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poor TV reception

by aug1000g / January 17, 2012 11:49 AM PST

I just bought a SanSung 24" TV. But the reception seems to break up quite often. I've tried 2 different antennas -- an RCA dipole and a RCA digital flat one (with and without amplification). The reception with my old Sharp analog TV with a Zenith digital to analog converter box was better -- only occational breakup of the signal; and I was using only a monopole antenna that had come with the Sharp TV. Any suggestions as to why the problem and how to fix it?

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It's a weakness of the new ATSC standard
by Pepe7 / January 17, 2012 12:11 PM PST
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Ideally you would employ some sort of externally mounted antenna outside to bring in the best quality signal. Otherwise, it will be trial and error. Some of the new HDTVs just don't cut it.

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Agree with Pepe7 . . .
by Coryphaeus / January 17, 2012 11:40 PM PST
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Unless you can see the broadcast towers from your house, those indoor antennas just won't cut it. Get an outside antenna.

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