Just to clarify, I am new at this OTA thing and have basic knowledge. I ran into a confusing problem this morning I hope someone can clarify.
First my setup: I have the 1byone indoor 50 mile range thin antenna (model OUS00-0566) which has an adjustable amplifier (on/off). My house is wired all over and all the cables go to a box in my basement. I have three TVs, upstairs master bedroom, main floor living room and basement living room. The place where I get the best signal is in the window of the upstairs master bedroom.
What I did: Since I want the signal to go to all TVs, I put the antenna in the window of the upstairs master bedroom. Antenna cable goes to a splitter which goes to 1: the TV in the bedroom 2: to the cable outlet in the wall which goes to the basement. Once in the box downstairs, I split the signal in two: 1: to the TV downstairs 2: to the main floor living room TV.
What is happening: with the amplifier on and all TVs plugged in, I get all channels on all TVs with an SNR ranging between 24 and 32. This morning, I had to unplug the cable going to the master bedroom TV and now we only get 3 channels on the other TVs.
What I tried:
1: I plugged the upstairs TV back and all TVs had their signal back.
2: Master bedroom TV plugged straight into antenna. Amp on or off I get all my channels.
3: Antenna cable straight into master bedroom outlet (later split to feed the two other TVs). Amp on = 3 channels. Amp off = only 2 channels missing.
Any thoughts? Was I just lucky enough that splitting the signal in the master bedroom I ended up in the sweet spot for the signal to be strong enough but not too strong at the same time for all TVs?