Poor signal on homerun connect

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cdurys
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Poor signal on homerun connect

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Could not get a good enough signal on most stations to watch or record. I live 10 miles out side Orlando and have used several different antennas. I now have a "Antennas Direct 8-Element Bowtie TV Antenna, 70 Miles Range". Still no good ABC 9.1 has always been the worst, unwatchable/unusable. Tried my equipment a couple miles away at my parents, same result. As an experiment I connected the antenna directly to the TV. Perfect picture, nearly 100% signal on over 80 channels, 9.1 is 100% and perfect to watch. What gives? I have 2 home runs and have tried them both same issue. So Right now I can't use them if I actually want to watch live TV

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Re: Poor signal on homerun connect

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You didn't say what side of Orlando, zip code may have helped some, but it sounds like you are overloading the signal on the device. I also strongly recommend an lte filter but some of those are now 600MHz+ (used to be 700 or 800) and I have found some of the 600 ones may dip down far enough to affect physical 35.

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Re: Poor signal on homerun connect

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north of orlando 32707

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Re: Poor signal on homerun connect

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Hooked everything back up. The worst is channel 9 unwatchable. but perfect on the TV's tuner



Virtual Channel 9.1 WFTV-HD
Frequency 599.000 MHz
Program Number 1
Modulation Lock 8vsb
Signal Strength 100%
Signal Quality 71%
Symbol Quality none
Streaming Rate 13.781 Mbps
Resource Lock 192.168.0.123

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Re: Poor signal on homerun connect

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Any time you see strength at 100% there is a good chance you are overloading the device as you don't know how much above 100% it is. Best to turn on sending of diagnostics data and run a channel scan and report the device ID... the zipcode should help if any of the antenna gurus wish to look but from the symptoms it seems an 8 bay unit would most likely be overkill from an apparent 17 miles as one of the flat indoor antennas may also report too much. Most likely you will need to attenuate the signal down.

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