HDMI FAILURE Poll - EVERYONE please respond

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by unixadm, Jul 3, 2004.

Have you had an HDMI Failure?

  1. No failure - In service for over 2 weeks and going strong

    863 vote(s)
    44.1%
  2. Had Failure on 1 unit - Made in USA

    223 vote(s)
    11.4%
  3. Had Failure on more than 1 unit - Made in USA

    83 vote(s)
    4.2%
  4. Had Failure on 1 unit - Made in Mexico

    291 vote(s)
    14.9%
  5. Had Failure on More than 1 unit - Made in Mexico

    74 vote(s)
    3.8%
  6. Do Not have HDMI/DVI Connection - Don't know if it works

    421 vote(s)
    21.5%
  1. Jul 29, 2004 #61 of 1437
    buzzword

    buzzword New Member

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    Jun 9, 2002
    Glendale, CA

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    Can I change my vote???

    I originally voted no problems, and have had the machine since late April 26 (I was #207 on the VE list).

    It's been working fine, until last week when my HDMI port died, just went blank.

    I received a replacement machine, but the new one exhibits a different problem right out of the box. On the new one (mfg date June 26) the HDMI port outputs a picture, but displays 3 distinct bands of green tint across the screen <sigh>

    It's back to the component video outputs while waitnig for another replacement.
     
  2. Jul 29, 2004 #62 of 1437
    mfleming

    mfleming New Member

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    Mar 26, 2004
    Man, this is so frustrating! Got my new Samsung DLP and cannot even watch HD TV! But, I'm still going to wait until the HR10 problem is fixed.
     
  3. Jul 29, 2004 #63 of 1437
    cliff1371

    cliff1371 New Member

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    Jul 29, 2004
    hdmi was DOA yesterday, what a JOKE! $1000 bucks and these clowns can't fix this problem. I am outraged!
     
  4. Jul 29, 2004 #64 of 1437
    MrCoolDu4

    MrCoolDu4 New Member

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    May 18, 2002
    You can count me in too. HDMI worked for just over a month and now the picture is washed out pink. Being as its over a month, CC won't replace it and DTV is telling me to test it with another cable. I guess I'm supposed to buy one and if thats not it then take it back and get a refund. Although I did purchase with a AMEX card and I am wondering if they have purchase protection that I could use. Anyway, thats my story. Argh %#^@*&
     
  5. Jul 29, 2004 #65 of 1437
    grafals

    grafals New Member

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    Apr 28, 2004
    N. California

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    With TIVO's stock down to about $5 per share and their new portable technology hung up in copyright protection red tape, I think this albatross is pretty important to them. This is shaping up to be really sad. They are struggling and this box sells like hotcakes for $1,000 per. Yet, there is no one else making or selling a competing unit, and the only one you can buy is inextricably intertwined with DTV and works perfectly . . . 75% of the time.

    Is it any wonder TIVO's future is in doubt? :(
     
  6. Jul 30, 2004 #66 of 1437
    cnr1089

    cnr1089 New Member

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    Aug 8, 2002
    Mountain...
    How do you tell where/when your tivo was made?
     
  7. Jul 30, 2004 #67 of 1437
    t.b.

    t.b. New Member

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    Jul 29, 2004
    Oklahoma...
    Got mine 07/27/04 - I do not use HDMI, my PioneerE 610 only has component, but I took the box to a friend who has testing equipment and the HDMI AND Component Outputs are both sending Zero signal strength.

    BTW- D* is out of replacement boxes at the moment. 7-10 days before they get their new shipment.
     
  8. Jul 30, 2004 #68 of 1437
    davelogie

    davelogie New Member

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    May 4, 2004
    Voted last night that I was having NO problems. Went upstairs and my wife was watching HDNet convention coverage from Mon. Suddenly I was getting flashes of black every few minutes. Seemed to go away but then I saw it once while watching another recorded show (SD). I've had the thing a few months.

    Maybe I'm paranoid but is this a precursor to full failure? Never saw it before. Sat reception behavior is different.

    I didn't get the DTV hardware plan but I have a one yr warranty, right? Figured I'd buy an extended warranty sometime before my yr was up. *IF* I do have a failure, do I contact DTV or CC?

    Maybe this thread *is* a jinx. :)

    Dave
     
  9. Jul 30, 2004 #69 of 1437
    heathramos

    heathramos New Member

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    Jul 26, 2004
    I got my hd tivo yesterday.

    HDMI to DMI connection didn't work right out of the box.

    D* is going to give me a replacement but they are backordered.

    Will have to use component in the meantime.
     
  10. Jul 30, 2004 #70 of 1437
    mfleming

    mfleming New Member

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    Mar 26, 2004
    Has even one person here heard anything from any company that sells this disasterous unit as to what Hughes is doing about it?
     
  11. Jul 30, 2004 #71 of 1437
    coreymcl

    coreymcl New Member

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    Sep 22, 2003
    Just received my HD DVR from Value Electronics today and both HD outputs are not working. Very disappointing considering I order this unit on 3/6/04.
     
  12. Jul 31, 2004 #72 of 1437
    robnalex

    robnalex Member

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    Sep 7, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    What are the common symptoms? I've had my HR10-250 for about 2.5 months, but my TV only had component in, so I couldn't test my HDMI. Today my new Panny Plasma arrived, and I get a total garbage from hell picture through HDMI- green bands, wild changing colors from hell. Sound familiar?

    I have a 4-year warranty from CC, so like others, I may just wait until this issue has been corrected.

    Component out PQ is stunning on the new Panny.
     
  13. Jul 31, 2004 #73 of 1437
    wmforbm

    wmforbm New Member

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    Jul 31, 2004
    I just purchased the 10-250...I was using the HDMI-DVI cable...but I noticed the pic was interior...went to component and it seems ok.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2004 #74 of 1437
    Dan Herrmann II

    Dan Herrmann II New Member

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    Dec 8, 2002
    My replacement from D* was also defective! Again - another friggin hour on the phone with clueless CSRs, and more anger at this product and DirecTV and TiVo. UGHHHHHHH!!!!



    SHAME ON DIRECTV
    SHAME ON TIVO


    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:


    robandalex - Congratulations - you have yet another defective HDMI output. Time to get a new one - but wait - the "fixed" ones are crap too.
     
  15. Aug 1, 2004 #75 of 1437
    llogan

    llogan New Member

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    Oct 11, 2000
    Reston, VA...
    No problems, four different units tested and still in use.
     
  16. Aug 1, 2004 #76 of 1437
    mfleming

    mfleming New Member

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    Mar 26, 2004
    In this environment, you can probably sell those problem-free units for $2,000! LOL!
     
  17. Aug 1, 2004 #77 of 1437
    BarneyGoogle

    BarneyGoogle New Member

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    Jul 9, 2004
    How about adding don't know where it was made?

    Sent mine back before I checked -- I ONLY want to use
     
  18. Aug 1, 2004 #78 of 1437
    cnr1089

    cnr1089 New Member

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    Aug 8, 2002
    Mountain...
    Ok, just got off the phone with Direct TV, they are sending me a replacement for my DVI problem. By the time I get my replacement unit, my Tivo will be about 2.5 weeks old. Would it be stupid of me to put the hard drive from my current Tivo into my replacement Tivo? Is it hard to do without making it obvious?
     
  19. Aug 1, 2004 #79 of 1437
    Wild Wild West

    Wild Wild West New Member

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    Aug 14, 2002
    A few days ago when I turned on my TV, which uses a HDMI TO DVI cable to my TiVo, all I got was a blank screen. After some experimenting the only way I could get something on my screen was by pulling the power plug on the TiVo, waiting 30 seconds then plugging the power back in. At this time there was also no sound.

    As the Tivo came up the TV screen showed the "Welcome, powering up" message for 2 to 3 minutes, again with no sound, then went blank again.

    After several calls to D, all to no avail, they came up with the hard drive must have failed, you need to return it to your dealer (since it was less than 30 days in my hands).

    I then tried something else. I pulled the HDMI cable and installed component cables and switched the TV to the component inputs, and guess what? It worked.

    So on a hunch I went to the restart or reset screen and selected the top choice "restart the recorder". I then powered down the TV and the TiVo and changed back to the HDMI cable and selected the appropriate input on the TV and the HDMI has worked ever since.

    I would be very interested in knowing if this same method helps any of you too, especially since most of you don't completely lose picture and sound, just experience a bad picture. Please respond with your results.
     
  20. Aug 1, 2004 #80 of 1437
    cnr1089

    cnr1089 New Member

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    Aug 8, 2002
    Mountain...
    Oh, those with HDMI problems. Has anyone actually tried opening the box and "re-seating" the connection? According to DirectTV it is an unseated HDMI connected, is this something I can do? Or does it need more then that?
     

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