DTV: Now with 25 percent more downtime

Don’t mess with my Seinfeld man.

13 Comments

tamara

about 11 years ago

I know! I hate this DTV! I can get 6, 8, and 21, but if I want to see 3 or 10, I can't get 6, 8, or 21. Talk about irritating!! And adjusting the stupid rabbit-ears doesn't seem to help! AGH! 

(Luckily, I watch mostly PBS and "ER" and "House, M.D." But it's the principal of the thing!)

Tim K

about 11 years ago

You need a better antenna. 

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/01/maker_workshop_dtv_antenna_steadyca.html

Starfire

about 11 years ago

I built the Make Antenna and we get good reception. It was Channel 3 that was out for 3-4 hours.

Starfire

about 11 years ago

I'll take pics of my antenna later today.

Bret

about 11 years ago

Does anyone else get the constant, anoying static?  If I mute the TV it goes away, but if I mute the Digital Coverter Box the static stays.  No adjusting of my new, indoor, amplifying antenna will help.

Oh, and the picture sucks too.

edgeways

about 11 years ago

where's the best place to get the transformer in that Make DIY project? Radiohack?

brian

about 11 years ago

We get lots of audio noise with the converter box. We have to crank the volume on the converter remote all the way up, then turn the TV volume up too. Makes for lots of noise in the audio.

Starfire

about 11 years ago

I got mine at ace hardware. Less than a buck.

dreamspark

about 11 years ago

kill your television

Bret Thiele

about 11 years ago

As mentioned above, I was going crazy with the bad reception on dtv, particularly the static sound (which was worse than the crappy picture).  Now I'm not much into tv, but they teased me with the channel 8-3 "Create" (garden shows, foody shows, fixing old houses) but then the reception sucks.


Well, it's crystal clear now.  All I did was have the coverter box transmit to channel 4 rather than channel 3 on the tv.  Seems that Channel 3's analogue signal was causing the interference.

Funny, I wrote channel 3 (and all the others local networks) and only channel 3 wrote back.  All they said was keep adjusting my antenna.  Didn't mention at all that their channel is likely causing most of the problems in the entire region.


-Bret

jest me

about 11 years ago

Another thing that might work is to put the antenna as high up as you can, without interference.  We actually wired our living room antenna through a false ceiling in our living room closet so that people just walking through the room wouldn't disrupt the signal. We haven't had any trouble with our upstairs TV antenna.

zra.

about 11 years ago

serenity now!

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