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RV-3090 - Reception questions
Date Modified: 2009-04-21

Question:
I now use a new digital HDTV in my RV and I am dissapointed with the reception. I recently read an article in which someone indicated that many TV broadcasters are presently broadcasting digital at reduced power and that when they discontinue analog transmission they will increase their digital power.

I sent an e-mail to one of our local TV stations and their reply was: "KVUE is currently broadcasting at full power and we will do nothing different. Your problem is most likely an antenna problem. Your best bet is to use an outdoor antenna WITHOUT an amplifier."

In a previous correspondence I had with you, you indicated that the RV-3090 will be suitable to receive digital transmission. Is there a way that I could remove amplifier to test their recommendation? Or do you have an alternative suggestion?


Tech Tip:

The VAST majority of RV antenna systems have the amplifier built into the antenna head. If their response was to remove the amp they believe that you are over loading your system. If this is the case, try lowering the height of the antenna while trying to get the signal or turning the power supply off. These things will reduce the signal that you are getting from the antenna. 




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