bounce [but not always video] from other towers [60 miles s/e] in the opposite direction of my antenna.
Do some TV's have better tuners?
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Location: Ohio
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Sure. It's a receiver that's receiving digital signals over radio waves. Some receivers are more sensitive than others. You could always improve your antenna to increase the amount of signal getting to the one that doesn't work.
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:44 PM
 
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I bought a new Vizio in March and I notice it seems to be stronger at picking up stations. I have an older Samsung in the kitchen which is pretty good. I ended up only using the attic antenna for the Samsung and got another antenna for the new Vizio. Both have amplifiers connected to them. My problem is that I am too close to the tower and some signals go over me. I live on the side of a mountain where the tower is at the top. Before the Vizio , I had a Toshiba which , in my opinion , had a weak tuner. It didn't pick up as many stations. I also got a Magnavox DVR from Amazon and it seems to pick up stations pretty well. I am determined NOT to have monthly cable or dish bills!!
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