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I have a strong signal on RF 36 WIVB/WNLO but recently it started doing random pixilation.

If I buy a filter, should I install it outside at the antenna or inside before the distribution amp?

And has anyone tested the $15 Philips vs the $30 Channel Master filter.
 

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Dss as long as the filter is installed before any amplication is best.I would put it inside in your case for easy testing.The filters generally cut into RF 36 by 1 or 2 db .I am using the Philips.
 

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I got a CM from amazon. I plugged it in the back of my newer SONY and WIVB RF 36 went up 3 dB on the SNR meter.

Sometime this week I will go up on the roof and install it before the pre-amp and report back.
 

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The CM filter works well, put it BEFORE any amplification so you won't push through signals you don't want to amplify.

If you have a preamp outside, it'll have to be before the preamp.

I bought some no-name filter from Amazon for $10, it was garbage. Left a bad review that amazon wouldn't post, that shows you how honest they are. Never got my money back either.
 

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The CM filter works well, put it BEFORE any amplification so you won't push through signals you don't want to amplify.
I went up to the roof this week. I plugged in the CM filter into the AD VHF combiner before the pre-amp
and everything is perfect. There are no more break ups on RF 36 and signals are strong,
 

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I know this thread is a few months old, but I wanted to add:

Remember to get a filter that also covers 600Mhz. Rogers purchased 600MHz spectrum and has deployed it.
 
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