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Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by synchrony, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. shake202

    shake202 New Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    The reason it works during start up is that it is not trying to display a digitally protected signal. You should be able to see the menu screens as well.

    If the Tivo and device it is connected to do not "talk" correctly with each other, this is what causes the problem.
  2. PappyBlueRibs

    PappyBlueRibs New Member

    Jul 4, 2006
    Here's my update:
    I emailed Tivo and got this response:
    • Are you seeing any messages when the HDMI cable is plugged in?
    • Are you using the HDMI cable provided with the TiVo box?
    • Have you tried unplugging it from both the TV and TiVo box and switching the ends?

    Not much help, but I thought the 3rd one was interesting, I didn't know there was a difference with regards to ends...

    Anyway, I completely powered everything down (all my equipment is attached to 1 power-strip, and I turned that power-strip off). Then turned the power-strip back on, and, praise the Lord, Tivo worked. EXCEPT now I had a cablecard problem, 161-1. So I turned everything off again, and ejected the cablecard (and yes, I have read to NEVER do that). Then turned it back on, and got to the point where Tivo is asking for a cablecard, and inserted it. Got the same problem (161-1) -- I left everything on while I scoured the internet and, while I was looking, it started to work. I couldn't believe it. It took 3-4 minutes.
  3. Tzus

    Tzus New Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    If it helps; I recently signed up to Virgin Media TiVo and the morning after the box was installed I had the HDMI problem. Engineer called the next day and changed my Samsung TiVo box for a Cisco TiVo box and it has worked perfectly ever since.
  4. moonscape

    moonscape Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    Um, probably not helpful since this thread is 2.5 years old, about the Series 3 from then, and you're in the UK talking about Virgin Media boxes.
  5. SandDune

    SandDune New Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    Kenmore, WA
    Well for what its worth, I just joined the club with my Series 3 after 6 years of no problem. I went HDMI day one and never looked back. Now I'm forced to run component which meant running a LOT more wires through the wall to the back of the TV. Oh well, maybe I'll hang on a bit and replace all of my aging TiVo's with a Series 5 (or whatever its called) and some Mini's.
  6. skaggs

    skaggs AlbanyHDTV

    Feb 13, 2003
    Albany, NY
    I've kept a TiVo HD unit around for OTA recording. Originally purchased in 2003, never had an issue until last week when the HDMI out stopped working.

    After reading this thread, I'll try the "lift up on the HDMI cable" method to see I get any results. If that doesn't work, I'll have to figure out how to work a component cable into my setup.
  7. skaggs

    skaggs AlbanyHDTV

    Feb 13, 2003
    Albany, NY
    I pulled up on the HDMI cable when it was inserted into the port on the back of the TiVo HD unit and, sure enough, the video would display on my HDTV. When I let go of the cable, the video would go black.

    Rather than try to wedge something in the port to hold the cable "up", I noticed I had a spare component port on my A/V receiver and decided to try and use that.

    Plugged in the cable from my TiVo HD to the A/V receiver and the HD video re-appeared. Problem solved.

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