HDMI Died, seems software related

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by pauljb55, May 12, 2012.

  1. B1LL

    B1LL New Member

    Aug 9, 2008


    Add me to the victim list for this mysterious S3HD dead HDMI problem.

    I have 2 Lifetime Tivo S3HDs that have worked on the same HDMI cables and TVs for almost 5 years and not been a problem until today. One of them simply stopped outputting anything but the "Welcome" screen over its HDMI output. When the "Almost There.." screen tries to come on, the TV displays "signal loss" from its HDMI input, but it keeps working from the Tivo signals on its AV inputs.

    My other S3HD is working fine. I've swapped the cables, TVs, power cycled everything and the problem is clearly in one of the S3HD units. I'm now running the 3 hour Kickstart 57 in it to see if it fixes itself. I'll also try the other Kickstarts next.

    Since the Welcome screen displays OK, it seems like the HDMI hardware is good and it must a software (or ?? MPAA, HDCP, etc) problem.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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