Originally Posted by Aero 1
Not that I am excusing the bug, and i would lime it to work also, but why do you constantly need to check signal strength? Do you have reception issues? If you don't and everything works, why the constant checking?
I agree that the bug should never have happened and reflects on the lack of testing by TiVo. Its function is a diagnostic tool. I hope to never need it. I have two cable drops into my house, one for the TiVo and cable modem, and one for everything else. The TiVo, TV, two other DVRs and the cable modem all agree that I have a SNR about 36-37db. No PQ problems, but I do know if something is wrong I can probably trust the readouts. I also have a fixed FM antenna that measures a 50db SNR. When a storm blows through it might drop and I can hear the change. The meter only confirms what I hear, and the TiVo diags would only confirm what I would see. That said, the post was made by someone with a rotor and stations that are in different directions. It would seem the rotor control doesn't display the direction or it can't be seen. No matter, if I lost a tool I would be upset also. But my eyes and ears are still my best tools.
I could give examples of where diagnostics have helped identify a problem and where they were useless. But you get the idea.