Welcome to San Diego HDTV!

If you like what you see, join our community.

Register Log in

how to turn to NBC through computer

rabarrett

New Member
Hi,

I'm using an HDHOMERUN3 dual tuner to watch TV through my computer.

When I try to turn to KNSD, I can't seem to find it. When I tune to channel 36, I get 4.1 NBC-4LA. It comes in with 88% signal strength, 75% signal quality, and 100% symbol quality. And while the video is fine, the sound breaks in and out.

When I tune to 7 I get nothing.
When I tune to 39, I get 3 52.1 KVEA-HD or 4 52.2 Exitos, not KNSD.
When I tune to 40 I get nothing.

Does you know what I might be doing wrong? It seems odd I would be able to get an LA channel, but not the San Diego version of NBC.

Thank you,

Richard
 

DRB

Member
Is your antenna pointed to the direction of KNSD's broadcast towers on Mt. Miguel in east county?
If you are picking up LA you are probably pointed north instead?
 

rabarrett

New Member
I'm using an omni-directional antenna. To be sure, I've moved it around in all manner of directions, but it doesn't help. At times, I can just barely get enough of KNSD's signal (70% signal on my computer) to see a picture, but it goes in and out and the sound is extremely choppy. I get slightly better from the LA channel.

I'm on the north side of San Diego (Mira Mesa near the 15 https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9411+Questa+Pointe,+San+Diego,+CA&hl=en&ll=32.932155,-117.120953&spn=0.015443,0.008765&sll=32.931623,-117.122672&sspn=0.015443,0.008765&hnear=9411+Questa+Pointe,+San+Diego,+California+92126&t=m&z=17 )

The antenna I'm using is this: http://www.amazon.com/Mohu-Ultimate-Amplified-Indoor-Antenna/dp/B00APPDX86/ref=lp_10966881_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1378571227&sr=1-2

But I've also tried this one (which I now believe is just the same as the first one, but in an 'outdoor' casing). http://www.amazon.com/FDTVO-Directional-Amplified-Outdoor-Antenna/dp/B0027CSL9Q/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1378571263&sr=1-4
DRB said:
Is your antenna pointed to the direction of KNSD's broadcast towers on Mt. Miguel in east county?
If you are picking up LA you are probably pointed north instead?
 
rabarrett said:
I'm using an omni-directional antenna. To be sure, I've moved it around in all manner of directions, but it doesn't help. At times, I can just barely get enough of KNSD's signal (70% signal on my computer) to see a picture, but it goes in and out and the sound is extremely choppy. I get slightly better from the LA channel.

I'm on the north side of San Diego (Mira Mesa near the 15 https://maps.google.com/maps?q=9411+Questa+Pointe,+San+Diego,+CA&hl=en&ll=32.932155,-117.120953&spn=0.015443,0.008765&sll=32.931623,-117.122672&sspn=0.015443,0.008765&hnear=9411+Questa+Pointe,+San+Diego,+California+92126&t=m&z=17 )

The antenna I'm using is this: http://www.amazon.com/Mohu-Ultimate-Amplified-Indoor-Antenna/dp/B00APPDX86/ref=lp_10966881_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1378571227&sr=1-2

But I've also tried this one (which I now believe is just the same as the first one, but in an 'outdoor' casing). http://www.amazon.com/FDTVO-Directional-Amplified-Outdoor-Antenna/dp/B0027CSL9Q/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1378571263&sr=1-4
DRB said:
Is your antenna pointed to the direction of KNSD's broadcast towers on Mt. Miguel in east county?
If you are picking up LA you are probably pointed north instead?

I occasionally use an OTA antenna at my son's house. I found that San Diego CBS and ABC are in a different direction than NBC. So I have a second antenna there and have to use an A/B switch. I recently removed the A/B switch and added a combiner. So far so good. You will either need to rotate the antenna or buy a second one I suspect.
 
Top