Prior to the upgrade we received frequent "popping" on Channel 10 however now these seem to have stopped but we are getting intermittant audio dropouts for a seccond, again mainly Channel 10. It seems worse in inclement weather. It is more noticable on 1 particular STB, but we watch most TB on this unit so that may not be a valid observation (I haven't swapped the box yet to test).
M'Bozo reccommended at the time we may need an amp as we have a 6-way split... our signal on analogue is very good picture / sound wise. M'Bozo estimated a signal strength of 70db at the antenna (-10.5db for the split plus cable loss) after the upgrade based on our signal strength prior to the upgrade and his experience with the Hills antennas.
Does this sound like a low signal strength issue or interference... given it worsens on bad weather I suspect it's external (signal strenght / interference through antenna in bad conditions). There is no picture breakup / popping, just a brief audio droppout.
I'd prefer some input before I buy an amp.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by mhorsman, 02 August 2008 - 08:56 AM.