SydneyDigitalTVFilter: how can I improve my reception?
September 13, 2010 5:01 PM Subscribe
SydneyDigitalTVFilter: how can I improve my reception? Will the consumer-grade antennae work?
posted by AmbroseChapel to Technology (12 answers total)
I've got an old TV in a back room of my unit (the front room faces east and reception is good, the back rooms, not so much) to which I've added a digital set-top box, plugged into an old pre-digital (powered) antenna.
The reception is pretty good for ABC and Seven, but Nine and Ten are flaky if they work at all. And when scanning, it didn't find any SBS channels at all.
I can go back to a high-street store and get all kinds of flashy looking antennae which are "digital ready!" and have all kinds of impressive promises on the pack, in about the $20-$30 price range. Would this be throwing good money after bad?
Say I buy one and it doesn't help. Where do I go from there? What's the next step up, short of calling a contractor and spending in the hundreds to get a professional setup installed for the building as a whole and involving the body corporate, with all the hassles that entails.