I had purchased the MOHU SKY outdoor antenna (with amplifier) for my house in the country but tried it at the house in the city before installing it where it belonged. Stunning, crystal clear picture on about 30 local stations. See my review of the SKY for details. |
So I bought a LEAF for the city place (also with amplifier) and hooked it up, first to 2 TV's and then to just one while my wife got over her "COLD TURKEY" about giving up the cable.
While amazing compared to the cable, it sometimes pixelated and would lose signal on rare occasion. I attributed it to placement and did not worry about it. Well she finally called ATT and had them turn off the cable, I proceeded to hook up the antenna and amplifier to feed both TV's. Terrible picture on both sets where it existed, and many stations showed NO SIGNAL or POOR SIGNAL STRENGTH.
I figured I would just have to buy a SKY for the city house, though we are no more than 20-25 miles MAX from the broadcast towers and the LEAF should suffice.
But first I conducted a quick test to see if there was some other weakness in the system. When I first hooked the two TV's up I had the amplifier installed up in the attic next to the antenna. I decided to get one TV working right while I figured the problem out and went from the LEAF to a 2 way splitter and direct to both TV's, figuring I would put the amp on one TV and maybe buy another amplifier to see if that worked.
The wife called out, "great picture now, what did you do?"
I ran into the other room and the same story, superb picture and the full 30 stations, NO pixelation or weak signal messages on either TV's. With OUT the amplifier or the fancy white cable you get when you get a MOHU.
So whether it is the amplifier or the white cable or both that are causing the problem, my pictures on my two televisions are gorgeous now, hanging off of ONE LEAF antenna with no need for any amplifier.
I wish I had tried just the LEAF originally before buying the amplifier, but well, a lesson learned.