My father bought an antenna and a signal amplifier since he wants to try OTA HDTV but we are having problems with setting it up.
The antenna is a ViewTV WA-2708B (he picked that one because it is the one which stated the longest range), the amplifier is a Channel Master CM 3414 and the TV is a Panasonic Viera HDTV plasma TC-P50X1.
The house has 2 floors and an attic (where the plan is to put the antenna in).
We are testing the antenna from the 1st and 2nd floor but it seems that a variation of 1 inch varies the number of channels detected by 2 to 3. We are testing near large windows.
I have a few questions about this:
- If on the 1st floor we get 4 channels, on the 2nd floor we get 6 channels (both next to windows). In an attic with no windows what are the odds of getting any reception?
- Is there a device (rentable hopefully) that would allow me to know the signal strength of the antenna without rescanning the channels on the TV on the 1st floor?
- I entered the house's address in TV Fool (TV Fool
) and it says we should get like 10 channels. Is our equipment good enough to get the channels in yellow and red?
- I noticed on the "antenna-chart-ver9.1.pdf" file that there are different signal amplifier from Channel Master. Is there a big difference between them?
Thanks you for your time