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Messages - Tivoman44

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Mystery solved.  I had to go behind my TV last week and move some things around.  I noticed the Coax cable from the wall to my Tivo was bend and the part that screws into the connection seemed loose.  I took that cable out and put a newer RG6 in. 

Picture perfect.  Thanks for everyones help. 
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Greenfield.  43rd and Howard.  Attic in roof faces north.  Roof is a single layer of gag shingles. 

That Makes sense about still being able to receive some VHF......and Tivo has a reputation of not having the best tuners in them....so the tuners inside the TVs are probably better in receiving them.


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As far as I can tell it looks like a UHF only.  Antennas Direct Clearstream 2

I attached the instruction manual.  I still have the box, it says optimized for UHF DTV frequencies.  So that answers my question, however why did I used to get Ch 10?  And like I said, Ch 10 came in the worst out of all channels when I did get it.  All others I get 99% of the time, most of the time it's when there is a lot of lightning that I get pix-elation. 
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Thank you for the response.

I wonder if I need a preamp.  My attic antenna works perfectly for all other channels, and it works with Ch 10 on all other TVs.  However historically Ch 10 came in the weakest.  When I'd watch a recorded program on Ch 10 it would pixelate the most out of any other channel.

I think I used an old 8 way splitter in my attic.  Maybe use a four way instead and a preamp to see if that changes anything.

I also did the signal meter test on the Tivo, Ch 10 lingered between 0 and 33, whereas all of the other channels were 90 to 99
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About 3 months ago I noticed that my Series 3 HD cannot receive PBS via antenna.  I checked two other TVs connected to the same antenna, channel 10 and 36 (and all sub channels) come in perfectly. 

I have done about four different channel rescans on my Tivo.  Nothing.  I thought maybe the Tivo found a "new" channel 10-1, etc, where I'd have to add that to my channel list, nothing.  I remember that happening in 2018 with the reband, it found two 4-1 ,6-1, etc. 

I realize it's old, but what is going on?  Does the tower have a newer ATSC frequency that the Tivo cannot pick up? 
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Milwaukee HDTV Programming / Picking up new OTA channels
Sunday Sep 02, 2018, 02:30:02 am
One of my tivos seemed to die.

Attic antenna coax was connected directly to tv.  Channel scan.  All Milwaukee ota came in perfectly like always.  But i was also getting cbs on 5-1.  And i believe a fox on 7-1 (may have been ABC) Anyone know what affiliates these are
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NETGEAR Wireless Router - N300 (WNR2000)

That's my router.  I logged in tonight but couldn't seem to find the settings, how do I check/change. 

The MB speed is set for up to 150. 
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Supposedly I have 100 meg speed for about $68.00 a month.  Every speed test i do (browser on laptop) it shows about 40 down.  I have my own docis 3.0 moden (advertised up to 300 megs) with a wireless N router.  Coax from the poll to my attic with one female female connector to another rg6 coax.  What gives with the slow speed.

I think spectrum can't really provide consistent 100 meg speed.  I get they can't always but this is consistant slower speeds.
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Milwaukee HDTV Programming / Re: Changes Coming..
Thursday Feb 08, 2018, 08:32:39 pm
Same with my Tivo (Series 3 HD).  Except I have two Ch 24-1's and two Ch 24-2's...oh well not that big of a deal. 
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Milwaukee HDTV Programming / Re: Changes Coming..
Monday Jan 08, 2018, 03:44:50 pm
I ran a channel rescan om my tivo series 3 HD.  Basically after the fact i had two channel 24.1, 24.2 etc.  Guide said something like aquiring info.  I just have to remove my old 24.1 and so on.
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I lately have had nothing but issues with Tivo lately.  Loadstar please tell me you still check this message board. 

My set up: Tivo Series 3 HD, Set up to receive OTA and Spectrum Cable (1 Multistream CC and Tuning Adapter)

Since about 2011 I had been using the Western Digital 1 TB external hard drive (certified by Tivo).

In early 2016 start having issues, that crapped out, I "divorced" the external from the main.  Everything worked fine.  November 2016 I tried to reconnect, seemed to work, then crapped out, then got the green screen of death.  Long story short, found a guy (IT professional who has repaired many Tivos before).  He said the HD crapped out, replaced with a 2 TB internal. 

Got it back June 2017.  It has worked almost perfect.......except last week I got the error that the guide is running out of data......no problem just connect.....connecting didn't work S03 error.  Did some homework on the internet, almost positive it's not the hard drive as the Tivo is working fine otherwise.  Tried restarting (both the Tivo along w/ Router & Modem).  Internet itself has worked fine.  Tried reguided set up (that helped once).  Still couldn't connected. 

Tried unplugging the TA and connecting, then once service "disconnected and loading" I disconnected  theethernet......seemed to take a long time and I plugged back in TA and ethernet, probably shouldn't, and got the S03.

So finally I did the Clear and Delete Everything.  Did that before I went to bed.  This morning I wake up to guided set up.  I did that, had to call Spectrum, the National CC hotline helped me very much and repaired the CC to the Tivo.  And what do you know it connected to the service.  I also connected again this afternoon and connected successfully. 

My only concern is that it still has the message "still getting more program information currently available programs through Tue 8-29).

What's also weird is my option to set season passes has all but seemed to disappear (see example in picture below).  I have to go to Find Programs to do that. 

Tivo is done with the Series 3, but you'd hope they'd release some patches.  In my research of S03 error, I thought I heard how the TA might have to do with that.  Is it the merging of TWC and Charter now Spectrum that's doing this??

I'm just afraid I'll have issues again with connecting to service
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Back with TWC, you could only transfer OTA channels between Tivos and to Tivo Desktop. 

I've noticed since it's Spectrum, the option exists for many cable channels now to transfer programs.  Wonder if CC will go away altogether.

I could have sworn that TWC was the only cable company that required a tuning adapter.  I thought other cable companies were able to provide two way cable cards to open up on demand....maybe I'm wrong about that?
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I'm willing to bet you are good.  Leaves on trees, rain, snow, wind, etc should not matter.  

It sounds like your cable from antenna to 3 way splitter is fine.  You generally can split an antenna many more times than cable tv/internet signal.  The only drop outs I ever get is from a lot of lightning.
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Milwaukee HDTV Programming / Ch 38 OTA?
Wednesday Aug 17, 2016, 08:03:49 pm
This appears to be a new channel??  Ch 38-1 is in spanish 38-2 to 38-4 is in English.  Is this a Milwaukee Channel?
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ArgMeMatey, have you tried moving your antenna to your roof?  Being in Shorewood/Milwaukee east side you should have near perfect reception all the time.  You said you have a new roof, unless it's a metal roof, that should be good enough.  Possibly though you have a very old coax cable that is being fed from your Antenna to TV, that has splits in it.  Maybe the antenna on the roof plus a new RG6 coax cable would solve it.  Possibly a preamp.  You wouldn't need an amp that close.  

I grew up in Shorewood and remember how horrible Ch 4, 6, 10 and 12 were with TWC because the OTA signal intereferred w/ the cable signal and caused ghosting and lines across the screen.

I now live in Greenfield and have https://www.amazon.com/Antennas-Direct-C2-ClearStream-Television/dp/B0017O3UHI an antenna like this in my attic pointed North toward the towers.  I have it split 6 ways, newer roof which is 1 layer of GAF asphalt shingles.  signal comes in 99% of the time near perfect signal always.  

MrProster: I envy you.  I wish I could pick up Chicago OTA.  Specifically Chicago CBS and Fox to tap into the Chicago NFL market (for the record not a Bears fan)