I believe the problem is the resolution, the TV may not be able to take 1080i, the Tivo is currently set to. Try a lower resolution, like 720p, or 480i.
Some TVs do strange things when it receives a resolution it can't handle.
What model Series 3 do you have? Is there a format button on the front? Press it a few times.
Original S1 (Recycle Heaven)
Series 2 (PLS, sold)
TiVo HD (XL, PLS, "652")
Juliet Basic (4XL, PLS)
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