Advertisements Greetings all, I have the old four-tuner Roamio box; for many years it sat in a box, collecting dust, but when I moved in 2018 I was finally able to put up an OTA antenna and get fairly decent reception, albeit with intermittant issues on a few local channels. I'm limited in what I can do to address these issues, as I live in an apartment and needed something small/discreet (I went with this, on my 2nd floor balcony, aimed at the transmit sites, but I'm aiming through numerous trees/my neighbor's house and can't really do much about it) so recently I flirted with ordering video service from Cox. Cox absolutely refuses to sell me any sort of video package -- with promo or regular pricing -- unless I lease one of their Contour boxes. They will happily lease me a CableCard but only if I lease at least one Contour box. I've spoken with online sales, telephone sales, even loyalty, and they 100% will not budge on this point. I have zero use for their stupid box, I only have one TV and it's attached to my TiVo, so why would I give them $10/mo for a box that's going to sit on a shelf and collect dust? Is this permissible under current FCC rules? My understanding is they have to make CableCard available and can't obligate me to purchase or lease one of their boxes. PPV might not work but I should have access to the non-PPV/non-on demand lineup, correct? Any workaround here? I feel like that meme, "HERE, TAKE MY MONEY!!!" but Cox refuses to actually sell me the service I want/need. You'd think they'd be more flexible since video customers are leaving in droves, but nope, apparently they hate money and don't want an easy sale. In lieu of Cox, how do the newer TiVo boxes compare on the OTA reception front? With my current setup (the aforementioned antenna, 30 feet of high quality RG6 directly into TiVo Roamio, no splitters or amps) I get most of our (New Orleans market) channels consistently, but I have issues with PBS (the one I care the most about) and Fox (meh, but useful for Saints games) and I'm not at all clear if these can be overcome. I can't raise an antenna any higher as a renter, anything with higher gain is going to be huge/obnoxious and annoy the landlady, and I'm skeptical that an amp will do anything when my issue is probably multipath interference, though I'd certainly be willing to give one a shot if the braintrust here thinks it would pay dividends.