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packfootball
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So I'm trying to get over the air HD channels. Lower level of 2 story house, TV next to a window. I've tried 2 different indoor HDTV antennas. One was the highest rated buy on amazon, and another is a $40 antenna from walmart. I can't pick up anything. I'm about 12 miles from uptown Charlotte. I've put it in the window, tried moving it higher, moved it all around etc. No Luck. Am I going to have to use an outdoor antenna?

[Edited on September 8, 2016 at 1:34 PM. Reason : a]

9/8/2016 1:33:55 PM

Dynasty2004
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Whats your zip?

A Mohu antenna should do anything you need it to.

9/8/2016 2:11:02 PM

Doss2k
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Did you make sure to have your tv scan for channels after installing the antenna?

9/8/2016 3:07:40 PM

packfootball
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yes i scanned

9/8/2016 3:10:29 PM

dtownral
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how old is your tv, are you sure it has a digital tuner?

9/8/2016 3:12:17 PM

packfootball
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It's a newish TCL. It has a digital tuner bc I did pick up 3 channels at one point with he 1st antenna I tried, but it was with my wife holding it in mid air in a certain position in my room. I'm not real sure why the signal is so bad. According to everything i read, I'm in a great location with strong signals.

9/8/2016 3:25:23 PM

dtownral
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post your tvfool report:
http://tvfool.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29

and take a a look at this coverage map:
http://tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=90

just doing a quick look on tv fool for belmont there are 3 analog channels

are you positive you have a digital tuner? what is your tv model?

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9/8/2016 3:33:22 PM

packfootball
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Maybe it doesn't have a digital tuner, here's the model number TCL LE50FHDE3010m mdaa

I'm looking to see if I can find any info

9/8/2016 3:53:30 PM

dtownral
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says it does

you can try putting the antenna on the 2nd floor and re-using your existing cable runs

9/8/2016 3:58:03 PM

packfootball
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NVMD, i figured it out. I had the channel source set as cable/Sat and not Antenna in settings.

9/8/2016 4:02:34 PM

justinh524
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lol so TWW has become the old people who don't know how to use technology.

9/8/2016 4:09:11 PM

Dynasty2004
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^^WOW

9/9/2016 5:53:39 PM

Jeepin4x4
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JFC

9/12/2016 11:54:10 AM

Jeepin4x4
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does anyone have the amazon basics antenna?

thinking about upgrading from Fire Stick to standard Fire TV and getting the bundle with the antenna.

currently i have a powered RCA antenna with rabbit ears. It works great, but takes up a bit of space. Wondering if this amazon antenna would be a better option.

12/22/2016 10:56:48 AM

wdprice3
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no. if you go another route; my mohu leaf 50 works great.

12/23/2016 7:33:36 AM

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