[mythtv-users] HDHomerun signal issue

Matthew Zimmerman mzimmerman at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 01:21:45 UTC 2011

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 6:40 PM,  <ojw at weilerfamily.com> wrote:
> <snip stuff about OTA reception degradation>
> Turns out that I had something seriously wrong with my grounding on my
> antenna wire.  When I put a multimeter between the screw terminals on
> the antenna and the case of my backend/frontend computer, I got 38
> volts.  Woo hoo, that was exciting!
> I grounded the antenna and things are much better, though not as
> perfect as it used to be.  I'm thinking I've got some kind of minor
> ground fault going on inside my signal amplifier.
> I'll go spelunking the internet for a forum or mailing list that deals
> with proper antenna cabling but it'd be interested to hear how the
> MythTV community deals with a fair number of OTA receivers, like where
> to place amplifiers, if any, what splitters work best, etc.  If
> anybody has any advice, I'm all ears.
For OTA reception (in USA anyway), I've used this guy's site -- Denny
hasn't steered me wrong yet.  I've gotten great reception when I
follow his advice (for family and friends as well).



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