concerning the HDMI issue a lot of us are experiencing...

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by kisby, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. Apr 7, 2017 #161 of 188
    doconeill

    doconeill Unix Guru

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    Not yet, didn't have time to try it. Will try and do it this evening. But it should still fall back to to an earlier protocol regardless. All my other equipment has worked fine with it.
     
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  2. Apr 7, 2017 #162 of 188
    Static

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    FYI this is a KNOWN issue with tivo:

    im getting really annoyed with this... ive had nothing but issues since getting my Bolt in December!
     
  3. Apr 7, 2017 #163 of 188
    aaronwt

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    Did you turn off HDMI-CEC in the ROku?
     
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  4. Apr 7, 2017 #164 of 188
    atmuscarella

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    That fixed it!!! Thanks so much!
     
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  5. Apr 9, 2017 #165 of 188
    doconeill

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    Just reporting back that the Bolt+ works fine on an HDCP 1.3-compatible TV from 2009, so it seems that my Philips is too borderline for the Bolt+ requirements. Unfortunately the Philips is the main TV and much larger than the other one, and I'd much rather have the Bolt+ on the main TV. The Premiere has no such issue.

    TiVo support has yet to respond (big surprise)
     
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  6. Apr 9, 2017 #166 of 188
    aaronwt

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    The Bolts had no problem working with my 2007 Toshiba DLP TV. And a 2008 Samsung DLP TV.
     
  7. tivoboy

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    problem now happens daily with pretty much every turn on of the tv.. :-(
     
  8. lessd

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    When I turn on the HDTV my Bolt is normally in sleep mode, when I wake the Bolt up no problem, if the Bolt is not in sleep mode 50% of the time I have to turn the TV off than back on to get the HDMI connection to work.
     
  9. ablancha

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    Just a quick question about those of us who unboxed their Bolt+, plugged it in, and after seeing " just a few minutes," lost any way to interact with the Bolt+:

    How is the box to be updated when I cannot see the GUI to put it on a network?

    Woman at CustomerSvc said they would replace it, but couldn't guarantee it will work! So now, I have lost service for the TiVo from which I transferred service, and have no TiVo available at all and am out $800.

    Wow, this is really bad. I've had TiVos since I beta tested the Original TiVo, so I've dealt with a lot of weird issues over the years. This takes the cake.
     
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  10. InFromTheCold

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    What happened to the old Tivo? How come you've lost service on it -- has it already been 10 days since you connected the new one? If not, the old one should still work, shouldn't it?
     
  11. HerronScott

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    Plus given an issue with the new Bolt, they should extend the 10 days if it has to be replaced.

    Scott
     
  12. dolfer

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    Margaret, Any updates on this? I'm getting the black flashes frequently and it's quite annoying. Thanks for any info you might have! --Dolf
     
  13. Pcomazzi

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    Being a new Bolt user, the only issue I have with HDMI is the audio. I currently have the tivo's hdmi connected to my marrantz receiver. There is also an Xbox, PC and Amazon FireTV stick connect to the Marrantz. All of those devices play video and audio just fine with just HDMI.

    When the Tivo's audio is sent to dolby, audio work except when I want to use Tivo to connect to the amazon prime app. Video from there plays with no audio. Have to go back and set Tivos audio to PCM and then it works.

    I haven't tried connecting a optical cable to the Tivo to the Marrantz. Supposedly that will fix the issue, not ideal but better than changing audio settings all the time.
     
  14. rcoates777

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    Knock on wood I'm not having this problem - yet. But I went back to the beginning of the thread and was surprised that this issue is 1.5 years old! Fixes come slowly.
     
  15. dolfer

    dolfer Miles Standish Proud

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    Not sure what happened yesterday but my Bolt is lightning-fast again and there's no blank screen flashes. And I hadn't done any of the suggested fixes yet. Software update???
     
  16. Aug 3, 2017 #176 of 188
    WarDaddy

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  17. Aug 3, 2017 #177 of 188
    Puppy76

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    Thankfully so far on my 2016 Samsung 8000 series I've only had it...like when it changes resolution for any reason, it USUALLY (but not always) plays for a few seconds, blanks for a couple seconds, then comes back and is normal until the next time it changes resolution.
     
  18. Aug 4, 2017 #178 of 188
    shwru980r

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    You can set the Bolt to output a fixed resolution.
     
  19. Aug 4, 2017 #179 of 188
    Puppy76

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    Thanks! Yeah, I think I knew about that, but was worried it might...does it support 4K at 60fps? Like I was worried I might be sacrificing SOMETHING by doing that.
     
  20. Aug 4, 2017 #180 of 188
    shwru980r

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    I think the Bolt only supports 4K for streaming. I don't think you will be sacrificing anything.
     

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