Converted series 2 to lifetime - now no picture

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by mazelady, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. mazelady

    mazelady New Member

    Jul 12, 2004


    I converted my old Series 2 to a lifetime since I just upgraded to a premiere but still wanted to be able transfer shows and watch them on the series 2.

    I do not have cable tv hooked up as this room doesn't have it. It is connected to my LAN via wireless adapter.

    I connected the composite cables from TIVO out to my TV in. Nothing but snow. I changed the channel from 3 to 4 and retried. Nothing.

    When I go to my premiere tivo, it can see the old tivo and the shows on it.

    Why can't I get a picture on my tv?
  2. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    Really? I hope you got a $99 offer.

    Um- I think you need to change the TV input to composite- it does not show up on ch 3/4 like a vcr.

    Also, you understand that the S2 will not be able to receive any HD files from the Premiere. Only SD content.
  3. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Composite is the yellow plugs.

    Your TV has to be told to switch to that input.

    The Channel 3/4 switch on the back of the TiVo affects the signal on the co-ax connection on the bottom thing on the tuner below the top one where the cable plugs in.

    It's for feeding into a television's tuner input where the cable usually goes in case that's the only input the TV has.

    I've encountered one TiVo where it output a channel 3 signal regardless of which position that switch was in.

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