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    Antenna placement-distance from window

    I have RCA antennas that I am happy with (only $8 from Amazon!). I am thinking about moving a television to another area which will be about 7 feet further away from a window. Do you think that will make a difference? Also, sometimes I want to watch television while I am in my garage-I would assume with my antenna this should not be a problem. With the exception of one television, all my televisions are digital.

    Thank you!

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    Antenna Placement-Distance From Window


    With indoor antennas, it is always a crap shoot. A phenomenon known as Multi Path Distortion Interference (MPDI) can mean that a move of a few inches can cause your signal to go from great to non-existent. About all you can do is try it and see what happens! Good luck.


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    You can always use a barrel connector to add an extra length of coax to your antenna so that you can have it near a window.

    Snappy Dan Reminds You:

    DO NOT install antennas anywhere where they could fall into overhead power lines!!! An antenna falling into power lines may result in electrical shock or death. All outdoor antennas must be grounded in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC). Be careful while working on roofs or towers. Always use appropriate safety precautions!!!

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    Try moving just the TV, not the antenna - try to keep the antenna near the window, using a cable and the connector Dan suggested.
    sometimes I want to watch television while I am in my garage-I would assume with my antenna this should not be a problem.
    The garage could be a problem, depending on the construction and location of the garage relative to the transmitters. If the signal has to pass through your house to reach the garage, you will not get much.

    Just try it, you never know until you do.
    Last edited by MrPogi; 07-16-2013 at 05:37 PM.



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