Advertisements I have been dealing with my Bolt's apparently crappy OTA tuners for a couple years. I'm really close to the antennas for our area (I can see both from my backyard) and I put an overkill UHF antenna outside because it was easy to do and I split the signal 8 ways once it gets into the house, then most of those get split again (e.g. direct to TV, and to a TiVo). Anyway, after much futzing I got a digiair pro atsc signal meter and it revealed something interesting - if a signal is greater than 0 dBmV, the TiVo will pixelate. Apparently its built-in attenuator can't handle really strong signals. Anyway, I've played with attenuators and selective attenuators and finally ended up just turning the antenna slightly to keep the top two channels at less than 0 dBmV at the TiVo. Great. Except now a 3rd channel (physical channel 11, at -3dBmV) is screwing up, and adding attenuation isn't working. So maybe this is multi-path, maybe interference, but every other tuner in the house (multiple TVs, and an HDHomeRun) don't have any issues on ANY stations, no matter what direction the antenna is pointed. I feel like I'm babying this one crappy TiVo tuner and I'm kinda done with it. My family doesn't really use the TiVo anymore and I only use it once a week during football season. I have Plex DVR setup, but it has its own issues, like 30-second skip on a Fire Stick has jittery playback for 0-2 seconds afterward. I don't really want a monthly subscription so Channels DVR is out. I'm loathe to spend more money on this setup, but are there any TiVos with known-better tuners? I have the TCD849000, are any of the OTA-only TiVos any better? And yes, I've pulled my TiVo apart to check the ground on the coax is still in place.