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Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by ccwf, Dec 25, 2003.

  1. rcanoza

    rcanoza New Member

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    The link to "DrStrange's PVR Comparisons" points now to a random blog, not having to do with video recording AFAICT
     
  2. bobdeg

    bobdeg New Member

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    Just over one year old and no power up screens. Lights on front all work and fan is running. Help
     
  3. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    If you're connecting it to your video display device via HDMI, try the component or composite outputs instead.

    They don't have to conduct a conversation about what you are and are not allowed to see therefore, less to go wrong.
     
  4. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Active Member

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    Ypui might want to re-think that after reading the title of his post. The base Roamio has no component out and needs a separately purchased breakout cable to do composite.
     
  5. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Well, I did say "or".

    And a little research will let the OP figure out where the composite video is on the jack so that they can jury rig something and know how far in to push the plug to see if there's a video signal there.

    Or they can remain uniformed and always wonder if it was the TiVo or just the HDMI with the problem.
     
  6. bobdeg

    bobdeg New Member

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    Thanks for the input! I ordered the cables to try. Don't think it is the hdmi on the tv side because tv works good with other unit hooked up to it. Could the hard drive cause something like this?
     
  7. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    My TiVo experience is with nothing newer than the 3 Series 3 models, but if the Roamio follows the pattern of its predecessors, it should put the initial "Welcome" screen into video memory and onto your television screen even without a hard drive connected, because that first screen is actually stored in a chip on the motherboard and not on the hard drive.

    So if you're getting nothing on the TV screen at all, I'd suspect some other cause.

    One possible exception to that might be if something had gone wrong with the drive that made it draw more current than usual just enough to drag the voltage down just enough to keep the TiVo's CPU from ever getting going well enough to load that first screen. But that's kind of a long shot.


    So see if the problem is just HDMI not working, or if it's loss of all forms of video output, and we'll go from there.
     
  8. knuckles

    knuckles Watch This Baby!

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    I seem to have lost hdmi output after getting the summer update too. I know the TiVo is still working because I can access it from my mini.
     
  9. Muhsan12

    Muhsan12 New Member

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    I'm deliberately choosing not to use a Q&A format (leaving that to the FAQ) in order to focus on building a list of a relatively modest number of the most informative TiVo links (and briefly explaining why people would want to look at them) rather than having a huge list of answers for specific questions.


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  10. jchico

    jchico New Member

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    Great stuff. Thank you!
     
  11. Staininja

    Staininja New Member

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    I feel you should be able to delete all from the recently deleted folder and once deleted the shows should be completely cleared from storage. I read through one thread that had a lot of negative post saying just ignore them they will be overwritten when space is needed, don't be so anal,etc. If you Google"batch deletion for recently deleted folder there are hundreds of results, so it obviously bugs quite a few people. I like to have free space on my hard drive rather than overwriting files. Call it ocd if you want but it'd s just a personal preference. If I was the only one with this idea I would let it go, but hundreds have the same feelings. I came from dish hopper with a 2tb hd so space was never an issue. I'm glad I can recover shows but once a week or so I would like to clear everything out to free space. I'm not just a jerk that's hard to please, just making a suggestion with the hopes of being heard and not hated for a simply idea. Thank you,
    Stairninja
     
  12. ej42137

    ej42137 Active Member

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    Nobody hates you for expressing this idea, it's just that it has absolutely no merit. The only reason to permanently delete a recording is if you don't want some else in your household to be able to see that you have recorded it.

    (And I realize after posting that neither of us should have added these messages to this thread.)
     
  13. mullins941

    mullins941 New Member

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    Need a manual for Humax T800
     
  14. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Do you need the actual physical book, or just information out of it?

    I don't have a spare one, but I can look stuff up for you in the one I have if you can't find a PDF of it online somewhere.
     

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