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I bought a 32" conia tv and i cant get good reception! i have bought a amplified antenna and a hd set top box and still no good reception. my other tv's in the smae spot have had no reception issues. what could be my problem?

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  • bennaiboi Apr 27, 2008

    thanks for your help! the thing is, i have had many tv's in this exact same position of the house before, without amplified antenna's that have provided me with perfect reception. I was hoping you would know something about this particular TV because i suspect it is the problem

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Well it's the same as the days of old, the antenna has a range of reception. the further the sations antenna, the lager your antenna must be. just because you bought an amplified antenna does not mean you will receive the deep fringe station. also the antenna must be UHF and VHF to receive the broadcast in digital. most of the braodcasters have gone with the UHF band because it is more stable for the bandwith of digital broadcast. the UHF band is very directional as well, so you must be pointing to the broadcasters antenna. no set top antenna will work if you are further than 15 miles of the broadcasters antenna. the roof top UHF/VHF antenna with a preamp is the way to go. I have tested every compact antenna and unless you live in the city that the broadcast generates you will get no reception with these. terks are junk, and any small amplified antenna does not work if you are in low lying areas. roof top, roof top,.....ROOF TOP!!!!!

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  • Robert Johnson Apr 28, 2008

    well the thing is that I don't know the particular tv you have since you didn't post the make and model. the other thing is the fact that most of the tv antenna's you may have used are VHF only and the Digital uses UHF ( differant type antenna). rabbit ears are VHF and amplified antennas only produce the best results for VHF only. you need to get the UHF type antenna to get the best results in the digital broadcast. also like I said it is very directional your antenna must be pointing at the broadcasters antenna. do not think of this as the anolog world where just a little signal will produce a snowy picture that you can fine tune, you must have 35 to 40% of the signal to get the picture. I have shouted from the roof top and that I hope all can hear!!

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