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Windows 7: Indoor Antenna

02 Apr 2015   #1
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 
Indoor Antenna

I have a tv tuner connected to my pc and have my outdoor antenna connected by means of a 50' coax cable.

I would like to eliminate the cable and connect to an indoor antenna.

Tried one this morning that I bought at Walmart and even though Media Center said I had signals, none came through.

Is there a decent one available for $50 or so? ( one that is consistent).

Thanks,

Paul


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02 Apr 2015   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

What kind of construction is your house? How good is the signal strength of the TV stations you are trying to receive. Are there any buildings in the line of sight between you and the TV transmitting towers? I live in a mobile home and, because of the aluminum siding, aluminum blinds, and buildings and trees in the area, there is no way I can get a decent TV signal inside the house, no matter what kind of antenna is used inside; a roof mounted antenna is a must. I have to open the blinds to a window and stand by it just to get one or two bars on my cell phone.
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02 Apr 2015   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

It works with outdoor antenna, but not with the indoor one?

Does the indoor one connect with coax also?

What tuner software are you using? Do you need to scan for channels again?
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02 Apr 2015   #4
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

An outdoor antenna trumps an indoor one any day of the week. Indoor antennas really should only be considered to be a last resort.
If you're lucky enough to have an outdoor antenna but could use signal improvement, I'd gently suggest a modest inline amplifier.
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02 Apr 2015   #5
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
It works with outdoor antenna, but not with the indoor one?

Does the indoor one connect with coax also?

What tuner software are you using? Do you need to scan for channels again?
Outdoor works fine.

The indoor one has a coax which I connected to Silicon Dust Tuner.

Scanned twice - showed signal strength at 3 bars on only some channels , but no tv response with WMC.

The only reason I wanted to try an indooor one was to eliminate the 50' coax running from my outdoor antenna.

I think I'll just install a second outdoor antenna midway between my pc and bedroom tv.

Thanks for reply.
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