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My Personal Observations

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by RusRus, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. jrtroo

    jrtroo User

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    Perhaps a quick call to Tivo to help you out if we cannot lead you to the resolution solution?
     
  2. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Yeah I'd have I agree Dave. Something's just not right, either with him or the setup.

    Too bad I couldn't help him, with me not being an expert and all! :rolleyes: (25+ years experience)
     
  3. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Actually it can degrade when split, just not in the way he's describing it.
     
  4. RusRus

    RusRus New Member

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    Sorry about my "expert" implication. I do and always will appreciate any and all suggestions and input.

    I had replaced my Tivo HD with the Roamio using the same OTA input cable, same HDMI cable and same Ethernet cable.

    There was no change to my TV's resolution or aspect ratio.

    I just felt that the HD picture from the Roamio was a little "softer" than my Tivo HD.

    After I switched back to my Tivo HD the picture "seemed" to be "crisper".
     
  5. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    Nothing between the TiVo HD or Roamio would cause the picture to become soft or crisp. Are you talking about the channels themselves or the UI? Because you should not notice any difference in viewing the channels unless you had your output set to something different (like 480i) that wasn't HD.
     
  6. RusRus

    RusRus New Member

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    Even though I've returned the Roamio and I'm back to my Tivo HD I'd like to learn from you.

    I've learned that a splitter, internal or external, wil cause a loss of dB's. If I'm understanding the degrading of the video signal correctly then the degradation would only be noticable with pixalation or complete loss of picture; not a less clear picture. Am I correct?

    Is this what you meant when you said a splitter will "degrade the picture but not in the way he's describing it."?

    I hope I never get too old to learn and thanks.
     
  7. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    Yes on both counts. :up: Of course a slight pixelation, especially in high motion scenes, can kind of make the image look a little "less clear". And occasionally you can get "sparklies" with a digital signal.
     

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