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tivo not receiving signal from cable box

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by nickharman, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. nickharman

    nickharman New Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    I am getting the 'cant watch live TV' tivo message. There appears to be no signal coming in to the Tivo

    As an obvious check I have bypassed Tivo and plugged the TV straight to the cable unit (An NTL/Virgin Pace) and the cable unit is working fine. The scart from tivo to tv is fine as I can see old recordings (and of course the Tivo menu). I have swapped the scart from Pace to Tivo with a known good cable, and still no joy.

    Any advice would be welcome


  2. JimSpence

    JimSpence Just hangin'

    Sep 19, 2001
    Binghamton, NY
  3. nickharman

    nickharman New Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    yeh I will but

    a) there are more people here

    b) scart is peritel is whatever. It's not the cables I have a problem with but the box itself!

  4. pdhenry

    pdhenry Now 10% off

    Feb 27, 2005
    I'd repeat guided setup to ensure that the TiVo input is set correctly. Every time I switch between digital cable (with a box) and basic cable (without) I have to repeat guided setup to get everything working right again..
  5. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

    Oct 31, 2003
    Potato and pen.
    From what I hear, scarts are not quite the same as, for example, RCA cables.

    I agree with the other poster who suggested you check with the UK board.

    See, there are things about how your TiVos work (for example, in doing Guided Setup and establishing signal source) that may be a little different from ours; we might not know something your fellow Brits would.

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