[mythtv-users] HDHomerun signal strength required

Marc Sherman msherman at projectile.ca
Fri Feb 22 20:02:13 UTC 2008

Craig Treleaven wrote:
> I wonder if you could receive the south Buffalo transmitters through
> the 'backside' of an antenna, like the CHannel Master 4221, and the
> Grand Island and Toronto signals through the 'front'.  These antennas
> have a small lobe of reception off the back that may be quite
> sufficient to pick up the 3 that are nearby to the south.  Lots of
> people in Toronto are using 4221's to receive Buffalo signals so the
> reverse ought to work well for you.  Diagram of the 4221 pickup
> pattern is at:

Another possibility: just wire the two inputs of the HDHR into two
separate antennas, and only configure channels on each input in myth
that you can receive well with that antenna. You won't get the same
coverage that you'd normally expect from two identical tuners covering
all the channels, but with the number of US programs re-broadcast on
Canadian channels, you should come pretty close.

- Marc

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