Viewers often share a single antenna among many sets, using splitters to divide the signal. This is OK, as long as there aren't too many sets connected to the system. Remember, each splitter divides up the available signal, so you may need an amplifier to bring the levels up the amount that makes your TV work well.
An amplifier only prevents additional signal deterioration. If the signal is noisy leaving the antenna, the amplifier will amplify the noise along with the signal. The best type of amplifier is one that connects right near the antenna, in line with the coaxial cable, with a separate power supply that is located indoors. You can get this type of amplifier at the same outlets where antennas and coaxial cables are sold.
Amplifiers can and do fail. Electrical storms can easily destroy the components in an antenna amplifier. If you have noticed an abrupt change in signal quality, you should suspect your amplifier.
RECEIVING KPRC CHANNEL 2 OVER CABLE
Many Houstonians receive Channel 2 via their local cable TV system. Some systems put Channel 2 on a different cable channel, but regardless, Cable TV is generally a great way to get a good picture on Channel 2. However, if the cable installation is not done properly, it is possible to get bad pictures from Cable TV. Unfortunately, many problems typical of cable systems affect the lowest channels on the dial most severely, while higher channels are unaffected.
If your picture on Channel 2 is noisy or degraded and you have cable, first make sure that all of the connectors on your TV set and the cable box (if you have one) are tight, and the cable ends are not frayed or loose. Follow the cable lead back to the point where the cable enters your home and examine all of the connections there. Almost all cable TV reception problems stem from loose or damaged connectors. If you still have problems, contact your cable TV provider for more help.