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Old 07-06-2012, 02:14 AM   #1
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Fuzzy welcome screen

While swapping parts from a replacement TiVo and my original (power supply and drive) I noticed that the welcome screen on the replacement had a stainless steel background on the welcome screen.

The same screen on my original lifetime unit is a fuzzy gray screen which, as the startup progresses, gets fuzzier and fuzzier until the whole screen is almost static.

I had thought the swapping power supplies might fix it - if my original one was failing, but that didn't make a difference.

Does anyone have any ideas on what could be causing this?

Thanks again in advance
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:42 AM   #2
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While swapping parts from a replacement TiVo and my original (power supply and drive) I noticed that the welcome screen on the replacement had a stainless steel background on the welcome screen.

The same screen on my original lifetime unit is a fuzzy gray screen which, as the startup progresses, gets fuzzier and fuzzier until the whole screen is almost static.

I had thought the swapping power supplies might fix it - if my original one was failing, but that didn't make a difference.

Does anyone have any ideas on what could be causing this?

Thanks again in advance
The very first screen, the "Welcome" screen, is on a chip on the motherboard.

Everything after that is on the hard drive.

What model number TiVo(s) are we talking about here, and which method are you using to get video to the television?

RF out, TV tuned to 3 or 4?

Composite video (yellow plug)?

S-Video?

Component video (red, green, blue plugs)?

HDMI?
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:08 PM   #3
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While swapping parts from a replacement TiVo and my original (power supply and drive) I noticed that the welcome screen on the replacement had a stainless steel background on the welcome screen.

The same screen on my original lifetime unit is a fuzzy gray screen which, as the startup progresses, gets fuzzier and fuzzier until the whole screen is almost static.

I had thought the swapping power supplies might fix it - if my original one was failing, but that didn't make a difference.

Does anyone have any ideas on what could be causing this?

Thanks again in advance
If it gets past the welcome screen to a normal Tivo display with the correct colors I wouldn't worry about it unless the TV picture starts looking funny. HDMI cable could be the culprit (I've seen a pinkish cast with one).
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:35 PM   #4
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If it gets past the welcome screen to a normal Tivo display with the correct colors I wouldn't worry about it unless the TV picture starts looking funny. HDMI cable could be the culprit (I've seen a pinkish cast with one).
That gray made me suspect luminance but no chrominance.
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