Originally Posted by W4DXL
New Roamio looks like a keeper, doing about as well as the Premier was except for WTVI. It had some drop outs but it might have been the weather. Signal levels were exactly what others said they would be. None in the 90's but the same amount a solid viewable signals. I think it will work out but some antenna improvements would probably be a good idea.
Thanks for all the input!
Glad to hear the Roamio is working out for you. I am happy with my Roamio, although I will say you just have to be careful about the number of splits at the antenna. My Roamio works fine with my two way antenna split and a Winegard Boost XT 20dB Pre-Amp (LNA-200).
But when my step father tried a Roamio, he already had his antenna signal split four
ways (for four separate TVs in his house). And while he uses the same type of pre-amp that I've got, his reception took a nose dive on the TV set in which he tried a Roamio.
However, I explained to him that he's already got a 4 way split off the antenna, and then his TV (the one in which he tried a Roamio) was now essentially taking another hit, given the fact that the Roamio itself has multiple tuners. But he didn't want to experiment with more amplification, or less splits off his antenna, so he just went back to (not using) any DVR.
But, again, I like my Roamio; and the tuner appears to perform just as well as the Premiere. And in my situation (two way split off my antenna) with my pre-amp, the reception loss appears to be very minimal versus the reception I would have with the coax going straight into my TV.