Originally Posted by Eamus Catuli
You and I have the same gear so I'll tell you what my 3 years of experience has taught me.
The TiVo is more sensitive to "noise" on an over-the-air signal than both my DTVPal and my HDTVs. The "noise" can be:
a) from a pre-amp or distribution amp either inserting true noise or overloading the tuner
b) weak signals
d) antenna not aimed close enough to the transmitter (which can result in multipath) - TiVo seems to be less forgiving than the others.
Hard to say what your best solution might be (if it even exists
) Hope this helps.
I took a look at the Channel List. The 2 channels that work correctly when the channel is selected with the remote are 7 and 9. When I look in the Channel List, the 'Digital Frequency' shows 7.1=7 and 9.1=9, respectively. However, for the other channels that don't go to their respective digital channel are the following with their indicated 'Digital Frequency'. They all go to their non-digital channel (though not listed in the channel list):
4.1=48; 5.1=36; 26.1=27; 14.1=15; 20.1=35; 30.1=24; and 32.1=33, for example. I wonder if this has anything to do with the problem???
When I went to the Diagnostic screen, all it had was the title but no information, as it has in the past. The tech people told me to reboot the Tivo and it came back to normal. I looked at the RS Uncorrected for channel 4 and it was '0' and it was getting a good reception at the time. However, I looked at channel 5 and the RS Uncorrected was over 400,000 and counting. It was getting a bit of breakup in the signal. But it comes and goes so I don't know what is making it fluctuate...sometimes not too bad, other times really bad (coming through the Tivo). The TV and the Tivo get the same signal because the antenna cable is split right at the TV and Tivo..
These issues have been elevated to Level 3, they tell me. If I get any info, I'll pass it on here.
Added later: I discovered that if I press 48 (its digital freequency number), for example, it goes to 4.1. Same with the other 6 channels that have this same problem. So it seems that the software is not telling it that 4 is 48 and the channel should change to 4.1. I called Tevo techs today to be sure that they pass this on to the engineers. It seems to be a fixable software issue.