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TiVo HD DVR - No Video Output

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 19:11
I have a TiVo HD DVR TCD658000 which was working fine awhile ago; now, though, it no longer generates video output.

When I power up the unit, the green power light comes on and the hard drive/drive fan starts. However, no video output is generated; the attached TV screen is black. There's no post/startup at all - just a black screen.

Also, when I push the format button on the front of the unit, no format indicating lights light up; finally, when I use the TiVO remote, none of the lights flash on the front screen.

I'd like to know what might be wrong with my TiVO and whether or not it's worthwhile fixing. The TiVO has a lifetime subscription.

In case it matters, I used to have a hard drive expander attached to this unit - currently no hard drive expander is attached. I'm pretty sure that this isn't related but I thought I'd mention it.

Thanks in advance for your help.

CBS Colorized I Love Lucy Christmas Special

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 17:23



Quote: On Tuesday, the network announced it would air "The I Love Lucy Christmas Special," made up of back-to-back colorized episodes of the beloved show, on December 20. http://tv.yahoo.com/blogs/tv-news/fa...172809256.html

Blackfish on CNN 10-24-2013

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 17:11
Just a quick note...
CNN is playing Blackfish on Thursday, October 24th at 9 Eastern, but I also see it at 6PM Pacific. There is an Anderson Cooper 30 min special following, but does not seem to be in the guide yet!

Tivo/bell satellite/slingbox connections and Slingbox

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 16:39
Hi,

Can anyone help me set up my TIVO series 2 to work with my Bell ExpressVU satellite receiver and Slingbox. Where is the IR located on the TIVO? Is there a diagram that shows all cable/rca/ir/slingbox connections to the TV

Thanks

Duncan

DVR Expander will not power on -- fixable?

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 16:17
Have Tivo HD with a 500gig My DVR Expander. I tell you I am not impressed with the quality of this thing. WD does not make quality.

Anyways, after a couple years of service (noisy service) the thing will not turn on now. Tivo itself is fine, but if I can't use the Expander I lose all the shows waiting for me when I reformat Tivo.

Anyone know why the Expander won't power up? Any fixes?

Will Gigabit Ethernet Speed Up Mini Channel Presentation?

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:18
When I tune to a new channel via my Mini, it tunes but takes several seconds. Right now I've got a 10/100 switch handling wired Ethernet tasks. If I implement a gigabit switch will that speed up the Mini?

Thanks,

Chris

Screensaver on Mini?

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 15:17
When I pause a program on my Mini, it pauses but a screensaver never appears regardless of how long it sits. How can I enable a screensaver to come on when a program is paused for "X" minutes, or there's no remote control activity for "X" minutes? This was an integrated feature of the DirecTV HR22. Is this an integrated feature on the Roamio? I haven't viewed programming from the Roamio yet...

Thanks,

Chris

Will my 1or2 slide switch remote work with Roamio

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:39
Can I use this remote with the Roamio, right now I have 2 premiere's side by side and use one remote to control both. I'm thinking of replacing one of the premiere's with a Roamio. I am OTA only.

A Solution to Roamio Plus & Pro Poor IR Sensitivity

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:27
The Roamio's IR sensitivity can be returned to the level we experienced with the Premiere & prior models by adding the TiVo IR Adapter option. Since I already had both a Tuning Adapter and a Slide Remote, I also had to add a USB Hub from TiVo's approved list (use the Premiere list).

With the Adapter simply attached with the velcro provided to the top cover at the front right the results are excellent, and my universal remote can now be pointed well away from the TiVo and still communicate. It's a shame we have to pay extra for what should be standard.

Sons of Anarchy - 10/22/13 - "Sweet and Vaded"

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:59
Tara is really working the long con. I had suspected the pregnancy results were faked.

Adienne Barbeau!! It's been a long time since Swamp Thing.

frontline - hunting the nightmare bacteria (se32e5 oad 10/22/2013) [spoilers]

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 13:21
the nih outbreak story was new to me. i also found the comments on why drug companies are reluctant to develop new antibiotics revealing.

unlike cholesterol or cancer drugs which will work the same 30 years from now as they do today, antibiotics are prescribed for brief use, become less effective with each use, and doctors prescribe them sparingly to prolong their life until eventual obsolescence.

this makes antibiotics less profitable than other drugs, a much lower return on a pharmaceutical company's investment, creating less incentive for new research and development. a scary thought with several new "super bugs" that resist all current treatments also documented in the report.

is this an example of a free market failure? should government attempt to prompt research and development of new antibiotics?

Aereo app finally arrives on Android, Wheres Stream support for Android

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 12:26
Wheres TIVO Stream support for ANDROID. STREAM is older than dirt compared to AEREO and their long delayed ANDROID APP is now out. When are we getting ANDROID support for TIVO Stream. I'll get a STREAM, I want a STREAM yet alias until there is ANDROID support I'm not dropping that dime.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/22/aereo-android-app/

V53 errors on OTA channels with base Roamio

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 10:54
I'm having problems viewing over-the-air channels on my new base model Roamio. When I try to view a channel using live TV, I sometimes get a blank screen and a V53 error. I live close to Boston, all of the channels have transmitters a few miles away and I have no trouble tuning them in directly using my TV. The odd thing is that when I look at the channel's signal strength bar graph, the strength always starts out low and increases until the channel is received. I can then exit and now watch live tv.

Obviously this is an impractical way to change stations, and I'm puzzled as to the cause. I though one tuner might not be working well, so I have tried simultaneously recording on 4 different channels to see if one didn't succeed, but in a couple of trials all 4 were recorded okay.

I'm thinking of just returning the DVR, but before I do that I wondered if there's anything else I should do to understand and possibly workaround the problem.

No sound with HDMI cable

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 09:25
I've been having the following issue and it's annoying. I am hoping someone here can give me some insight to a fix.

My TiVo Mini is connected to my 32" Philips TV via the HDMI cable that came with the Mini.

Recently, whenever I turn on the TV, there is no sound. The only fix is to turn off the TV and turn it back on again, OR hit the input button until I get back to the HDMI1 input. The sound then comes back on.

Any ideas as to what's wrong? Thanks.

Brand new Roamio - replacing HD. Procedure question...

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 08:36
I have a brand new Roamio, and a brand new internal HD.

Should I swap in the new HD before I even power up the device?
Or run through the whole set-up on the existing default drive first before replacing it?

Not sure if it mattered, if there was any value to going through a full power cycle with the new unit, or even if there was benefit to starting fresh with the intended larger drive from the first power-up.

Thx.

Cyber Monday is coming...

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 08:17
Cyber Monday is only a few weeks away. Any thoughts/guesses/inside knowledge on what (if any) deals TiVo will offer on the Roamios?

Many channels no longer showing in HD? Please help.

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 07:57
Hi.

I just installed a new TIVO Roamio Pro and it is all setup fine. I am receiving all my usual TWC channels with the new lineup

HOWEVER, more than half are not showing in HD that normally would be. Not at any channel location. Oddly, many still are HD, but around half are not.

Thoughts??

Larry

Castle S06E05 "Time Will Tell" EOD 10/21/2013

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 23:20
OK, I spent the whole show excited that they got Joe Morton to play Dr. Wickfield, thinking what a great casting coup... but it wasn't him!! It was Tim Russ. How embarrassing. Still it made me happy for a while.

This was a fun episode to be sure, although I was sorry we had to lose Esposito and Ryan (mostly) to make room for the rest of the plot. And my daughter is a senior in high school this year so Castle's interactions with Alexis are definitely hitting home for me.

I wish they hadn't bailed on the FBI plotline so soon; I felt like there was more there and it would have been fun to explore it. But I'm glad they haven't fallen into the trap of Castle and Beckett having relationship problems.

CableCARD Pairing Error 1040

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 22:23
I am having trouble w/ my S3 (with lifetime service) and installs of multistream CableCARDs. I have 3 cards and all seem to connect fine on my HD Tivo, providing both Host and Data ID so that I can relay them to Comcast.

When I take these same CableCARDs and put them into my S3, I get an odd pairing error.

Authorization Failure 1040. Host Certificate Invalid.

Spent time w/ Tivo on chat and via phone and both agreed there was some type of hardware problem w/ my S3 because it was not providing a certificate to the CableCARDs. The solution was to replace my Tivo w/ a different box that that requires me to buy a refurb at a discounted rate AND have to transfer the lifetime sub for another $200. Good grief.

Has anyone had this problem and figured out a fix/workaround? I just want the dang cards to allow me to pair. I've rebooted and checked the cable lines. I've cleaned the contacts on the S3, nothing solves it.

I've had this working w/ CableCARDs as recently as 3 years ago before we shut off cable but we came back. So it did work at some point.

Supernatural - "I'm No Angel" - 10/22/13

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 22:03
Here I am! :)

Sooooo Cas was a virgin? Didn't have the sex with that wife he got as Emmanuel in season 7? Okay then. She was cute. I'm mad she played him. And them together was actually pretty aww inspiring for a minute. Ezekiel brings him back to life. Then says he can't stay. Something is rotten in whoville. I'm not going to be happy about this I just know.

On the other hand, with a raise of hands who knew Dean would send Cas packing?



Loving the new big bad, Bartholomew though. He's scary and creepy.

Okay more thoughts after I watch again and process it all!

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