Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Barrie, Ontario
Hi Skink (and all):
I just checked, and no, I can't say I've noticed any change over the holidays. CBLT-TV (5/RF20) and CBLFT-TV (25/RF25) both max out at 100% on my Tivax. Recently I acquired a new Samsung LED TV (wow: what a difference from my own ancient Cathode Ray Tube TV!), and without the Tivax being on (it has pass-through) I'm still getting rock solid signals for both channels, 100%. One thing I did find rather strange, though; when I am watching my marginal channels (the Buffalo stations), the Tivax can decode and show them ok when they are viewable; but when I take it out and hook the TV antenna directly to the Samsung, the signals are weaker, and sometimes not watchable at all. I don't know why that is. Is a Tivax external tuner just more sensitive than the stock tuner in an Samsung LED TV? Or I wonder if the fact that the Tivax only renders the signal as SD instead of HD means that it can get away with less signal (the TV needing more, because it is rendering an HD signal)? I'm wondering this because I'm thinking of upgrading my Tivax to an HD external tuner, maybe the PHD-VRX PVR....but I don't want to do it if I'll end up losing my marginal channels (the ones from Buffalo). What does the community think? Thanks for any input.
DMX-68 tower/AD91XG, CM7777 Preamp, Tivax STB-T8; HD-6055P FM, Sony XDR-F1HD; Cushcraft MA5B, Kenwood TS-590.