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TivoHD FAQ: Overview, Using TiVo, Tips, and Issues

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by bkdtv, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. TiVoEvan74

    TiVoEvan74 New Member

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    Above there's a nice listing of the problems with Tivo HDs

    "Known Issues with 11.0d"

    Are the Tivo HD XL's free of those problems? Especially the grey screen when hooked up to analog basic cable?

    Or have these problems been fixed?
     
  2. bkdtv

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    No. The TivoHD XL is just a TivoHD with a larger hard drive and a different startup screen.
     
  3. TiVoEvan74

    TiVoEvan74 New Member

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    And don't forget the glow in the dark remote!

    That's too bad... so both suffer from the problems.

    Which means, I guess, that using analog cable, that I'll likely run into problems. It's unclear to me, in re-reading the post about Known issues, why installing a Cable Card would solve the problems if one has analog cable only!

    I was glad to see, though, that HD will handle over the air.

    It sounds as if HD and XL really are only workable with digital input.
     
  4. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    Most (but not all) providers now have digital versions of every channel 0-100. Without a CableCard, you get the analog versions. With a CableCard, you get the digital versions.
     
  5. plattje

    plattje New Member

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    What HDMI version does the HD Tivo support? Version 1.3?
     
  6. Doctorhifi

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    All outputs are active simultaneously and the box will downconvert HD channels to 4:3 or 16:9 SD through composite and s-video for older televisions.

    Can someone confirm this is true for the latest HD XL (TCD658000). I have need to simultaneously send HDMI and component signals.

    Tivo customer support claims the component outs go dark if HDMI is used.
    ?
     
  7. bkdtv

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    The TivoHD was introduced in mid-2007. It is built around a Broadcom CPU that supports HDMI 1.1.

    Broadcom's newest CPUs support HDMI 1.3, so that's something you would probably see in a future TiVo. Note that most of HDMI 1.3's benefits are specific to Blu-ray players and gaming consoles; the only benefits of 1.3 to a DVR would relate to lipsync correction and Dolby Digital Plus support for Internet VOD.

    Yes, it is.

    That said, with certain displays, the component output may go dark if HDMI is plugged into a device that is turned off. This does not affect most devices, but apparently it is an issue with some Samsung TVs.
     
  8. Doctorhifi

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    Just wanted to confirm that my findings jive with what was said above: all outputs do work at the same time and I did not see the component outputs go dark when using HDMI (althought I am using a 46" Panasonic plasma G15).
     
  9. cjv2

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    Does anyone know why this is?
     
  10. Jaze

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    I've not had any luck finding this in the forums; please forgive me if it's already been covered.

    I've lost the quick-hide remote function for the progress bar - formerly: Select, Play, Select, Pause, Select . For some reason, that sequence isn't working. Any advice?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  11. stujac

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    Select-enter-select-pause-select.
     
  12. Jaze

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    Thanks, stujac, but I'm afraid that's not working for me either.

    Series 3HD, software version 11.0detc.
     
  13. stujac

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    It's a bit tricky. First, you have to be in a recorded program and pause it; then you have to hit the down arrow to get the screen cleared, then do your programming. Every time I have to reboot or lose electricity I have to do this and it rarely works the first time.
     
  14. Jaze

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    Hmm. Still having no luck - with the program paused, hitting the down arrow doesn't clear the screen. Clearing the screen with the Clear button, then following the sequence isn't taking either.

    I think I should probably try to reboot, but that's a pain, since sometimes there are recognition issues with my connected eSATA expansion hard drive.
     
  15. bmgoodman

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    I'm setting up my aunt's Tivo HD this weekend. Or I'm planning to do it, but I want to be sure I'm not wasting my time. With cable, I have always set up the Tivo and run it a few days prior to Cable Card install. Is this the correct way to do it with FiOS? Or should it all be done at the same time?

    Thanks.
     
  16. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    Yes.
     
  17. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    For those that haven't checked the tips section recently, new autorecord wishlists were added.

    Commas are used to indicate separate keywords and title keywords.

    If anyone notices an error, please let me know.
     
  18. dbaps

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    Well I just closed my issue with Yamaha on an RX-V465. The sound is so high pitch my wife and I can't hear most of it until the very end of the noise. Wish I could return the receiver. Oh well...Lesson learned...I should of checked the forum :).

    Chuck,

    I think we can finally close this issue. Check out item 14 from the Tivo Forum,


    14. Yamaha RX-V565 and RX-V665 receivers may produce "coughing metallic sounds" when changing channels

    The popular Yamaha RX-V565 and RX-V665 A/V receivers do not respond well to the way the TiVo switches between DD2.0 and DD5.1 channels. These Yamaha receivers may produce brief, but highly annoying "coughing metallic sounds" when changing channels.

    Some older versions of the HTR-5830 are also affected; newer versions of the HTR-5830 do not appear to be affected.

    Even though I have the RX-V465, this is the problem I am experiencing. While not Yamaha’s fault, I hope the two companies can work together to prevent this type of thing in the future. Unfortunately I am now stuck with a receiver that I can’t use but is brand new. The reseller will not give me a refund because they say it’s not Yamaha’s fault. So I will try and resell it on Ebay at a loss.


    See below for all reported issues.

    Thanks, Paul
     
  19. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    Thanks. I updated the first post to add the RX-V465.
     
  20. bruhelmboldt

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    Is there a way to skip down the WISHLIST entries? I have about 600 of them {blush} and sure would like a better way to check and delete than scrolling one page at a time. TIA.
     

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