Aux on Channel 00 Disappeared

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Natron, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. Natron

    Natron Member

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    Did the latest update remove the aux input? I have this TiVo set to cable without a cable box and I hook my DVD player into the composite input jacks. This configuration has served my well for 2 years, but today my TiVo says "searching for signal". It has a prettier light blue screen now instead the darker blue one.

    I am in the middle of redoing the guided setup with the DVD player on and playing. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. Natron

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    I finished the Guided Setup and I saw and heard my DVD player on the aux channel 00. When I changed channel in the live TV mode and changed back to channel 00 it shows "searching for signal" on the light blue background. This is very odd.
     
  3. mick66

    mick66 Dirty Burger

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    I just discovered this change this morning.
    Tune to "00" and then set up a manual recording. After the recording starts it will display your DVD player's output (or whatever is plugged in to the composite input). You can then stop the recording and do whatever you need to do. However, if you change the channel, you'll have to start from the beginning
     
  4. Natron

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    Mick66, thanks for your work around. I tried it and works. I still don't understand why the Live TV cannot see the aux on channel 00. It used to be so easy grab some video into TiVo.
     
  5. mick66

    mick66 Dirty Burger

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    Odd, this seems to only work on my 240. My 540 and 649 refuse to cooperate
     
  6. Natron

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    Mine is a 240. Can you try a guided setup with the live tivo on channel 00 and see if that works before changing channels on your non-240 boxes?
     
  7. mick66

    mick66 Dirty Burger

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    I tried my work around on my 540 today and it worked this time.
     
  8. Pangolin

    Pangolin New Member

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    I just ran into this problem! My S2 tivo is connected to my tv's single s-video connection. Since I got the Tivo a few years ago, I've had my DVD player connected to the Tivo's s-video input. A little latency to deal with when using the DVD menus. but the picture looks great on the tv this way whether viewing cable tv or DVD discs.

    The DVD signal would show up on Channel 00. Basic cable tv channels (no box) would show up on their appropriate channels. All was well, but now it doesn't work! I'm running a S2 Tivo on dial-up, no networking features have ever been activated. Never neded an A/V receiver and don't want one now.

    Please fix this, Tivo design team.
     
  9. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    Is this now a documented feature? When it was first introduced in version 2, it was badly flawed and would require you to rerun Guided Setup if you tried to record from channel 0 or 1. It was not made public at that time, though people learned about it anyway. I was not aware that TiVo ever fixed this or publicized the feature since.
     
  10. ThreeSoFar

    ThreeSoFar FourNow...WaitFive

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    THere's always the workaround of pretending you have satellite, as well. Pick only a single channel as one that you 'receive'. That becomes your aux.
     
  11. Pangolin

    Pangolin New Member

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    I tried the "satellite" workaround, but the Tivo kept freezing up once it tried to handle cable and satellite channels.
     
  12. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    I doubt that it's been fixed or publicized. You can't record directly by pressing the red dot button. Previously, doing that would result in having to repeat the guided setup. I have no idea if that is still the case or not. Recordings have to be timed manual recordings. It's kind of a sloppy process, but it works and that's all that matters. Maybe tivo will succeed in breaking this in the next update.
     
  13. Natron

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    Did you try the work around in this thread by doing a manual recording for channel 00? It not as straight forward as it use to be, but it is okay.
     
  14. Pangolin

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    I tried Mick66's suggested workaround, but it didn't work for me :confused:
     
  15. sehale

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    I had started a thread in another part of this forum on the same issue.

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=5620306#post5620306

    I had my home security cameras plugged into the RCA jacks of the Tivo and would record images or at least watch them. Since the 9.1 update, I can't. I have a series 2, 649 unit and the manual record doesn't work for me. I sure hope this gets restored.
     
  16. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Mine either. I never bothered to check this because I only use my 540 for this, mostly to watch DVD's with the Tivo controls that I've become so used to.
    When I read that your dual tuner didn't work with this, I decided to check mine. I tried getting both tuners to channel 00 and it still didn't work.

    You may have to redo guided setup and say that you have cable and satellite or connect the camera to an old vcr and then use an a/b switch to change between regular cable use with Tivo and viewing your camera on channel 3/4 on Tivo.
     
  17. juanian

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    Interesting -- just this past weekend, I wanted to record something from the A/V port (of a TiVo that just uses a coax input), and I couldn't see anything when I connected up to the port. I wasn't sure why, but I just ended up using a different TiVo that connects through a digital cable box. Now I know that 9.1 was the cause of the problem (and I'll try the workaround when I hook it up again -- thanks).
     
  18. Natron

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    It seems that the 9.3 update has removed channel 0 (the aux) completely. I was using the work around mentioned in this thread but now it jumps to another station. I really like using my TiVo to buffer my DVD player.

    I was planning to renew the subscription for this unit after the free year subscription ran out that I got for upgrading my lifetime unit. I am no longer inspired to recommend TiVo like I used too.

    If I got a DVD TiVo can that be used to watch DVD's without a subscription? I assume it interface to watch a DVD is just like playing a recorded show.
     
  19. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Keep in mind that that the "00-Aux" trick was never a supported feature. You cannot really fault TiVo for removing a feature that technically wasn't supposed to be there, or at lase wasn't advertised or supported.

    Yes you can get DVD combo TiVos that don't need subscriptions. Those are the Pioneer and Toshiba branded units, which have a free reduced function service called TiVo Basic. I believe the DVD viewing uses the TiVo interface.
     
  20. CuriousMark

    CuriousMark Forum Denizen

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    I only have experience with a subscribed Humax unit, but the DVD access is the third line on TiVo Central, just below live TV. If you put in a DVD, you can press play there or go down into that menu and press select on the play option to watch the DVD.
     

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