New Pixelation Issue
Hi everyone, I browsed the forums, but couldn't find anything that matched exactly what is happening to my situation.
My setup is a 60'' Samsung Smart TV, w/ Amazon Fire Stick, BD player, and TIVO Roamio OTA plugged in via HDMI (cheap). I have a Channelmaster ultratenna 60 on my roof, and I live about 40 miles from the Chicago towers. I also have a signal amplifier about 5 feet below the antenna, and a 4 way channelmaster splitter amp in my basement to help w/ decibel loss for the 3 splits (bedroom, living room, basement). I have RG6 all throughout. When connecting coax directly to all 3 TVs, I get excellent signal and zero pixelation.
CBS has always been the most difficult channel for me to get. I would sometimes get brief, but manageable pixelation and loss of signal through the TIVO roamio OTA. I believe this has to do w/ the 4 tuners. However, just in the past week, I'm getting absolutely nothing from CBS. The weirdest thing is if I jiggle the HDMI cable in the back of the TV, my signal starts to come back, which makes me think I have some interference going on or perhaps a bad HDMI. I tried the other HDMI that was plugged into the BD player, but I had the same results.
What do you think could be going on? I haven't changed routers or modems within the past couple of months. The only new electronic device introduced is an outdoor power strip w/ RF remote for my xmas lights. I haven't tried to unplug this yet, and it's not close to my TV.