DBS DISH SYSTEMS:
Many people have purchased satellite dishes for more viewing choices. The explosion
of home satellite dishes has created a new TV reception dilemma. The need for
low cost, easy to install, small antennas to help keep the cost of a dish system
affordable. There are good antennas available which are ideally suited for this
Q. If I have a dish system, how
do I improve my reception of local stations?
The answer here is the same as
it is in any circumstance. A higher location and better-suited antenna will
increase your reception capabilities. One suggestion would be to replace the
TV antenna that was provided with your dish, with a higher gain directional
model. A combination Yagi correctly oriented should help a great deal. Get your
TV antenna above the roofline. This is the least expensive way to enhance any
antenna type you have.
Also, attach your antenna output
wire and satellite output wire to a separate combiner that hooks to your TV
input., That way all TV channels will be available to you in normal positions,
and the signal from the satellite channels will be seen on channel 3. Routing
the antenna signal through the available port on the satellite receiver causes
significant signal loss, and makes it more difficult to switch between regular
TV and satellite channels.