[mythtv-users] ATSC tuner advice wanted

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 21 19:49:54 UTC 2021

On 21/08/2021 18:10, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 21, 2021 at 3:04 PM Rod Smith <mythtv at rodsbooks.com> wrote:
>> I live far enough away from the broadcast towers
>> that signal strength is likely to be weak on at least
>> some stations
> None of the consumer based tuners tend to have
> great RF tuner/demods (at least compared to
> your average TV, which tend to have much better
> RF devices).  If you are at the edge of reception,
> you will first need to focus on choosing the
> proper antenna(s), preamp(s), and distribution
> amp(s) so that your tuners can receive a good
> signal.  Note that too much of a good thing (RF)
> can also be a problem (and if in the same line
> one transmitter is a few miles away, and the
> next is 70 miles away, you may need channel
> specific adjustments).  This can get very
> complicated depending on your environment
> and what frequencies the channels you want
> to receive are using.
> Along with asking any neigboors that are
> using an antenna, one may wish to spend
> some time on the forums at tvfool.com and
> avsforum.com to find others that live in your
> area that can tell you what works best for
> them (of course, they are not you, and if
> you have a tree in your yard that is perfectly
> aligned with where you need to point the
> antenna, your only solution may be to pull
> out your Stihl).

I asked a neighbour about the lopper he was using - 'was it Stihl?'

He 'thought it was aluminium'.


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