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Airplane interference in converter box

We installed the converter box, our tv used rabbit ears. It works fine most of the time, except when a plane flies over the house (we are on the take-off/landing path for the SeaTac airport), every time a plane goes overhead, we loose the signal, the flow of images stops to then slowly update only a few squares of the screen at the time, giving us a broken, annoying image and we loose part of the program for anywhere from 10-30 seconds. It's like trying to watch a movie on-line on a computer when the connection is not fast enough and it has to stop, download more of the program and then continues, except that on TV you just miss the segment.

Anything we can do about that other then going satellite or cable?

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  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    We are also having this problem with the digital signals that our local stations are now broadcasting with. Thankfully most of our locals are using two signals at the moment (one analog and one digital) and, though the picture flutters on the analog when an airplane goes overhead, we can still watch the program. When digital-only comes around, television will be unwatchable as we get many planes throughout the day and night.

    Moving the rabbit ear antenna does nothing to help, I had considered an outdoor antenna up on the roof for a stronger capture of the digital signal, but then I figure that the cost and work of that setup, which may not even work, won't be worth it when the cable company is offering local stations (plus a few others) for $10 a month for the first year.

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Have you tryed moving the ant. to another place in the home? if it still does it you may need an ant. with a fm trap on it. this will get rid of some problems like this. hope this helps............

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