I have good 'digital' antennas in both house attic and garage attic, but they both connect to 15 y.o. house wiring. So after the digital conversion, I was having a hard time getting a strong enough signal to support TPT stations on my old (series 2) analog Tivo. Ultimately 12-18 months ago, i went to Comcast, which I hate. I now pay $90/mo (including internet), and all i watch are OTA stations anyway, and not much of that.
So I decided to mount one of my antennas (from anntenas direct) outside and surface wired it, with new quad-shield coax, directly into the back of the Tivo. (well actually into a digital converter, and then my analog tivo). I'd used a signal strength meter on TV to test signal, and I was getting a strong signal (80-90). i'm <10 miles from shoreview. So i mounted it at the first level on my house, rather than having to go up higher to second level. However, I do not think i tested signal for TPT, which appears to be weaker than 4,5,11. After all that, TPT still pixilates and drops out.
So I guess the next step is to move the antenna up higher on the wall. And I'll probably upgrade to an HD Tivo, since that digital/analog conversion is certainly NOT helping my situation. Fortunately, you can buy a lot of equipment, with what you save by cutting Comcast!
I can't believe, in my location, that i can't get adequate OTA signal for this application. Does anyone have insight on TPT signals? I read they were upgrading power, but I don't know if that has happened?
Thanks for any advice, if you have any.