If there is a signal splitter in use within the system the antenna signal will likely require signal amplification for best results. However, many folks said that this would cause dual-pathing and other interference. I installed and by install I mean it is just hanging in the attic at the moment, I wanted to make sure it would work before I make it permanent. The Titan 2 High Gain Preamplifier is recommended for professional installers only. Installation was a breeze, and the results where astounding! Otherwise, an indoor model will work just fine. This will reduce the chances of your antenna or mast being struck by lightning.
The Titan 2 High Gain Preamplifier is a two part unit, an outdoor amplification unit which is mounted on the mast of your antenna system and an indoor unit which powers the outdoor amplification unit. I'll have to work out whether this goes up in the attic or on the eave of the house for best all around results, but I am thrilled. Then, do the same thing on the other antenna. Got a reply within 24 hours recommending a change of antenna orientation from south to southwest and now it's perfect. Step 3: Preparing for installation On Antennaweb.
Figure out the location of the nearest broadcast station. Run the coaxial cable and grounding wire across your roof, securing them along the way using a nail gun and insulated U-clamp nails. However, if you were having issues before any splitters were introduced then we may need to look at purchasing a directional antenna with higher gain. You can probably complete it in a afternoon if you plan and buy what you need before you begin. But still picked up alot of channels. It is somewhat directional, but overall it is easy to work with.
After a while though people would want to branch off lines to other rooms in the house and they would chop into the main wire in the house and install splitters. Inside of this box should be either a ground block or a signal splitter. The signal splitter divides the signal and the signal is sent via the coax cable to all connected locations in your home. If you living in New Jersey,and paying high on cable bill just buy this product and save money. Based on your search at , you should know how many channels are in your area.
I found that changing the directional placement of the antenna in the attic made a significant difference in reception quality. This is a long range antenna with a compact design. Other than that, the antenna is money well spent. There are plenty of Internet antenna dealers waiting to take your money and in return send you junk. The key to success is to manage your expectations and prepare yourself for a little trial and error.
It utilizes patented technology to provide a transmission boost of 17. Selecting the proper preamplifier with the proper signal gain is important. It goes out every Thursday and keeps you up to date on information relevant to cord cutters. Attic Installation was simple with a couple of self tapping screws into the joists. No more 85 dollars month for cable, so it's pays for it self in two months. To tell the truth, I was not expecting the Sky to pick up more than 12 channels or so. For this step, we simply need coaxial cable and a splitter.
Where do I put this thing? Channel Master recommends the Titan 2 Medium Gain Preamplifier for consumers that do not have the ability to measure or calculate signal levels. But at least if you do this and maybe take a picture you will have proof and you can charge the cable company for costs of repair. I would highly recommend it. Hands down this is the best way to go, to cut the cord. The mounting tools work with the standard 1. Our neighbor has one of those hulky metal rooftop units.
I used a twin-antenna lead between the 2 antennas,but both antennas are pointing in the same directions for signal strength. It will last for years, even in the tough outdoor conditions. . You probably need to go as high. If you can receive all the channels you need when hooking the antenna directly to one television, then amplification is only needed to overcome loss in the line.
All I can say is wow. Its installed in the attic so I don't know what kind of results you can get if it was outside. Keep in mind which direction s nearby broadcast towers are in relation to your home, and look for antennas that can be easily mounted for the best possible reception. Fix to the exterior wall with cable clips spaced 1 foot apart. No need to mount outside or in attic. That is my 12-gauge, 2-wire electrical wire that connects the two antennas together. If there are minimal obstructions and buildings between the antenna and the broadcasting tower, you can expect an exceptional picture and sound quality.
I ended up installing the antenna in the attic and receiving 30+ channels. On the other hand, if you see loss not from the line but the splitter, you will want to try using a distribution amplifier. Any time I called with a question when I was considering the purchase the representative was knowledgeable and courteous. Couldn't be happier with the Mohu sky. It is small and you can easily install it in a place where it will become invisible.