I am in one of the markets that has lost ABC local station due to the Hearst Television contract dispute with Dish. So I got myself an OTA module (USB) for my Hopper 3 and this antenna: [url:1b7e9gsv]http://www.tinyurl.com/hu5wk52[/url:1b7e9gsv]
I am able to pull in a strong signal on every local station [b:1b7e9gsv][u:1b7e9gsv]except[/u:1b7e9gsv][/b:1b7e9gsv] ABC. Bummer. We are on a hill and should have pretty good coverage.
Does anybody have any suggestions for a better antenna or other ways to improve reception?
Interesting... I read a review that another brand of amplified antenna might actually work better without the amplifier. So I took the amp out of the circuit on mine and now I'm receiving my local ABC station just fine.
I doubt it's easy to make a good/clean amp on that kind of budget. I don't recall a situation where an amp on an indoor antenna ever produced a better signal for me. Having an amp mounted up on an outdoor antenna prior to sending the signal through tens of feet of coax makes sense but I think indoor antenna amps often contribute more noise than anything else.