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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by [email protected], Dec 11, 2008.

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  1. Guest

    I have been living in the same house for 12 years. I am living in Las
    Vegas, NV. Every tv i have plugged in has had TERRIBLE reception.
    Every antenna i buy is not improving things. The only time i've ever
    had great tv reception is when i had cable. To make matters worse,
    when i plug my computer in the same outlet as the tv and turn it on,
    the tv's reception really is bad! Is there some sort of device i can
    purchase that will lessen the amount of tv interference? Maybe Radio
    Shack might have something? I don't wanna pay for cable. They have
    ridiculous prices! I just wanna buy something that will improve
    things.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    thanks!
     
  2. Tom Biasi

    Tom Biasi Guest

    Antenna boosters, active antennas if you can still find them, better lead
    cable,and oh, soon you will need a converter box for the digital signal.
    Tom
     
  3. Try digital TV.
    Find a map of were your digital transmitters are located, you might
    have more than one choice within distance.
    Install better cable, RG6 quad shield with F connectors.
    Try a log-periodic antenna.
    You could also try getting a professional installation done, they will
    use a signal strength meter and be able to choose an optimal antenna,
    location, height, and direction.

    Dave.
     
  4. Sjouke Burry

    Sjouke Burry Guest

    For a start, use ground on the computer, if possible a ground rod
    with a short straight wire to the wall outlet or computer chassis.
     
  5. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest


    ** You're using an indoor antenna - aren't you ?

    Get a real one up on the roof.

    Fool.



    ....... Phil
     
  6. neon

    neon

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    On the other hand. If get cox cable [available ] and internet at fantastic speed you will become a winner. There is nothing faster in LAS VEGAS then cox cable and TV INTERNET BUNDLE. COST $50/MONTH.
     
  7. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    How high up is the antenna ?

    Graham
     
  8. Mr. Mentor

    Mr. Mentor Guest

    No name..

    IF you're sharp enough to get on the Internet, enable newsgroups
    and find this forum and post this question, you probably should
    be able to figure out TV reception issues, especially after 12
    years of living in the same house with the same reception issues
    all along.

    WAY too many folks on the newsgroup just yanking folks' chains
    for the heck of it. Then never posting a conclusion/solution
    found to their dilemma...

    Cheers,
    Mr. Mentor

    |I have been living in the same house for 12 years. I am living
    in Las
    | Vegas, NV. Every tv i have plugged in has had TERRIBLE
    reception.
    | Every antenna i buy is not improving things. The only time
    i've ever
    | had great tv reception is when i had cable. To make matters
    worse,
    | when i plug my computer in the same outlet as the tv and turn
    it on,
    | the tv's reception really is bad! Is there some sort of device
    i can
    | purchase that will lessen the amount of tv interference? Maybe
    Radio
    | Shack might have something? I don't wanna pay for cable. They
    have
    | ridiculous prices! I just wanna buy something that will
    improve
    | things.
    |
    | Anyone have any ideas?
    |
    | thanks!
    |
     
  9. Tom Biasi

    Tom Biasi Guest

    Yes, always the risk of that, but the price is small and I really may be
    helping.
    Each do as they see fit.

    Tom
     
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