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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Thank you! That's exactly the answer I was looking for.
     
  5. elwaylite

    elwaylite Member

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    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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