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Tivo OTA signal strength question

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by mulliganman, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. ragnrok23

    ragnrok23 New Member

    Sep 18, 2007
    Somerset, Ma
    How is the Roamio compared to the series 3? I remember having between 70-90 signal strenght with my old series 3 a few years back, now I have between 40-60. I know I had problems with loose connections, but thought I had fixed that issue (so wondering if I need to hire someone to come in and redo the crimping for me)
  2. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    For me actual OTA reception with my Roamio and Series 3 (& TiVo HD) units is about the same.

    However my Roamio (like my Premiere) shows much lower signal strength compared to my Series 3 or TiVo HD (all connected to the same splitter via identical cables).
  3. cosmicvoid

    cosmicvoid Tivo noob

    Oct 13, 2013
    Compared to half a dozen previous (non-Tivo) DVRs, the tuner sensitivity of the Roamio is "pretty good" (whatever that means), but the real strong point of the Tivo tuner(s) is the excellent multi-path rejection. I have a difficult shot to the Seattle stations, due to terrain, probably 1 edge on a few channels, and lots of multi-path, and the Roamio is solid reception (unlike the SiliconDust tuners).
  4. ragnrok23

    ragnrok23 New Member

    Sep 18, 2007
    Somerset, Ma
    Thank you! That's exactly the answer I was looking for.
  5. elwaylite

    elwaylite Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Theodore, Al.
    Glad I found this thread. I just swapped antennas so I could get the larger one I had on the wall out for a slim "flatwave" antenna. SS dropped from 90's to 72-75 on all channels I record. Video feed seems to be steady and I noticed the SS bar turns green over 50, so i figured Id be fine with 72. One channel is actually about 45 that I do not watch and it seems to come in fine, granted Im sure there is a chance it could breakup at that level.

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