Improved Bolt OTA Reception via Cooling

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by jsbellin, May 21, 2020.

  1. jsbellin

    jsbellin New Member

    Dec 15, 2007


    I have a Bolt OTA and antenna setup listed below. I improved the number of channels it receives by removing the Bolt cover. Doing so:
    - decreased the ODT temperature reported under Help - System Information from 67 deg C to 44 deg C
    - increased the number of OTA channels I received by about 25%, including several channels that formerly I could only receive by plugging my amplifier into my television.

    My conclusion is that Bolt OTA's cooling system leads to it running a temperature which messes up its tuners. That's surprising for a product marked for OTA reception.


    - CM 4228HD OTA antenna
    - CM 7778HD amplifier
    - Tivo Bolt OTA (4 tuners)
    - Samsung UN50HU8500 television.
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