Originally Posted by lswartz
You need the amplifier that goes right next to the antenna in the attic to boost your signal through out the house. I'll see if I can find the link where I got mine.
Oh PLEASE don't make me go up into the attic again. I hate going into the attic.
Anyway, here's the latest. Last weekend the amplifier that I ordered came in and I installed it into the basement. From there I ran a line through the basement to both the bedroom and the living room. I started with the living room and to give you an idea how things went, I drilled down through the floor rather than going through the wall and as luck would have it I hit the floor joist dead center. I spent an hour with a stud finder and was able to make it work. I did it all by myself and made several hundred trips up and down the stairs. This is really a two person job.
is what I bought. I also put terminators on the unused ports. So far it has worked great with one exception. Two days ago when they were installing the new fascia on the house I lost channel 7.2 which is ME TV (a channel I adore and better than most on Direct TV IMHO). It only came back again after they were done. I'm thinking they were clearly interfering with the signal.
Anyway, things have worked out so well that I pulled the plug on the Direct TV DVR on Monday. By pulling the plug I mean I just yanked the power cord...for now. It's a test. So far no withdrawals.