Originally Posted by Calaveras
I don't know what's going on with the TiVo since I don't have one and what I've read isn't all that helpful. If the TiVo has only one meter then it's a Signal Quality meter and not a Signal Strength meter. A higher reading simply means the signal quality (signal-to-noise ratio) is higher, not that the signal is actually stronger. I can't really say why this is happening when you add a 4 way splitter.
Doesn't your TV have a Signal Quality meter? Almost every one does. Does the signal quality on the TV go up too when you add the splitter?
Okay. Ended up not having a lot of time to deal with this, but back into it again.
I was able to find the signal strength meter on the TV. The two corresponding numbers between the TV and Tivo are below.
I currently have a clearstream 4 connected to ~30ft cable into a 4-way splitter and then to the TIVO. With the splitter the TIVO gets a much higher SNR versus connecting the cable directly into the TIVO, which seems awfly strange to me. Could a bad cable cause a splitter to actually increase the signal? I don't think so, which is why I believe the TIVO may have a bad tuner.
Tivo 21dB to 31dB - jumps around a lot! And 8VSB
TV solid 33+dB may dip to 31 once in a while but generally bounces around 33 and up. 8 VSB
I have since contacted TIVO and went on a rant with them. They are insisting the problem is on my end, but again, when I look at the signal at the TV vs TIVO it's way off and fluctuates way too much.
Is there anyone else in the Roseville, CA area that has a TIVO setup and not fluctuating wildly?
TIVO is sending a replacement unit, so we will see how that works out.