Ever since I got my computer set up to receive Freeview HD I've had issues with the TVNZ mux (constant stuttering and dropouts). Anyway, this weekend I had some time spare so I got up on the ladder and had a play around with the antenna on the roof to see if I could improve my reception with no luck. By this point I was quite frustrated so I disconnected the 2 way splitter that I was using to feed the computer and the tv, and connected the computer directly up to the antenna. Bingo! perfect reception on all channels now.
So now my issue is that I can only have one receiver hooked up to the antenna at a time. I'm looking for some advice regarding using an amp of some kind to boost my signal so I can hook up more TVs to the antenna. From what I can tell I have 2 options: Install a masthead amp on the antenna pole, or I can use a splitter amplifer (something like this http://www.gme.net.au/products/matv/matv-splitter-amplifier/SA164F).
Can anyone suggest which of this options would be better for me (or if there is another option I should consider)? At the moment I would like to hook up my TV and the HVR2200 in my HTPC, but in future I may have other receivers so I'd like a solution that would allow me to hook up 4 devices if possible.
If it of any use here are some additional details. I'm in Rolleston (just inland from Christchurch) with a Gizmo antenna (with UHF kit installed) pointed at Sugarloaf. I have the roofs of several houses in between me and Sugarloaf which I think is why I'm having issues. Unfortunately I'm unable to get the antenna any higher as I have a tile roof and have no way to mount the antenna up there.